Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


2018 IPO Annual Meeting Hotel Information

– Room Block & Conference Location –

Hyatt Regency Hotel
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL   USA
Online reservation link
Reservation by phone: 1-888-421-1442 (reference 2018 IPO Annual Meeting).

IPO has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency, where the conference is taking place. In order to receive the IPO group rate, reservations must be made directly with the hotel by Friday, 31 August or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.  IPO’s group rate is $274/night plus taxes for a single/double room.  You may cancel your reservation up to 72 hours prior to the check-in date.  Cancellations or no shows after 72 hours prior to check in date will result in a charge of one night’s stay.

Unauthorized housing companies (called hotel “poachers”) have been contacting IPO members and exhibitors offering to assist in making room reservations for IPO’s Annual Meeting. This practice, also known as “room pirating”, is a scam that all IPO members and Annual Meeting attendees should be aware of in order to avoid passing along personal and financial information.  Hotel poachers will claim to be an IPO “partner” or the “official housing company” and will sometimes ask that your room be paid in full, up front.  A one-night deposit isn’t enough; they want it all and for every room you book, when you book. Most poaching agencies do not have a contract with any hotels for room blocks.  IPO does not use a housing agent or third party for hotel reservations.  In order to reserve your room at the group rate, you must contact the hotel directly.  If you receive an unsolicited call or email from any company that is not our official hotel, contact us immediately.