Find out all the details about the 2021 AIPLA Virtual Mid-Winter Institute.

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Information About the Virtual Format

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How will the content change as a result of being a virtual event?


Get Ready to be Inspired!

AIPLA’s Mid-Winter Institute is the can’t miss gathering of intellectual property (IP) professionals each year. This year we are excited to expand the reach of this event by creating an immersive digital experience that brings all the distinguished speakers, networking opportunities and excitement straight to you.

This year’s all-digital meeting continues our tradition of providing leading edge speakers and topics on a platform where practitioners can connect with peers from around the globe, tackle their most pressing challenges and explore new products and services.

The #aiplaMW21 allows the global IP community to safely share ideas and skills that will shape our future. You’ll be able to participate in all the motivating moments of the meeting regardless of where you are. Make plans to join us for a uniquely immersive and engaging digital experience, designed to inspire.


Plus, An added benefit of a virtual meeting format is that it allows participants to attend all meeting sessions, not just certain tracks. AND, attendees get the on-demand recordings to watch again or watch later.

Why should I attend this virtual meeting?

That's easy! Let us count the ways:

Its AIPLA quality content in a convenient, engaging online format, plus
its an opportunity to stay connected in this time of social distancing, plus there are:

  • Over 29 Total Events
  • 12 CLE Sessions
  • Networking Lounges featuring Presentations and one on one meeting or small group meeting opportunities
  • Morning and Evening Networking Events
  • Committee Meetings and Educational Presentations
  • Interactive Exhibit Hall
  • Post-Session Informal Discussions With Speakers
  • Elimination of Bias/Diversity CLE Sessions
  • Post-event On-Demand Access to all Educational Sessions
How do I attend this virtual meeting?

The AIPLA Virtual Mid-Winter Institute is online, so all you will need is a computer and an internet connection. Our Virtual Event Center web platform is compatible with any Windows 7 or later computer, Android OS device, or Apple/iOS device.  Our immersive, integrated conference platform is user friendly and utilizes Zoom Enterprise webinar technology so it is secure and reliable.


Networking with other users is a big reason I attend. How are you going to offer that benefit virtually?

Get Ready to Have Fun!

The AIPLA Virtual Mid-Winter Institute is full of ways to connect and interact with speakers, exhibitors and other attendees!  From speaker Q&A sessions, to virtual meet-ups & networking events, to online discussions and chats in our Event Community page, we are providing ways to maintain connections and build community during this time of social distancing.  Staying connected online is more important than ever and AIPLA is the place for IP professionals to come together.

Here are just some of the fun events we have planned:

  • Opening Night Happy Hour
  • Networking Event: What's My Line Inventor Challenge
  • Morning Yoga/Relaxation Session
  • Online POKER NIGHT!
  • Virtual Escape Room (tickets required)
  • Closing Networking Event
  • Two Museum Tours
  • Global Coffee, Tea and Cocktails Meetup
How do I access my online sessions once purchased?


  • Session access instructions and reminders for each session will be sent via email once our conference platform goes live a few days before the meeting.
  • Additional information will be sent out to registrants in the coming weeks.
How to I prove my attendance at sessions for CLE?

Each CLE session will have attendance prompts at intervals during the event as well as an attendance survey at the conclusion of the event to verify attendance.