Convince Your Boss

Why Should Your Boss Send You to the Western Region Meeting? 

We understand. Your office budget is tight and there’s always work in the wings. It’s not always easy to make the case that leaving the office to attend a conference makes sense. But we know it’s a good idea—for many reasons. So, we’ve put together some information to share with your boss on why attending AUTM’s Western Region Meeting is a sound investment. 

Our meeting in Seattle will be the year’s leading technology transfer conference in the region. There is simply no other gathering like it for academic and industry professionals. The conference is focused on learning, networking and deal-making. And with 200+ professionals attending, you are bound to broaden your perspectives on the field, make new connections and cement existing ones. 
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Technology transfer is a learned art. Whether you’re just starting out in the field or have 30 years under your belt, as the profession evolves, there’s always more to know to be competitive. At the AUTM Western Region Meeting, we will have some great educational sessions designed to help you learn the essentials, more nuanced techniques or share your expertise with others to support our changing profession. Check out our 2019 schedule to get an overview of the sessions available. If you’re interested in being better at your job, AUTM has you covered.    

Face-to-face partnering is invaluable. At #AUTMWRM2019 attendees have the chance to partner for two days in meetings with industry or academic counterparts Whether you are connecting on pharma, engineering, software, medical devices or other diverse technologies, one of the greatest attributes of the AUTM Western Region Meeting is that we attract dealmakers from around the world.    

See the big picture. With high profile plenary speakers, and colleagues from all different types of organizations, the AUTM Western Region Meeting is a perfect opportunity to expand your perspectives and use that intel to make your office even more efficient and impactful.
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It’s about ROI. No conference can solve all of your office’s challenges but investing in your team – giving them the education, partnering, and world-class networking opportunities they need to do more with the tools they have – is a brilliant start. 
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So maybe, the question for your boss isn’t “can I go to the AUTM Western Region Meeting this year?” It’s “Can you afford for me to stay at the office?”
When you get home….

Keep Learning. Be sure to download all guides and handouts. Implement what you learned.

Keep Networking. Capture contacts and meeting notes in our AUTM Connect app. You’ll still have access to your new colleagues when you’re back in the office.

Keep Benefitting. Joined AUTM just for the Western Meeting discount? Don’t stop there. You can take advantage of the other great member benefits - eGroup connections to colleagues around the world, free access to the AUTM Tech Transfer Practice Manual, mentors, volunteer opportunities for leadership experience, and so much more. 

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