AUTM 2017 Contest


Enter to Win a $100 AmEx Gift Card
Attendees of the AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting come from all over the world. Help us spread the word and enter for a chance to win one of three $100 AmEx gift cards.

How to Enter
Tweet an image of yourself at the AUTM selfie station on Twitter with the hashtags, #IamAUTM & #AUTM2017, and tag or name who you are here to represent at AUTM 2017.

Example: “Great to be here at #AUTM2017 with my colleagues from @EmoryOTT, looking forward to all the great sessions! Please RT! #IamAUTM”

How to Win
There is only one way to win.

  1. Three winners will be chosen through a random selection of eligible participants on Twitter.


  1. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. of eighteen (18) years of age or older and a registered attendee of the AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting to enter.
  2. You must have an account on Twitter.
  3. You must be a follower of the official AUTM Twitter account, @AUTM_Network.
  4. Only one entry is permitted per account. You cannot create additional Twitter accounts to increase your chances of winning.
  5. You cannot use any paid efforts to increase your chance of winning.
  6. The Prize Winners will be notified on or about March 20th, 2017 by email or other necessary means.

For more information, please read our “Official Rules.”

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Twitter Tips
  • Seek. Find other AUTM members (people and their university / organization / company) and follow them — they will typically follow you back.
  • Piggyback. Browse the people / companies / organizations that your friends and colleagues follow, and follow them yourself — they will typically follow you back.
  • Listen. Twitter will make suggestions based on the people that you follow.
  • Mirror image. Your network can be seen as a reflection of your office’s mission and values, so be selective about the people and the types of organizations you follow.
  • Retweet. Asking to be retweeted (RT) does increase the chance that your tweet will be shared.
  • Follow AUTM (@AUTM_Network). 

Facebook Tips
  • Like. Find the same people you are following on Twitter, on Facebook and “like” their page.
  • Images. Posts with images are 300% more likely to get clicked than those without pictures.
  • Like the Association of University Technology Managers

LinkedIn Tips
  • Connect. Find people with whom you share an interest with at the Annual Meeting and connect with them on LinkedIn.
  • Discuss. Participate in LinkedIn discussions with other AUTM 2017 attendees to help build up your network.
  • Follow the Association of University Technology Managers.

Other Social Media Tips and Tactics
  • Hashtags. Use relevant popular hashtags in your post so that a wider audience may find your post; e.g. if you are posting the video on Friday, use the hashtag #Friday.
  • Be Catchy. Put on your thinking cap. Use clever words and phrases in your tweets.
  • Timing. Post at the right times — each social media platform has peak viewership times (for example Twitter viewership peaks mid-week afternoons).
  • Audience Mix. Vary your audiences — target different audiences with different tweets. A message that appeals to one audience may not appeal to another and vice versa.

Additional Resources

AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors