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2014 Annual Conference


IMLA’s 79th Annual Conference

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Baltimore, Maryland ♦ September 10-14, 2014


IMLA's Program Planning Committee and the Baltimore Host Committee are hard at work planning a great program. Your conference hotel is the Hilton Baltimore at the Inner Harbor with a view of Camden Yards. The rate for an IMLA Annual Conference attendee is $235 for a single/double. Based on availability the rates are good for 3 days pre and 3 days post our conference dates. REMEMBER Baltimore will be bustling with activity as a result  of all the celebrations for the 200th Birthday of the National Anthem and Sailabration.


Also, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels landed at Martin State Airport to announce their return to Baltimore for the Star-Spangled Spectacular.  Maryland's multi-year commemoration willPublicatio1 Blue Angels culminate in September 2014 with Star-Spangled Spectacular, a free festival celebrating the 200th birthday of our national anthem.

(More exciting information forthcoming)

Tentative Program

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Annual Conference Registration

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Code Enforcement Program ONLY

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Annual Conference Events

Click Here to review descriptions, click here for event ticket registration and purchase form or register/purchase on line at MyIMLA



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2014 Mid-Year Seminar, Anchorage, AK

Have you heard… We're going to Alaska!

Anchorage, AK • May 17-20



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Can't travel to Anchorage, Alaska to make IMLA's 2014 Mid-Year Seminar from May 18-May 20?

Well now you can participate, as IMLA is bringing the Seminar to you!


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Finding Anchorage

Join IMLA for the opportunity of a lifetime in a spectacular destination!  Adventure with us to Anchorage Alaska, a land of wonders where big wildlife is only the tip of the iceberg.  With so many exciting tour choices there is sure to be something for everyone.  Book your adventure now! (Early bookings are highly recommended to insure availability – Alaska's peak season runs from May to September).


Register Today!


Hilton Anchorage

Downtown Anchorage ~ 500 West Third Avenue

Confirmed IMLA rates:

  1. $169.00 / Double $169.00  

IMLA Room Block Reservations



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2013 Mid-Year Seminar, Washington, DC

IMLA 2013 Mid-Year Seminar  

April 14 – 16 • Washington, DC 




Join IMLA from April 14 to 16, 2013 for the Mid-Year Seminar at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The program this year includes Paul Clement and Jeff Rosen discussing the current Supreme Court term. Our annual legislative update features a discussion of what Congress and the Executive Branch may be doing to you. We will be highlighting the potential changes in “takings” law and “local government standing”.  We’ll revisit the DC Sniper case to learn about dealing with the media and have a very interesting program on the “tiny house movement”. Plus much, much more…


** IMLA now offers a special discount for individuals attending an IMLA event for the FIRST TIME and/or ENTRY-LEVEL Attorneys (1-5 years of practice). If you fall under one of these categories, then you can register for JUST $300 for the Mid-Year Seminar. Just fill out the regular registration form, and write-in FIRST TIME or ENTRY LEVEL to receive the discount!



Register Today! 




View the Official Tentative Agenda  


The official Tentative Seminar Agenda contains information about all the CLE programming (half day Sunday AM, all day Monday, half day Tuesday AM).

The IMLA registration desk will be open at the following times:

SUNDAY - 8:00AM - 2:00PM; Reopens at 4:00PM - 6:00PM

MONDAY - 7:30AM - 5:00PM; (Closed 12 Noon – 1:30PM)


The registration desk is located near the steps below the Diplomat and Palladian Foyer- West End.





Your BADGE is required so make sure you stop by the reception desk on Sunday to pick your materials and badge.




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.


Make Your Hotel Reservations  





Exhibitors & Registration

ON SITE at this year’s IMLA Mid Year Seminar – we’ve got great exhibitors waiting to meet you in the Omni Shoreham’s Palladian and Diplomat Ballroom Foyers! Look for the IMLA Registration Desk at the steps below the Diplomat Foyer, follow the signs and we’ll look very much forward to meeting you there!

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Networking at IMLA Presents: Meet to Eat WONK Breakfast!

This year we are happy to be including in our programming an intimate round-table event that will allow participants direct access to premier vendors and attorneys who concentrate on various areas of municipal law. We are certain this in-depth analysis of hot button issues by those in the KNOW will be the talk of the Seminar.

The Wonk’s Breakfast is a 1 hour event, 7:15AM-8:30AM on Monday, April 15th .

Reserve your seat now to be sure you don’t miss out on this one of a kind, power hour event!

This is a One Table/One Topic event. $10 participation fee per delegate. Seats are first-come, first-serve! 



 Register For The WONK Breakfast


Networking at IMLA Presents: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!  

IMLA has arranged a limited number of tickets to the baseball game on Sunday, April 14th, between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves at 1:35pm. The cost is $20 per ticket. If you are interested, please complete and return the order form with payment or email IMLA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve tickets. For the ticket(s) order form, click here

Please note all sales are final, IMLA is not responsible for canceled or postponed games, please contact the Nationals directly.  


More information about this event will be provided as it becomes available. 


2013 Conf. San Francisco

IMLA 2013 Annual Conference

September 29 – October 2 • San Francisco, CA


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We invite you to join us for the IMLA 2013 Annual Conference.

We love San Francisco and know you will too. We are planning a remarkable conference to welcome you. Enjoy exceptional networking opportunities and a great CLE program that crosses a broad range of substantive and practical legal issues. Join us; register soon to get the best rates.



Register Today!

The best rate available is the Regular Rate. Avoid the on site rates, take advantage of this great rate to San Francisco conference.



PROGRAM! This is the 2013 conference program, updated information will be provided as an addendum to the program.

Institute for Local Government Lawyers

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Baseball Tickets       Golf     Mobile Workshop   Wonk Breakfast

State/Province Breakfast  Softball(forthcoming) 


IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, a first class facility, in San Francisco, CA. The IMLA room rate is $275 for a single or a double; also these rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes.

Reservations may be made by calling the Hilton San Francisco Union Square directly at (415) 771-1400 or the toll-free reservation number at 1-800-HILTONS. In order to receive the preferred room rate you must identify yourself as an International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) 2013 Annual Conference attendee or Book Your Hotel Reservation.

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 San Francisco Union Square. 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.

Book Your Hotel Reservation.



IMLA's 2013 Conference hotel is an exciting, and centrally located to the heart beat of San Francisco.

World-class shopping. Historic cable cars. Dramatic theater and bustling farmers' markets. You can find all this and more just a short walk away from the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Located at the center of the Theater District, the hotel is close to many nearby sightseeing attractions such as Union Square, the San Francisco Shopping Center, City Hall, AT&T Park, and the Moscone Convention Center. During your visit, you can stroll through Golden Gate Park or savor sumptuous delicacies at San Francisco's world-famous Chinatown. The entire city is yours to explore!

Nearby excursions include wine tasting in the Napa or Sonoma valleys, hiking in Muir Woods National Monument, or escaping down the rugged California Coast to Monterey and Carmel.



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2012 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas

IMLA 2012 - 77th Annual Conference 
Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street

October 21st - October 24th, 2012
(some additional programming begins October 20th)*
* Add-On Programs, such as Code Enforcement and the introductory level program the Institute for Local Government Lawyers start early on Saturday, October 20th (separate registration required). Please make your travel plans accordingly if you are planning to attend either Add-On event.
General Information and Tips for Making Plans for IMLA's Annual Conference in Austin

Registration Forms for the Conference and for the October 20th Code Enforcement Program are now available. If you register for both, you will receive a discount on the Code Enforcement registration form. All forms are available on the top left of this page under "2012 Conference Quick Links."

The Annual Conference will occur from Sunday, October 21st - Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. Remember, there are other programs available on the day before, Saturday October 20th. These "add-on" programs (Code Enforcement AND the Institute for Local Government Lawyers) require you to fill out a separate registration form and a separate fee. 


The FINAL PROGRAM is available HERE.


The official Conference Hotel is the Hilton Austin. The Hilton Austin hotel is located in downtown Austin and features a Health Club & Spa and is only one block from Austin's famous Sixth Street nightlife  and a short stroll to the entertainment, shopping and dining in the Warehouse Entertainment District and 2nd Street District . It is convenience to many attractions such as the Capitol BuildingBob Bullock Texas Historical Museum  and the LBJ Presidential Library. The Hilton is only seven miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.   

The IMLA Conference Room Rate is $199/night. Make your Hilton Austin reservations today by going to the IMLA-specific Hilton webpage. You can also call Hilton's Central Reservations number at 1-800-236-1592 and reference group code MLA to receive the special $199 room rate. 


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 Austin 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, IMLA could 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.


Click here for our exhibitor's form.  


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