Past Events

2009 Annual Conference - Miami

IMLA's 74th Annual Conference

Miami      *

Miami, Florida

October 18-21, 2009

 

Update - Institute for Local Government Lawyers

For those enrolled in the Institute for Local Government Lawyers (separate registration fee), your session is now in the Soprano room in the Hilton. We will start at 8:30am.

Update - Welcome Reception 
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - Sunday, October 18TH from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30p.m. 
This is a premier visitors spot in Miami and we are proud to have secured it for this year’s outstanding Annual Conference social event. Expect good music, Floridian cuisine, and a beautiful sunset on the bay from the shores of the castle. Come and enjoy an evening with your colleagues. Transportation will be provided for all attendees from the Hilton "motor lobby" starting at 5:45pm. There will entertainment provided by Grammy-nominated musician, Elsten Torres.
****SPECIAL NOTE FOR VIZCAYA - ONLY REGISTERED ATTENDEES AND REGISTERED GUESTS WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. DUE TO THE SECURE NATURE OF THIS FACILITY, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BADGE WITH YOU TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. IMLA's REGISTRATION DESK WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAY FROM 7:30am to 5:00pm, SO PLEASE REMEMBER TO PICK UP YOUR BADGE BEFORE 5PM.

PROGRAM TOPICS

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM - NOW AVAILABLE

HOTEL INFORMATION AND LINKS 

IMLA has chosen a premier setting on Biscayne Bay for our two Conference hotels, the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay and the Hilton Miami Downtown. Attendees can choose between these two outstanding properties, strategically located across the street from one another with a walkway connecting them. Conference meetings and social functions will take place in both hotels.

In either hotel, you will receive the preferred room rate of $149.99 per night (exclusive of applicable taxes) for a single or a double occupancy room. These room rates are available for a select period – October 12th until October 25th – before and after the Conference itself. You can make your reservation by phone, or go to the below online link for hotel reservations directly with the Conference hotel of your choice. Please remember to identify yourself as an IMLA Conference Registrant when phoning your reservation in to ensure you qualify for the attendee rate.

Information for the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay - CLICK HERE to make an online reservation for the Marriott; or dial 1-305-374-3900 and ask for the IMLA rate. CLICK HERE for a fact sheet about the Marriott Miami.

Information for the Hilton Miami Downtown - CLICK HERE to make an online reservation for the Hilton; or dial 1-305-374-0000 and use the group code IMLA09 when making your reservation. CLICK HERE for a fact sheet about the Hilton Miami.

REGISTRATION FORMS

CLICK HERE for the registration form for the Annual Conference (remember, you can also login to MyIMLA and register online).

CLICK HERE for the separate registration form and information for the Institute for Local Government Lawyers, a one-day classroom style program geared towards attorneys new to local government law. This event will take place on Saturday, October 17.

CAR RENTAL INFO

Avis has assigned a specific discount number for the 2009 Conference.  The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is J867718. Please use this AWD number when calling Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600 to receive the best car rental rates available.  The discount is effective 7 days before and 7 days after the event. You can also go online by using this LINK to utilize the Avis discount.

WHAT TO DO IN MIAMI

IMLA has arranged for some great pre and post conference cruise deals for our IMLA 2009 Conference attendees. CLICK HERE to find out the different packages and rates!

CLICK HERE to check out IMLA's dining guide for Miami!

During the Conference, your Miami Hotels Marriott and Hilton are only minutes away from:
South Beach
Coconut Grove and the famous Miracle Mile
Miami Beach
Crandon Beach
Miami Seaquarium
Port of Miami
Bayside Marketplace
Dolphin Mall
Historic Art Deco District
Jungle Island
Little Havana Historic District
Miami Metro Zoo
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Fishing, sailing, golf and a variety of other recreational activities are just minutes from the hotels:
Biking trail (0.5 miles)
Jet skiing (0.5 miles)
Jogging/fitness trail (0.5 miles)
Snorkling (0.5 miles)
Bayshore Golf Club (8 miles)
The Links at Key Biscayne (8 miles)
Doral Park Silver Golf Course (12 miles)
Want more? Here are some pictures from our past events.
*Images provided by Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau www.gmcvb.com