AUTM 2018 Eastern Region Meeting

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September 13 - 14
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland

At the AUTM 2018 Eastern Region Meeting attendees will discuss their best practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships that will culminate in successful product commercialization through company formation, licensing and other agreements.


Don't Miss This Year's Keynote Speaker
Andrew (Drew) H. Hirshfeld, Esq.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Andrew (Drew) Hirshfeld is Commissioner for Patents for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he directs 10,000 employees and all aspects of patent operations, examination policy, patent quality management, international patent cooperation, resources and planning, and budget administration as the patent organization’s chief operating officer.

Orioles Baseball Game
Join us to watch the Oakland Athletics take on the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, September 12. Tickets are $47 each and can be purchased when you register online for the conference. Limited seats are available. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Think Your Start-up Is the Best?
Find out. Submit your start-up venture for a chance to pitch to a panel of development officers, angels and VCs. NCET2 and AUTM Eastern Region have partnered to showcase the five best university start-ups.

Connect with Colleagues and Partners
The AUTM Eastern 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.

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.


Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Opportunities
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.  

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

Sponsorship Opportunities
Your sponsorship of the AUTM Eastern 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 Becky Gilbert, Professional Development Coordinator, or call +1-847-686-2298.

For registration information contact Customer Service, or call +1-847-686-2244.


Event Location: Baltimore MD
Event date: 9/13/2018 - 9/14/2018