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AUTM Annual Meeting

Want to Cover the Annual Meeting in Austin? Let Us Help.

The media is invited to attend our signature event, which is being held this year Feb. 19-22 in Austin. Coverage options include more than 80 sessions, many of which focus on technology and the global impacts of research commercialization. View the full program here.

Meeting Location
JW Marriott Austin

To arrange interviews or request a press pass, contact: 
Leef Smith Barnes 
Chief Marketing Officer

2023 Annual Meeting Highlights

Sunday, February 19, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Kathi Vidal

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
She will discuss the USPTO’s efforts to accelerate the commercialization of taxpayer-funded research, the importance of increasing the involvement of women and other underrepresented groups in technological innovation, and how her office is using artificial intelligence to serve its customers, among other topics. 
Monday, February 20, 8 – 10 a.m. 
Marcus Whitney, Founding Partner, Jumpstart Health Investors
Whitney is the creator of the first healthcare venture fund in America to invest exclusively in Black-founded and led startups and will address how embracing innovation can help to inspire change.  
Tuesday, February 21, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Reimagining the Tech Transfer Office, Plenary Panel
A panel discussion of the future of tech transfer and the forces shaping our industry, moderated by Chase Kasper.
 Meet the panelists
Wednesday, February 22, 2:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi
,Co-Director of Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development 
Dr. Bottazzi is an internationally recognized global health advocate for neglected tropical diseases and a 2023 Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her groundbreaking work in creating an open-access COVID-19 vaccine. She will discuss the development of that vaccine as a catalyst for innovative and collaborative models for increasing the impact of vaccine science. 
Additional Information
View AUTM's recent press releases
Learn how technology transfer continues to be an important driver of impressive gains for local, state and national economies. Download the latest Annual Licensing Activty Report.
Discover how academic technology transfer is driving the innovation economy and benefiting society. Download and share the infographic.

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