AURP offers four types of educational programs
Annual International Conference
AURP's major conference is the principal annual event that brings together research park officials and other experts from around the world. The 2 1/2 day annual conference provides a unique opportunity to share expertise and experiences with seasoned research park directors and technology development managers. Special sessions also address the needs of those now embarking on research park or technology incubator planning. Held in a variety of locations, the conference includes on-site tours of active parks and incubators.
One day seminars are also offered that focus on topics such as "Starting and Operating a Research Park", "Research Parks as Local Economic Development Strategies", Financing, Music
Regional Focus Groups
Focus group meetings are the result of regional AURP members gathering to discuss common problems and to share solutions with one another. These meetings are generally a day or two in length and are coordinated by the regional members.
AURP information services
Members are able to contact research park experts through AURP's many directories, conferences and seminars, discussion list, and by referral from AURP's office, to answer any questions. Given the highly-specialized nature of the research park and technology incubator industry, members find networking to be a crucial professional resource.
The largest library in the world on research parks is maintained by AURP. Library information has been indexed using 25 subject categories. The library bibliography contains over 700 entries of books, periodicals, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, documents, press releases, and various other authorized articles and papers. The library also holds worldwide research park brochures, videos, photographs and slides.
Members can obtain information on the Association and research parks from AURP's Home Page and can access AURP's Discussion List. The Discussion List is an electronic mail system that maintains the internet name and address of AURP members who choose to participate. It may be used by members to conduct information surveys, request information, and provide information.
Worldwide Research Park Directory
The only one of its kind, AURP publishes the Worldwide Research Park Directory, which lists information on over 410 research parks worldwide.
Statistics On Research Parks
This publication supplements the Worldwide Research Park Directory with compiled data on parks. An overview of past and current data, as well as trends, is presented in this piece.
AURP Membership Directory
This directory is a source of member contact information and membership statistics. Association committees, board of directors and staff information is also included.
AURP Consultants Listing
For the convenience of its members, AURP publishes a listing of member consultants available to assist in the development of research parks.
The Research Park Forum
AURP's member newsletter is published monthly to keep members current on developments in the research park industry. The newsletter contains: Feature Articles, Park News, Research Park Statistics, Association News, Member News, New Member Listings, and Calendar of Events.