Track B

SIG4 New to Technology Transfer?

Track: Other

Target Audience: Fundamental

Jordana Armstrong, Innovate Calgary
Kevin Dietz, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC


This Special Interest Group is an opportunity to meet and share with your peers in low risk environment your challenges and opportunities of your new role in technology transfer.  An open format discussion will allow you to discuss diverse topics that interest you, while also gaining insights from others technology transfer professionals from around the world. Topics of discussion include career development, navigating office dynamics, and tips of the trade, among others.

We plan to host an open format to discuss key challenges and career-oriented topics, including (but not limited to!):
• Training, mentorship, and professional growth
• Dealing with big personalities and even bigger egos
• How and when to say “no”
• Building and leveraging your network
• How to improve your resume/soft skills while at the same time contributing to the betterment of your office


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