2021 IPO LIVE+Virtual Annual Meeting

/2021 IPO LIVE+Virtual Annual Meeting
2021 IPO LIVE+Virtual Annual Meeting 2021-06-10T12:04:15-04:00

Join IPO LIVE in Austin (Sept. 19-21)
or Virtual (Sept. 28-30)!

Registration will be opening soon!

LIVE (In-person) Registration Fees (Sept. 19-21, Austin, TX):

  • IPO Member Rate: $850 (Early Bird Discount of $100 by 8/31)
  • Non-member Rate: $1,700 (Early Bird Discount of $200 by 8/31)
  • Government/Academic/Emeritus Rate: $475 (Early Bird Discount of $100 by 8/31)

VIRTUAL Registration Fees (Sept. 28-30):

  • IPO Member Rate: $400 (Early Bird Discount of $100 by 8/31)
  • Non-member Rate: $800 (Early Bird Discount of $200 by 8/31)
  • Government/Academic/Emeritus Rate: $250 (Early Bird Discount of $100 by 8/31)

Group Rate for IPO Members: $1,500

  • Rate includes unlimited virtual passes for all employees of the member organization + up to (2) in-person passes.
  • Additional fees will apply for each additional in-person pass beyond two.

To receive the group rate, organizations must submit a Group Form. Once the form is processed, IPO will notify the organization that additional employees, who wish to register for the virtual meeting, can register online at no additional cost.

Contact us with questions about registration or the meeting.

IPO is pleased to announce that we will hold a LIVE + Virtual Annual Meeting in September. The objective is to provide an exceptional experience for our members that accommodates the broad array of health and safety comfort levels as well as travel policies and budgets. Registrants will be given the option to participate live or virtually. Both options offer access to the same educational content as well as unique networking opportunities. Below is a summary of what each component will offer:

LIVE (September 19-21 in Austin, TX)

  • 3 days of live content (Sept. 19-21 in Austin, TX) + access to the virtual content (Sept. 28-30)
  • 10+ live education sessions + all virtual content
  • Networking events
  • Access to sponsors
  • Ability to connect face-to-face

+ Virtual (September 28-30)

  • 3 days of virtual content
  • 30+ Education Sessions + access to the live session recordings
  • Networking Events
  • Access to sponsors
  • Ability to connect attendee-to-attendee

More information will be announced soon. We look forward to seeing you in September!


The IPO Annual Meeting program will be posted here once it’s available.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship information or questions, contact Clara Stanfield. Please note that sponsorship opportunities are open to IPO members only.

Sponsors & Media Partners

Committee Activities

Committees play an integral role in policy development at IPO by researching and providing analysis on current IP issues and producing recommendations for the Board of Directors.

Many of IPO’s Standing IP Committees will hold Virtual Business Meetings during IPO’s Virtual Annual Meeting (Sept. 28-30) to allow for the most participation. Committee Business Meetings will not be held during the LIVE Annual Meeting. We will post a list of committees and their meeting date/times as they are confirmed.

Meeting are open to registered attendees of the annual meeting. You do not have to be a member of the committee to attend.

CLE Info

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be applied for. Additional CLE information will be provided to attendees on the IPO Annual Meeting App or in-person in Austin, TX.
For questions about CLE, please contact Susan Lusk at susan@ipo.org.


IPO has reserved a block of rooms at the JW Marriott, the location for the LIVE portion of IPO’s Annual Meeting (September 19-21). In order to receive the IPO group rate of $289/night + taxes for a single/double room, reservations must be made directly with the hotel by Friday, August 27, 2021, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. Reference the “IPO Annual Meeting” when making your reservation. Rooms must be canceled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid hotel cancellation fees.

Room rates are available three days before and after IPO’s Annual Meeting, pending room availability. Additional persons are $10 each per night. State & local taxes are 17.614% (as of 5/27/21), and are effective upon check-out.

JW Marriott Austin
110 E. 2nd Street | Austin, Texas 78701
Online Reservation Link (use this link to receive IPO’s group rate of $289+taxes per night)
Reservation Phone: +1-844-473-3959


Attendee List Policy

Registration constitutes agreement by registrant for IPO to list registrant name, organization, and location on the attendee list. The attendee list is available to registrants on the first day of the meeting via the meeting platform.

Meeting Photo Waiver and Release Policy

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, IPO meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant for IPO to use and distribute (both now and in the future), the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs and audio/filming of such events and activities. These photos, audio, or film are for IPO use only and may appear on the IPO Website, newsletter, conference brochures, social media outlets, or other future IPO promotional material. This also includes photos uploaded by attendees using the IPO meeting platform or use of the public chat and forum platforms. For concerns about your image or likeness being used in this manner, please contact meetings@ipo.org.

Cancellation Policies

In-person Attendees: In-person attendees who cancel by 5:00 pm ET on Tuesday, August 31 will receive a partial refund of $450.00, and will still have access to the IPO Virtual Annual Meeting. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel/travel arrangements and cancellations. All presentations and materials will be available until October 30, 2021, on the IPO Annual Meeting Virtual Platform for those no longer able to attend in person.

Virtual-only Attendees: Once registration has been processed, no refunds will be given for virtual attendee cancellations. All presentations and materials from the LIVE and virtual meetings will be available on the IPO Annual Meeting Virtual Platform until October 30, 2021.

Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Please note that fees are not transferable to another IPO meeting. Sharing materials or user’s access to the IPO Annual Meeting Platform is strictly prohibited. IPO reserves the right to cancel this event without liability, and the total amount of any and all liability of the organizers will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

International attendees are advised to check with their local government regarding restrictions/guidelines for traveling into the United States and returning to their country of origin. Attendees traveling into the USA can check for CoVID-19 travel information from the U.S. Department of State and the Center for Disease Control.

For U.S. attendees traveling domestically: As local state and federal government travel guidelines may change, please check the most current status from the U.S. State Department and the Center for Disease Control before you travel.