IMLA Annual Conference

IMLA’s 85th Annual Conference

September 21-October 16, 2020
Virtual

Annual Conference transitions from on-site event to virtual.
Read below for all the details!

IMLA is disappointed to announce that the 2020 Annual Conference at the La Quinta Resort and Spa has been cancelled but is excited to announce that in place of our on-site event, we will be offering the Annual Conference virtually! The virtual conference will be a full virtual event with informative sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. IMLA is replicating our full conference through webinars in much the same manner as we have our other virtual events this year. We will still be offering CLE and all the great resources that our app provides, networking, materials, speaker information, etc. at a price that reflects our reduced costs in hosting an in person event.

Based on the continuing spread of the Coronavirus and the likelihood that a gathering of our size would be prohibited and in looking to the advice of CDC and the efforts, both national and within California, to control social distancing to minimize community spread of the virus, we determined that cancelling the on-site program offered the best result for our members, sponsors and hosts.

We are including a FAQ sheet to answer all your anticipated questions. We recommend taking a look at those answers to know exactly what we are doing about registrations, CLE, recordings, etc. If you have questions that are not answered by the FAQ please email info@imla.org and we will get you an answer as soon as we are able.

Please note the program is tentative and subject to change.

Registration Options

FAQ

If I registered for the in person will I automatically be registered for the virtual?
If you already registered for the on-site program you will be automatically registered for the virtual event. A credit will be applied to your account for the difference in cost. These credits can be used to go toward registering a colleague*, pay membership fees, or register for a future IMLA event. If you do not wish to participate in the Virtual Conference, please contact Trina at trina@imla.org. Cancellations must have been received by August 31, 2020. Once the attendee has received materials, we will not be able to issue a refund.

Can my registration for the in-person event be applied for multiple attorneys from our office to attend virtually?
Yes, the credits will go towards the new registration fee. Any difference in fee will need to be paid.

What about the price differential?
A credit will be applied to your account for the difference in cost. These credits can be used to go toward registering a colleague*, pay membership fees, or register for a future IMLA event. If you do not wish to participate in the Virtual Conference, please contact Trina at trina@imla.org. Cancellations must have been received by August 31, 2020. Once the attendee has received materials, we will not be able to issue a refund.

*the credits will go towards the new registration fee. Any difference in fee will need to be paid.

FAQ

How will CLE credits be issued for this conference?
For each 60 minutes in attendance/online participation, the attendee will receive 1 CLE credit hour or 1.2 CLE credit hours in 50 minute states. Instructions will be provided regarding CLE, IMLA CLE attendance codes, and submitting certificate of attendance forms for CLE credit.

We noticed that recordings will be sent to member registrants at the conclusion of the conference – does that mean that CLE credit can/will be issued after the conference if the member registrant isn’t able to watch the session live?
IMLA will file CLE credits with the state bar for those credits earned while participating in the live webinar within 2-3 weeks after the live event. See below if the registrant is unable to watch the session live.

Since the recordings will be sent to the member registrants, does that allow for additional CLE opportunities due to being able to watch additional workshops that a member wouldn’t have normally been able to attend due to having to pick only one per time slot?
Yes, if your state can receive CLE credits for On-Demand/recordings. Participants will have until August 31, 2021 to claim credits for IMLA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference recordings (all credits must be submitted at one time), 1 report for all recordings you seek to claim CLE credits for.

If you booked a room at the La Quinta Resort & Club please read below.

La Quinta Resort & Club advises us that they will cancel all room reservations that were made in the IMLA block. You will receive a confirmation email of this cancellation. If you booked outside the block or do not receive a confirmation email from the hotel, then you will need to call and cancel your room.

Please call (760) 564-4111.

IMLA Events

Interested in attending?

IMLA will be hosting several networking events throughout the Annual Conference. We will be sending out a short form for Conference attendees to fill out letting us know the events they are interested in attending.

These events will be held on Zoom and are a great way to network and get to know your fellow Conference attendees from a safe distance. Please keep an eye on your email for more details on these events.

Interested in Sponsoring?

IMLA has a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities as well as customizable options. If you are interested, please contact Caroline Storer.  At IMLA’s Annual Conferences, we generally get anywhere from 750-850 attendees.

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IMLA Conference App

The mobile app is the method of delivery for all speaker material.

IMLA will be using a mobile app at the 2020 Annual Conference! IMLA Conference attendees will have the program, speakers, papers, exhibitors, sponsors, maps, attendee list and much much more directly on their iPhone, Android, iPad and/or tablet (must have Google Play Store or App Store to download the App)

*The app can only be downloaded on your phone, iPad, or tablet that have the Google Play Store or App Store.