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June 26-29, 2022
Omni Frisco
Frisco, TX

First timers and tech transfer professionals alike will benefit by attending the 2022 Central Region Meeting in Frisco, 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 120 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 previous 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."

Hot Topics

  • Innovation Districts: The Power of Playing Nice
  • Corporate Social Innovation
  • Foreign Influence in a Rapidly Changing World
  • Research and Commercialization of Controlled Substances
  • Russian IP
  • The Impact of War on IP

Newest News Now! - This session is all about current tech transfer topics, delivered in a quick-hit style. Presentations will cover five areas selected from the universe of current domestic and international business, legal, and technical topics. Presenters will respond to attendees’ questions and comments during a Q&A. We anticipate that the conversations started here will continue to flow into the Opening Reception that follows.

It's Not Trivial - AUTM's Central Region Trivia Contest is returning for its 15th year! It's a great way to make new friends and (trust us) super entertaining.

The Howard Bremer Memorial Plenary - The TTO is Dead? Long Live the TTO!: Reflecting on the Past, Present, and Future of our Profession - Named in honor of long-time WARF patent counsel and a founding father of the Bayh-Dole Act, this session serves as the culmination of the meeting and is intended to inspire and offer food for thought for attendees to take home.

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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.

Sponsorship Opportunities
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2022 Central Region Meeting. For details, email Casey Annunziata, AUTM Business Development Manager.
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If you have questions about the meeting, email Melissa Weber, Professional Development Manager, or call 202-960-1794. For registration information email Customer Service, or call 202-960-1800.

Platinum Sponsors

Quarles & Brady

Gold Sponsors

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC. (MVS)
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Chalker Flores LLP
Viksnins Harris Padys Malen LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright

Bronze Sponsors

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
Fish & Richardson
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC

Contributing Sponsors

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Meunier Carlin
Michael Best
Valauskas Corder LLC
Kentucky Commercialization Ventures
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Avantech Law, LLP
Nixon Peabody