Men in IP, Mental health, Remote access meeting, Social

A “Movember” event for men in IP
with the IPO’s Men’s Network and IP Inclusive

Wednesday 24 November 2021
1 – 2 pm


On 24 November 2021 the IPO are hosting a lunchtime/coffee-style event for men, in a collaboration between their own Men’s Network and IP Inclusive.

We will hear from a number of speakers on the theme of “What did you do to keep busy during lockdown?” The emphasis is on YOU and what you did for yourself. Did you make jam? Record an album? Research your family history? Restore a chaise-longue or write a book? We are looking for people to share the things they focussed on for themselves during lockdown. Nothing is out of bounds, as long as it did you good!

We’re hoping that this event, timed to coincide with the annual Movember campaign focussed on men’s health, will be a chance for people to reveal the benefits of their lockdown activities and interests and share tips to improve wellbeing – however surprising, humdrum or unusual. There’ll be an opportunity to share reflections in informal groups, and to explore how important it is to immerse yourself now and then in personal time and activities.

If you would be prepared to talk at the event about what’s kept you busy, or just send us a one-line summary for inspiration on the day, please get in touch with Jake Ash at the IPO, via


Who can attend

This is an event for IP professionals who identify as men. Normally our events are open to allies as well, but in this case we felt it was appropriate to provide a space for men to share their unique experiences with one another. That said, it doesn’t matter what role our attendees play in the IP sector, or at what career level or in what type of organisation, so long as the theme strikes a chord with them!



Please sign up using the Eventbrite link above (top right). If you would prefer not to use Eventbrite, please contact and we’ll be happy to help.



This event is free. So are all our resources. We think it’s important to keep IP Inclusive the right side of the paywall.

That said, we do need money to keep the show on the road, so if you enjoy the event please consider contributing to our 2021-22 fundraising campaign. For individual ad hoc donations, our crowdfunding page is here. Or for more information – including for corporate sponsors – visit our general fundraising page here.

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