Convince Your Boss

AUTM Annual Meeting

Why Should Your Boss 'Send' You to the Annual Meeting? 

Attending AUTM’s Annual Meeting is always a sound idea for tech transfer professionals. But in the wake of COVID, it’s never been more important for your office - or your career.  We know, too, that in the midst of tightened budgets, it can take some convincing when it comes to your boss. So, we’ve put together some information to share on why attending the AUTM virtual 2021 Annual Meeting is a smart choice.

It will be the year’s leading technology transfer conference globally. Even virtual, there is simply no other gathering like it for academic and industry professionals. The entire conference is focused on learning, networking and deal-making. Yes, we’re bringing all that to your screens in 2021. And with 1,500+ professionals expected from more than 20 countries, you are bound to broaden your perspectives on the field, make new connections and cement existing ones.

Technology transfer is a learned art. Whether you’re just starting out in the field or have 30 years under your belt, as the profession evolves, there’s always more to know to be competitive. At the AUTM Annual Meeting, we will have more than 25+ educational sessions, featuring more than a hundred influential experts worldwide. Learning from the best will help you stay ahead of the pack — from learning the essentials to more nuanced techniques, or join in to share your own expertise with others to support our changing profession. If you’re interested in being better at your job — a smart move in these pandemic times — AUTM has you covered.  

The partnering opportunities are invaluable. At #AUTM2021 attendees have the chance to partner for four days in face-to-face Zoom-style meetings with their industry or academic counterparts (we hosted nearly 9,000 meetings last year alone). Whether your technology is in pharma, engineering, software, life sciences or another diverse space, one of the greatest attributes of the AUTM Annual Meeting is that we attract dealmakers from around the world.   

See the big picture. With high-profile plenary speakers, and colleagues from all different types of organizations, the AUTM Annual Meeting is a perfect opportunity to expand your perspectives and use that intel to make your office even more efficient and impactful.
So maybe, the question for your boss isn’t “can I attend the virtual AUTM Annual Meeting this year?” It’s “Can you afford to skip it?”

When you get home….

Keep Learning. For a year after the conference, you’ll have access to recordings of every session, including the ones you couldn’t attend.

Keep Networking. Don’t forget all those contacts and meeting notes you captured in our AUTM Connect app. You’ll still have access to your new colleagues when you’re back in the office.

Keep Benefitting. Joined AUTM for the Annual Meeting discount? Don’t stop there. You can take advantage of the other great Member benefits — eGroup connections to colleagues around the world, free access to the AUTM Tech Transfer Practice Manual, mentors, volunteer opportunities for leadership experience, and so much more.

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