2019 Annual Conference

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IMLA's 84th Annual Conference

September 18-22, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia | Hilton - Atlanta 

 

News

If registered, please look for the Conference APP information in your email approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS Speakers/Experts for 2019 Annual Conference

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. For more information about the process and to fill out your proposal, please click here.

Program

CLICK HERE to see a PDF version of the program.

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

Registration

 

Please CLICK HERE to access the 84th Annual Conference Registration form.

If you wish to register online, please CLICK HERE.

 

2019 Conference Registrant?  If registered, please look for the Conference APP information in your email approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference.

 

Hotel/Lodging

Hilton - Atlanta

(404) 659-2000

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at the Hilton-Atlanta, a first class facility, in Atlanta, GA.

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 Atlanta. 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 Hilton-Atlanta.

 

 If you have any questions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. Please note on the registration form you wish to attend the breakfast, or email Trina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.you MUST register!

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

WONK Breakfast

If you are interested in hosting a WONK table, please email Caroline Storer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hosting a table is $250 and allows you to be able to pick the topic (subect to IMLA approval). 

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. Please note on the registration form you wish to attend the breakfast, or email Trina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.you MUST register!

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


Land Use Workshop

Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:00pm – 6:00pm

**Advance registration is REQUIRED. Space is limited. First Come, First Served**

Please note on the registration form you wish to attend, or email Trina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.you MUST register!

 

 xxxxxxxxx  The Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail Walking Tour
   
1:45 PM  Bus will begin boarding at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.
2:00 PM  Bus will depart from the front entrance of the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.
2:25 PM Tour participants will depart the bus on North Highland Avenue and enter the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail via the North Highland Avenue entrance.
2:30 PM Tour participants will be guided along the Atlanta Beltline for approximately 0.7 miles by representatives from the City of Atlanta and Atlanta Beltline Inc. Representatives will highlight successful developments that display the effective use of public/private partnerships, land use policies, and creative adaptive reuse principles.
3:25 PM Tour participants will arrive at Historic Forth Ward Park. Historic Fourth Ward Park offers 17 acres of greenspace, a spectacular park packed with amenities for all to enjoy. The main section of the park includes open, passive lawns, a playground, an outdoor theater and a 2-acre lake. The 2 – acre lake provides not only a natural gathering place, but also serves in a functional capacity as a storm water detention basin for the City of Atlanta.
3: 45 PM Tour participants will receive an overview of major developments in area immediately adjacent to Historic Forth Ward Park, notably Ponce City Market. Ponce City Market adaptive reuse of the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in Atlanta, GA including the Central Food Hall, various shops, flats and offices.
4:00 PM Tour participants will arrive at New Realm Brewery* (500 Somerset Terrace NE #101, Atlanta, Georgia 30306).
5:00 PM The Beltline Eastside Trail Tour will conclude and the bus will begin boarding on North Avenue (immediately adjacent to Historic Forth Ward Park) to return to the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.
5:15 PM Bus will depart from North Avenue.
6:00 PM Tour participants will arrive at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.
   
  *Tour participants who wish to remain at New Realm Brewing may elect to utilize a rideshare service or MARTA to travel back to the Hilton Atlanta Downtown

 


 

  xxxxxxxxx  The Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail Bus Tour
   
1:45 PM  Bus will begin boarding at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.
2:00 PM Bus will depart from the front entrance of the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.
2:30 PM

Tour participants will arrive at the City of Atlanta Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry (Chappell Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318). The tour bus will be guided by City of Atlanta Watershed Department officials on a tour of the currently under construction Bellwood Quarry. Tour participants will exit the bus and be guided on a limited tour of the quarry.

*Please note that this is a construction site and all tour participants will be required to adhere to applicable safety procedures.

3:45 PM Tour participants will load the bus and exit the Bellwood Quarry.
  Tour participants will receive a residential tour of the Joseph E. Boone and Ralph David Abernathy Corridor. Tour guides will highlight transit oriented developments and creative land use designed to increase resident interaction with the Atlanta Beltline Westside Trial.
4:00 PM Tour participants will arrive at Monday Night Brewing* (670 Trabert Avenue NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318).
  Before entering the brewery, attendees may take a free spin on a Lime scooter. Lime representatives will provide helmets and safety instructions. Enjoy the opportunity to experience scooter micromobility transportation first hand, while having the chance to ask questions to Lime representatives about scooter hardware, trust and safety measures, and formulation of scooter operations across the Country
5:00 PM The Beltline Westside Trail Tour will conclude and the bus will begin boarding in front of Monday Night Brewing to return to the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.
 5:15 PM  Bus will depart from the front entrance of Monday Night Brewing.
6:00 PM Tour participants will arrive at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.
   
  *Tour participants who wish to remain at Monday Night Brewing may elect to utilize a rideshare service or MARTA to travel back to the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.

 

Sponsors

 

IMLA has a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities as well as customizable options. 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 Annual Conferences, we generally get anywhere from 750-850 attendees.

 

Thank You to all of our wonderful Sponsors!

 

American Legal Publishing

 


ATT


 

BBK

 


 

Brinson Askew Berry

 


 

Butler Snow LLP

 


carothers  mitchell logo

 


 

Elarbee Thompson Sapp  Wilson LLP

 

 


 

GMA

 


 

GMSR

 


 

Gray Pannell  Woodward LLP

 


 

Greenberg Traurig 

 


 

Hunton

 


 

James Elliot

 


 

Levin Law

 


Lime


 

Linebarger

 


 

Municode

 


 

Murray Barnes Finister LLP

 


 

Parker Hudson

 


Thomson Reuters


Uber


 

 

Verizon CMYK P

 


 

West Group

  


 

 The Whalen Law Firm LLP

 


 

Zylab

 

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 Annual Conferences, we generally get anywhere from 750-850 attendees. Pricing for exhibiting at the Annual Conference is $3,000 (not for profit $1,700).

 

Thank You to all of our wonderful Exhibitors!

 

 

 American Legal Publishing

 


 

Arcadis

  


ATT



BBK

 


 

Best Friends

  


 

 County of Riverside

 


 Cycom


 

Encrypted Information Exchange

 


 

 Exterro

 


 

Greenberg Traurig

 


 

Legal Edge

 


 

Legal Files

 


Lime


 

Linebarger

  


 

MCCi

 


 

Municode

 


 

Rimkus

 


Thomson Reuters


 

West Group

 


 

Xakia

 


 

Zylab