Make Your Voice Heard
AUTM election season is upon us. This fall AUTM members will be electing five new Board members for 2020. The newly elected Directors will begin their terms at the conclusion of AUTM’s 2020 Annual Meeting, being held March 8 – 11, 2020 in San Diego, California.
Take time to carefully consider each candidate’s record of service with AUTM, experience in the field of technology transfer, ability to work in a team, leadership qualities, and strategic vision for our Association.
View the Candidates
Voting will commence October 24 and conclude November 22. Note: To ensure the ballot reaches you, consider adding autm.net to your email inbox whitelist, also called the “Approved” or “Safe Sender” list. In Outlook, this can be found under Home/Junk Email Preferences.
In order to be a candidate for the position of and serve as a Director, an individual must be a Regular Member or an Emeritus Member in Good Standing at the time of submission of their candidate materials. This year, at least three of the newly elected Directors must be individuals employed by an academic, teaching, governmental, or a non-profit research entity, or an organization established and controlled by such an entity established at least in part to facilitate academic technology transfer. This will include one member who will live and work outside the United States.
Members will vote for four general candidates and one designated international (non-US) candidate through a dual-ballot process. Candidates who live and work outside of the US were given the option be placed on the general ballot or the non-US ballot.
Election Policy, Guidelines and Rules
For details on how AUTM conducts its elections, candidate expectations and Association policy, click here.
|Sept. 13, 2019
||Election Rules Announced to Membership – Application Window Open
|Oct. 10, 2019
||Deadline for receipt of candidate materials – Application Window Closed
Oct. 10, 2019
|Leadership Development Committee and staff confirm the candidates meet qualifications
|Oct. 16, 2019
||Candidates are proposed to AUTM Membership
|Oct. 24, 2019
||Electronic voting opens
|Nov. 22, 2019
||Electronic voting closes (5pm CT, US)
|Dec. 2, 2019
||2020 Board Members announced
|March 11, 2020
||New Board inducted at Annual Meeting