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!
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!
October 10-13, 2010*
* Some separate events take place on October 9th (ILGL, Code Enforcement, Voluntourism Project - see below for details)
New Orleans, Louisiana
(clicking the "Hilton New Orleans Riverside" link will redirect you to the Hilton website with IMLA room block rate)
** IF YOU ARE AN IMLA MEMBER, YOU CAN REGISTER ON-LINE USING THE MyIMLA MEMBERS-ONLY WEBSITE .
Puttin' the Law in Jamba'law'ya - About New Orleans
The New Orleans Convention Bureau has put together a website just for IMLA Annual Conference registrants which provides information on what to do, where to eat, getting around New Orleans, and more. VISIT THIS SITE HERE. In the coming months, we will be updating this site to provide information on IMLA activities for our registrants, including the very popular Mobile Land Use Tour and more!
Annual Conference Program Information
The OFFICIAL PROGRAM is now available.
Additional CLE Programming (separate registration)
While the Annual Conference officially starts Sunday, October 10th, please note that we do have two unique programs that piggyback to the Annual Conference, and start on Saturday, October 9th. These two programs have a separate registration fee and a separate registration form (located below under "Registration Information"). The programs are:
The Institute for Local Government Lawyers (ILGL) is a full-day program geared towards law students, attorneys new to local government, as well as seasoned attorneys who need a “refresher” in various general topics of local government law. This year's lineup includes the following (brown bag lunch is included):
Dwight Merriam – Land Use
Rita McNeil – Municipal Finance
Fleming Bell – Parliamentary Procedure
Joe de Raismes – Ordinance Drafting
Mac McCarley – Dealing with Press
Dan Crean – Personnel
Frayda Bluestein – Public Records
Robert Alfton - You’ve Just Been Appointed City Attorney
Mobile Land Use Tour - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
PLEASE NOTE : YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO BOARD THE BUSES FOR THE SUNDAY MOBILE LAND USE WORKSHOP. PLEASE VISIT THE IMLA REGISTRATION DESK PRIOR TO COMING TO BOARD YOUR BUS TO OBTAIN YOUR TICKET. YOUR TICKET WILL HAVE YOUR SPECIFIC BOARDING TIME LOCATED ON THE FRONT OF THE TICKET.
For those who have already signed up and paid for this event, your bus will depart on one of the following times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm OR 2:30pm. Please note your departure time.
The buses will be waiting and loading at the second side drive entrance of the Hilton hotel main building, first floor (across from the shoe shine stand). The bus company is Hotard.
This will be a three-hour guided tour of New Orleans, with at least one scheduled stop at the St. Bernard Project. Food is not provided, so we encourage you to finish lunch before coming on board the bus.
Reservations now available! The Hilton has offered an excellent rate for IMLA Event Attendees. Click Here to make your booking online!
IF REGISTERING ONLINE
If you are registering online, you must register using MyIMLA and have a MyIMLA Login/Password. CLICK HERE TO GO TO MYIMLA.
IF REGISTERING BY MAIL/FAX
If you are speaking at this year's Conference, Click Here to download a speaker packet containing the following sheets: 1) Speaker Registration Form; 2) Speaker Information and Written Release Form; 3) Speaker Written Material Requirement and Guidelines; and 4) Accommodation Information.
Are you interested in sponsorship one or more events during our 75th Annual Conference. More information to follow, but for now Click Here for a description of our sponsorship options!
IMLA thanks our generous sponsors for the 2011 Annual Conference. Please make sure to visit our sponsors' websites and meet them personally during your time in Chicago!
(clicking the "Omni Shoreham Hotel" link will redirect you to the Omni website with IMLA room block rate)
IMLA is pleased to present the 2010 Mid-Year Seminar, April 18-20, 2010, at the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. This year's topics will include Effect of Federal Health Care Law on Cities/Counties, Telecom - Shot Clock and Limitations on Franchise Fees, Personnel Law, Energy Code - LEED, Fair Housing Act Litigation, Immigration, Federal Legislative Update, Stimulus (ARRA), How to Challenge Federal Laws & Administrative Decisions, FACTA, Voting Rights, Collective Bargaining (HR413), Ethics and more!
Final program now available. CLICK HERE for the draft. (Last Updated: 4/11/10)
The Omni has offered an excellent rate for IMLA Event Attendees. Click Here to make your booking online!
Registration Information - If you are a Speaker/Presenter, scroll down to Speaker Information
We are offering bundle registration this year, meaning that you can register (at a discounted rate) for the Mid-Year Seminar and the Annual Conference at the same time!
CLICK HERE to register for the 2010 Mid-Year Seminar (Early Bird Discount Ends February 15, 2010!)
NEW! SPECIAL OFFER - REGISTER FOR BOTH THE 2010 Mid-Year Seminar AND the Annual Conference (Oct 10 - 13, San Francisco) at the same time using THIS FORM and receive additional discounts!
CLE Credit Information coming soon.
If you are speaking at this year's Mid-Year Seminar, please download the following four forms.