BTU Partnerships Showcase ready to celebrate 10th anniversary

The event will move to SECU Arena to accommodate over 40 Towson University centers, institutes and programs that will have exhibits on display.

The BTU Partnerships Showcase is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and is Towson University’s largest annual event focused on developing and supporting partnerships throughout Greater Baltimore.
The BTU Partnerships Showcase is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and is Towson University’s largest annual event focused on developing and supporting partnerships throughout Greater Baltimore.

For its’ 10th anniversary, the TU Showcase is getting a slightly longer name and becoming a lot larger in size.

In conjunction with Towson University President Kim Schatzel’s BTU initiative, the TU Showcase will now be known as the BTU Partnerships Showcase. This year, the re-named event will be held on Monday, April 24 starting at 11:30 a.m.  

Along with celebrating a new name, the BTU Partnerships Showcase will also be larger in size, with more than 40 Towson University centers, institutes and programs featured throughout the event. To accommodate more participants and a larger attendance, the showcase will now be held inside SECU Arena.

The BTU Partnerships Showcase is a joint effort between the Division of Innovation and Applied Research and the Division of Academic Affairs. It is Towson University’s largest annual event focused on developing and supporting partnerships throughout Greater Baltimore. The event highlights the work being done across campus in partnership with non-profits, schools, health care organizations, government and business.

The showcase also provides an opportunity for community partners to meet Towson University faculty, researchers and administrators to help further existing projects and identify future collaborations.

With President Schatzel’s BTU initiative, and a renewed focus on university-community partnerships, TU is happy to provide a larger space for more participants.

“Towson University is the second largest university in Maryland and the largest in Greater Baltimore," Schatzel said. "Our campus has a tremendous impact on the economy of the state and the prosperity of its citizens.  Through partnerships we are able to give priority, presence, and purpose to the work we are doing on campus to make our impacts even more powerful.

"BTU is clearly helping to fuel the growth of university-community partnerships throughout Greater Baltimore," she added.

Learn more about Towson University’s BTU Initiative  

As one of President Schatzel’s “Presidential Priorities,” the university’s BTU initiative looks to enhance and strengthen TU’s existing partnerships in Great Baltimore that are committed to positive impacts, making a difference, and transforming lives throughout the area.  

Exhibitors featured at the BTU Partnerships Showcase will represent the work being done around campus to support BTU’s five impact areas: 

Meet the exhibitors that will be at the BTU Showcase

The BTU Partnerships Showcase is a networking event that includes lunch and parking, and there is no cost to attend. While the event is free, individuals wishing to attend should RSVP

To keep up to date on the BTU Showcase, follow the Division of Innovation and Research on Facebook and Twitter. Attendees can also learn more about Towson University’s Partnerships and Outreach by checking out the TU Innovates blog.

This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel's priorities for Towson University: BTU: Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore and Strategic Plan Alignment