AUTM 2017 Western Region Meeting

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October 11 - 13, 2017
Santa Clara Marriott
Santa Clara, CA USA

Join us at the Santa Clara Marriott located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Attendees of the AUTM 2017 Western Region Meeting will experience excellent content on hot topics, engaging panelists, networking and friendly conversation. This meeting will focus on collaboration, technology commercialization and much more. 

Meeting Highlights

Join your colleagues for networking and educational sessions in Silicon Valley.
Learn more about:

  • Keynote Speaker - John Cabeca, USPTO
  • Best Practices for Effective Technology Transfer in the Pacific Rim
  • Legal Dos and Don’ts for University Startups
  • How Research Advancement is Changing Technology Transfer
  • The Impact of Artificial Intelligence
  • And much more

AUTM Connect   

The AUTM Western Region Meeting will feature AUTM Connect the online partnering and networking tool with its mobile application for iPhone and Android. The program enables attendees to create detailed organizational and personal profiles, search for other attendees, send and receive messages, easily search for licensing and collaboration opportunities and effortlessly schedule one-on-one meetings. Networking has never been easier!

Download the answers to all your questions about AUTM Connect.

Partnering at Regional Meetings using AUTM Connect - Watch this FREE webinar!

Whether you are a first-time attendee or seasoned veteran, this webinar will show you how to be more productive at AUTM meetings. Learn how AUTM Connect™ can help you schedule your meetings, market your technologies and much more.

Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP)

Demonstrate your expertise in the academic technology transfer profession by becoming a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). All AUTM professional development courses and designated educational offerings and meetings are eligible for continuing education (CE) credits, which support your registration application. For more information about the registration process and requirements, visit the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals Web site at

Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) Continuing Education

Certified Licensing Professionals are required to demonstrate continued competence in their field to maintain their certification status. Individuals who hold the CLP designation can renew their credential by earning at least 40 continuing education (CE) credits. All AUTM professional development courses and designated educational offerings on the topics of licensing, technology transfer, and technology commercialization at AUTM conferences or meetings are eligible for CLP continuing education (CE) credits for certification renewal. Visit for more information on the recertification requirements.

The Western Region Meeting provides 10 hours of credit to those who attend the entire meeting.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship of the AUTM Western Region Meeting underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field and helps AUTM keep registration fees low — allowing technology transfer professionals from all backgrounds and skill levels to attend. A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, contact Madh Carson by phone at +1-847-686-2362 or via email at

Scheduling Private Social Functions

If your organization would like to host a social function during the AUTM Western Region Meeting, it must not conflict with any of AUTM’s educational sessions, special programs, social and themed events, including receptions and meals provided by AUTM. For more information contact Madhuri Carson at or +1-847-686-2362.


If you have questions about the program contact Barbara Gunderson at or +1-847-686-2386.

For registration information contact Lauren Rich at or +1-847-686-2351 or fax +1-847-686-2251.

Event Location: Silicon Valley, California
Event date: 10/11/2017 - 10/13/2017