Program Schedule

Sunday, July 23

Hampton Inn, 160 Tapawingo Drive, West Lafayette

Noon-3:00 p.m. Registration at the Hotel
3:00-5:45 p.m. Shuttle departs from Hotel Main Entrance
  • Bus tour of Purdue Campus
  • Drive by Creighton Hall/Land O’Lakes Experiential Learning Center
  • Discovery Park – Foundry, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Bus group to Purdue Research Park
  • Purdue Research Foundation – Kurz Center
5:45 p.m. Shuttle departs for the Purdue Research Park from the Hotel Main Entrance for guests not on the tour
6:00-7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception at Purdue Research Foundation Kurz Center
(heavy hors d’oeuvres)
Hosts: Jay Akridge, Interim Purdue Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity;
Karen Plaut, Interim Dean Purdue’s College of Agriculture;
Jason Henderson, Associate Dean and Director of Purdue Extension;
Indiana CARET Members Louise Beaman, Rebecca Roach, and Ken Huseman

Monday, July 24

Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 West, West Lafayette

6:30-7:25 a.m. Breakfast on Own at Hotel
7:30 a.m. Shuttle departs for Beck Agricultural Center from Hotel Main Entrance
7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration at the Beck Agricultural Center
8:15-8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:30-10:00 a.m. Innovation in Research Panel
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - Noon Innovation in Extension Panel
Noon-1:00 p.m. Luncheon
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Tour Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE) and Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center
2:30-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:30 p.m. Innovation in Academic Programs and Cross Mission Activities
4:30 p.m. Shuttle departs for Hotel
6:00 p.m. Shuttle departs for Dinner from Hotel Main Entrance
6:30-9:00 p.m. Dinner at The Spurgeon Club in Mackey Arena

Tuesday, July 25

Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 West, West Lafayette

6:30-7:25 a.m. Breakfast on Own at Hotel
7:30 a.m. Shuttle departs for Beck Agricultural Center from Hotel Main Entrance
8:00-9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion on the Role of Universities in AgBioscience Economic Development
9:30-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m.-Noon Section Meetings
  • NC CARET
  • NC Deans/Admin Heads
  • NC Extension Directors
  • NCRA ES Directors
Noon Box Lunches available
12:15 p.m. Shuttle departs for Hotel
Noon – 5:00 pm Section Meetings
  • NC CARET
  • NC Deans/Admin Heads
  • NC Extension Directors
  • NCRA ES Directors


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