AUTM 2018 Central Region Meeting

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July 9 - 11, 2018
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Attendees of the AUTM 2018 Central Region Meeting enjoyed an excellent content, engaging speakers, networking and friendly conversation. This meeting focused on collaboration, technology commercialization and much more. The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel is centrally located near both the downtown core, the Historic Mill District and Mississippi River.


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.  

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.

Dream Big

Tjhe offsite reception was held at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Tuesday, July 10. This was a private event for AUTM attendees, with access to explore the hundreds of indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as the opportunity to view the film "Dream Big: Engineering Our World". 

Think Your Start-up is the Best?

A panel of development officers, angels and VCs. NCET2 and AUTM Central Region partnered to showcase the five best university start-ups.

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 Becky Gilbert at or +1-847-686-2298.

For registration information contact Amy Metzgar at or +1-847-686-2290 or fax +1-847-686-2251.


Event Location: Minneapolis, MN
Event date: 7/9/2018 - 7/11/2018