AUTM Track System
The AUTM track system is your tool for finding the right session for your particular professional development needs or areas of interest. Select the track and follow it all the way through the Annual Meeting, or move around, picking workshops in several tracks. Personalize your itinerary to meet your needs. This is your meeting.
Intellectual Property: Provides the latest changes to the intellectual property (IP) landscape and their impact on strategies for protection of various forms of IP.
Licensing & Other Agreements: Provides various approaches for addressing common licensing issues and optimizing licensing strategies for academic innovations. Also includes discussions of other agreements that play a role in the tech transfer process and how the agreements will have an impact on commercializing innovations.
Marketing Strategies: Examines how to use existing and emerging networks and media to market available technologies so that they are visible to a target audience, and strategies to position your program both within the organization and externally.
New Ventures & Entrepreneurship: Addresses a variety of issues relevant to building and sustaining new ventures, and to bridging the “valley of death,” both in an academic setting and in a related start-up environment through creative funding and educational support.
Operations: Designed for professionals responsible for the administration of a technology transfer office and the internal policies and procedures used to maximize the efficiency of day-to-day technology transfer activities and office structures. Sub-Tracks include: Compliance, Finance, and Other Support Activities
Policy & Advocacy: Focuses on effectively communicating to the world our goals, roles, and successes in the technology transfer field. Covering topics related to legislative advocacy, global technology transfer, furthering equity, diversity and inclusion within the tech transfer community, and advancing the societal impact of technology transfer activities.
Relationship Management & Industry Partnership: Provides keys to working with internal and external partners to build effective collaborations, with focuses on meeting the expectations of all parties. This track also includes topics related to alliance management and corporate engagement.
Other/Emerging Trends: Addresses specialized topics and knowledge bases not covered by standard technology transfer courses.