2010 Annual Conference Information
2010 Annual Conference - 75 Years of IMLA
October 10-13, 2010*
* Some separate events take place on October 9th (ILGL, Code Enforcement, Voluntourism Project - see below for details)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Book Your Hotel Online: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
(clicking the "Hilton New Orleans Riverside" link will redirect you to the Hilton website with IMLA room block rate)
** IF YOU ARE AN IMLA MEMBER, YOU CAN REGISTER ON-LINE USING THE MyIMLA MEMBERS-ONLY WEBSITE .
Puttin' the Law in Jamba'law'ya - About New Orleans
The New Orleans Convention Bureau has put together a website just for IMLA Annual Conference registrants which provides information on what to do, where to eat, getting around New Orleans, and more. VISIT THIS SITE HERE. In the coming months, we will be updating this site to provide information on IMLA activities for our registrants, including the very popular Mobile Land Use Tour and more!
Annual Conference Program Information
The OFFICIAL PROGRAM is now available.
Additional CLE Programming (separate registration)
While the Annual Conference officially starts Sunday, October 10th, please note that we do have two unique programs that piggyback to the Annual Conference, and start on Saturday, October 9th. These two programs have a separate registration fee and a separate registration form (located below under "Registration Information"). The programs are:
The Institute for Local Government Lawyers - Saturday, October 9th -
The Institute for Local Government Lawyers (ILGL) is a full-day 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. This year's lineup includes the following (brown bag lunch is included):
Dwight Merriam – Land Use
Rita McNeil – Municipal Finance
Fleming Bell – Parliamentary Procedure
Joe de Raismes – Ordinance Drafting
Mac McCarley – Dealing with Press
Dan Crean – Personnel
Frayda Bluestein – Public Records
Robert Alfton - You’ve Just Been Appointed City Attorney
Code Enforcement - Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th - This two-day session is tentatively scheduled to include the following topics: Quick And Effective Ways to Abate Nuisances Short of Court, Codes Inspection: Process and 4th Amendment/Due Process, Compelling Compliance through Judicial Proceedings, Hoarders & Mental Illness from the Mental Health Perspective, Public Nuisance Property involved with Bankruptcy and Foreclosures, Post-case Mitigation: Abandoned Property and Liability for Clean-Up and Abatement Cost Recovery. SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS TWO-DAY PROGRAM, YOUR FEE INCLUDES AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION FOR OUR MOBILE LAND USE WORKSHOP TAKING PLACE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10th.
- St. Bernard "Voluntourism" - Working with the St. Bernard Project
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. The St. Bernard Project is a rebuilding organization with opportunities for both skilled and unskilled volunteers. During your time with the Project, you could be doing any of the following tasks: installing exterior doors and windows, installing insulation, hanging sheetrock/drywall, taping sheetrock joints, mud/spackling, putting down flooring, installing interior door, trim and cabinets, yard work and painting. IMLA Conference Attendees can have a chance to participate with this Project on Saturday, October 9th. You will participate in orientation and get a work assignment with directions to your worksite. If you, or anyone in your group, is under 18, please have a parent or guardian sign the liability waiver either here or ahead of time if they will be unaccompanied. The Project must receive a waiver from each volunteer.
Mobile Land Use Tour - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
PLEASE NOTE : YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO BOARD THE BUSES FOR THE SUNDAY MOBILE LAND USE WORKSHOP. PLEASE VISIT THE IMLA REGISTRATION DESK PRIOR TO COMING TO BOARD YOUR BUS TO OBTAIN YOUR TICKET. YOUR TICKET WILL HAVE YOUR SPECIFIC BOARDING TIME LOCATED ON THE FRONT OF THE TICKET.
For those who have already signed up and paid for this event, your bus will depart on one of the following times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm OR 2:30pm. Please note your departure time.
The buses will be waiting and loading at the second side drive entrance of the Hilton hotel main building, first floor (across from the shoe shine stand). The bus company is Hotard.
This will be a three-hour guided tour of New Orleans, with at least one scheduled stop at the St. Bernard Project. Food is not provided, so we encourage you to finish lunch before coming on board the bus.
- Annual Golf Tournament - IMLA's Annual Golf Tournament takes place this year on Sunday, October 10th - 1PM at Lakewood Country Club. CLICK HERE for registration form.
- Annual Softball Game -Tuesday, October 12 - 5PM. Join your colleagues on Tuesday afternoon for softball in New Orleans at Annunciation Park. Equipment, hats and t-shirts are provided! Please bring your own glove and cleats. Also please check with the IMLA registration when you arrive for transportation information. CLICK HERE for registration form.
Reservations now available! The Hilton has offered an excellent rate for IMLA Event Attendees. Click Here to make your booking online!
IF REGISTERING ONLINE
If you are registering online, you must register using MyIMLA and have a MyIMLA Login/Password. CLICK HERE TO GO TO MYIMLA.
IF REGISTERING BY MAIL/FAX
Click Here to download the registration form for the 75th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, October 10-13, 2010.
Click Here to download the separate registration form for the Institute for Local Government Lawyers, Saturday, October 9, 2010.
Click Here to download the separate registration form for the Code Enforcement Program, October 9-10, 2010.
If you are speaking at this year's Conference, Click Here to download a speaker packet containing the following sheets: 1) Speaker Registration Form; 2) Speaker Information and Written Release Form; 3) Speaker Written Material Requirement and Guidelines; and 4) Accommodation Information.
Are you interested in sponsorship one or more events during our 75th Annual Conference. More information to follow, but for now Click Here for a description of our sponsorship options!