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ChIPs Indiana: Evening of Fashion & Technology

08/17/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Indianapolis ChIPs chapter for an evening of fashion, technology and professional development on August 17th, 2017. Learn about recent intellectual property cases impacting the fashion industry, followed by networking and a chance to check out this season’s style must-haves from Saks while enjoying wine and light hors d’oeuvres. We will also be collecting donations for Dress for Success Indianapolis, an organization that aims to provide women with a network of support, professional attire and the development tools.

Schedule:
5:30 – 6:30 pm: 
Learn about recent fashion-related intellectual property cases during a 1-hour panel discussion (CLE credit pending) at the Sheraton. Each attendee is encouraged to bring an item of clothing or an accessory to donate to Dress for Success Indianapolis.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: 
Transition to Saks. Happy Hour begins with wine, cheese, and makeup demonstration stations for 30 minutes, followed by a 1-hour fashion show. Please stick around for shopping afterward! Saks has offered to donate a portion of proceeds to Dress for Success Indianapolis.

Presenters:
Amie Peele Carter, attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels
Amy L. Wright, attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Caitlin R. Byczko, attorney, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Making a Donation:
Dress for Success Indianapolis is a non-profit organization that provides women clothes, confidence and career development support.

There’s Power in Your Suit: 
They are looking for stylish, classy, professional suits and blouses (donated on hangers) that will empower a woman to stand tall and walk into her interview looking and feeling confident. If you are wondering whether an item is appropriate to donate, ask yourself whether you or a professional woman you know would feel confident wearing the item – as is – to an interview.

There’s Passion in Your Dollars: 
Giving a financial contribution to Dress for Success Indianapolis reflects your passion for empowering women in our community to succeed. This year, Dress for Success Indianapolis will spend over $25,000 supplementing inventory when donated items don’t meet the needs of their clients. You can ensure every woman receives a complete outfit, by giving $5 for hosiery, $10 for a pair of shoes, $15 for a purse or $50 for a suit! All donations are tax-deductible!

Current Needs:
o New or gently used interview appropriate suits and suit separates—Especially Plus Sized items
o New or gently used professional earrings/necklaces/bracelets
o New or gently used professional purses in all colors and sizes

Locations:
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel At Keystone Crossing
Metro Suite
8787 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Saks Fifth Avenue
8701 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Thank you to the Indiana Chapter planning committee: 
Tonya L. Combs, Deborah Pollack-Milgate, Elizabeth Shuster, and Alicia Gentile for organizing this event and our event sponsor for their support: Eli Lilly and Company.

Venue

Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
Metro Suite: 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240 United States
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