Seminars

2019 Mid-Year Seminar

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Registration is open!

Please CLICK HERE to access the 2019 Mid-Year Seminar Registration form.

If you wish to register online, please CLICK HERE.


Omni Shoreham Room Block

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.

Please CLICK HERE to reserve your room in IMLA's room block.

*Please be aware that rooms will sell out, so be sure to book yours ASAP!*

Omni Select Service

Join the Omni Select Service for exclusive benefits while you stay at the Omni! CLICK HERE to signup for free!


Program Highlights

Riding (or Scooting) into a New Area of Mobility: Navigating New Risks Through Smart Regulation and Proactive Collaboration: Emerging transportation technologies are being quickly integrated into communities. While dockless micromobility like bikes and scooters present regulatory challenges, they also provide opportunities to enhance mobility and realize priorities around reducing congestion and emissions. This innovation focused discussion will provide an overview of the national regulatory landscape around dockless technologies, offer best practices on legal and policy issues, and discuss infrastructure considerations for the cities of the future. Panelists will provide local, state and national perspectives on understanding and mitigating both new and unknown risks that come with new emerging technologies being deployed on our sidewalks and roads. Further, presenters will discuss the new IMLA Guidance for Regulation of Dockless Micromobility.
Section 1983: Opening/Summation in a Federal Civil Rights Use of Deadly Force Case: An opening and summation from a recently tried Federal Civil Rights case involving a police fatal shooting will serve as the backdrop for this 1 hour presentation exploring practice tips for trying these types of civil cases.

Telecommunications: An Update on, and Responses to, the FCC’s Encroachment into Local Rights-of-Way Management, Zoning and Cable Franchising Authority: This session will provide an update on the FCC’s Small Cell Orders, local governments’ appeal of the orders and other advocacy responses. It will also focus on the FCC’s proposal to permit an offset against cable franchise fees for non-financial obligations of a cable franchise. This session will also offer the insights of a leading IMLA member with communications responsibilities in a state that has both state level small cell and cable franchise statutes.Learning Objectives: 
1) Gain an understanding of the threats arising from FCC actions. 
2) Learn how one major community is responding to the dual FCC threats of small cells and franchise offsets proposals. 
3) Receive an update on pending legislative and regulatory threats/opportunities.

Section 1983: Police Interactions with the Mentally Ill: This presentation will focus on the emerging trend of plaintiffs pleading Monell claims based on the theory that the a police department fails to train officers how to adequately respond to mentally ill individuals in a variety of settings. Courts appear to be breaking with prior patterns and finding such allegations sufficient to state a claim for municipal liability at the pleading stage. This presenter will discuss these trends and how to defend against them. Additionally, hear from the City of Austin's Chief of Police on policy considerations and training for officers regarding police interactions with the mentally ill.
Constitutional Issues Associated With Managing Homeless Encampments: Residents experiencing homelessness is not a novel issue for any municipality, but recent surges in addiction have compounded the issue dramatically. Many cities are now grappling with the management encampments of homeless drug users. Such encampments can attract users, both local and long-distance, leading to spikes in the number of drug users and overdoses in concentrated areas, unsightly and potentially hazardous waste, increases in crime and the need for shelter and services. Managing encampments creates a myriad of potential legal issues that should be carefully considered in crafting a comprehensive plan to address encampments and their residents.

Program

To download the PDF version of the program, please CLICK HERE.

Please note the program and sessions are tentative and subject to change.

Registration

 

Please CLICK HERE to access the 2019 Mid-Year Seminar Registration form.

If you wish to register online, please CLICK HERE.

 

IMLA Events

State/Province Breakfast

The State/Province Breakfast is an intimate round-table event that will allow participants to join their colleagues form their state and neighboring states/provinces for a networking breakfast. There is no additional cost to attend this event, but you MUST register!

To register please indicate you would like to attend when you register for the Mid-Year Seminar. If you have already registered for the Mid-Year Seminar and did not indicate you wanted to attend this breakfast, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." style="color: #000000;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


**Advance registration for the breakfast is REQUIRED. 
NO on-site registration will be available. Space is limited. First Come, First Served**

WONK Breakfast

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. There is no additional cost to attend this event, but you MUST register!

To register please indicate you would like to attend when you register for the Mid-Year Seminar. If you have already registered for the Mid-Year Seminar and did not indicate you wanted to attend this breakfast, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." style="color: #000000; text-align: justify;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

**Advance registration for the breakfast is REQUIRED. NO on-site registration will be available. Space is limited. First Come, First Served** 

IMLA Welcome Reception

Please join IMLA for a Welcome Reception! IMLA will provide two drink tickets (you will receive in your badge) and light hor d'oeuvres. The dress is business casual.  We hope to see you there!

**Badge is required for entry!**

**Spouse tickets are available for purchase**

More information coming soon!

Sponsors

IMLA has a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities as well as customizable ones. If you are interested, please contact Caroline Storer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  At IMLA's Mid-Year Seminars, we generally get anywhere from 250-350 attendees. We also have bundle offer availble for sponsoring at both our Mid-Year Seminar and Annual Conference.

 

ALP


BBK


Bracewell


GMSR


Municode


Thomson Reuters


West Group

Exhibitors

If you are interested in registering to be an Exhibitor, please e-mail Caroline Storer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This registration includes:

  • Set up for two representatives.
  • Registration for one individual to all sessions, event materials, social events and all refreshment breaks.

At IMLA's Mid-Year Seminars, we generally get anywhere from 250-350 attendees. We also have bundle offer availble for exhibiting at both our Mid-Year Seminar and Annual Conference.

Pricing for exhibiting at the Mid-Year Seminar is $2,000 (not for profit $1,200). If you would like to take advantage of our bundle rate, it is $4,500 (not for profit $2,200).

 

ALP


Arcadis


Atlanta


BBK


GMSR


Legal Files


Municode


Rimkus


 

Thomson Reuters


West Group


Xakia

 

Hotel

Omni Shoreham Hotel

(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.

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 access the special IMLA rate at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

 

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