In response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone CBA IP Day until next year. 

We are currently investigating options for a new date in Spring 2021 and this will be communicated to all participants as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please be aware of the following information:

Registration Fees

Existing registration fees will be applied towards the spring 2021 event. Should you be unable to participate in the new date once announced, registrants will be given the opportunity to request a full refund.


All reservations will be automatically cancelled for those who have reserved within the conference room block at the Westin Ottawa. If you have booked alternate accommodations, please cancel accordingly.


Major airlines including Air CanadaPorter and WestJet are waiving fees to change flights due to coronavirus. Conditions may stipulate that a change can only be made once and/or during a specified period of time. We recommend that participants follow-up directly with their airline or booking agent.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding during this unpredictable time.

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This one-day conference is the premier networking, educational and social event for IP lawyers across Canada.

Join us at the Shaw Centre to connect with your colleagues from diverse backgrounds, discuss practice issues, and get to know the judiciary in a social setting at the CBA Judges’ Dinner.