Schedule-at-a-Glance

Schedule-at-a-Glance*

May 20 22
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

*Tentative schedule, program subject to change
 

Thursday, May 21

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.     AUTM Welcome Address
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Plenary I: Perspective on a Canadian Patent Collective    
Myra Tawfik, University of Windsor      
9:45– 10:30 a.m. Working with Mitacs: Lessons Learned and Paths Forward
10:30 – 11 a.m.          Networking Break
11 a.m. – Noon Breakout Sessions

A1
: Partnership Strategies for Colleges and Small Offices: Best Practices and Learnings                    

A2: Managing the Entrepreneurship/Incubator/Technology Transfer Office Interface
Noon – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

B1
: Developments in Life Sciences that Impact Commercialization Strategies and IP Management             

B2: What's Your Issue? Roundtable Discussions to Address Your Critical Topics
2:30 – 3 p.m. Networking Break
3 – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions    

C1
: Licensing of Datasets: A Whole New World  

C2: Developments in Food Science that Impact Commercialization Strategies and IP management      
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Socializing face-to-face with colleagues and industry pros has never been easier. Bring your business cards!
7 – 11 p.m.  Offsite Event
Come party with our house band, The Northern Infringers.
Location TBD
 

Friday, May 22

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Plenary II - The TandemLaunch Experience         
Helge Seetzen, TandemLaunch  
9:40 – 10:40 a.m. Breakout Sessions

D1
: Industry Evolution of Open Innovation Models                            

D2: Economic Development: Building the Ecosystem with Colleges, Incubators and Other Economic Development Groups 
10:40 – 11 a.m. Networking Break
11 a.m. – Noon Breakout Sessions

E1
: A Quebec Review of Valorization Offices - How Did We Get Here and What Did We Learn?                     

E2: Canadian Colleges – Working with Superclusters, Evolving Roles of TACs, and Lessons Learned
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

F1: Social Innovation and Commercializing Ideas from Non-Traditional Faculties

F2: What's Your Issue? Roundtable Discussions to Address Your Critical Topics
2:30 – 3 p.m. Networking Break 
3 - 4 p.m.

The Future of Technology Transfer Offices - An AUTM Perspective 

4 – 4:30 p.m. Canadian AUTM Update and Wrap-Up