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Calendar of Industry Events

September 26 - 29, 2017
Swissotel The Bosphorus
Istanbul, Turkey
IASP is the worldwide network of science parks and areas of innovation. It connects the professionals managing science, technology and research parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation and provides services that drive growth and effectiveness for all members. IASP members enhance the competitiveness of companies and entrepreneurs of their cities and regions, and contribute to global economic development through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the transfer of knowledge and technology. IASP is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, as well as being a founding member of the World Alliance for Innovation - WAINOVA. IASP coordinates a very active network of professionals that manage areas of innovation and science/technology parks, enhances new business opportunities for companies and research organizations located in these areas, assists the development and growth of new parks and other areas of innovation, increases the international visibility of IASP members and sponsors.
October 7 - 11, 2017
Richmond Marriott
Richmond, VA

From the rise of smart operations to geopolitical changes, will you thrive or just survive? Flexible manufacturing facilities ? data ? logistics ? workforce ? ecommerce ? we are living and working in an age of transformation.

Designed to create value for you and your company, programming will focus on core corporate real estate practice areas including:

  • Transactions Management
  • Global Operations
  • Surplus Property Disposition
  • Site Selection
  • C-Suite Issues
  • Technology Applications

Keynote speakers will tie it all together inspiring and informing with big pictures views of trends in both economic and business climates and the ongoing manufacturing renaissance.

In a time when the only constant is change, join IAMC in a CRE-educational epicenter to explore tools, trends and best practices to excel in the new industrial real estate.

October 9 - 12, 2017
Huntsville, AL
The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) is over the moon excited to be heading to Huntsville, Alabama for our 2017 International Conference. You are invited to share your insight with leading research park professionals from around the world. Hosted by Cummings Research Park, AURP's International Conference is THE event for networking and presenting research park best practices. Interesting approaches and creative solutions to challenges surrounding university research parks regarding the conference theme of Launching Cities Catalyzing Legacies, are sought for presentations.
October 22 - 24, 2017
Sponsored by
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel
Des Moines, IA
CEOs, site selection consultants, economic development leaders and other economic analysts and experts will come together to discuss the economic resurgence and vitality of the Midwest region. Join these industry leaders from October 22 ? 24, 2017 and hear how Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are winning the economic development race in the United States.
October 22 - 25, 2017
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
The annual NAISTD conference is the gathering of state level workforce development leaders. Association members present state program highlights, best practices, successes, and challenges from the previous year.
October 23 - 26, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
The ULI Fall Meeting brings together more than 6,000 leaders from every sector of the real estate industry. By attending, you will meet developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and public officials. We are excited to be holding the meeting in Los Angeles, a city that is a hotbed for experimentation in real estate. Join us to: ? Gain fresh perspectives ? Tour innovative developments ? Build valuable relationships
November 6 - 9, 2017
Chicago, IL
FABTECH provides a convenient venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs. The annual event at McCormick Place will offer more than 1,700 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees full access to over 750,000 net square feet of floor space.
November 7 - 9, 2017
Bogota Chamber of Commerce
Bogota, Columbia
The 20th TCI Global Conference will bring together cluster managers, economic development policymakers, opinion leaders, academics, consultants, development agency representatives, ministries, businesspeople and multilateral agencies among others. The 20th TCI Global Conference will allow interactions between cluster and competitiveness professionals of multiple countries and regions, looking for an interchange of experiences and building synergies that can lead to better: Productive development policies ? Modern industrial policy. Experiences in the implementation of these agendas. Business and joint activities between clusters from different regions and countries.
November 8 - 9, 2017
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Boston, MA
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.
November 8 - 10, 2017
Hyatt Regency
Austin, TX
ACT is committed to a workforce built to sustain and grow our economy by providing the tools and support needed to develop the workforce employers want. This year?s ACT Workforce Summit will Connect, Stack, and Build to strengthen the nation?s employment base as we convene with workforce professionals, economic developers, educators, industry associations, employers, and ACT Work Ready Community leaders. Connect with colleagues to share ideas on how to bring employers and job seekers together to grow your community. Stackable credentials help develop and document the skilled workforce necessary to give communities a competitive advantage. Build partnerships using the framework developed by ACT to help workforce and economic development groups create the skilled workforce employers need.
December 5 - 7, 2017
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA
The heart of Brownfields 2017 is a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. Featuring dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops including many showcasing the Steel City and the redevelopment in the surrounding region, the exceptional training offered by the conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.

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