AUTM 2017 Central Region Meeting

View Sponsors

July 10-12, 2017
Swissotel Chicago
Chicago, Illinois USA

Attendees of the AUTM 2017 Central Region Meeting will enjoy excellent content, engaging speakers, networking and friendly conversation. This meeting will focus on collaboration, technology commercialization and much more. Join us at the Swissotel Chicago situated near the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and steps away from exclusive shopping on The Magnificent Mile.  

Make the most of your time in Chicago by also attending the AUTM 2017 Startup Course all in one location. 

Download Conference Materials

The AUTM 2017 Central Region Meeting will be paperless. Handouts will not be distributed at any educational session. To download copies of the presentations and view the attendee roster, registered attendees may follow the links below and login using your user name and password. If you cannot recall your user name and password, use the password retrieval.

Lunch with the Experts

View the list of companies attending Lunch with the Experts on Tuesday, July 11. Signup at the registration desk. Space is limited.  

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Opportunities

Five sessions of the AUTM Central Region Meeting have been approved for accreditation by the state of Illinois, totaling 6.5 general hours of CLE credit. All attorneys who are attending the meeting are encouraged to apply for CLE credits in the state(s) where they are licensed. Instructions for self-reporting will be available at the meeting.  For more information, click here.

AUTM Connect   

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship of the AUTM Central 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


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: Chicago, IL
Event date: 7/10/2017 - 7/12/2017