AUTM Annual Meeting

Tips for First-Timers

If you are attending the AUTM Annual Meeting for the first time, here are some helpful tips from seasoned attendees:

  • Participate in the First-Time Attendee Briefing and Reception on Sunday, February 19, in the Lone Star Ballroom D, Level Four, from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Wear a new Member or first-time attendee ribbon on your badge. Mentors and AUTM leadership do their best to welcome and talk with everyone they see who is wearing this ribbon.
  • Attend the many roundtable discussions for an informal discussion on topics of interest.
  • Meet new people in a casual atmosphere by attending the receptions.
  • Use AUTM Connect to meet with people from other organizations or form a dinner group for informal networking.
  • Visit the AUTM Connect Help Desk located at Registration in Lone Star East Foyer, Level Three.
  • Visit the AUTM Member Booth in the Exhibit Hall in Griffin Hall, Level Two, to learn how to get involved.
  • Attend a variety of sessions to get a feel for the diverse programming content offered at the AUTM Annual Meeting.

The educational tracks are organized into 10 tracks. Here are some recommended sessions you can plan to attend:

  • Top 10 Court Decisions of the Year Affecting Licensing
  • Business Side of a License – Parts 1 & 2
  • University Affiliated Venture Funds: Building Alumni-led Venture Funds for University Startups
  • Secrets of the Trade: Practical Tips for Social Innovation Magic
  • How to Collect Data to Understand Your University's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Metrics
  • Roundtable on the Intersection of IP and AI Research at Universities
  • Stack the Odds: Best Practices in Startup Policies
  • Holistic Approach to Industry Partnerships
  • How to Communicate with Administration About Protecting Your University’s IP
  • The Changing Tech Transfer Landscape for the Operations Professional

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