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Tomlinson to Speak at International Research Parks Conference

Eric Tomlinson, D.Sc., Ph.D., president of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, will address a plenary session of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) 2014 International Conference, to be held Dec. 2-5 in Boca Raton, Fla.

Tomlinson’s speech on Wednesday, Dec. 3, will describe the positive impact the Innovation Quarter has had on the Winston-Salem area while touching on the importance of having an anchor institution, the value of reusing of abandoned space and the challenges of re-imagining an urban district.

“I’m looking forward to sharing some of what we’ve accomplished and learned here with colleagues from around the world,” said Tomlinson, who is also Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s chief innovation officer.

The AURP, based in Tucson, Ariz., is a professional association dedicated to fostering innovation, commercialization and economic growth in a global economy through university, industry and government partnerships. Its membership includes research, science and technology parks in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries.