Schedule Highlights

AUTM Annual Meeting

Schedule Highlights

Your exclusive sneak peek at the can't-miss events.
Schedule subject to change. All times listed in CDT.

 
 

Sunday, February 19

7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. AUTM Registration
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. AUTM Marketing Course
(additional fee, lunch included, seating limited)
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. AUTM Technology Valuation Course
(additional fee, lunch included, seating limited)
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. AUTM Startup Business Development Course
(additional fee, lunch included, seating limited)
3 – 5:30 p.m. AUTM Connect Help Desk
3 – 5:30 p.m. AUTM Connect Partnering Place
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3 – 6:30 p.m. Contemplation Room
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3 – 6:30 p.m. Nursing Room
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4 – 5 p.m. First-Time Attendee Briefing and Reception
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Fireside Chat

Kathi Vidal
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Director Vidal serves as the chief executive of the one of the world's largest intellectual property offices.
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6 – 8 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Boots, Bites & Banjos
(Exhibit Hall Reception)
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Monday, February 20

7 – 7:30 a.m. Morning Mindfulness Meditation
7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own – Coffee and Tea Service Available
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. AUTM Registration
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. AUTM Connect Help Desk
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. AUTM Connect Partnering Place
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7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contemplation Room
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7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nursing Room
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8 – 10 a.m. Opening Plenary and Keynote Presentation
Marcus Whitney
Founding Partner, Jumpstart Health Investors

Jumpstart Health Investors (JHI) is the most active early-stage healthcare venture capital firm in America.
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9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
10 – 11 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
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11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 1 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
12:15 – 1 p.m. Attendee Lunch
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Directors Lunch
(by invitation)
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Sponsor Lunch
(by invitation)
1 – 1:45 p.m. Dessert Reception in the Exhibit Hall 
1:45 – 3 p.m. Concurrent Session 2 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
1:45 – 3 p.m. Industry / Academia Connect and Collaborate: Part 1
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3 – 3:45 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
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3:45 – 5 p.m. Concurrent Session 3 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
3:45 – 5 p.m. Industry / Academia Connect and Collaborate: Part 2
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5 – 6 p.m. Industry / Academia Connect and Collaborate
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

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6 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception
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Tuesday, February 21

7:30 – 8 a.m. Morning Mindfulness Meditation
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own – Coffee and Tea Service Available
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. AUTM Registration
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. AUTM Connect Help Desk
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. AUTM Connect Partnering Place
Sponsored by
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contemplation Room
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7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nursing Room
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8:30 – 10 a.m. Plenary Session
Reimagining the TTO
A panel discussion of the future of tech transfer and the forces shaping our industry.

Pictured clockwise: Chase Kasper, Clemson University Research Foundation; Allyson Best, University of Mississippi; Anne Di Sante, Michigan State University; Keith Marmer, University of Utah; Graciela Narcho, National Science Foundation; Rodney Ridley, Alvernia University; and Chuck Valauskas, Valauskas Corder, LLP.
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9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
10 – 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
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10:45 a.m. – Noon Concurrent Session 4 – Educational Sessions and Roundtables
Noon – 2 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
Noon – 2 p.m. Eastern Region Planning Committee Lunch
(by invitation)
Noon – 2 p.m. Western Region Planning Committee Lunch
(by invitation)
Noon – 2:30 p.m. Canadian Region Lunch/Program
(by invitation)
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Noon – 5 p.m. Central Region Planning Committee Lunch and Planning Meeting
(by invitation)
2 – 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 5 – Educational Sessions and Roundtables
2 – 5 p.m. AUTM Partnering Forum: Crop Production, Cultivars, and Precision Ag
(additional fee, seating limited)
2 – 5:30 p.m. AUTM Negotiation Course
(additional fee, seating limited)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Canadian Region Reception
(by invitation)
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3:15 – 4 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
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4 – 5:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 6 – Educational Sessions and Roundtables
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. RTTP Reception
(by invitation)
 

Wednesday, February 22

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. AUTM Registration
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. AUTM Connect Help Desk
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. AUTM Connect Partnering Place
Sponsored by

 
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Contemplation Room
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7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Nursing Room
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8 – 8:30 a.m. Morning Mindfulness Meditation
8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own – Coffee and Tea Service Available
 
9 – 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Session 7 – Educational and Roundtable Discussions
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 8 – Educational and Roundtable Discussions
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Attendee Lunch
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central Region Lunch
(by invitation, seating limited)
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

AUTM Annual Meeting Program Committee Lunch
(by invitation)

1 – 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 9 – Educational and Roundtable Sessions
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:45 – 4:30 p.m. Closing Plenary Session and Keynote

Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi
Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development

Dr. Bottazzi is an internationally-recognized vaccinologist and global health advocate for neglected tropical diseases.
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4:30 – 6 p.m. Closing Reception
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Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
Tap into our diverse attendee list of tech transfer influencers and decision makers. Annual Meeting sponsors and exhibitors dramatically increase their brand visibility among thousands of tech transfer professionals, researchers and intellectual property experts from around the world. To create a sponsorship and exhibit package tailored to meet your budget and objectives, email Casey Annunziata, AUTM Business Development Manager, or call +1-202-960-1782 today!



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