Western Region Meeting

Online Registration is Open

November 7-8, 2022 
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 
Portland, OR

First timers and tech transfer professionals alike will benefit by attending the 2022 Western Region Meeting in Portland, 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 100 tech transfer professionals 

  1. Real world insights from seasoned industry experts 

  1. Earn credits toward professional certification 

  1. Build meaningful connections with Industry partners 

  1. Get inspired 

What previous year's attendees had to say: 

  • "Terrific event! The sessions were thought provoking and there was a nice mix of content for a broad audience. Good networking opportunities."

  • "Getting to interact with so many of my colleagues from around the region and beyond."

  • "It was nice to connect with new colleagues. We also liked the more intimate setting of the regional conference."

  • "Excellent group and content. Very happy to have attended and already look forward to the next."
  • ​"I had a number of great 1:1 or small group discussions in some of the sessions, during the breaks, and after hours. This was great and is always a good reason to attend the AUTM meetings."

Hot Topics 

  • Getting Ready to License Health Related Data 

  • TTO Marketing Metrics, Channels and Materials – Diversifying and Maximizing Technology Marketing  

  • Creating a Culture of Commercialization at an Academic Institution 

  • Advancing Startups in Regions Outside of a Startup and Investment Hub 

  • Managing IP Collaborations – Avoiding Pitfalls and Navigating the Course to Successful Strategic Relationships 

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Network Like a Pro

The Western 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 Western Region Meeting. For details, email Casey Annunziata, AUTM Business Development Manager. 

Sponsorship Brochure

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

Nixon Peabody

Gold Sponsors

Longford Capital
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
McKool Smith

Bronze Sponsors

Thomas Horstemeyer
Quarles & Brady

Contributing Sponsors

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Michael Best
Washington State University