Frequently Asked Questions 

We’ve put together answers to help with the most commonly asked questions for our 2022 Annual Meeting. 

Your well-being is AUTM’s top priority. As a result, AUTM is putting measures in place to make this a safe Meeting for everyone — attendees, staff and vendors.

AUTM will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test, taken no more than three days before the event. This applies to attendees and staff of the AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting at the Hilton New Orleans.

AUTM has put into place protocols to keep you and your colleagues as safe as possible at the Annual Meeting.

In addition, New Orleans, the location for this year's Meeting, boasts excellent COVID-19 vaccination rates. As of the beginning of the year, 92.7 percent of the adults in New Orleans have initiated vaccination and 81.4% of them are fully vaxed, according to the City of New Orleans Office of the Mayor. You can read about NOLA’s enhanced guidelines at Coronavirus - NOLA Ready.

February 20-23. The Annual Meeting times are listed in U.S. Central time (CDT).
The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is the Meeting site. Learn more about accommodations and booking your room here.
Yes. You can register for a one day pass here.

Cancellation of registration must be submitted to AUTM in writing, via email to [email protected], and must be dated on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, to receive a refund — less a $150 USD registration cancellation processing fee. After the deadline, no refunds will be granted. Additionally, refunds will not be granted for no-shows.

Substitutions of a registered AUTM attendee are allowed. A $50 USD processing fee will apply to all substitutions if notified in writing by 5:00 p.m. EDT Friday, February 11, 2022. If the original registrant was registered as an AUTM member, the new registrant must also be a member or join membership upon registering. After Friday, February 11, 2022, no substitutions will be allowed.

You must be a current AUTM Member during the year of the event to receive the Member rate. If you should cancel your AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting registration, it does not apply to your AUTM Membership dues paid during the registration process.

The AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting will not be cancelled. Should circumstances no longer allow for an in-person Meeting in New Orleans, the event will be hosted virtually in the spring of 2022. In the event of a virtual Meeting, your full registration fee will automatically be applied to the online event.

Renew old connections or make new ones at the many Annual Meeting receptions and networking events.

And don't forget to schedule your partnering meetings in advance via AUTM Connect. Log in early to get your requests in before schedules fill! (password required).

Sunday, Feb. 20
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Booths, Bites & Bubbles (Exhibit Hall Reception)
Monday, Feb. 21
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Industry/Academia Connect and Collaborate Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Monday, Feb. 21
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Opening Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 22
2 – 5:30 p.m.
AUTM Oncology Partnering Forum
(additional fee, seating limited)
Tuesday, Feb. 22
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
RTTP Reception
Wednesday, Feb. 23
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Closing Reception



While we encourage you to join AUTM for all of the amazing benefits such as an Annual Meeting discount, non-Members may of course also register. Please see our registration page for more details.
Registration will be open through February 23. However, we encourage you to register before December 1 to take advantage of the early bird rates.
All forms of payment are accepted, including purchase orders, check payments, and wire transfers. We also accept AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, and Discover.
AUTM is committed to ensuring all attendees are able to fully engage in the Meeting. Indicate your specific requirements by contacting Tonya Clemmons, AUTM Meetings Associate, [email protected] or +1-202-960-1800
Yes, anyone interested in tech transfer may register and attend.
Get social with AUTM’s 2022 Annual Meeting two ways!
  1. You can sync your LinkedIn profile with AUTM Connect. This will display your name, address, and email in the Annual Meeting platform user profile.

  2. Join the social conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn! Please view our social media toolkit for hashtags, suggested posts, banner images, and more.


Code of Conduct

AUTM is dedicated to providing a harassment-free meeting experience for our diverse audience, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion or opinion. Meeting participants are expected to conduct themselves with integrity and respect for others at all meetings, courses and events. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave at the discretion of AUTM staff.

Onsite Audio, Photography and Video

By registering for this meeting, you authorize that audio, photography or video taken of you may be used by AUTM for marketing purposes. For more on how AUTM manages and protects your data, visit autm.net/privacy-policy.

AUTM Antitrust Policy

It is the policy of AUTM to be in strict compliance with all federal and state antitrust laws, rules and regulations. Discussions and activities of AUTM, in general, are to focus on promotion and development of the industry and industry-wide issues.

  1. In view of antitrust considerations (both civil and criminal) and to avoid any possible restraints on competition, the following guidelines should be followed at all AUTM meetings, informal gatherings and activities of the membership, Board, Cabinet, leadership, working groups and other meetings of AUTM, and all meetings attended by representatives of AUTM:
  2. a. Current and future price information and pricing plans, bidding plans, refund or rebate plans, discount plans, credit plans, specific product costs, cost of operations, supplies, labor or services, profit margin information, discounts and terms of sale should not be discussed among competitors. b. Discussions of division of territories or customers or limitations on the nature of business carried on or products or services sold are prohibited. c. Discussion relating to boycotts, including refusals to deal, blacklisting or unfavorable reports about particular companies including their financial situation, are prohibited.
  3. At all meetings attended by AUTM representatives where discussion can border on an area of antitrust sensitivity, the representative must request that the discussion be stopped and ask that the request be made a part of the minutes of the meeting being attended. If others continue such discussion, the AUTM representative should leave the meeting and request that the minutes show that the representative left the meeting at that point and why the representative left. Any such instances should be reported immediately to the Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association.
  4. A copy of this Antitrust Policy will be made available to each officer, director, committee member and employee and included in all meeting materials.
  5. The following statement will appear on all meeting agendas: AUTM has a policy of strict compliance with all laws regulating association activities. Please refer to AUTM’s Antitrust Compliance Policy and adhere to the following: • DON’T discuss prices or fees for service, costs, discounts, terms of sale or credit, warranties, profit margins, individual companies’ marketing or bidding plans, pricing policies, controlling sales, allocating markets, complaints related to specific customers, or refusals to deal. • DON’T joke about antitrust compliance. • DON’T speak or act on behalf of AUTM or any committees unless specifically authorized to do so. • DON’T participate if you think something is improper. • DO alert the AUTM Chair, CEO or legal counsel to any concerns about competitively sensitive information. 5. In order to support antitrust compliance throughout the organization, AUTM also requires all of its directors, officers, Members and staff to abide by the following: a. No individual Member, committee, director, officer, staff member or other party is authorized to use AUTM’s logo or to speak or act on behalf of AUTM unless specifically authorized in writing by the Board or its designee. b. An agenda must be prepared in advance of all AUTM meetings and followed at the meetings. Members and meeting attendees may not participate in informal (“rump”) sessions outside of regularly scheduled meetings to discuss items not on the agenda. c. Minutes will be taken at all meetings of the Board, Cabinet and committees of the Board and reviewed prior to distribution. d. Periodic written reports to the Board are required from all committees, staff and officers reflecting pending matters, requests for action and recommendations. Committees may act only within the scope of their authority.
  6. Any questions regarding this Policy or its implementation should be addressed to the AUTM Chair, CEO or legal counsel.


Force Majeure

If AUTM is prevented from carrying out its obligations as it pertains to AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting as a result of any cause beyond its control, or AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting cannot be conducted because of a software or issue with the hosting platform due to acts of God, strikes, labor disputes, government requisitions, restrictions, or war or apparent act of war, terrorism, strike, civil disorder , epidemic, or pandemic, curtailment or restriction on transportation facilities or any other calamity, casualty or condition making it impossible or impractical to hold the event ( collectively a “Force Majeure”). AUTM shall have the right to immediately terminate all or a portion of AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting without liability and shall be relieved of its oblations to any registrant. If AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting is terminated to a Force Majeure occurrence before the first day of the meeting, AUTM will reschedule the event and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled occurrence.

Attendees will be able to earn up to 9.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation in those states requiring continuing legal education.
(In some states, credits may vary, approval pending.)

The Annual Meeting is a great time to start your Registered Technology Transfer Professional credential. For more information click here.

AUTM is committed to ensuring all attendees are able to fully engage in the Meeting. View accessibility resources  or indicate your specific requirements by contacting Tonya Clemmons, AUTM Meetings Associate, [email protected] or +1-202-960-1800.