2020 Mock Program

Wednesday, June 24

Law firm associates and junior partners have the opportunity to participate in the Mock Pitch Program. The programming varies year by year and may consist of a mock trial, business pitches, or other professional activities designed to improve participants skills and receive feedback from leading experts in IP and law. Judges, in-house counsel and partners act as panels or judges to help the next generation prepare for tough, but routine business occurrences.

The 2020 Mock Pitch Program is by invitation only and programming will consist of a virtual business pitch. The firms invited to participate are those who ranked highly in the Diversity & Inclusion Blueprint Survey, a joint initiative between ChIPs and The Diversity Lab.

2020 Next Gen Summit

Tuesday, August 4 - Thursday, August 6

The 2020 Next Gen Summit will be a virtual three day Summit consisting of workshops, panels and fireside chats.

Next Gen Summit content is curated specifically for junior to mid-level female attorneys who work in technology, policy, private practice, corporations or government.

The first two days will consist of interactive virtual workshops focusing on communication, presentation & negotiation skills. The third day will feature a fireside chat between Juanita Brooks and Meredith Price, a discussion between ChIPs Board Members Sarita Venkat and Katherine Minarik on "How to be a Badass" and a Judges Panel.