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!
2009 Annual Conference - Miami
IMLA's 74th Annual Conference
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.
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.
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!
2010 Mid-Year Seminar
2010 Mid-Year Seminar
April 18-20, 2010
Book Your Hotel Online:Omni Shoreham Hotel
(clicking the "Omni Shoreham Hotel" link will redirect you to the Omni website with IMLA room block rate)
IMLA is pleased to present the 2010 Mid-Year Seminar, April 18-20, 2010, at the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. This year's topics will include Effect of Federal Health Care Law on Cities/Counties, Telecom - Shot Clock and Limitations on Franchise Fees, Personnel Law, Energy Code - LEED, Fair Housing Act Litigation, Immigration, Federal Legislative Update, Stimulus (ARRA), How to Challenge Federal Laws & Administrative Decisions, FACTA, Voting Rights, Collective Bargaining (HR413), Ethics and more!
Final program now available. CLICK HERE for the draft. (Last Updated: 4/11/10)
The Omni has offered an excellent rate for IMLA Event Attendees. Click Here to make your booking online!
Registration Information - If you are a Speaker/Presenter, scroll down to Speaker Information
We are offering bundle registration this year, meaning that you can register (at a discounted rate) for the Mid-Year Seminar and the Annual Conference at the same time!
CLICK HERE to register for the 2010 Mid-Year Seminar (Early Bird Discount Ends February 15, 2010!)
NEW! SPECIAL OFFER - REGISTER FOR BOTH THE 2010 Mid-Year Seminar AND the Annual Conference (Oct 10 - 13, San Francisco) at the same time using THIS FORM and receive additional discounts!
CLE Credit Information coming soon.
If you are speaking at this year's Mid-Year Seminar, please download the following four forms.
Speaker Information & Guidelines - 2009 Annual Conference - Miami
Dear 2009 Miami Conference Speaker/Presenter,
Please find below THREE forms that you are required to fill out and submit to IMLA that concern your speaking responsibilities at IMLA's 2009 Annual Conference in Miami, Florida.
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED FORMS SO THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE THE SPEAKER REGISTRATION DISCOUNT AS WELL AS SO THAT WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT INFORMATION ON FILE AS IT WILL APPEAR ON OFFICIAL IMLA CONFERENCE MATERIALS (ex. Up-to-Date Bios, Paper Titles).
- CLICK HERE FOR SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM FOR SPEAKERS
- CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT GENERAL SPEAKER & PAPER GUIDELINES
- CLICK HERE FOR SPEAKER INFORMATION FORM (required - this form provides options for you to select, such as "I will be using a PowerPoint").