Why Should Your Boss Send You to the 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 Portland 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 100+ professionals attending, you are bound to broaden your perspectives on the field, make new connections and cement existing ones.
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Your health and safety are our priority.
We are thrilled that we can gather in person for the first time since 2019. In an effort to spread technologies, no germs, AUTM will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for all attendees. Learn more
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 agenda 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.
Attendees at the Meeting 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 informed speakers, presenters and colleagues from different types of organizations, the Western Region Meeting is the perfect place to expand your perspectives with intel to make your office even more efficient and impactful. View the agenda.
It’s about ROI.
No conference can solve all 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.
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…
Be sure to download all guides and handouts. Implement what you learned.
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.
Joined AUTM just for the Western Region 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.
If you have questions about the program, email Melissa Weber, Professional Development Manager, or call 202-960-1794. For registration information email Customer Service, or call 202-960-1800.