Why Should Your Boss Send You to the 2022 Essentials Course?

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 AUTM’s 2022 Essentials Course is a sound investment.

Our meeting in Baltimore is one of the leading technology transfer courses. There is simply no other gathering like it for academic and industry professionals. The conference is focused on learning, PLUS networking. And with 60+ professionals attending this course – and an additional 100+ attending AUTM University Courses – 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 mid-career, as the profession evolves, there’s always more to know to be competitive. The Essentials Course will have educational sessions designed to help you learn the essentials, more nuanced techniques or for sharing your expertise with others to support our changing profession. If you’re interested in being better at your job, AUTM has you covered.

Face-to-face partnering is invaluable.
Essentials Course attendees have several days to meet colleagues and build networks — connections that become the go-to expertise and fresh problem-solving perspective you can rely upon throughout your career.

See the big picture.
With informed speakers, presenters, and colleagues from different types of organizations, the Essentials Course is the perfect place to expand your perspectives with intel to make your office even more efficient and impactful.

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It’s about ROI.
No conference can solve all 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 AUTM 's 2022 Essentials Course?” It’s “Can you afford for me to stay at the office?

When you get home….

Keep Learning. Be sure to download all guides and handouts. Implement what you learned.

Keep Networking. Stay engaged with your new colleagues via AUTM Connect. Share what you learned during the course with your group.

Keep Benefitting. Joined AUTM just for the Essentials Course 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.