IMLA Annual Conference

IMLA’s 88th Annual Conference

September 27- October 1, 2023
La Quinta, California

Call for Proposals

This call encourages professionals working on issues important to local government lawyers to submit proposals to present at IMLA’s largest CLE Event. Take this opportunity to share your successes and strategies with local government attorneys from all across the United States and Canada.

IMLA Conference App

The mobile app is the method of delivery for all speaker material.

IMLA will be using a mobile app at the Annual Conference! IMLA Conference attendees will have the program, speakers, papers, exhibitors, sponsors, maps, attendee list and much much more directly on their iPhone, Android, iPad and/or tablet (must have Google Play Store or App Store to download the App)

*The app can only be downloaded on your phone, iPad, or tablet that have the Google Play Store or App Store.

La Quinta Resort & Club

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at both the La Quinta Resort & Club, a first class facility, in La Quinta, CA.

In order to secure this block of specially priced sleeping rooms and to keep meeting costs to a minimum, IMLA has entered into a total meeting package and contract with the hotels. If you choose to make your sleeping room reservations outside the IMLA group block, such as through an Internet reservation system or with a discount coupon, we need to advise you that IMLA can suffer significant financial penalties. IMLA can be held financially responsible for the attrition or difference between what was promised in the group block and what was actually utilized.

To allow IMLA to continue to provide a reasonable conference registration fee, we need your help in limiting our financial exposure. Please take advantage of the special room rate and block of sleeping rooms we have negotiated and make your reservation.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

All events below are open to all attendees, unless otherwise marked.

Some events may require an additional charge or advance registration, they are marked.

State League / First Time Attendee Reception

State League/First Time Attendees Reception

This is a reception for state association / state league attendees as well as first time attendees.  For information about the reception, please see registration.

We will be sending a form around for individuals to sign up to attend prior to the Conference. No other registration is required.

State / Provincial Breakfast

State/Provincial Breakfast

The State/Provincial Breakfast with give attendees an opportunity to sit down with fellow attendees from their area.

Advance registration is required. If you would like to add the breakfast to your registration, please email There is an additional cost.

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

**Badge is required for entry! Guest tickets are available for purchase**

No registration is required, all attendees are welcome to come with their badge.

WONK Breakfast

WONK Breakfast

For the WONK breakfast you will sign up for a table based on subject matter and sit down with the subject matter expert to enjoy a meal and discuss areas of interest.

Advance registration is required. If you would like to add the breakfast to your registration, please email There is an additional cost.



Interested in Sponsoring?

IMLA has a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities as well as customizable options. If you are interested, please contact Caroline Storer.  At IMLA’s Annual Conferences, we generally get anywhere from 750-850 attendees.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Exhibitor Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

The Value of Attending an Annual Conference

(from Annual Conference attendees)