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INTA 2020 is now virtual and is offering huge discounts: November 16-20, 2020

The spirit of our community will abound as we pioneer a new type of event this November—one that opens up exciting opportunities for innovation and flexibility now and in the future. 

The 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting marks two noteworthy firsts: our first-ever combined Annual Meeting and Leadership Meeting, and our first large-scale, all-virtual event. As CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo said, in announcing this new approach that results from the global COVID-19 pandemic, “Extraordinary times call for an extraordinary experience.”

Among the highlights are significantly reduced fees, time zone-friendly, live and on-demand educational and networking sessions, and content-specific tracks—thus freeing up schedules for networking with global colleagues and exhibitors, and extending opportunities to learn and connect during and beyond the set meeting period.

 

Here’s what you can to look forward to:

Schedule:

Educational, networking, and social opportunities in various time zones
November 16–20: Annual Meeting programming 
November 13: Leadership Meeting sessions (exclusive to current committee members, chairs and vice chairs, Board of Directors and Counsel, Past Presidents and Counsel, current project teams, and staff from government intellectual property offices). 
November 11–12: committee meetings
Dates TBD: opportunities for Corporate Members to meet with external counsel 
 

Fees: 

Standard member registration fee: $850, and $750 for early bird registrants
Fees are 32 percent lower than the typical Annual Meeting fee, and 62 percent less than the typical Annual Meeting and Leadership Meeting combined
Special pricing for multiple registrations from the same organization
No cost to members for “add-ons,” such as workshops or Table Topics
Select offerings have limited capacity—so register early!

Educational sessions: 

High-quality, dynamic content 
Mix of session lengths and formats, including keynotes, panels, town halls, fireside chats, small group discussions, and workshops. 
In-House Practitioners Workshop, Anticounterfeiting Workshop, and, a workshop featuring one of INTA’s latest initiatives, The Women’s LeadershIP Initiative, among others
Tracks: choose what matches your needs and interest—such as brands and business strategies in crisis, innovation and the future of intellectual property, in-house practice and strategy, commercialization of brands, related rights, and business skills, among others
Pending approval: CLE credits/CPD points available

Networking and Social Events: 

Meet, share contact details, and set appointments with current and potential business associates 
Speed Networking
Table Topics (moderated discussions on timely issues)
One-on-one or group meeting rooms, including those for corporate members to meet with outside counsel
Enjoyable social activities tied to themes: sports, wellness, and experiences.

Exhibit Hall: 

Information and demonstrations of products and services
One-on-one meetings with exhibitors
Special hours for appointments with exhibitors

Please email at info@theinquisitivemeridian.com for more information.