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SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION DISTRICTS"

Passionate about place-based design and the convergence of university/industry relationships, Mason Ailstock has led the operations and physical development of university research parks and innovation districts for more than 15 years.
As the Vice President of Operations for The University Financing Foundation (TUFF), Mason combines his passion for real estate development and architecture, with his breadth of experience in management operations and public-private partnerships.
Prior to joining TUFF, Mason served as Chief Operating Officer of the 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park (RTP). There, he led the operational, business development, marketing, real estate, and partnership strategies of the largest high-tech research park in North America. As COO, Mason was responsible for the recruitment and retention of private sector companies, development of mixed-use projects involving multiple stakeholders, and expanding partnerships among the three founding research universities and the 220 companies located in RTP.
In 2016 Mason was awarded the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship where he traveled to Sweden and Saudi Arabia researching the development of university-anchored innovation districts. Mason currently serves as the Board Chairman of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) University Development and Innovation Council.
Prior to his leadership at RTP, Mason served as the Real Estate and Global Partner Manager at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research. Mason played key roles in the master plan execution and real estate transactions of the 250-acre research campus, accounting for $250,000,000 in investments.

WORLD CLASS SPEAKERS

27 April 2018

Hans de Jonge

President
Rotterdam Central District

27 June 2018

Bruce Katz

Co-Founder
New Localism Advisors

27 June 2018

Melissa Ablett

General Manager
CIC Rotterdam

27 June 2018

Diarmuid O’Brien

Chief Innovation & Enterprise Officer
Trinity College Dublin

27 June 2018

Rinke Zonneveld

Director
InnovationQuarter

27 June 2018

Teodor Cătăniciu

Founder & Chairman
Restart Network

27 June 2018

Wouter Jan Verheul

Research fellow & Program leader
Master City Developer (EUR/TUD)

27 June 2018

Tom Daamen

Associate Professor Urban Development
TU Delft
27 June 2018

Elizabeth Ryan

Director Urban Vitality
UN Global Compact - Cities Programme
27 June 2018

Erik Pasveer

Head of Urban Planning
City of The Hague

27 June 2018

Carlos Martinez Vela

President and CEO
The Hub of Human Innovation

27 June 2018

Jeroen Zuidgeest

Strategic Urban Advisor and Architect
Studio For New Realities

27 June 2018

Thom Aussems

Former Director
Sint Trudo

27 June 2018

Frank van Oort

Professor of Urban & Regional Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam
15 August 2018

Henk Bouwman

Secretary General
METREX

27 August 2018

Paul Jansen

Cities Market Leader at Arup
Founding Partner Innovation Area Development Partnership

3 September 2018

Chris van Voorden

Director Foreign Investments
InnovationQuarter

3 September 2018

Bruno Braakhuis

Independent consultant
In identity and brand

3 September 2018

Jeroen Laven

Partner
Stipo

24 September 2018

Mason H. Ailstock

Vice President of Operations
The University Financing Foundation, Inc. (TUFF)

24 September 2018

Bob Geolas

Partner
HR&A Advisors

1 October 2018

Flavia Curvelo

Researcher and lecturer
of Innovation-based urban development

1 October 2018

Anna Rose

Architect and urban planner
Space Syntax

1 October 2018

Indy Johar

Architect and co-founder
Project00.cc

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