Convince Your Boss

Why Should Your Boss Send You to the Animal Health Partnering Forum?

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 Animal Health Partnering Forum is a sound investment. 

Our meeting in Kansas City will be the year’s leading technology transfer conference in the region. There is simply no other gathering like it for academic and industry professionals. The conference is focused on learning, networking and deal-making. 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 Animal Health Partnering Forum, we will have some great educational sessions designed to help you brush up on the essentials, more nuanced techniques or share your expertise with others to support our changing profession. Check out the event schedule to get an overview of the sessions available. If you’re interested in being better at your job, AUTM has you covered.    

Face-to-face partnering is invaluable. Attendees have the chance to partner with industry or academic counterparts.

See the big picture. With educational sessions and colleagues from all different types of organizations, the Animal Health Partnering Forum is a perfect venue for expanding your perspectives and use that intel to make your office even more efficient and impactful.

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 Animal Health Partnering Forum this year?” 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. Capture contacts and meeting notes in our AUTM Connect app. You’ll still have access to your new colleagues when you’re back in the office.

Keep Benefitting. 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. 

Gold Sponsors

McKee, Voorhees & Sease PLC
TechAccel LLC
Boehringer Ingelheim

Silver Sponsors

CSU Ventures
National Pork Board
Merck Animal Health

Bronze Sponsors

Auburn University
Kansas State University