AURIL Conference - 5th & 6th October 2017 Bristol

Registration for the AURIL conference has now closed, we look forward to seeing you in Bristol. If you have any queries about the event please email or call 01223 659950.


Join your peers at the 2017 AURIL conference!  Share knowledge, learn new skills, network with peers, and experience our most interactive conference yet.

The historic Victorian-style Marriott Royal Hotel provides a sophisticated backdrop for our conference in Bristol.  The hotel is centrally located and has excellent transport links.  We have secured preferential accommodation rates for our delegates - please see below for further details *

Join us at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on the evening of Thursday 5th October 2017 for a drinks reception and conference dinner, and take part in our fun quiz after dinner!  Dress code: lounge suit

Interested in exhibiting at AURIL2017?  Sponsorship packages are selling fast!

Please contact the AURIL office on

* Please remember to book your overnight accommodation - delegates wishing to stay at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel should book via the hotel website.


Alternatively, there are a number of hotels within close proximity of the conference venue, ranging from budget to luxury options.  Please click on this link to view Google Maps for alternative hotel options. (Please note that this is for information only, AURIL have not negotiated rates with alternative hotels)

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Breakout sessions - the themes for AURIL2017 fall into four main themes, each with three breakout sessions (12 sessions in total):

  1. International
  2. Place and your identity
  3. Funding KE
  4. Creativity in KE

Please click on this link for the provisional programme

Check out who is exhibiting at the conference here


5 October 2017 8:30 AM   through   6 October 2017 3:00 PM
The Bristol Marriott Royal
College Green
Bristol, BS1 5TA
United Kingdom
Conference Attendance
20% discount for institutions bringing additional delegates, which will be applied upon invoicing. First delegate must pay full price
NON-MEMBER - Full Conference £ 675.00
MEMBERS ONLY - Full Conference £ 550.00
MEMBERS - Thursday only incl. Conference dinner £ 370.00
MEMBERS - Thursday only excl. Conference dinner £ 290.00
MEMBERS - Friday only £ 260.00
NON-MEMBER - Thursday only incl. Conference dinner £ 430.00
NON-MEMBER - Thursday only excl. Conference dinner £ 350.00
NON-MEMBER - Friday only £ 320.00
Speaker £ 0.00
Exhibitor £ 0.00
Breakout A
A1) Funding & maintaining successful international partnerships
A2) In an increasing collaborative environment, how do you differentiate your institutional identity?
A3) The VC has big expectations from my Knowledge Exchange Office, how do I fund it?
A4) Fab Labs and the rise of the maker movement
Breakout B
B1) Working with intermediaries and funders to find partners and build successful business engagement
B2) The challenges for place based innovation.
B3) Small teams, big impact.
B4) Design Thinking - formulating your offer.
Breakout C
C1) International entrepreneurship.
C2) Leveraging place base innovation - the benefit of a University Enterprise Zone.
C3) RCUK, KTPs and Innovate UK....done all else can I fund Knowledge Exchange projects...?
C4) KE practice insights from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
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