IMLA Annual Conference

IMLA’s 88th Annual Conference

September 27- October 1, 2023
La Quinta, California

La Quinta Resort & Club has sold out two Conference nights.

Head over to the Hotel tab to see other hotel options that can accommodate attendees for the duration of the Conference.

IMLA Conference App

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

IMLA will be using a mobile app at the 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.

La Quinta Resort & Club

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at La Quinta Resort & Club, a first class facility, in La Quinta, CA.

Rooms at La Quinta Resort & Club are sold out on:
September 27 and September 28.

Since La Quinta Resort & Club is sold out during two nights of the Conference, below are IMLA’s suggestions of nearby hotels/resorts attendees can stay at. We do not have room blocks at these hotels. La Quinta Resort & Club does have rooms available during the last few days of the Conference, if you wish to move hotels, you are welcome to book at two different ones.

Below are nearby hotel suggestions:

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
10-minute drive from the Conference

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Embassy Suites by Hilton La Quinta Hotel & Spa
4-minute drive from the Conference

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Homewood Suites by Hilton La Quinta
7-minute drive from the Conference

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Nearby Airports:

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
20 miles from La Quinta Resort & Club (~40 minutes)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
144 miles from La Quinta Resort & Club (~3 hours)

All events below are open to all attendees, unless otherwise marked.

Some events may require an additional charge or advance registration, they are marked.

State League / First Time Attendee Reception

State League/First Time Attendees Reception

September 27: 5:00PM-6:00PM

This is a reception for state association / state league attendees as well as first time attendees.  For information about the reception, please see registration.

We will be sending a form around for individuals to sign up to attend prior to the Conference. No other registration is required.

State / Provincial Breakfast

State/Provincial Breakfast

September 28: 7:45AM-8:45AM

The State/Provincial Breakfast with give attendees an opportunity to sit down with fellow attendees from their area.

Advance registration is required. If you would like to add the breakfast to your registration, please email There is an additional cost.

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

September 28: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Join all attendees for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and fun while we kick off an excellent Conference! **Badge is required for entry! Guest tickets are available for purchase**

No registration is required, all attendees are welcome to come with their badge.

WONK Breakfast

WONK Breakfast

September 29: 7:45AM-8:45AM

For the WONK breakfast you will sign up for a table based on subject matter and sit down with the subject matter expert to enjoy a meal and discuss areas of interest.

Advance registration is required. If you would like to add the breakfast to your registration, please email There is an additional cost.



September 29: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Come play or watch the annual IMLA softball game brought to you by Best Best & Krieger! Please bring your own glove.

Land Use Tours

Land Use Tours

September 30: 2:00-5:00

Advance registration is required. If you would like to add the tour to your registration, please email There is an additional cost.

Tour Points of Interest:

X Park: In October 2022, the La Quinta X Park hosted a grand opening to celebrate the completion of the state-of-the-art park. The 32,000 square foot facility features a concrete pump track, three bowls of varying depth, and a street course. Skateboards, BMX bikes, roller skates, and scooters are welcome. The park features a pro shop fully stocked with apparel, shoes, skate decks, bike accessories, and rental equipment. Action Park Alliance (APA) manages the day-to-day operations including membership sales, programs, and events. On average, the park hosts 2,600 action sports athletes per month. Many of the park users are Coachella Valley residents, however the park is frequently visited by athletes from the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. APA provides a variety of programming including individual skate lessons, skate camps, best trick contests, and Friday night jam sessions. With support from the City, APA has also coordinated special events including Hotwheels Superchargers, skate competitions, and El Gato Classic. Several professional action sports athletes have visited the park including skate legends Eddie Elguera, Steve Caballero, and Tony Hawk. The park is open 12:00pm to 9:00pm Wednesday – Friday and 9:00am – 9:00pm Saturdays and Sundays. Currently the park is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. La Quinta residents pay $2 for a day pass and $25 for an annual membership, while non-residents pay $5 for a day pass and $50 for an annual membership.

Old Town La Quinta: Nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains, Old Town is La Quinta’s gathering place and Main Street. Here you will discover over 30 cafesshops, boutiques, salons, and services in a setting treasured for its architectural charm and village atmosphere.

Old Town was inspired by one man’s dream. After traveling throughout Europe and living in small coastal towns in Northern California, developer Wells Marvin moved to La Quinta with his family in 1997 to develop new homes. They brought with them a love of art and the California Renaissance architecture that defines the beauty of Santa Barbara, Carmel and the historic La Quinta Hotel and Resort.

Washington Street Apartments: Washington Street Apartments, a 140-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors from the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition in La Quinta, re-opened in late 2019 after a $48 million renovation and expansion that nearly doubled its capacity.

Civic Center Campus: The La Quinta Civic Center Campus is a 17.5 acre park adjacent to La Quinta City Hall, La Quinta Senior Center and La Quinta Library. It is located on the corner of Washington & Calle Tampico. It has a water feature and also includes a walking path, picnic tables and public art throughout.

Highway 111: The Highway 111 Corridor is a two-mile long, 400-acre region- al commercial hub at the center of the City, extending from the western city boundary, just east of Washington Street, to the eastern city boundary at Jefferson Street. The Corridor is a crit- ical, centrally located component of intraregional travel through the Coachella Valley that accommodates about 40,000 vehicles per day. The intersection of Highway 111 and Washington Street in La Quinta is one of the highest volume intersections in the Coachella Valley, carrying over 70,000 vehicles per day.

The retail, services and restaurants along the Corridor generate over 3/4th of the City’s sales tax revenues. Ensuring the Corridor’s economic resilience is essential to the City’s future.

Opening on December 14, 2022, Acrisure Arena is the Coachella Valley’s newest entertainment destination and home to the AHL’s Coachella Valley Firebirds and the Berger Foundation Iceplex. During your tour we will highlight some of the unique features of the Arena including our Premium Club spaces, our outdoor plaza and the Berger Foundation Iceplex, our community ice rink and practice facility of the CV Firebirds. Please note that access to certain areas may be limited based on building activity.

BMW Experience

BMW Experience

September 30: 1:00-4:30

“Start your engines, we have an adrenaline rush waiting for you’re the afternoon of Sept 30th (Saturday). You will get to play in vehicles and not just any vehicles you will be racing against the clock at the BMW Performance Center on their trackside autocross. Trust me, this facility is going to drive you to be a better driver with finesse. If you think your life is the Rat Race, well we have a new definition for you; our Rat Race is on a polished circular concrete, slicked down with water and with DSC off! You will be testing your handling skills on our very own professional skid pad that will feel like an ice-skating rink. Just when you think you have the hang of it you will realize you are racing against your opponent. Another fun activity will be comparing our 5 top BMW Models on the lot. We will let you decide which one you think handles the best. Just when you think you cannot have any more fun, we will end the day with Professional Hotlaps. This will be the only time you won’t be behind the wheel; we will let the professional instructors show you how the car could be really driven. I guarantee you will be talking about this event for years to come. Dress comfortable, wear your best enclosed toed sneakers and prepare to have a lot of fun. You are getting ready to experience a game changer activity.” We have limited room available.


1:00 PM: Arrival

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Lunch at the track and combined safety talk & orientation.

1:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Participants will drive on the track rotating through custom building driving exercise/rotation.

  • Timed Run Autocross
  • Lead/Follow on Professional Race Circuit
  • Rat Race on Professional Skid Pad
  • Off Road Course

4:15 PM: Closing professional hotlaps & closing ceremony.

4:30 PM: Departure

Tennis Round Robin

Tennis Round Robin

Saturday, September 30: 6:00-8:00

La Quinta is voted one of the top tennis resorts in the world, the resort has an expert team of UPSTA-certified instructors. This fun doubles round robin gives you a chance to compete in a social atmosphere. The PBI professional will mix-and-match players over the course of the round robin, so you don’t even need a partner to sign up. The event will begin with an action-packed clinic with great doubles rills to get participants warmed-up, having fun and ready to play. Then, they get to test their new skill during the Tennis Round Robin. Included in these events are court time, tennis balls, dynamic instruction, and professional tournament direction. Sign up to join in on the fun that will be led by a pro on light hard courts. All levels are welcome! The total cost to play is $40 per person and will include two hours of play, the pro’s assistance, and a racquet rental.

Rick Doyle Memorial Golf Outing

Rick Doyle Memorial Golf Outing

Thursday, September 28 – Tee Time: 8:06AM
Saturday, September 30 – Tee Time: 10:03AM

This year’s IMLA’s Rick Doyle Memorial Golf Outing will be held over two days, September 28 beginning tee times at 8AM and September 30 beginning tee times at 10AM on the Greg Norman course.  The event is open to members and guests on a first come first serve basis. The registration fee is a non-refundable deposit of $50 for each golfer for each day payable to IMLA with your expression of interest. This fee will hold your place and pay for transportation and administrative fees. The greens fees, club rentals, etc. will be on your own, payable at the course on the day of the event. IMLA must give final numbers by September 8th, so if you have paid your deposit, we will expect that you will show and pay the greens fee. If you have paid the deposit to sign up and do not show, IMLA will invoice you for the Green Fee. Sign up for a great day of fun on the course and to honor Rick Doyle the long serving City Attorney for San Jose, wonderful person, and avid golfer.

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.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Exhibitor Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

The Value of Attending an Annual Conference

(from Annual Conference attendees)