2021 Virtual Next Gen Summit & Mock Program

ChIPs seventh annual Next Gen Summit and Mock Program will be held virtually on April 13 – April 15, 2021.

The Mock Program portion of the Summit will be on Tuesday, April 13 and consist of a mock business pitch where mock teams will have the opportunity to virtually pitch to a group of mock clients. To conclude the day, teams and clients will have the opportunity to meet again and network during an interactive virtual trivia event.

Following the Mock Program, Next Gen Summit attendees can look forward to two days worth of networking opportunities, interactive workshops and panels and an engaging and creative evening event.

Important Deadlines:

  • February – March: Mock Team sign-ups
  • March – April: Mock & Next Gen Summit registration

Please check back at the beginning of February for a link to our Mock Program & Next Gen Summit event website.

Interested in the exclusive Mock & Next Gen Program Sponsorship opportunity? Please email Shannon Wright at swright@chipsnetwork.org for pricing and benefit information.

Next Gen Summit

As part of our group of initiatives to empower future generations, each year we host the Next Gen Summit, designed for female attorneys in their first 5 to 10 years of practice.

The Next Gen Summit features keynote speakers, inspirational panels of female leaders in tech, law and policy, interactive workshops with a focus on professional development, and networking. 


Mock Programs

Associates and junior partners have the opportunity to participate in a mock exercise. The programming 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. ChIPs Members volunteer their expertise as mock clients, or judges to help the next generation prepare for their futures. 

Mock Program Committee