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AILA 2015 Annual Conference

June 17– 20, 2015
Gaylord National Resort , National Harbor, Maryland, USA

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2015 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

Individual session recordings are available for purchase.


This conference will be held June 17-20, 2015, at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD (Washington, DC metro area).

Late Breaking News: The Honorable Cecilia Muñoz will deliver the AC15 keynote address.

AC15 AILA's Annual Conference, the largest annual gathering of the immigration law community, is the can't-miss opportunity to stay up to date on the latest trends in immigration law. This year, the information-filled CLE program includes over 145 substantive sessions in fundamentals, intermediate, advanced, and masters-level tracks. Explore the Conference Program and Day-At-A-Glance.

Held at a bigger, better National Harbor, with over 30 restaurants and 150 shops and boutiques, the conference also offers important special events and networking opportunities, and a conference exhibit hall where you can hear first-hand from vendors about the latest tools, technology, and services. Also, be sure to look into the E. Michael Berger Scholarship as well as Volunteer Scholarships for Law Students and AILA Members' Paralegals.

Check out what's New and Notable as well as the above links for important hotel, pricing, CLE and other information, then register today.*

$99 Conference Recordings Offer! Register before June 17 and you can also purchase a full set of digital conference recordings for only $99! The recordings must be purchased at the time of conference registration, and will be available following the conference via your Agora Digital Library. At the conference, regular rates will apply.

*Your Registration Includes: Admission to CLE sessions from Wednesday-Saturday; specially prepared conference materials; AILA's Immigration Practice Pointers (2015-16 Ed.) and Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2015-16 Ed.) in electronic format; continental breakfast Thursday-Saturday (while supplies last); Lunch vouchers (value limited and restrictions apply, check lunch voucher for detailed information); Grand Opening Gala on Wednesday Evening; Presidents Reception; and Saturday Night Party; admission to the Exhibit Hall; refreshment breaks (while supplies last); opportunities to network; a copy of the attendee list, Conference Program Book, and the Day Planner.

Registration & Pricing


Early Bird Package | Through: April 22, 2015 May 7, 2015
Annual Conference registration at the Early Bird rate of:
AILA Members/International Associates $835 Nonmember Attorneys $1,085
AILA Members' Paralegals $835 Other Nonmembers $1,085
AILA Law Student Members $585 Nonmember Law Students $700
AILA Nonprofit Members $685 Nonprofit Nonmembers $850
AILA Senior/Retired Members $420 Government Employees $835


Advance/Onsite Rate | After April 22, 2015 May 7 and Onsite
Annual Conference registration at the Advance/Onsite rate of:
AILA Members/International Associates $1,085 Nonmember Attorneys $1,335
AILA Members' Paralegals $1,085 Other Nonmembers $1,335
AILA Law Student Members $835 Nonmember Law Students $950
AILA Nonprofit Members $935 Nonprofit Nonmembers $1,100
AILA Senior/Retired Members $670 Government Employees $1,085

Register and buy the conference recordings for only $99.
Register before June 17 and you can also purchase a full set of digital conference recordings for only $99! The recordings must be purchased at the time of conference registration, and will be available following the conference via your Agora Digital Library. At the conference, regular rates will apply.


Additional Registration Options
Guest Passes

  • $120 per guest.
  • Allows entry for one guest into the Grand Opening Gala, the Exhibit Hall, the Presidents Reception and the Saturday Night Party.
  • Does NOT include access to CLE Sessions.
E. Michael Berger Scholarship
  • Your donation to this fund helps eligible lawyers who work for certain nonprofit organizations and/or do a significant amount of pro bono work to attend the Annual Conference. (Suggested donation: $50)
American Immigration Council Events
You can register for events hosted by the American Immigration Council (listed below) by adding them to your cart before check out. To learn more or to register separately for these events via the American Immigration Council directly please contact Megan Hess or visit the Events section of the Council’s website.

  • American Heritage Awards on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 6:30 pm - $250 per ticket.
  • Tony Cook Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 2:00 pm - $300 per player.
  • Late Night Party on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm - $20 per person.


Register Online
 
Register Via Fax or Mail
You can register for this event quickly and securely online by adding this item to your cart and paying by credit card or e-check.   If you prefer to mail or fax in your registration, you can do so by downloading and completing a registration form.

If you register online, do not also mail in a registration form.


Discounts for Multiple Registrants from the Same Firm:

Bring 3 or more and save! When you bring a group of three or more attorneys/paralegals from your firm, you save $100 off the registration fee for the third registrant, and any additional registrants. Please note that the first two registrants are required to pay the full registration fee and do not receive any additional discount. Registrations must be received at the same time to qualify for the discount. Online registration is not available for the "3 or more" discount, you must fax or mail in the registration forms. Each group registrant will receive a copy of the entire invoice and a confirmation once the registrations have been processed.

CLE Credit

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is being sought for the 2015 Annual Conference in all jurisdictions that have mandatory CLE and legal specialization requirements. Notices of approval, including approved totals, will be posted on the Annual Conference website as they become available. Participants seeking CLE credit will be required to submit their affidavit of participation via webCLE by Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Attorneys are awarded credit based upon the number of session hours they attend at the conference. Attorneys are responsible for accurately tracking and recording the sessions they attend and the relevant CLE codes for CLE reporting. Participants at the Annual Conference can receive up to 33 CLE credit hours, including up to 5 ethics credits. Additional information regarding CLE procedures will be provided to registrants at a later date.

Hotel & Travel

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

The hotel reservation deadline to get the AILA Group Rate has passed. Please contact the Gaylord National Resort Reservations at (301) 965-4000 and ask for the current best available rate for the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference attendees.


Note: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from June 16, 2015 through June 20, 2015 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Get to and from DC

AILA shuttles will circulate between the Gaylord and the AILA national office in downtown Washington, DC on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19 from approximately 5:00 pm to midnight each evening. Shuttles will be available based on a first-come, first-served basis. The national office will be open to conference registrants and their families as a meeting place to wait for the shuttles.

DC Shuttle Schedule

Thursday and Friday
(First-come, First-served)


At Gaylord Resort
(Side Entrance Across from the Parking Deck):
At 1331 G St
(in front of the AILA building):
Buses Depart for 1331 G St, NW
at the following times:
Buses Depart for Gaylord National
at the following times:
5:00 pm 6:00 pm
5:30 pm 6:30 pm
6:00 pm 7:00 pm
6:30 pm 7:30 pm
7:00 pm 8:00 pm
7:30 pm 8:30 pm
8:30 pm 9:00 pm
9:00 pm 9:30 pm
9:30 pm 10:00 pm
10:00 pm 10:30 pm
10:30 pm 11:30 pm (Last Bus)
11:00 pm (Last Bus)  

Please note that the departure times are approximate and subject to traffic and other circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations received by April 22, 2015, entitle registrants to a full refund. Cancellations received between April 22, 2015 and June 4, 2015, are subject to an administrative charge of $100. No cancellation requests will be accepted after June 4, 2015, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants in their AILA Agora Digital Libraries. All cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be emailed to conferences@aila.org.