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PIUG 2011 Northeast Conference

Overview | Program | Presentations (PIUG members only) | Sponsors | Workshops | Patent Course | Travel

Monday, October 10 to Friday, October 14, 2011

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901
Tel: +1 (732) 873-1234, Fax: +1 (732) 873-1382


The PIUG Northeast Conference brings together experts in the area of chemistry/biology, non-chemistry/biology and legal topics relating to patent information. It is an excellent forum to learn and share best practices regarding a specific process in searching and retrieving patent information. Vendors will be available to discuss their expertise and products. The key objective of this five-day meeting is to provide opportunities for learning, networking and professional development.

Conference Schedule


The Hyatt Regency New Brunswick in New Brunswick, NJ, is 2 blocks from the NJ Transit train station and NJ Transit bus line. See the travel page for more information on getting to the conference site.

Room rates

  • Single and double rooms: $163/day
  • Triple occupancy: $188/day
  • Quadruple occupancy: $213/day

The cutoff date for conference rate is September 24, 2011.

Reserve your room by calling the hotel directly 1-732-873-1234, using the toll free number 1-800-872-3600 or the online reservation page.

Parking at the hotel is $7 for 24 hr.


July 27, 2011 through September 20, 2011: PIUG Members $75; Non-Members $140
September 21, 2011 through October 12, 2011: $120; Non-Members $190
On-site registration: $165; Non-Members $215
Reduced rates for students, retirees and unemployed attendees.

Registration is available here.

Program Committee

Lucy Akers (Chair), Suzanne Robins, Don Walter, and Rick Williams.

Planning Committee

Co-Chairs: Zhifu Shu, Shelley Pavlek
Audio-video Contract: Ken Koubek, Shelley Pavlek, Zhifu Shu
Evaluations: Mark Bushey
Exhibits Room: Jane Thompson
Food, Catering, Hospitality: Zhifu Shu, Shelley Pavlek
Hotel Contract: Tony Trippe, Ken Koubek, Zhifu Shu
Meeting Book: Mark Bushey, Diane Webb
Photography: Sandra Unger, Yuri Mozolev
Registration: Ken Koubek, Faye Kramer
Signage: Sandra Unger
Speaker Gifts: Ken Koubek
Speakers/vendor Presentations Liaison: Zhifu Shu
Sponsorship: Jane Thompson
Travel: Don Walter
Webpages: Tom Wolff
Workshops: Shelley Pavlek

Information will be updated as it is received and posted on PIUG-DF and CHMINF-L email list and on the PIUG website.

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