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PIUG 2006 Annual Conference

An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Boolean and Beyond:
Patent Information: Overcoming Pitfalls and Enhancing Productivity

Main | Sponsorships | Program | Registration | Travel Info | Exhibits | Workshops

Saturday, May 20 to Thursday, May 25, 2006
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Registration Information

Two Easy Ways to Register

  1. On the Web. Through Conferon using will accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and both Personal and Corporate American Express.
  2. By Mail.  Click here (WORD) or here (PDF) to download the printable form.  You will also need to click here to download the information form as well. Please read both forms before sending your payment. Mail the completed form and payment (check or money order only) to: 

PIUG Annual Meeting
PO Box 7596
NEWARK, DE 19714-7596

On-site registration will be available, provided space is available, although attendees are encouraged to register in advance. We cannot guarantee that registrations received after May 5, 2006 will be processed prior to the meeting. 

The PIUG Registration Desk will be open during the following times for meeting attendees to pick up their PIUG Badge and other meeting materials.

Sunday, May 21 - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, May 22 - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24 - 7 a.m. to noon

Registration Fees:
To qualify for the member registration fee, the registrant must have renewed their membership in PIUG for 2006. Registration fee includes all breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments during meeting breaks Monday-Wednesday, the Sunday Welcome Reception, the Monday night dinner and the Tuesday night ice cream social. 

Early Bird Deadline:
The deadline for early bird registration is March 31, 2006. Registration forms must be postmarked by that date to qualify for the early bird rate. Web registrations must be entered by 12 midnight EST on March 31 to qualify. 

On Site Registrations:
Full meeting registrations will be accepted on site at no additional fee. However, you should contact Conferon to determine if space is still available prior to making your travel plans. 

Mailed Registration forms MUST be accompanied by check, or money order. Forms received without payment will NOT be processed. Funds must be in U.S. dollars and drawn on a US Bank. Checks or money orders should be made payable to PIUG. (For accounting purposes, the PIUG Federal Tax ID number is 38-3449639.) 

Confirmations will be sent via e-mail to registrants within one week of receipt. If an e-mail address is not provided, or if an e-mail sent to you is returned as undeliverable, you will receive a confirmation via fax or regular mail within 5-7 business days. 

Name Badges:
Name badges will be supplied when you arrive at the meeting, and are required for admission to all events and the exhibit hall. 

Training Opportunities:
Information on additional training opportunities held in conjunction with this meeting can be found at the Workshop page of this PIUG 2006 Annual Conference website. 

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds:
All changes, substitutions, and cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to (330) 963-0319 or e-mailed to Conferon. Substitutions may be made without penalty. 

Deadlines for refund of meeting registration fees:
The full meeting registration fee is refundable prior to April 21, 2006. To cancel your registration and receive a refund before this date, please contact Conferon.  No-shows will not receive refunds of any fees paid. 

Special Needs:
If you have special needs and require accommodation to fully participate, please e-mail a description of your requirements by April 21, 2006 to Conferon

Should you require special hotel accommodations, please email a description of your requirements to Conferon

Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration:
All exhibitors and their staff must register to be admitted to the technical session and/or the exhibit hall. Registration fees must be paid by all exhibitors and their staff if not eligible for a complimentary sponsor registration. The number of free registrations is sponsorship level dependent. Please contact Conferon at (330) 425-9330 if you have any registration-related questions.  For other exhibit-related questions, contact Kartar Arora.   For questions about sponsorship, contact Doreen Alberts

Registration Only: Call Conferon at (330) 425-9330 or send e-mail to:

Special Dates:

March 31, 2006            Early Bird Deadline

By April 21, 2006         Full refund of registration fee

After April 21, 2006     No refund

May 5, 2006                End of Advanced Registration

Please allow seven to ten business days for processing of form.

Last updated: 26 February 2006

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