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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.

We review applications based on the organization you represent, your professional job title, and any background information provided. We actively seek professionals with experience, seniority, and decision-making power within their organizations. Additionally, we consider our overall audience composition, aiming to achieve a balanced representation of IP owners, investors, law firms, and strategic advisors.

Once you have completed your online registration or application, you will receive notification regarding the status of your application within 48 hours. If your application 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.

The IP Dealmakers Forum brings together 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.

Payment is only required after you are approved to attend. As soon as you are 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. Please contact us directly at [email protected] to request our prospectus with detailed information on sponsorship packages and pricing. We look forward to hearing from you.

We welcome speaking proposals from industry thought leaders and senior executives. Please note we do not accept sales pitches or allow them at our events. Feel free to submit your proposal to [email protected] or contact us directly to discuss.

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 platform via email approximately one week 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 [email protected] or (914) 365-7732. We look forward to hearing from you!

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