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AUTM Annual Meeting

Why Should Your Boss Send You to the Annual Meeting? 

We understand. Your office budget is tight and there’s always work in the wings. It’s not always easy to make the case that leaving the office to attend a conference makes sense. But we know it’s a good idea—for many reasons. So, we’ve put together some information to share with your boss on why attending the AUTM Annual Meeting is a sound investment. 

Our meeting in Austin will be the year’s leading technology transfer conference globally. There is simply no other gathering like it for academic and industry professionals. The entire conference is focused on learning, networking and deal-making. And with 1,800+ professionals from 20 countries, you are bound to broaden your perspectives on the field, make new connections and cement existing ones. 
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Technology transfer is a learned art. Whether you’re just starting out in the field or have 30 years under your belt, as the profession evolves, there’s always more to know to be competitive. At the AUTM Annual Meeting, we will have more than 90 educational sessions featuring hundreds of influential experts worldwide designed to help you learn the essentials, more nuanced techniques or share your expertise with others to support our changing profession. Check out our 2019 program to get an overview of the wide diversity of sessions available – from start-ups and patenting to content specifically designed for administrative professionals and corporate engagement – we have got it all. If you’re interested in being better at your job, AUTM has you covered.  

Face-to-face partnering is invaluable. At #AUTM2019 attendees have the chance to partner for three days in meetings with your industry or academic counterparts (we hosted more than 4,500 last year alone). Whether you are connecting on pharma, engineering, software, medical devices or other diverse technologies, one of the greatest attributes of the AUTM Annual Meeting is that we attract dealmakers from around the world.   

See the big picture. With high profile plenary speakers, and colleagues from all different types of organizations, the AUTM Annual Meeting is a perfect opportunity to expand your perspectives and use that intel to make your office even more efficient and impactful.
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It’s about ROI. No conference can solve all of your office’s challenges but investing in your team – giving them the education, partnering, and world-class networking opportunities they need to do more with the tools they have – is a brilliant start. 
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So maybe, the question for your boss isn’t “can I go to the AUTM Annual Meeting this year?” It’s “Can you afford for me to stay at the office?”

When you get home….

Keep Learning. After you unpack your bags, you can unpack the conference materials in the Annual Meeting Library. Download guides and handouts. Even on the sessions you couldn’t attend.

Keep Networking. Don’t forget all those contacts and meeting notes you captured in our app AUTM Connect. You’ll still have access to your new colleagues when you’re back in the office.

Keep Benefitting. Joined AUTM just for the Annual Meeting discount? Don’t stop there. You can take advantage of the other great member benefits - eGroup connections to colleagues around the world, free access to the AUTM Tech Transfer Practice Manual, mentors, volunteer opportunities for leadership experience, and so much more. 

Annual Meeting Sponsors

Elanco Animal Health
Osage University Partners
Relay Medical Corp
Burford Capital
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Parker Highlander PLLC
Pfizer Inc
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
MTI Biotech
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
Eli Lilly and Company
University of Toledo
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Aird & McBurney LP
Fish & Richardson PC
Polsinelli PC
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Pabst Patent Group LLP
CrossPond Law
Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Hodgson Russ LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP
Licensing Executives Society
Royalty Pharma
Husch Blackwell