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2015 Mid-Year Seminar

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IMLA's 2015 Mid-Year Seminar

April 24-27, 2015

Washington, D.C. 

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News

 

Seminar News

New Mobile App:

 

THE MOBILE APP IS THE PRIMARY METHOD OF DELIVERY FOR ALL SPEAKER MATERIALS

Due to high hotel internet fees, IMLA has been unable to offer wifi in meeting rooms and while this is still the case, we have a great new offer that puts all event information at your fingertips without the need of wifi!

IMLA will be introducing a mobile app at the 2015 seminar in Washington, D.C.! IMLA Seminar attendees will have the program, speakers, papers, exhibitors, sponsors, maps, attendee list and much much more directly on their iPhone, Android, laptop, tablet, iPad, and Blackberry!

In order to be more environmentally conscious, please note that hard copies of the speaker materials will be available to purchase only prior to the seminar for an additional fee of $350, please email request for hard copies to 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.. A very limited number of USBs with papers will also be available for purchase at the registration desk for $50. We urge you to download the Mobile App on your mobile device/iPad/Tablet/Laptop prior to the meeting as the Mobile App will have everything you need to access for the seminar and it is free!

Speakers are busy uploading their materials and you will receive instruction on how to access your 2015 IMLA Mid Year Seminar App at least 2 weeks prior to the event.


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The 2015 Mid-Year Seminar program is now available! CLICK HERE to view the tentative program.


 

2015 Seminar Sessions:

IMLA Program Planning Committee Confirms additional Mid Year Seminar Speakers. CLICK HERE to register now!

IMLA Seminar Finance Work Session on Important SEC Updates and MSRB Updates Announces New Speakers:

Robert Doty of AGFS will be discussing recent Securities and Exchange Commission actions involving two former Allen Park, Mich. Officials who have settled a SEC lawsuit against them by agreeing to be barred from involvement in any future municipal bond offerings. Also the former comptroller of Harvey, Ill., has been fined and barred from future municipal bond offerings for materially misleading investors about several bond offerings from the city.

Additional speakers include: Keisha Ellis of the SEC and Elaine Greenberg of Orrick, Herrington and Saliha Olgun of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board who will discuss recent enforcement actions and the MCDC initiative. Our MRSB speaker will discuss municipal advisor regulation, its significance for local governments, and issues for local counsel. CLICK HERE to view the agenda.

CLICK HERE to see a few more of the great topics that will be available at the Seminar.


 

County Attorney Gathering

IMLA will be hosting a special County Attorney Gathering during the Wonk Breakfast on Monday April 27th from 7:30am to 9:00am.


 

IMLA Regional Vice President's and State/Provincial Chair Meeting

IMLA's Regional Vice President's and State Chairs will be meeting with IMLA's Board of Directors and IMLA's Membership Committee on Monday April 27th, from 8:00am to 9:00am.


 

Schedule

IMLA's Mid-Year Seminar Schedule

IMLA will feature conference CLE substantive programming from Friday, April 24 to Monday, April 27, 2015.

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Schedule at a Glance

CLICK HERE to download the Schedule at a Glance (Subject to change)

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CLICK HERE to download the Schedule at a Glance (Subject to change)

 

IMLA Events

Event Highlights

WONK

WONK Breakfast (FREE with Registration)

IMLA is delighted to offer you an opportunity to network with your colleagues and have direct access to premier vendors and attorneys who concentrate on various areas of municipal law at breakfast!  The breakfast will be organized tables by “Topic” and you can enjoy your breakfast together with your colleagues.  The WONK Breakfast is planned for Monday, April 27th, 7:30 am – 9:00 am in the Omni-Empire BallroomPlease complete the form below by April 1, 2015 to assist us with our head count.  There is no additional cost to attend this event!

Topics will include:

  • “P3’s in Renewable Energy.”:  Municipal Partnerships to develop renewable energy infrastructure, create “generation side” opportunities and sustainability
    • Speaker: Tip Torres
  • Personnel: Personnel Hot Topics
    • Speaker: Dan Crean
  • Transportation, Water & Communications: What to Expect from Congress 2015: Transportation, Water & Communications
    • Speakers: Gerry Lederer, Andre Monette, and John Freshman
  • Telecommunications: Municipal Broadband
    • Speakers: Adrian Herbst & Sean Stokes
  • Environmental Law Potluck: Bring Your Own Municipal Environmental Questions
    • Speaker: Stacey Myers
  • Immigration & Non-Citizen Voting: Immigration and Electoral Access
    • Speaker: Ben Griffith
  • Law Office Technology 
    • Speaker: Peter Haskel

 

CLICK HERE to fill out the form 

 

State/Province Breakfast

State/Province Breakfast (FREE with Registration)

Join colleagues form your state and neighboring states/provinces for a networking breakfast on Saturday, April 25th, 7:30 am – 9:00 am in the Omni-Empire Ballroom.  Please complete the form below by April 1, 2015 to assist us with our head count. There is no additional cost to attend this event.

 

CLICK HERE to fill out the form.

Other

County Attorney Gathering

IMLA will be hosting a special County Attorney Gathering during the Wonk Breakfast on Monday April 27th from 7:30am to 9:00am.


 IMLA Regional Vice President's and State/Provincial Chair Meeting

IMLA's Regional Vice President's and State Chairs will be meeting with IMLA's Board of Directors and IMLA's Membership Committee on Monday April 27th, from 8:00am to 9:00am.

Registration

 IMLA's Mid-Year Seminar Registration

Washington, D.C.

April 24-27, 2015

If interested in registering for the conference, fill out the form below and e-mail it to 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. or fax it to 202-785-0152. To register online, visit MyIMLA or CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to download registration form.

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CLICK HERE to download the registration form.

Sponsors

IMLA's Mid-Year Seminar Sponsors

A special thank you to all our sponsors!

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If interested in sponsoring the Mid-Year Seminar in Washington, D.C., please contact 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..

There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available, including within the new event app! Click on the links below to view sponsor information:

Bundled Sponsorship

IMLA App Sponsorship

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Exhibitors

IMLA's Mid-Year Seminar Exhibitors

A special thank you to all our exhibitors!

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If interested in being and exhibitor at the Mid-Year Seminar in Washington, D.C., please contact 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.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Hotel/Lodging

Conference Hotel

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-234-0700

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, a first class facility, in Washington, D.C. The IMLA room rate is $219 for a single or a double; also these rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes.

Reservations may be made by calling Omni Shoreham Hotel directly at (202) 234-0700 or CLICK HERE to reserve your room online. In order to receive the preferred room rate you must reference IMLA2015 to access our room block.

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 Omni Shoreham Hotel. 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.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Omni Shoreham Hotel.