Central Region Meeting

Online Registration is Open

July 28 – 31
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Columbus, Ohio

First-timers and tech transfer professionals alike will benefit by attending the 2019 Central Region Meeting in Columbus, where technology transfer and professional development take center stage. Be immersed in thought-provoking presentations, trending topics and networking in a collegial environment. 
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5 Reasons to Attend
  1. Networking with more than 200 tech transfer professionals
  2. Real world insights from seasoned industry experts
  3. Earn credits toward professional certification
  4. “Central Region Trivia,” the contest that made this meeting famous 
  5. Get inspired
What last year's attendees had to say:
  "Lots of good learning!"
  "Really helpful insights. Great job!"
  "I learned so much."
  "Real value having so many industry experts at one meeting."
  "Sessions were great! Love seeing old friends and making new ones."

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Meeting Highlights

Opening Plenary Speaker – Cheryl Turnbull
Cheryl is Senior Director of New Venture and Venture Capital within the Technology Commercialization Office at The Ohio State University. She is responsible for the creation and support of start-up companies formed to commercialize technologies invented at Ohio State, with a current portfolio of 85 companies. She will present Ohio Third Frontier, a technology-based economic development initiative for transforming the state’s economy through accelerated growth of diverse start-up and early stage technology companies. 

Social Networking
That old proverb about all work and no play is true. Here are just a few of the fun events we've planned to keep you engaged and entertained when you’re not busy exchanging business cards.
  • It's Not Trivial - AUTM's Central Region Trivia Contest is returning for its 14th year! It's a great way to make new friends and (trust us) super entertaining. And did someone mention trophies? Start brushing up on your Columbus facts!
  • Pac-Man, Anyone? - Enjoy a night of fun playing vintage arcade games and pinball with a backdrop of 80’s movie classics at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade. Relive your youth and party like it’s 1999! 
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Network Like a Pro
The Central Region Meeting features AUTM Connect, our partnering and networking app that enables users to create detailed organizational and personal profiles, search for other attendees, send and receive messages, and easily search for licensing and collaboration opportunities. 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Attorneys attending the meeting are encouraged to apply for CLE credits in the state(s) where they are licensed. Look for self-reporting instructions at the meeting.  

Sponsorship Opportunities
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2019 Central Region Meeting. For details, email Madh Carson, AUTM Sponsorship and Exhibits Manager, or call +1-847-686-2362.

Questions? Email Lisa Aguado, Professional Development Coordinator, or call +1-847-686-2314. For registration information email Customer Service, or call +1-847-686-2244.

Titanium Sponsors

McKee, Voorhees & Sease PLC

Platinum Sponsors

Quarles and Brady
Viksnins Harris Padys Malen LLP
Elanco Animal Health
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA
Davis Brown Law Firm
Longford Capital Management
Ohio State University
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Meunier Carlin Curfman
Thomas Horstemeyer LLP
Valauskas Corder LLC

Gold Sponsors

Fish & Richardson
Norton Rose Fulbright
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Arrigo, Lee, Guttman & Mouta-Bellum LLP
Rev1 Ventures
Ventech Solutions Inc.
Innovate IP Inc.
University of Kentucky
CAS/Science IP

Silver Sponsors

Marshall Gerstein
Michael Best & Friedrich
Thompson Coburn
Nationwide Children's Hospital