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
The voting portal is now open and concludes 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.
Cast Your Vote Now  
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

For questions concerning your ballot, email Katherine Segreti, Association Administrator, or call +1-847-686-2371.

Election Timeline
Sept. 13, 2019 Election Rules Announced to Membership – Application Window Open
Oct. 10, 2019 Deadline for receipt of candidate materials – Application Window Closed
Week of
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