IMLA 2013 Mid-Year Seminar
April 14 – 16 • Washington, DC
Join IMLA from April 14 to 16, 2013 for the Mid-Year Seminar at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The program this year includes Paul Clement and Jeff Rosen discussing the current Supreme Court term. Our annual legislative update features a discussion of what Congress and the Executive Branch may be doing to you. We will be highlighting the potential changes in “takings” law and “local government standing”. We’ll revisit the DC Sniper case to learn about dealing with the media and have a very interesting program on the “tiny house movement”. Plus much, much more…
** IMLA now offers a special discount for individuals attending an IMLA event for the FIRST TIME and/or ENTRY-LEVEL Attorneys (1-5 years of practice). If you fall under one of these categories, then you can register for JUST $300 for the Mid-Year Seminar. Just fill out the regular registration form, and write-in FIRST TIME or ENTRY LEVEL to receive the discount!
IMLA CLE PROGRAMMING FOR THE MID-YEAR SEMINAR
The official Tentative Seminar Agenda contains information about all the CLE programming (half day Sunday AM, all day Monday, half day Tuesday AM).
The IMLA registration desk will be open at the following times:
SUNDAY - 8:00AM - 2:00PM; Reopens at 4:00PM - 6:00PM
MONDAY - 7:30AM - 5:00PM; (Closed 12 Noon – 1:30PM)
TUESDAY - 7:30AM - NOON
The registration desk is located near the steps below the Diplomat and Palladian Foyer- West End.
6:30PM - 8:00PM on SUNDAY, APRIL 14 in the DIPLOMAT BALLROOM.
Your BADGE is required so make sure you stop by the reception desk on Sunday to pick your materials and badge.
IMLA SEMINAR HOTEL/LODGING - OMNI SHOREHAM
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.
Exhibitors & Registration
ON SITE at this year’s IMLA Mid Year Seminar – we’ve got great exhibitors waiting to meet you in the Omni Shoreham’s Palladian and Diplomat Ballroom Foyers! Look for the IMLA Registration Desk at the steps below the Diplomat Foyer, follow the signs and we’ll look very much forward to meeting you there!
Networking at IMLA Presents: Meet to Eat WONK Breakfast!
This year we are happy to be including in our programming an intimate round-table event that will allow participants direct access to premier vendors and attorneys who concentrate on various areas of municipal law. We are certain this in-depth analysis of hot button issues by those in the KNOW will be the talk of the Seminar.
The Wonk’s Breakfast is a 1 hour event, 7:15AM-8:30AM on Monday, April 15th .
Reserve your seat now to be sure you don’t miss out on this one of a kind, power hour event!
This is a One Table/One Topic event. $10 participation fee per delegate. Seats are first-come, first-serve!
Networking at IMLA Presents: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
Please note all sales are final, IMLA is not responsible for canceled or postponed games, please contact the Nationals directly.
More information about this event will be provided as it becomes available.
Registration Forms for the Conference and for the October 20th Code Enforcement Program are now available. If you register for both, you will receive a discount on the Code Enforcement registration form. All forms are available on the top left of this page under "2012 Conference Quick Links."
The Annual Conference will occur from Sunday, October 21st - Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. Remember, there are other programs available on the day before, Saturday October 20th. These "add-on" programs (Code Enforcement AND the Institute for Local Government Lawyers) require you to fill out a separate registration form and a separate fee.
AGENDA AND ACTIVITES
The FINAL PROGRAM is available HERE.
HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
The official Conference Hotel is the Hilton Austin. The Hilton Austin hotel is located in downtown Austin and features a Health Club & Spa and is only one block from Austin's famous Sixth Street nightlife and a short stroll to the entertainment, shopping and dining in the Warehouse Entertainment District and 2nd Street District . It is convenience to many attractions such as the Capitol Building , Bob Bullock Texas Historical Museum and the LBJ Presidential Library. The Hilton is only seven miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
The IMLA Conference Room Rate is $199/night. Make your Hilton Austin reservations today by going to the IMLA-specific Hilton webpage. You can also call Hilton's Central Reservations number at 1-800-236-1592 and reference group code MLA to receive the special $199 room rate.
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 Hilton Austin 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, IMLA could 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.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE AN EXHIBITOR IN AUSTIN?
Click here for our exhibitor's form.
Planning is underway at IMLA headquarters to make the 76th Annual Conference in Chicago the best yet! Before you register for the Conference (using the link menus on the left side of this page), please read this section for some basic guidance.
Conference Registration vs. Add-On Programming
IMLA's 76th Annual Conference officially starts at 9:00am on Sunday, September 11 and will conclude by Noon on Wednesday, September 14th. Your Conference registration includes all CLE programming on Sunday, Monday (including Canadian Department meeting), Tuesday, and Wednesday, EXCEPT the Sunday afternoon Mobile Land Use Workshop (separate registration required). Your Conference registration also includes access to our Opening Reception, which will be at Navy Pier, and our Confernece luncheons on Monday and Tuesday.
IMLA also offers "Add-On" Programming, consisting of: 1) Code Enforcement Program and 2) Institute for Local Government Lawyers. BOTH ADD-ON PROGRAMS WILL START ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th. Both these Add-On Programs require separate registration.
Hotel and Travel Information
The official Conference Hotel is the Hilton Chicago, located in the heart of Chicago at 720 South Michigan Avenue. IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, a first class facility, in Chicago, IL. The IMLA room rate is $269 for a single or a double, also these rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes.
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 Hilton Chicago 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 seminar registration fee, we need your help in limiting our financial exposure. Reservations may be made by calling the Hilton Chicago directly at (312) 922-4400 or the toll-free reservation number at 1-800-HILTONS. In order to receive the preferred room rate you must identify yourself as an International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) 2011 Annual Conference attendee, Group Code IML or to register online.
The official hotel cut-off date for making reservations is August 8, 2011, 5:00pm, EST. This is an extremely popular time of year in Chicago and hotels typically sell out. It would be in your best interest to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.
IMLA has a discounts available with Continental Airlines and Avis (see menu on left side of page for links).
Get to know and network with other Conference attendees by signing up for: 1) IMLA Softball Game; 2) Golf outing; and 3) the very popular Mobile Land Use Workshop. Remember, all three of these activities require separate registration forms!
ON SITE at this year’s IMLA Mid Year Seminar – we’ve got great exhibitors waiting to meet you in the Omni Shoreham’s Palladian and Diplomat Ballroom Foyers! Look for the IMLA Registration Desk at the steps below the Diplomat Foyer, follow the signs and we’ll look very much forward to meeting you there! See Omni Map click here.
Networking at IMLA Presents: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
Networking at IMLA Presents: Meet to Eat!
IMLA thanks our generous sponsors for the 2012 Mid-Year Seminar. Please make sure to visit our sponsors' websites and meet them personally during your time in Washington!