2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting
Virtual | November 16-20, 2020
Experience the Spirit of Our Global Community
We’re pioneering a new type of event this November—one that opens up exciting opportunities for innovation, flexibility, and connecting with our global community.
Highlights of the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership include significantly reduced fees, packages for multiple registrations from the same organization, an AI-powered matchmaking and appointment system, 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.
Now more than ever, be a part of the global conversation.
Will you be there?
You can now access the growing list of organizations with registrants attending the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting. Search by type, location, industry, and services.
A conversation with INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo on the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting.
We’ve developed the following justification toolkit to help you demonstrate to your organization’s senior management the value of attending the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting.
You’re welcome to download and share the resources below as a tool to navigate the conversation and secure your seat at the IP event of the year.
Registration & Fees
|INTA Member Rate||Special Registration Rate|
|Early-Bird Member*||US $750||Government Member||US $540|
|Standard Member Rate||US $850||Government Non-Member||US $540|
|Non-Member Rate||Nonprofit||US $540|
|Early-Bird Non-Member*||US $1250||Nonprofit Non-Member||US $540|
|Standard Non-Member||US $1450||University||US $540|
*Early-bird rate ends Friday, August 21.
- 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 one-time pricing for multiple registrations: for Corporates, free registration with every three registrations purchased by the same organization; for Associates, free registration with every five registrations purchased by the same organization
- No cost for “add-ons,” such as workshops or Table Topics
- We only accept payment with a credit card and through our online system. All registrants will receive a detailed receipt upon checkout.
- To be eligible for the appropriate member rate, your organization must be in good standing with a 2020 or 2021 membership at the time of your Annual Meeting registration. Be sure to renew your membership or join INTA to receive the member rate.
- Proof of student status is required for the Student rate.
- The registration fee includes access to all events, online meeting materials, and online Registrant Directory.
- Select offerings have limited capacity—so register early!
- 2021 Annual Meeting Pre-Sale: We are not offering a 2021 Annual Meeting pre-sale purchase. However, the first 1,500 registrants of the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting will have early access to registration and hotels for the 2021 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, USA.
- As you complete the registration process, please note that the majority of sessions are open to everyone and, unlike in past years, you do not have to preregister to attend. Sessions that require preregistration are marked as such; these limited capacity sessions, including town halls and workshops, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, after you register, you will receive a separate email at the end of July with a link to make your reservations for Speed Networking, Table Topics, and Social Networking.
|Monday, July 13||Online registration launches.|
|Friday, August 21||Early Registration Deadline. When you register by this date, you will be eligible to receive discounts on the price of registration.|
|Saturday, August 28 – Friday, October 23||Cancellation requests received will qualify for a refund of the base registration fee. An administrative fee of US $150 will be deducted.|
|Saturday, October 24||No refunds will be issued after this date.|
|Friday, October 30||Online registration closes|
|Monday, November 9||Virtual Event Platform opens|
INTA President Ayala Deutsch on why you should register for 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting.
Policies & Payment
New Virtual Platform
Schedule & Program
Access educational, networking, and social opportunities in various time zones.
- 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
- Choose what educational track matches your needs and interest—such as brands and business strategies in crisis, innovation and the future of IP, in-house practice and strategy, commercialization of brands, related rights, and business skills, among others. See the full list of educational tracks.
- Pending approval: CLE credits/CPD points
Details are subject to change, please watch this space for more information.
Last updated: September 18, 2020
|November 16–20||Annual Meeting programming|
|November 13||Leadership Meeting sessions *|
|November 10–12||Committee meetings|
|Dates TBD||Opportunities for Corporate Members to meet with external counsel|
*Note: Leadership Meeting sessions are 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.
We recently launched some of our networking offerings for the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting—but we still have more rolling out over the next few months.
We’ll notify registrants by email and through social media of these new networking opportunities as they launch. Some things to look forward to include social networking events, additional table topics—and more.
These are live networking experiences and require a one-hour time commitment to participate. Please note that you are limited to choosing 2 of each type of networking that requires pre-registration for the duration of the Meeting.
For example, you can pre-register for two Speed Networking sessions and two Table Topics of your choice. However, if you choose more than two sessions within a category, our Member Operations team will contact you, and will ask that you select your top choices. To avoid this back and forth and the possibility of missing out on your top choice—just pick 2!
We strongly encourage you to approach this virtual meeting as you would an in-person meeting.
To get the most out of the networking opportunities and to avoid sitting next to your colleagues, please work internally to develop a strategy and coordinate with colleagues to ensure your choices don’t overlap. While we do our best to audit and avoid any conflicts, coordination is the registrant’s responsibility.
Spacing is limited, if you are unable to join that session please cancel in advance.
What is INTAconnect? Learn more about this #INTA2020 networking feature.
Network with thousands of registrants in a 24/7 networking experience. Exclusive to registrants, this innovative system will help you make connections with IP practitioners around the world, based on your unique profile, interests, and goals.
Maximize your brand awareness and marketing efforts: sponsorship, exhibit, and advertising opportunities are available. Contact us.
Become an INTA sponsor and maximize your brand awareness and marketing efforts.
We can work with you to tailor a sponsorship package that best suits your organization’s needs.
|Sponsorship Level||Price Range|
|Bronze||$3,000 – 8,000|
*All pricing listed in U.S. dollars
In addition to this already-reduced pricing, we are offering additional packages for all corporate and associate registrants. Corporate registrants are eligible for a special pricing package that will award a free registration with every three registrations purchased by the same organization.
To learn more about these opportunities, please contact us today.
Discover our very first virtual Exhibit Hall—an innovative opportunity for you to reach influential brand owners and IP professionals, virtually.
Our 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting registration is a flat fee and includes all educational sessions, workshops, Table Topics, and all other add-on events.
Please note that the 2020 registration fee reflects a 30 percent lower rate than our typical fee for a stand-alone Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting and a 60 percent reduction from the combined fees for the Annual Meeting and Leadership Meeting.
In addition to this already-reduced pricing, we are offering additional packages for all corporate and associate registrants. Corporate registrants are eligible for a special pricing package that will award a free registration with every three registrations purchased by the same organization. Associate registrants are eligible for a special pricing package that will award a free registration with every five registrations purchased by the same firm.
We hope this special offer will enable you to invite more colleagues to experience our first-ever virtual Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting, while still going easy on your budgets.
We do provide tuition assistance to eligible applicants. To find out more and request an application, contact us. Proper documentation is required.
How do I register for the Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting? Do I have to register in advance, or can I register the day of?
Registration is now open. It closes on October 30, before the start of the Meeting.
On-site registration will not be available.
First, early-bird registration offers a cost savings of at least US $100.
And by signing up early, you gain premier access to this year’s Meeting, including early access to sign up for networking sessions such as Speed Networking and Table Topics, as well as workshops and exclusive access to some educational sessions.
Additionally, the first 1,500 registrants will receive early access to registration and hotels for the 2021 Annual Meeting, May 1-5, in San Diego, California, USA.
Our Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting is the premier global event for brand owners, trademark professionals, and other stakeholders.
Registrants include IP professionals from around the world, including attorneys, trademark administrators, government officials, service providers, and more. They hail from corporations, law firms, and IPOs from every continent.
Yes, we do expect that government officials from various jurisdictions will be attending the Meeting.
Yes, as in the past, there will be an opt-in registrant directory listed on our website.
Yes, as with all of our meetings, committee members must be registered to attend the committee meetings. Besides the committee meetings, you’ll benefit from all the activities during the entire Meeting.
No, the login information is valid only for one registrant.
Your registration for the Annual Meeting is transferable to another individual employed by your organization. For those attending the Leadership Meeting please note that attendance is exclusively for committee members. Any substitute must be on a current committee and, therefore, already eligible to register for the Meeting. Please fill out the Substitution Request Form.
CLE credits/CPD points will be available for most sessions and should far exceed the number of annual credits required to meet your respective jurisdiction’s requirements.
Due to the introduction of some shorter formats including town halls and capsule keynotes, not all sessions will be CLE/CPD eligible. However, although not eligible for credit, these educational sessions and dialogues will significantly contribute to your knowledge base and overall experience.
Sessions will be presented in live, simulated live (simulive), and on-demand formats. Simulive provides the best of both worlds: pre-recorded presentations plus live interactions with speakers through question and answer and chat functions during the session.
One of the benefits of a virtual meeting is that all sessions will be available for you to view after the event on-demand. You’ll be able to access sessions at a convenient time and at your own pace until January 10, 2021.
Yes, live and simulive sessions will provide you with the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A session with speakers and participate in polls and surveys.
We recognize the important role that networking plays for most registrants and thus, we are prioritizing this aspect of this year’s Meeting.
We plan to have a number of different networking opportunities, including, Table Topics, Speed Networking, social events, Business Hubs, and Corporate Meeting Rooms. The latter will enable Corporate Members to meet with external counsel, for example.
While there will be opportunities to network via chat, many of our networking options will include face-to-face interactions through video calls.
Will there be space to hold meetings like we usually would host at an in-person Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting?
Yes, there will be Corporate Meeting Rooms and Business Hubs that can be used to host private meetings with clients or outside counsels. This is a members-only benefit, and many of our Corporate Members have already committed to hosting their meetings within these spaces.
Yes. Please contact us to report your additional events.
We’re offering exciting and flexible opportunities for both sponsoring and exhibiting at the Meeting.
Sponsors will have their own space to meet with registrants, plus the opportunity to sponsor events, workshops, banners, and more.
The Meeting will feature a dynamic Exhibit Hall where Exhibitors and registrants can interact and even schedule time to see a demonstration of the Exhibitor’s products and services.
Yes, there will be an Exhibit Hall where you can interact with exhibitors, learn about their products and services, and even schedule time to see a demonstration of their products.
Yes, we will offer technological assistance throughout the Meeting, including accommodating all time zones.
While we are still finalizing the design for this virtual event the below images outline the type of design that you can expect.
Check out the full library of mock up images here.
We will be using Zoom for some educational sessions and meetings. We take the security of our event very seriously and encourage you to learn more about the recent security updates Zoom has made to its platform.
Our 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting will not only place an emphasis on providing premier live and on-demand educational content, but it will also provide robust networking opportunities including Table Topics, Speed Networking, and social events, to name a few. This year’s flat fee includes all of our add-on events, access to all content on-demand after the event ends, and access to an interactive Exhibition Hall.
Questions? Contact us.
What People Are Saying About the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting
Organizations that succeed in a crisis demonstrate leadership by recognizing novel circumstances. INTA has done that by going virtual with the Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting in November.
Uche Nwokocha Aluko & Oyebode
The attractive pricing affords people of the INTA community who normally do not have the chance to attend the opportunity to experience an Annual Meeting. It will give every member of the FIFA IP team, including counsel, paralegals, assistants, the opportunity to participate.
Daniel Zohny Federation Internationale de Football Association
With lower registration fees and removal of travel costs, I'm able to 'bring' additional team members, which is really exciting for us and opens up new opportunities. Additionally, the flexibility of the meeting format means my team in the EU and Australia can now fully participate in their time zone, and not miss out.
Dana Northcott Amazon.com, Inc.
The virtual platform will allow us to connect and network with colleagues in a focused, innovative way, in a year that otherwise would not be possible, given travel restrictions … cutting-edge technology will take these online connections to a new level.
Elisabeth Bradley Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Questions about the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting? Contact us.