Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm EST 856-667-7727


Three Days to Discover, Connect and Participate

With an array of expert tech transfer speakers and an agenda that covers topics ranging from federal lab commercialization success stories to licensing and litigation strategy, the FLC national meeting offers lively training courses, informative sessions and networking opportunities designed to appeal to a diverse audience.
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  • April 23 - Training Day

  • April 24 - Meeting Sessions

  • April 25 - Meeting Sessions

  • The AMA course is not included in the full conference pass. To register for the AMA course please select the course as an add-on item during registration.

  • New technology transfer professionals T2 newbies, start here! This course is designed to teach the basic tech transfer concepts you need to know. Through case studies, exercises, and a whole lot of discussion with our expert trainers, you’ll learn: • What technology transfer really means • Tech transfer’s purpose and what it can do • An overview of what it takes to actually put it into place • The major tech transfer mechanisms.

  • This class is for technology transfer professionals who have a basic foundation in the background, concepts, and processes of technology transfer, have completed the “Technology Transfer for Beginners” course or our other intermediate-level courses or those who want to understand intellectual property protection at federal laboratories. (Not designed to be legal training for attorneys) This course examines the patent process and other forms of intellectual property (IP) protection in the context of federal technology transfer. It will provide detailed information on how to protect intellectual property in federal laboratories, with a focus on the patent process; summarize ownership rights to IP developed under government contracts; explain the major laws affecting IP in federal labs; and explain the types of rights collaborators typically want and how to work with them within the law. The course will cover: Intellectual property basics Types of IP protection as they relate to technology transfer Laws governing the IP system Rights in government inventions Practical tips for navigating IP processes and issues as a T2 practitioner.

  • Who it’s for: New or mid-level technology transfer professionals who need to learn how to craft and negotiate Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) Individuals who need a refresher on the finer points of CRADAs People with a basic understanding of technology transfer and its purpose CRADAs are one of tech transfer’s most important mechanisms, so understanding them is crucial for most federal T2 professionals. This course is our one-stop shop for everything CRADAs! With seasoned experts and a bevy of examples, you’ll learn all about the CRADA and how it works. We’ll cover: CRADA authority and laws What CRADAs are and why they work CRADA practices and pitfalls Intellectual property considerations.

  • Who it’s for: Individuals with at least a basic understanding of technology transfer and patents Anyone who needs to understand the licensing process at federal labs T2 professionals who want to develop their negotiation skills (Not designed to be legal training for attorneys) Through real-world advice and hands-on practice, this interactive workshop examines the elements of an effective license and provides an overview of how to successfully negotiate a license agreement—whether you’re dealing with a government-owned and government-operated (GOGO) or government-owned and contractor-operated (GOCO) lab. The course will cover: Intellectual property valuation Types of licenses and when to use them Financial considerations and analysis Key provisions and effective terms of a license Steps, tips, and strategies for negotiation GOGO and GOCO processes and differences.

  • Learn to identify and understand your external innovation ecosystem! In this advanced class, the goal is to help you engage and leverage the activities and resources outside the lab for increased technology transfer that benefits both your lab and the economy. You’ll learn how to: Understand T2 in the context of the innovation ecosystem (IE) and technology-based economic development (TBED). Understand and validate what your lab values (or could) from IE/TBE. Identify and assess the IE/TBED in your area to develop a strategy for engagement and partnership. Identify and engage the players and resources of the IE/TBED ecosystem.

  • Welcome reception courtesy of Allied Minds
    Millennium Hall

  • FLC Chair John Dement will discuss the state of federal tech transfer and the organization's strategic planning efforts.

  • Four of the manufacturing institutes will provide insight and perspective on how they might be able to work with the FLC.

  • What Are Some Specific Things T2 Offices Can Do to Build Buy-in of Program Offices?

  • The Lobo Rainforest is a collaborative public-private partnership between the University of New Mexico, the City of Albuquerque, and a private development team. It is designed to encourage organizational cooperation and accelerate the commercialization of intellectual capital to generate successful startup companies. Residents, including Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Lab, the Air Force Research Lab, and UNM’s Innovation Academy, discuss the impact this space has on the community and on their work. Moderator: Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia National Laboratories Speakers: Rob DelCampo, University of New Mexico David Kistin, Sandia National Laboratories Matt O’Brien, Air Force Research Laboratory Molly Cernicek, Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Reception is cash bar. The Awards Reception/Dinner/Ceremony is a business formal occasion. Thank you for dressing in business formal attire.