ChIPs 2022 NextGen and Global Summit Agenda

Save the Date – October 26-28 –
For the first time, ChIPs is bringing together NextGen and Global Summit for three days of content, learning, and connection. The program will be held at the landmark Fairmont San Francisco.

Keynote speaker confirmed! Long-time ChIPs member and now Director of the USPTO, Kathi Vidal

Did you know that the Fairmont San Francisco was built by the Fair sisters and then designed by Julia Morgan, the first woman to be admitted to the architecture program at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first woman architect licensed in California. She designed many edifices for institutions serving women and girls, including a number of YWCAs and buildings for Mills College. What a perfect place to celebrate the advancement of women in technology, law, and policy.

Subject to change. Speakers to be announced – coming soon.


Wednesday, October 26, 2022 


8AM – 5:30PM

Five dynamic sessions of content with outstanding speakers!

Five networking sessions including breaks, lunch, and the closing reception so you can reconnect and collaborate.


Global Summit 

6:30PM Hall of Fame Dinner

The Global Summit kicks off officially with the Hall of Fame dinner featuring a keynote speech and fireside chat with this year’s honoree.


Thursday, October 27, 2022 

8:30AM – 5:30PM

Main session and programming featuring

  • Opening keynote
  • Six breakout sessions
  • Three main stage sessions
  • Pop-up shops, headshot station
  • Networking breakfast and two networking breaks

Sessions include:

  • IP and Beauty
  • Leading in the Digital Era: The Convergence of Biotech and the Law
  • Cognitive Capital: Activating innovation to strengthen our greatest asset
  • Access, Equity, and Allies in the Legal Industry
  • Crypto 101 – Know the tech to know the law
  • Executive coaching panel: When high achievers are asked what made the difference in their career trajectories, executive coaching is the common denominator. Executive coaches bring a new and invaluable perspective to one’s journey and can help you make the decisions and connections required to move ahead.


Friday, October 28, 2022 

Come early for the yoga at 7AM – Sponsored

8AM – 1:30PM

  • Four main stage sessions.
  • Pop-up shops, headshot station
  • Networking breakfast, networking break, and departure lounge for lunch.

Sessions include:

  • Hot Topics in IP and Entertainment
  • Judicial Perspectives and Trends in IP

Global Summit Content Committee

Hard to believe virtual ChIPs could be the Best. ChIPs. EVER!!!!

Global Summit 2020 Attendee

This summit was even better than last year and that’s amazing given we are virtual. Bravo ChIPs Board and everyone who worked on this incredible event.

Global Summit 2020 Attendee

The summit was the medicine I needed for this week, year, etc. I love this community!

Global Summit 2020 Attendee

I am amazed at how engaging you made this event despite it being virtual. Congrats and thank you!

Global Summit 2020 Attendee

I have had an absolutely fantastic time over the last three days – thank you very much for all the work that has gone on to make this possible. I’ll look forward to seeing you in person very soon (fingers crossed).

Global Summit 2020 Attendee

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Global Summit possible. It has been an amazing experience and easily one of the highlights of my entire year, and it will get me through to 2021. Can’t wait to see you amazing women next year (hopefully in person)!

Global Summit 2020 Attendee

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