2017 Annual Conference

 

IMLA's 82nd Annual Conference

FallsOctober 14, 2017 - October 18, 2017Hilton exterior

Hilton Hotel and Suites, Niagara Falls/Fallsview

Scotiabank Convention Center

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 

  

News

   

Conference News  

Conference Hotel:

IMLA's 82nd Annual Conference is in the Scotiabank Convention Center in Niagara Falls, Ontario in October 2017! The conference hotel is the Hilton Hotel and Suites, Niagara Falls/Fallsview. Check back regularly for updated information! The IMLA room block is NOW OPEN! To book a room call 1-866-873-9829 and use the group code IMLA or CLICK HERE to book your room online

Click here to view the dollar exchange information.


Passports:

Passports: AS OF JUNE 1, 2009: U.S. citizens will be required to present one of the following documents for entry into the United States by land or sea from Canada: US Passport Card or US Passport. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Phones: Don't get hit with international charges! Plan in advance. Below is some information on intentional plans, but be sure to call your cellular provider for information.

  • Verizon Wireless
    • International Travel Plan: $2 per day per device (Mexico and Canada are included without a daily fee on plan sizes 12 GB or larger.)
    • CLICK HERE for more information.
  • AT&T
    • AT&T Passport (valid for 30 days)
      • $40: Unlimited texting, $1.00 talk per minute, 200MB cellular data, unlimited Wi-Fi access at participating hotspots
      • $60: Unlimited texting, $0.50 talk per minute, 300MB cellular data, unlimited Wi-Fi access at participating hotspots
      • $120: Unlimited texting, $0.35 talk per minute, 800MB cellular data, unlimited Wi-Fi access at participating hotspots
  • Sprint
    • Open World (free)
      • Unlimited call
      • Unlimited text
      • 1 GB of high speed data (after that, $30 per GB)
  • T-Mobile
    • Simple Choice Plan
      • Unlimited calls
      • Unlimited texts

Other information:

Schedule

Conference Schedules

2017 Code Enforcement Program

Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaScotiabank Convention CenterOctober 14 & 15, 2017

The 82nd Annual Conference includes a special two day Code Enforcement Program, October 14 and 15, which is applicable to not only the city attorney and law department but also your code enforcement officials covering topics on:

 Day 1:

  • Keeping code enforcement officers safe.
  • Local amendments to International Codes.
  • Sign enforcement: Murals vs. signs 
  • Proactive vs. reactive rental registrations. 
  • Criminal abatement including red light, drug, and gang issues
  • TBA
  • TBA

Day 2:

  • Mock trial

Click here to register!!

IMLA's ILGL Program

October 14, 2017

Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaScotiabank Convention Center

The 82nd Annual Conference includes a special Institute for Local Government Lawyers program on October 14, 2017.

The Institute for Local Government Lawyers (ILGL) is a beginners-level program geared towards law students, attorneys new to local government, as well as seasoned attorneys who need a “refresher” in various general topics of local government law. Presenters are law school professors and/or local government lawyers with a vast amount of experience throughout the United States. The presentations will provide a broad overview on a number of topics of interest to local government attorneys and will be in a classroom-type setting including topics on:

  • Municipal Finance
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Sunshine Laws
  • Personnel and Employment Law
  • Land Use
  • Legal Ethics
  • Negotiation

Space is limited register early! Registration form forthcoming.

IMLA Events

IMLA Events

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Morning Runs

LN YI cindy 183 MosaicJoin Cindy Yi on a morning run before the IMLA sessions begin! More information and sign-up will be available soon!  

Cindy is an Associate in the Municipal, Land Use Planning and Development Law Group at Loopstra Nixon LLP, the largest full-service law firm in west Toronto. She represents a broad cross-section of public and private sector clients on a variety of municipal law matters throughout the province. She is an avid fitness enthusiast, and has run several Tough Mudder races, competed in powerlifting competitions, and enjoys long-distance running. She is also currently training for two marathons this year.  

Registration

Conference Registration

CLICK HERE to register online!CLICK HERE to download the Conference form. Please email form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  2017 Conference Registration Form 

Exhibitors

2017 Annual Conference Exhibitors

 

If you are interested in Exhibiting, please e-mail Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The exhibit cost for the conference is $2,500  ($1250 for not for profits). This registration includes set up for two representatives. One individual can have admission to all sessions, event materials, social events and all refreshment breaks. At IMLA'sConferences we generally get anywhere from 600-800 attendees.If interested in exhibiting at the 2017 Annual Conference, please e-mail Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hotel/Lodging

Conference Hotel

Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview

6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9, Canada

Tel: 905-354-7887

 

 

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at the Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview, a first class facility, in Ontario, Canada.

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 Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview. 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.

The IMLA room block is NOW OPEN! To book a room call 1-866-873-9829 and use the group code IMLA or CLICK HERE to book your room online

CLICK HERE to read the passport and US vistor information

CLICK HERE to read about the hotel amenities 

 

Passports

Passports

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED: U.S. citizens will be required to present one of the following documents for entry into the United States by land or sea from Canada:

1. U.S. Passport Card

  • Cost: $55 - Age 16 and older
  • $40 - Under age 16
  • $30 - For holders of U.S. passport
  • Validity: 10 years - Age 16 and older
  • 5 years - Under age 16
  • Issued by: U.S. Department of State
  • Limitations: Not valid for international air travel

CLICK HERE to read more about the passport card.CLICK HERE to view fees and forms.

2. U.S. Passport

  • $135 - Age 16 and older
  • $105 - Under age 16
  • Validity: 10 years - Age 16 and older
  • 5 years - Under age 16
  • Issued by: U.S. Department of State

Applying for a passport:

  • Where to apply: Must apply in person at a Passport Acceptance Facility (post office, clerk of court, etc.)
  • Processing time:
    • Routine Service: Approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time.
    • Expedite Service: Approximately 2-3 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time.

Renewing a passport:

  • Where to apply: submit application by mail
  • $110 - Age 16 and older

CLICK HERE to review the forms and fees.Passport Photos:"Bad photos are the #1 reason passport applications get held up during the application process"CLICK HERE to read photo requirements.CLICK HERE to read more about passport photos.

Transportation

How to Travel While You're in Canada

Airport to Hotel/Hotel to Airport

Your transportation to and from the airport is on your own, however, many great options are available!

  • Buffalo Airport
    • Closest airport to hotel
  • Toronto Airport

Hotel to Scotiabank Convention Center/Scotiabank Convention Center to Hotel

  • Walk: The Scotiabank Convnetion Center is only two blocks away!
  • Busses (free): Busses to and from the Scotiabank center will be circulating all day.

Hotel to Welcome Reception/Welcome Reception to Hotel

The Welcome Reception will take place at the brink of the falls!

  • Walk: The Welcome Reception is in walking distance of the hotels. Take time to enjoy the beautiful scenery!
  • Busses: Busses will be ciriculating. It will be a short trip (~5 minutes) to the location.