Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP)’s past annual dinners have brought together over 200 people from a wide array of backgrounds, including private and public corporations, academia, and law firms, to engage in dialogue and to build relationships with one another.
If you’re not familiar with the progressive networking format, here’s how it goes. You don’t sit with the people you came with or just mingle with people you already know. Instead, each participant will receive table assignments. At the end of the first course, you switch to your second table for the entrée course. The dessert course will be open networking this year. The table assignments are strategically assigned to try and ensure that you meet new faces. Moderators are provided with table topics to help break the ice and lead the conversation. At the end of the night, the result should be that you met a ton of great new people, and hopefully learned something useful for your practice along the way.
RWS IP Services are sponsoring this dinner.