what you need to know
Yes, the 9th Annual IP Dealmakers Forum will be held in-person on December 6-8 in New York City, as well as virtually. All sessions will occur in-person at the Apella event space with a live broadcast to our virtual audience. Networking and 1-to-1 meeting opportunities will be available to both in-person and virtual attendees.
Attendance at the in-person event will be limited to a select group of participants, as capacity allows according to gathering restrictions and guidance. See our detailed health & safety protocols.
General registration is not yet available. Sign up here to get early access to registration.
As soon as our online registration system is available, you may purchase either an all-access ticket (in-person + virtual attendance) or a virtual only ticket. Please note seating for the in-person event is limited and all attendees must be reviewed and approved for attendance.
All attendees are categorized as either “all-access” or “virtual only”. An all-access attendee will have access to both in-person and virtual experiences. A “virtual only” attendee will only have access to the virtual experience.
Virtual only tickets include: access to the virtual event platform and mobile app, which includes all sessions, live streamed and on-demand, attendee messaging, and 1-to-1 video meetings.
All-access tickets include: all benefits included in the virtual only ticket PLUS admission to in-person event at Apella in NYC, which includes all live sessions, networking functions, and 1-to-1 meetings, with access to both video and onsite meeting locations.
The IP Dealmakers Forum brings together a select group of leaders in the business community to address critical issues impacting the IP industry and broader innovation landscape. In order to ensure the event has balanced representation from market leaders and to maintain an optimal networking dynamic, we have instituted an approval process for all registrations.
We actively seek thought leaders and senior executives with experience and decision-making power within their respective organizations. We review individual registrations based on organizational profile, level of seniority as represented by job title, biographical information, and referral source.
Additionally, we consider the type of organization, aiming to achieve a balanced representation of corporate IP owners, licensing company executives, law firm executives, investors, advisors, and other key stakeholders.
Once you have completed your online registration, or application, you will receive notification regarding the status of your application within 48 hours. If your registration is approved, you will receive an email with a link to submit payment necessary to finalize your registration and secure your place at the event.
Due to capacity limits at our event venue, along with our aim to achieve optimal dynamics for discussion and networking, we must be selective with registration approvals. If your registration was declined, it’s possible you did not meet the criteria for attendance. We encourage you to reapply the following year.
Alternatively, you may be offered a place on the waiting list if we’ve reached our maximum capacity for your organization type (e.g., law firm, advisor, licensing company, etc.) Additionally, we limit the number of attendees per non-sponsoring organization to two individuals, so you may be offered a place on the waiting list if your organization has already registered two individuals.
Payment is only required after your registration is approved, which may take up to 48 hours. As soon as your registration is approved, you will receive an email with a payment link. Payment must be made within the specified time to secure your place at the event.
We welcome sponsorship inquiries and discussions regarding how to get involved in the event. Please contact us directly at info(at)dealmakersforums.com to request our prospectus which includes detailed information regarding sponsorship packages and opportunities to get involved in the event. We look forward to hearing from you.
We welcome speaking proposals from industry thought leaders and senior executives. Feel free to submit your proposal via email to info(at)dealmakersforums.com. Please include as much detail as possible regarding your interest and relevant experience. Please note that we do not accept sales pitches or allow them at our events.
Leveraging our experience examining complex markets, we engage in a rigorous market-based research process to develop our program content, including identification of session topics, discussion points, and speakers. We rely on the expertise and valuable insights of our community, including industry advisors, sponsors, and partners in this process.
We are not an accredited CLE provider, however we do apply for CLE credit approval in select states. The number of credit hours approved varies depending upon the state, and some states can take as long as 4-5 months to finalize approval. Certain states offer reciprocity. You may access further information on state rules and regulations here.
We will email you your CLE certificate following conclusion of the event and as soon as we receive approval from your individual state bar. Approval times vary greatly depending upon the state bar with some state bars taking as long as 4-5 months to finalize approval. You may access further information on state rules and regulations here.
Registered participants will be invited to the 1-to-1 meetings platform via email approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the event start date, at which time all participants may begin scheduling their meetings.
Our 1-to-1 meetings feature is available to all registered attendees. You may request meetings with anyone attending the event, however, meetings are only confirmed and assigned a meeting location or video link once the invited party accepts the request.
Cancellations received before 30 days prior to the event start date will receive a full refund minus processing fees. Cancellations received after this time will receive a credit with Dealmakers Forums that can be used toward a future event. No-shows will not be issued a refund or a credit.
Substitutions are allowed at any time prior to the start of the event, but the substituting individual must be approved for attendance. If the individual is not approved, the registration will be considered a cancellation subject to the cancellation policy above.
You may reach out to us at info(at)dealmakersforums.com or (914) 365-7732. We look forward to hearing from you!