Preliminary Schedule

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AUTM Annual Meeting

Preliminary Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change​

Here is a preliminary schedule of the can't miss events. 

 

Sunday, March 8

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. AUTM Registration Open
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. AUTM Marketing Course
(additional fee, lunch included, seating limited)
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. AUTM Technology Valuation Course
(additional fee, lunch included, seating limited)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course 
(separate LES registration required)
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch: Marketing and Technology Valuation Courses
1 -7 p.m. AUTM Connect Partnering Place and Information Desk Open 
4 - 5 p.m. First-time Attendee Briefing
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fireside Chat Featuring Judge Paul Redmond Michel
In his years on the bench, The Honorable Paul Redmond Michel adjudicated thousands of appeals and wrote more than 800 opinions, hundreds of which were in patent cases. At our Fireside Chat he will discuss what can be done to get the patent system back into balance and what universities and AUTM Members can do to help.
6 - 8 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Booths, Bites & Bubbles (Exhibit Hall Reception)
 

Monday, March 9

7 - 8 a.m. Contintental Breakfast
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. AUTM Registration Open
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. AUTM Connect Partnering Place and Information Desk Open 
8 - 10 a.m. Keynote Address Featuring Astronaut Ellen Ochoa
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa is the first Hispanic woman ever to go to space. She’s also a brilliant inventor and only the second female Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. She will talk about change, innovation, and the culture of teams. And what we can do—really do—to ensure that more women and minorities find a place within STEM fields. 
9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
10 - 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 1 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
12:15 - 1 p.m. Lunch
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Sponsor Lunch (by invitation) 
1 - 1:45 p.m. Dessert Reception in the Exhibit Hall
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.  Industry/Academia Connect and Collaborate: Part 1
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.  Concurrent Session 2 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
3:15 - 4 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
4 - 5:30 p.m. Industry/Academia Connect and Collaborate: Part 2
4 - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Session 3 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Industry/Academia Connect and Collaborate Reception and Exhibits
6:30 - 8 p.m. Opening Reception
 

Tuesday, March 10

7 – 8:30 a.m. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech Transfer Profession Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. AUTM Connect Partnering Place and Information Desk Open
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  AUTM Western Region Planning Committee Breakfast (by invitation)
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  AUTM Central Region Breakfast (by invitation)
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. AUTM Registration Open
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Concurrent Session 4 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions

9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plenary Session – VC’s Talk Back: The State of Early-Stage Science-based Venture Capital
Senior leadership from prominent VC firms will join moderator Orin Herskowitz, from Columbia Tech Ventures, to discuss the complex intersection of venture capital and university tech transfer. This interactive, audience-driven session will cover current investment hypotheses and emerging best practices for forging deeper ties between VCs and universities.
12 - 2 p.m. Lunch On Your Own
12 - 2 p.m. Eastern Region Planning Committee Lunch (by invitation)
12 - 2 p.m. Central Region Planning Committee Lunch (by invitation)
12 - 4 p.m. Canadian Lunch and Programing (by invitation)
2 - 5:30 p.m. AUTM Negotiation Strategies and Tactics Course
(additional fee, seating limited)
2 - 5:30 p.m. Oncology and Research Tools Partnering Forum
(additional fee, seating limited)
2 - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 5 – Educational Sessions
2 - 3:15 p.m. AUTM Pitch and Play – The AUTM Venture Challenge Business Plan Competition (Part 1) 
3:15 - 4 p.m. Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
4 - 5:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 6 – Educational Sessions
4 - 5:15 p.m. AUTM Pitch and Play – The AUTM Venture Challenge Business Plan Competition (Part 2) 
 

Wednesday, March 11

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. AUTM Connect Partnering Place and Information Desk Open
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. AUTM Registration Open
8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast On Your Own
9 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Session 7 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 8 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. AUTM Annual Meeting Program Committee Lunch (by invitation)
1 - 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 9 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:45 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Plenary Featuring Antwi Akom
Professor Antwi Akom is the Director of the Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab—a joint research lab between UCSF and SFSU (SOUL). He has an extensive background in building collaborative, community-facing technology projects and new models of urban innovation that help cities become smarter, more equitable, just and sustainable.
4:30 - 6 p.m. Closing Reception


Annual Meeting Sponsors

AstraZeneca
Elanco Animal Health
Osage University Partners
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
NIIMBL
Burford Capital
Merck
Parker Highlander PLLC
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Marshall Gerstein
Michael Best & Friedrich
LifeArc
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Oblon
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
Eli Lilly and Company
BCC Research
AbbVie
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Blank Rome LLP
MPEG LA LLC
Baker Donelson
Casimir Jones, SC
Royalty Pharma
Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Pabst Patent Group LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP
Hodgson Russ LLP
Wellspring
TreMonti Consulting LLC