IPO Education Foundation Celebration

Questions: Contact Foundation@ipo.org

Join IPO Education Foundation for the annual fundraising celebration! The event this year includes a NEW FORMAT and VARIETY of sponsorship options.

National Building Museum, 440 G Street, NW in Washington, DC
Schedule of Events

6:00PM Welcome Reception

7:00PM Awards Ceremony

7:45-10:00PM Post Ceremony Reception

Registration Information

  • Individual Ticket – $500
  • General Sponsor – $2,500
  • Sapphire Table Sponsor – $5,000
  • Emerald Table Sponsor – $10,000
  • Diamond Lounge Sponsor –$25,000

IPO Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tickets and sponsorships are considered charitable contributions and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Join IPO Education Foundation for an In-Person Awards Celebration! 

This Annual Awards Celebration is attended each year by more than 500 members of the IP community. The event celebrates modern-day heroes for their accomplishments in the fields of innovation, creativity, and IP rights. This year the event will take place IN-PERSON at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The event will include a new format for increased networking and a variety of sponsor levels to meet your budget and marketing needs. Attire is black tie optional.

For questions, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen Lurye, klurye@ipo.org.

2022 Honorees

Inventors of the Year
Recognizes the world’s most outstanding recent inventors and how they benefit the nation’s economy and quality of life.  

Luke Haverhals and Aaron Amstutz (Natural Fiber Welding) are being honored for their  invention of new material families that are naturally low carbon and completely circular. 

Luke Haverhals, Natural Fiber Welding

Aaron Amstutz, Natural Fiber Welding
Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron Technologies

Executive of the Year
For commitment to the creation, promotion, and protection of IP.

Gary Michelson, The Michelson Institute for IP

IP Champion 
For extraordinary leadership in advocating for the value of IP to stimulate the progress of innovation.

Terrica Carrington, Copyright Alliance

Inspiration Award
For individuals who have made a significant contribution by promoting or championing IP rights for, or on behalf of, members of underrepresented communities.

Diamond Lounge Sponsors:

Diamond Lounge Sponsors

Emerald Table Sponsors:

Emerald Table Sponsors

Sapphire Table Sponsors:

Sapphire Table Sponsors

General Sponsors:

Covington & Burling LLP | Cravath | Goodwin Procter, LLP | Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC | Perkins Coie | Quarles and Brady | Roberts Calderon Safran & Cole, P.C. | Tenneco Inc. | Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C. | Worldwide IP Solutions

Sponsorship Opportunities 

For more information or to view the Sponsorship Kit, contact Kristen Lurye.

Transportation will be provided between the hotel and the National Building Museum and complimentary valet parking will also be available at the event. The group block at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center is currently closed however you may call the hotel to book a room outside of the block, if available. 
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-2200

Support IP Education by Making a Donation 

Please consider making a gift to IPO Education Foundation. IPO Education Foundation is creating new programs to address the challenges unique to those  from underrepresented communities and provide them with information and access to resources that will enable them to innovate and acquire IP to protect their ideas, thereby creating economic prosperity.

  • With your support we can continue to deliver high quality and effective programming,
  • Create new programs to expand our impact to underserved, diverse communities, and
  • Roach a broader audience about the importance of IP.

Check back for updates about new programs and activities.

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For Questions

Contact Foundation Deputy Executive Director
Kristen Lurye, klurye@ipo.org or 202-507-4502