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PIUG 2012 Northeast Conference

Monday, October 22 to Friday, October 26, 2012

The Heldrich Hotel
10 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901
Main Hotel Phone: +1 (732) 729-4670 | Main Hotel Fax: +1 (732) 729-4672
Reservations: +1 866-609-4700


The PIUG Northeast Conference brings together experts in the areas of chemistry, biology, other sciences, engineering, and legal topics relating to patent information. It is an excellent forum to learn and share best practices regarding a specific process in searching and retrieving patent information. Vendors will be available to discuss their expertise and products. The key objective of this five-day meeting is to provide opportunities for learning, networking and professional development.

Conference Schedule


Registrant Rate Early Bird Standard Onsite
Member $95 $150 $225
Non-member $190 $250 $325
Reduced – student,
unemployed, or retiree
$50 $75 $95

Early Bird registration – no later than September 10, 2012.

  1. On the Web
    Use the online process for regular attendee registration or for sponsor or exhibitor attendee registration and pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Personal or Corporate American Express credit cards.

  2. By Mail or Fax
    Obtain a printable form as an Adobe pdf document. Before sending payment be sure to read all the instructions included on the printable registration forms. Send the completed form and payment (check or money order only) to:

PIUG Northeast Conference
40 E. Main Street, #1438
Newark, DE  19711
Fax: +1(302) 660-3276

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


The The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ, is 4 blocks from the NJ Transit train station and NJ Transit bus line. See the travel page for more information on getting to the conference site.

Room rates

The hotel offers a room rate of $159.00 per room during the conference and up to three days before and after depending on room availability: arrive as early as Thursday, October 18 and depart as late as Monday, October 29, 2010.

The cutoff date for conference reservations rate is September 30, 2012.

The hotel policy is 4:00 pm check-in and noon check-out and to provide storage space for guests who arrive early or depart after the requested check-out time with advance notice.

Hotel reservations

Go to the The and select the BOOK NOW link. Select Group Reservation, located along the top of the screen. Input your Attendee Code 169366 and then click the Attendee Login Button. This will bring you to the PIUG reservations page, listing some general information about your group meeting and the hotel. Input your Arrival and Departure Dates and the number of guests and then click Continue. Select your preferred Bed Type, fill in the appropriate Information Fields, and then click Submit. If you require telephone assistance with your reservation, please call +1 866-609-4700 between 8:00 am and 8:pm Eastern time and give the reservation agent Attendee Code 169366 to secure your reservation.


The parking facility (unaffiliated with the hotel) is at 70 New Street between George and Neilson Streets, about one block south and east of the hotel; see the detailed directions for the parking facility. Self parking is charged at the rate of $1.75/hr up to a maximum of $15 per day; valet parking is $20 per day.

Program Committee

Lucy Akers (Chair), Suzanne Robins, Don Walter, and Rick Williams.

Planning Committee

Co-Chairs: Kimberly Miller, Shelley Pavlek
Audio-video Contract: Ken Koubek
Evaluations: Mark Bushey
Exhibits Room: Jane Thompson
Food, Catering, Hospitality: Ken Koubek, Shelley Pavlek
Hotel Contract: Tony Trippe, Ken Koubek
Meeting Book: Mark Bushey, Diane Webb
Photography: Sandra Unger, Yuri Mozolev
Registration: Ken Koubek, Faye Kramer
Signage: Sandra Unger
Speaker Gifts: Ken Koubek
Speakers/vendor Presentations Liaison: Mark Bushey
Sponsorship: Jane Thompson
Travel: Don Walter
Webpages: Tom Wolff
Workshops: Shelley Pavlek

Information will be updated as it is received and posted on PIUG-DF and CHMINF-L email list and on the PIUG website.

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Newark, DE  19711

Phone: +1 (302) 660-3275   
Fax: +1 (302) 660-3276


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