Patent Information Users Group, Inc.

The International Society for Patent Information Professionals


PIUG 2016 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Patent Information: Our Continuing Quest For Quality

Saturday, May 21 - Thursday, May 26, 2016
Hilton Vancouver Washington
301 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, WA, USA 98660
+1-360-993-4500

Twitter: #PIUG16

Registration Information

Registration Fees

Conference Fees By April 1,
2016
April 2 to
May 13, 2016
After May 13, 2016
PIUG Member $525 $675 $750
AIIP Member $525 $675 $750
Non-member $725 $825 $900
Students, Unemployed, Full-time Retirees* $185 $250 $300
* Students, unemployed, full-time retirees must be PIUG members. Students must submit a valid copy of their student ID or letter from their Program Director validating their student status.

 

To qualify for the member registration fee, the registrant must have renewed their membership in PIUG for 2016. (To establish or renew PIUG membership go to the PIUG membership page.) Registration fee includes all breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments during conference breaks Monday-Wednesday, the Sunday Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner on Monday night.

AIIP Member rate refers to those AIIP Members who are not already members of PIUG. You may register at the discounted rates using a special code available through AIIP.

Two Easy Ways to Register in Advance

On the Web

  • Use the online registration process.
    Reminder: Please make sure you are logged in as a member to guarantee all applicable options are opened to you.

  • Pay by credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

By Mail

  • Download the printable form.
  • Before sending payment be sure to read all the instructions below on this registration page (or included on the printable registration forms).
  • 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.)

  • Mail the completed form and payment (check or money order only) to:

    Patent Information Users Group, Inc.
    40 E. Main Street, #1438
    Newark, DE 19711

  • Phone: 302-660-3275.
    Fax: 302-660-3276.
  • Please allow seven to ten business days for processing form.

Additional Important Information

Access to Conference Presentations for PIUG Members Only

Attendees and speakers who are not members of PIUG will not have post-conference access to the conference presentations posted on the PIUG wiki, which is a PIUG member benefit. To enable post-conference access to PIUG conference presentations, and to also save significantly on PIUG conference registration fees, BECOME A MEMBER of PIUG by going to the PIUG Membership page.

Early Bird Deadline

The deadline for early bird registration is 11:59 pm EST on April 1, 2016. Registration forms must be postmarked by that date to qualify for the early bird rate. Web registrations must be entered by 11:59 pm EST on April 1 to qualify.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

If cancellation is received in writing by 11:59 pm EST on April 1st, a refund of 90% of the registration fee will be provided. From April 2nd until May 6th, the refund will only be 50%. No refunds will be provided after May 6th. All cancellations must be sent in writing to treasurer@piug.org by email or by fax at +1 (302) 660-3276. If you wish to substitute a name for a paid registration, the request must be sent to treasurer@piug.org by 11:59 pm EST on May 13th. Substitutions received by this date will be honored without penalty. No substitutions will be permitted after this date.

On-site Registrations

On-site registrations will be available at no additional fee above the registration fee indicated above for on-site registration. However, you should contact treasurer@piug.org to determine if space is still available prior to making your travel plans.

Special Needs

If you have special needs and require accommodation to fully participate, please e-mail a description of your requirements by May 6, 2016 to erin@piug.org.

Registration Fees

To qualify for the member registration fee, the registrant must have renewed their membership in PIUG for 2016. (To establish or renew PIUG membership, go to http://www.piug.org/membership) Registration fee includes all breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments during meeting breaks Monday-Wednesday, the Sunday Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner on Monday night.
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