IMLA Annual Conference

IMLA’s 87th Annual Conference

October 19-23,  2022
Portland, Oregon

Call for Proposals

This call encourages professionals working on issues important to local government lawyers to submit proposals to present at IMLA’s largest CLE Event. Take this opportunity to share your successes and strategies with local government attorneys from all across the United States and Canada.

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.

Please note sessions for both in person and virtual are tentative and subject to change as are the exact number of sessions being offered.

The registration you are purchasing is either for an in person program or virtual program associated with our in person event.

Registration Form

Registration Online

Hilton Portland Downtown & The Duniway, A Hilton Hotel

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at both the Hilton Portland Downtown & The Duniway, A Hilton Hotel, first class facilities, in Portland, OR.

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 hotels. 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.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

You can find a complete list of amenities for both hotels
when clicking on the link to reserve your room.

Hilton Portland Downtown

Most IMLA Sessions will be held in the Hilton Portland Downtown.

The Duniway Portland, A Hilton Hotel


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
Wednesday, October 19 – 5:00PM to 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.

State / Provincial Breakfast

State/Provincial Breakfast
Thursday, October 20 – 7:45AM – 8:45AM

Advance registration is required. The State/Provincial Breakfast with give attendees an opportunity to sit down with fellow attendees from their area. If you already registered and would like to add the breakfast, please email

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 20 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

**Badge is required for entry! Guest tickets are available for purchase**

WONK Breakfast

WONK Breakfast
Friday, October 21 – 7:30AM – 8:30AM

Advance registration is required. 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. You can register for this breakfast online. If you already registered and would like to add the breakfast, please email

Lunch / Keynote Address

Lunch / Keynote Address
Friday, October 21 – 12:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Land Use Tours

Friday, October 21 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Advance registration is required. If you already registered and would like to add the land use tour, please email


Friday, October 21 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Breakfast / Awards Ceremony

Breakfast / Awards Ceremony
Saturday, October 22 – 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

2nd Annual Rick Doyle Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday, October 22 – 8:00 AM
Pumpkin Ridge


Saturday, October 22 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

Thomson Reuters Logo

Silver Sponsors


Exhibitor Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

The Value of Attending an Annual Conference

(from Annual Conference attendees)