Intelectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community

Annual Meeting

- Location -

Vancouver Convention Center
999 Canada Place (East Building)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


- Registration -


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$975 for members
$1475 for non-members
$500 for government employees and academics

Additional fees for lunches and guests.

 Featured Speakers

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Dr. Nathan Myhrvold
Founder & CEO
Intellectual Ventures
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Hon. Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein
Supreme Court of Canada
Credit: Philippe Landreville, photographer
Supreme Court of Canada Collection

Tips for Travelling to Canada

What to do, see, or eat in Vancouver? Click here for more information about Vancouver.

IPO has officially registered the IPO Annual Meeting with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) – International Events and Convention Services Program (IECSP).  All attendees arriving from outside of Canada are required to have a valid passport.  To facilitate border procedures it is recommended that you provide a copy of the Approval Letter for presentation to a CBSA Border Services Officer upon arrival to Canada.  Click here for additional travel tips.  If you require assistance obtaining a VISA, contact Mike Ferrari (


Changes to Registrations
Contact Mike Ferrari ( to request any changes to your registration.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be in writing to Mike Ferrari ( Cancellations received by Monday, August 25, 2014 will be subject to a $100 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after August 26, 2014.  These deadlines for cancellation apply to all registrants.  Course materials will be available online via the mobile app for those unable to attend, but who cancel on or after August 26, 2014.  If a registrant is unable to attend, another person may substitute upon written request.  Please note that fees are not transferable to another IPO meeting.

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. Any fees associated with cancellation of travel or housing reservations is the exclusive responsibility of conference attendees.

Attendee Lists
In order to be listed on the Attendee List, you must be fully registered as of August 25, 2014.  Anyone who registeres after this time will be listed on the Final Attendee List, which will be available on our conference website after the event.  Attendee Lists are available to all registered attendees upon check-in at the conference. IPO does not provide attendee lists prior to the conference.

Mobile App
Registered attendees will have access to the IPO Annual Meeting Mobile App, which provides speaker materials, bios and a list of attendees. Login information will be e-mailed to attendees prior to the meeting, please print copies if you wish to have them on hand at the meeting.

Contact Information

For CLE inquiries, contact Susan Lusk at or (202) 507-4500.

For registration inquiries, contact IPO at or by calling (202) 507-4500.

For sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, contact Clara Stanfield at

Past Annual Meetings

To view past annual meetings, click here.

Future Annual Meetings

September 27-29, 2015, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL
September 11-13, 2016, Hilton Hotel, New York, NY
September 17-19, 2017, Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA
September 23-25, 2018, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Chicago, IL