Board Applications Are Open

We want YOU to run for AUTM’s Board!

The application period for AUTM's 2023 Board of Directors is open! And we encourage all our qualifying Members to consider throwing their hats in the ring.

Need coaxing? Learn from Immediate Past Board Chair Laura Savatski about the benefits of being on the Board. And it’s important that our Board is diverse, writes Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member Gayatri Varma in an AUTM Insight column. 

This fall, AUTM  will elect five (5!) new Board Members. They will begin their terms at the conclusion of AUTM’s 2023 Annual Meeting, Feb. 19-22 in Austin.

In order to be a candidate for the position and serve as a Director, you must be a Regular Member or an Emeritus Member in Good Standing with at least five years' experience in the tech transfer community at the time you submit candidate materials. Board Election Timeline
Sept. 7, 2022  Election Rules Announced to Membership – Application Window Open 
Oct. 14, 2022  Deadline for receipt of candidate materials – Application Window Closed 
Week of 
Oct. 17, 2022
Leadership Development Committee and staff confirm the candidates meet qualifications 
Oct. 19, 2022  Candidates are proposed to AUTM Membership at Watercooler 
Nov. 1, 2022 Electronic voting opens 
Nov. 18, 2022  Electronic Voting closes (5pm CT, US) 
Nov. 21, 2022  2021 Board Members announced 
Feb 2023  New Board inducted at Annual Meeting 
Election Policy, Guidelines and Rules
Members will vote for the general candidates through a dual-ballot process.

For details on how AUTM conducts its elections, candidate expectations and Association policy, click here

More Things You Should Know
Check out our Benefits of Running page for more information.

For questions concerning the election, email Operations Director Stephanie Pearson, or call 1-202-960-1785.