AURIL Conference - 5th & 6th October 2017 Bristol

This is a past event

For courses currently available to book, see Upcoming Courses


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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  Ready to book?  Please log in to book your place at the AURIL2017 Conference.  If you do not already have a PraxisUnico log in, you will need to create a user account here.

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


10 ATTP Points

5th October 2017


A1) Funding & maintaining successful international partnerships £ 0.00
A2) In an increasing collaborative environment, how do you differentiate your institutional identity? £ 0.00
A3) The VC has big expectations from my Knowledge Exchange Office, how do I fund it? £ 0.00
A4) Fab Labs and the rise of the maker movement £ 0.00
N/A £ 0.00
B1) Working with intermediaries and funders to find partners and build successful business engagement £ 0.00
B2) The challenges for place based innovation £ 0.00
B3) Small teams, big impact £ 0.00
B4) Design Thinking - formulating your offer £ 0.00
B5) Holding place as B2 now moved £ 0.00

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18-21 September 2018

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Autumn Conference 2018
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Fundamentals of Technology Transfer 9-12 October 2018
9-12 October 2018

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