• Does this event qualify for CLE credit?

    UC Berkeley School of Law certifies that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for 10.00 general hours Continuing Legal Education Credit (7.50 general hours on October 18, 2017 and 2.50 general hours on October 19, 2017).

    Register for California CLE credit by signing up each day and retaining a certificate of attendance each day. The UC Berkeley School of Law is providing CLE credit for California only, however, many states accept California reciprocity by sending the California certificate of attendance to the other state.

  • Where can I pick up my name badge for the Summit?

    The registration desk for attendee badge pick will be located Ballroom Level of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.


    Registration desk hours:

    Wednesday, October 18: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

    Thursday, October 19: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Can I review an attendee list?

    Unfortunately, we do not have authorization from our attendees to provide this list. While we understand the list is a valuable tool, we are unable to share it with anyone outside of the ChIPs organization. Thank you for understanding.

  • Can I modify or update my attendee information?

    Registration is now closed.  If you need to make a modification to an attendee’s name, tile or organization contact info@chipsnetwork.org.  Include “Registration Modification” in the subject line.  In the body of the email please provide the attendee number and instructions for what needs to be modified.

  • Can I cancel my registration?

    All sales are final and cannot be canceled or refunded. You may substitute a new attendee up until October 2, 2017 if you are not able to attend.

  • Where can I find information on parking and public transportation for this event?

    The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is located at 1330 Maryland Avenue SW.  The hotel is an 8-minute walk from the Smithsonian Metro Station.  For anyone planning to drive to the Summit, the Mandarin Oriental offers valet parking for $30 per car for the day, of $44 per car overnight.

  • When will the agenda be published?

    Check out our high-level Summit Global Agenda for a quick glance on what’s happening each day. A list of confirmed speakers can be found here. We are updating this site regularly so please continue to check back for up-to-date information.

  • When are speaker materials due?

    Speaker bios, head shots and waivers are due by September 11, 2017.  Speaker presentation materials including PowerPoint files and audio/video files are due October 2, 2017.  For questions about speaker deadlines and deliverables contact speakers@chipsnetwork.org.

  • How can I find out about my wait list status?

    Thank you for your interest. Registration is closed. And the event is sold out. We had unprecedented interest this year and were not able to admit everyone who applied. If you did not hear directly from a Summit organizer about your status on the waiting list, we were not able to offer you a spot. Unfortunately, we cannot respond individually to requests about the waiting list.

  • What are the criteria used to accept applications?

    There are a limited number of open registration spots available each year, which are granted via an application process. Once applications have been submitted, the ChIPs team looks at a number of factors for eligibility, including:


    • diversity of background;
    • level of involvement in ChIPs leadership;
    • volunteering, either for ChIPs or other organizations;
    • leading ChIPs committee or chapter initiatives;
    • and member’s career level (more senior members are tracked to the ChIPs Global Summit; emerging leaders are tracked to the ChIPs Next Gen Summit).


    In addition to the factors above, a portion of seats are allocated to sponsors, as the Global Summit is ChIPs’ one major fundraising effort. Likewise, sponsors register via an application process.


    Knowing that the Summit has gained a great deal of interest over the last years, we have made a concerted effort to make the Next Gen Summit as stellar an event for our emerging leaders. We are delighted that additional space has been made available with the generosity of Sidley Austin LLP. We’re very proud of Next Gen’s agenda and speakers and are confident its content will be of tremendous value to ChIPsters establishing their careers.

  • Do you have a special room rate at the Mandarin Oriental for attendees?

    Our room block for registered 2017 Summit attendees at the Mandarin Oriental is sold out. You can still book at the Mandarin Oriental but standard room rates will apply.