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AILA 2013 Annual Conference

June 26– 29, 2013
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA

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2013 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

Individual session recordings are available at

This conference was presented live on June 26-29, 2013, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, CA.

View the complete, detailed Conference Program and Day-At-A-Glance.

AILA 2013 Annual Conference

The four-day conference, which is the largest gathering of the immigration law community each year, offers a comprehensive educational program and CLE offerings with over 125 substantive sessions. The program includes advanced tracks on business- and family- immigration, criminal consequences, and asylum law, as well as trial skills for immigration attorneys. Speakers come from around the world and from various immigration agencies.

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Practice Roundtables offer an informal, yet structured, opportunity to network and learn from colleagues. The Fundamentals Boot Camp and Fundamentals track offer new and mid-level practitioners a solid foundation of the basics of immigration law throughout the conference.

Enjoy networking opportunities and meeting colleagues, as well as an exhibit hall showcasing resources and services. Attendees can build relationships and learn about services their practices need to thrive. The Annual Conference is a dynamic event that is designed to provide you with growth opportunities throughout the conference including events to help you establish important professional connections with your colleagues.

Your Registration Includes:

  • Admission to all CLE sessions
  • AILA's Immigration Practice Pointers (2013-14 Ed.) and Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2013-14 Ed.) in electronic format
  • Grand Opening Gala
  • Presidents Reception & Annual Awards Presentation
  • Saturday Night Party
  • Breakfast & Refreshment Breaks (while supplies last)
  • Conference Program Book and Day Planner

Additional Annual Conference Information:


The Annual Conference is a highly anticipated event. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register early to secure their spots.

Registration & Pricing

Early Bird Package | Deadline: May 15, 2013  EXPIRED
Annual Conference registration at the Early Bird rate of:
AILA Members/International Associates $795.00 Nonmember Attorneys $1,045.00
AILA Members' Paralegals $795.00 Other Nonmembers $1,045.00
AILA Law Student Members $545.00 Nonmember Law Students $645.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $645.00 Nonprofit Nonmembers $795.00
  • 5% off All-Conference-Shopping-Pass for AILA Publications (excludes Kurzban's)*
  • $100 discount off a NEW annual subscription to AILALink; $50 discount off the renewal of an existing or expired AILALink subscription*
  • A coupon for one free downloadable recording of one of AILA's Audio or Web seminars (excludes audio & web seminar CDs, webcast, in-person, and Annual Conference recordings; must redeem coupon no later than December 31, 2013)

Advance/Onsite Rate | After May 15, 2013 and Onsite
Annual Conference registration at the Advance/Onsite rate of:
AILA Members/International Associates $1,045.00 Nonmember Attorneys $1,295.00
AILA Members' Paralegals $1,045.00 Other Nonmembers $1,295.00
AILA Law Student Members $795.00 Nonmember Law Students $895.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $895.00 Nonprofit Nonmembers $1,045.00

Additional Registration Options
Guest Passes

  • $100 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
  • American Heritage Awards on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 6:30 pm - $200 per ticket
  • Tony Cook Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 1:00 pm - $300 per player

Events hosted by the American Immigration Council at the Annual Conference, including the American Heritage Awards and Golf Tournament, require a separate registration. To learn more or to register, via fax or mail please contact Megan Hess.

Register Online
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Register Via Fax or Mail
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.

*Shopping Pass and AILALink offers valid only during 2013 AILA Annual Conference (June 26-29, 2013).

CLE Credit

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is being sought for the 2013 Annual Conference in all jurisdictions that have mandatory CLE and legal specialization requirements. Notices of approval, including approved totals, will be posted on webCLE as they become available. Participants seeking CLE credit will be required to submit their affidavit of participation via webCLE. 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 31 CLE credit hours. Additional information regarding CLE procedures will be provided at a later date.

*All CLE sessions provide participants the opportunity to ask questions. Panels will include an opportunity for Q&A either during or at the end of the session.

Hotel & Travel

Headquarters Hotel:
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(The AILA Group Rate of $249 Single/$269 Double has SOLD OUT. Please call the hotel at 1-800-HILTONS for the current best available rate for AILA conference attendees. Group Code: ILA)

Overflow Hotels:
Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco (1 block from the Conference Hotel, Hilton)
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(The AILA Group Rate of $199 Single/Double has SOLD OUT. Please call the hotel at 1-800-621-1187 for the current best available rate for AILA conference attendees. Group Code: AIL)
Westin St. Francis (2 ½ blocks from the Conference Hotel, Hilton)
333 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(The AILA Group Rate of $269 Single/Double has SOLD OUT. Please call the hotel at 1-800-937-8461 for the current best available rate for AILA conference attendees. Group Code: American Immigration Lawyers)
Sir Francis Drake Hotel (3 ½ blocks from the Hilton, 1 block from the Westin)
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
AILA Group Rate:
$259.00 Single/Double, plus applicable taxes (limited doubles available)
(For free internet in the sleeping room, please sign up for Kimpton InTouch.)

Please call the hotel at 1-415-885-2500 or reserve online. Group Code: American Immigration Lawyers
NOTE: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from June 26, 2013 through June 29, 2013 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.
*Hotel reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms at AILA rate will sell out quickly, so we advise you to make your reservation as early as possible.

List of Hotels near the AILA Conference Hotel

The following is a list of hotels that are closest (within 4 blocks) to the headquarters hotel, Hilton Union Square. AILA has not contracted group rate at any of the following hotels so please check for the current best available rate. You can also try the travel sites such as Orbitz, Priceline, etc for the hotels within your budget in the Union Square area in San Francisco.

Clift Hotel, 495 Geary Street, Phone: 800-652-5438
Grand Hyatt, 345 Stockton Street, Phone: 800-233-1234
Handlery Union Square Hotel, 351 Geary Street, Phone: 800-995-HUSH
Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary Street, Phone: 800-228-8830
Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel, 609 Sutter Street, Phone: 800-562-7463
Marriott Union Square, 480 Sutter Street, Phone: 866-912-0973
Serano Hotel, 405 Taylor Street, Phone: 877-294-9709
Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, Phone: 800-227-5480
Villa Florence Hotel, 225 Powell Street, Phone: 800-553-4411

Car Rental


If you would like to rent a car while in San Francisco, AILA has negotiated discounts with Hertz. You can make a reservation by calling Hertz 1-800-654-2240 (Please refer to Convention Number (CV):03K40019) or reserving online.

For your convenience, there is a Hertz rental office (325 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA) across from the conference hotel. For the airport locations, please use airport codes SFO for the San Francisco International Airport and OAK for the Oakland International Airport.

Tour Information

Extranomical Tours is offering discounts to the AILA conference attendees for the following list of tours. You will received $5-10 off for booking online and another $10 for using the AILA Tracking Code. Please fill in AILA in the Tracking Code section to get the discount.

If you have any questions, please contact Extranomical Tours at 415-357-0700. Please note that you must reserve online to get the $5-$10 online discount.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations received by May 15, 2013, entitle registrants to a full refund. Cancellations received between May 15, 2013 and June 14, 2013, are subject to an administrative charge of $100. No cancellation requests will be accepted after June 14, 2013, but the conference materials will be made available to the registrant after the conference. All cancellation requests must be received in writing. Registrants will receive a full refund with no administrative charge if laid off prior to the conference.

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