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One of the most significant benefits of AIPLA membership and Annual Meeting attendance is the opportunity to connect or reconnect with peers across the industry and around the global community of IP practitioners. 

Networking takes many forms at the Annual meeting. In the classrooms, on the exhibit floor, and throughout the hallways of the hotel, the networking takes on a easy, informal way. Our vast offering of breaks, lunches, and receptions offer a bit more formal environment for you to interface and exchange with colleagues. 

See who is already registered to attend​!

Leverage each of these opportunities to grow your trusted professional network.   

Wednesday, October 18

Pathways to Success | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM​
A special program for AIPLA Junior Members/new lawyers. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, October 19

Morning Networking Break | 10:15-10:45 AM

Open to all attendees.

Networking Luncheon​ Reception | 12:00-12:20 PM

Networking Luncheon | 12:30-2:00 PM

Ticketed Event​​

Speaker: The Honrable Paul R. Michel, Former Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Retired)

New Members/First-Time Attendees Reception | 5:30-6:30 PM

LGBT Diversity Reception | 6:00-7:30 PM

Opening Night Reception | 7:30-9:00 PM
Farm to Table

Ticketed Event​

Friday, October 20


Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast Meeting | 6:45-8:45 AM

Ticketed Event

    Get On Board: The Virtues and Value of Board Service
    Throughout the world, organizations are overseen by a Board of Directors.  Join the Women in IP committee and a         panel of experts as we discuss the importance of a diverse board, why board service is valuable, and the steps one       can take to get on a board.  

Morning Networking Break | 10:00-10:30 AM

Open to all attendees.

Networking Luncheon Reception | 11:45 AM-12:15 PM

Networking Luncheon
 | 12:15-1:45 PM
Ticketed Event​

International Networking Reception | 4:30-5:30 PM

Dinner, Entertainment and Dancing | 8:00-10:00 PM

Ticketed Event, Black Tie Optional

Dessert Reception | 10:00 PM-12:00 AM
Open to all attendees.

Saturday, October 21

Networking Luncheon | 12:00-2:00 PM
Ticketed Event

When registering, add the networking events of choice to your purchase. ​ ​​​