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Innovation and Economic Prosperity World Café

November 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm


As one of Chancellor Francine Conway’s strategic priorities and initiatives, Rutgers-New Brunswick is conducting a self-study to better understand and assess the ways in which the university fosters innovation, talent development, and economic prosperity. Input from our external stakeholders and partners is critical to this process. Your participation will help us identify programs/services that are working well and those that need improvement or need to be created, to enhance the benefits and impacts of the university.

The way we will collect this feedback is through a “World Café.” A World Café is a conversational process to generate ideas through multidisciplinary group discussion. We will discuss topics such as diversity, inclusion, and community engagement; research; outreach and service; collaboration; talent development; funding; and communications.

Please join us for this engaging, interactive discussion. We want to hear about your experience with Rutgers-New Brunswick.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 9:00am to 1:30pm

WHERE: Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast/ Networking
  • 9:30 am – 9:45 am – Welcome – Chancellor Francine Conway
  • 9:45 am – 10:00 am – IEP Overview – Peggy Brennan-Tonetta and Jacqueline McGlynn
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Keynote Address – David Kois, Hillsborough Township Planning Director
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am – Break/ Networking
  • 10:45 am – 12:30 pm – World Café
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch/ Networking

REGISTRATION: Registration is now closed. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please email Please complete this optional survey regarding your opinion of Rutgers-New Brunswick; responses will remain anonymous.


  • Visitors must register their vehicles with Rutgers parking: parking registration. No parking pass is needed. Visitors may park in Lot 70 and the Douglass Parking Deck; these lots are adjacent to each other and can be accessed from Lipman Drive.
  • Rutgers affiliated Faculty, Staff, and Students must have a Rutgers parking permit (Semester, Daily, or Event) and park accordingly. Faculty, Staff, and Students parking without a parking permit or outside their parking permit assignment will be subjected to ticketing and/or towing.

MAP AND DIRECTIONS: Click here for a map of the Douglass Student Center. Click here for driving directions to Lot 70 and the Douglass Parking Deck which are located next to each other.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The New Brunswick train station is located at French and Albany Street, between Easton and George Street. Rutgers-New Brunswick campus busses are available free of charge. From the train station, you can take the EE or F bus from The Yard (Scott Hall) on the College Avenue Campus to Red Oak Lane on the Cook/Douglass Campus. From the Red Oak Lane bus stop, the Douglass Student Center is a short walk across Lipman Drive and past the Douglass Parking Deck. Click here to view the weekday bus map and click here to track the campus busses in real-time.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please email

WIFI: There is free Wi-Fi under “RUWireless.” For Non-Rutgers attendees, please select “I want Guest Internet Access.” Click here for detailed instructions.

PHOTO AND VIDEO RELEASE: As a participant in this event, I agree to comply with the Rutgers student code of conduct. Rutgers will also photograph and/or videotape the day’s events to capture images and sounds of attendees in action. By registering to participate in this public learning space, you agree to provide Rutgers permission to record your image and/or voice and to provide all rights for Rutgers to use those images and recordings for educational, promotional, or other purposes that support the mission of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

QUESTIONS: Please email


November 8, 2023
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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