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AILA 2014 Annual Conference

June 18– 21, 2014
Marriott Copley Place & Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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2014 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

This conference will be presented live June 18–21, 2014, at the Marriott Copley Place, Westin Copley Place, and Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

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

Registration for this conference is limited and expected to sell out. For this reason registration will open first to AILA members and their paralegals.

Registration for nonmembers is now open!

AILA 2014 Annual Conference

This 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 120 substantive sessions. Sessions will be located throughout AILA's three conference venues: the Boston Marriott Copley Place (co-headquarters hotel), the Westin Copley Place (co-headquarters hotel), and the Hynes Convention Center, which will hold the fundamentals sessions (Thursday-Saturday). The program includes fundamentals, intermediate and advanced level 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 the immigration agencies.

View the Annual
Conference Brochure

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.

Register early as space is limited to 3,400 attendees and is expected to sell out. And don't forget to take advantage of the Special AILA Members Only Conference Recordings Offer! AILA members can purchase the full Annual Conference recording set of digital conference recordings for only $99 if purchased with conference registration by the Early Bird deadline (April 23)!

Your Registration Fee Includes:

  • Admission to CLE sessions from Wednesday-Saturday
  • Specially prepared conference materials
  • AILA's Immigration Practice Pointers (2014-15 Ed.) and Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2014-15 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
  • Admission to the Exhibit Hall
  • Refreshment breaks (while supplies last)
  • Opportunities to network
  • A copy of the attendee list
  • Conference Program Book
  • Day Planner

Registration & Pricing

Early Bird Package | Deadline: April 23, 2014
Annual Conference registration at the Early Bird rate of:
AILA Members/International Associates $835.00 Nonmember Attorneys $1,085.00
AILA Members' Paralegals $835.00 Other Nonmembers $1,085.00
AILA Law Student Members $585.00 Nonmember Law Students $700.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $685.00 Nonprofit Nonmembers $850.00
AILA Senior Members $420.00 Government Employees $835.00
Special AILA Members Only $99 Conference Recordings Offer!
From now until the Early Bird Registration deadline (April 23, 2014), AILA members can purchase the full Annual Conference recording 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 the Agora Digital Library. After April 23, the full set of recordings can be purchased for $159 up until the start of the conference. At the conference the regular rates will apply. This offer is available to AILA members only!

Advance/Onsite Rate | After April 23, 2014 and Onsite
Annual Conference registration at the Advance/Onsite rate of:
AILA Members/International Associates $1,085.00 Nonmember Attorneys $1,335.00
AILA Members' Paralegals $1,085.00 Other Nonmembers $1,335.00
AILA Law Student Members $835.00 Nonmember Law Students $950.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $935.00 Nonprofit Nonmembers $1,100.00
AILA Senior Members $670.00 Government Employees $1,085.00

Additional Registration Options
Guest Passes

  • $120.00 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 20, 2014, at 6:30 pm - $200 per ticket.
  • Tony Cook Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 1:00 pm - $300 per player.
  • Late Night Migration Mingle on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8:30 pm - $40 per person.

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.

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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.

Nonmembers cannot register via group registrations prior to March 19, 2014

CLE Credit

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is being sought for the 2014 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 Monday, July 7, 2014, at 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 to registrants at a later date.

Hotel & Travel

Co-Headquarters Hotel:
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

  • AILA Group Rate: $297 Single/$317 Double, plus taxes
    Phone: 1-877-901-2079 or (617)236-5800 (Group Code: AILA) or book online.

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

  • AILA Group Rate: $299 Single/Double, plus taxes
    Phone: 1-800-Westin1 or (617)262-9600 (Group Code: AIF13A) or book online.

Overflow Hotels:
Sheraton Boston**
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
AILA Group Rate: $275 Single/Double, plus taxes
Phone: 1-888-627-7054 or (617) 236-2000, option 4
(Group Code: AILA)
Or book online.
Hilton Boston Back Bay**
40 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
AILA Group Rate: $249 Single/Double, plus taxes
Sold out!
Phone: 1-800-Hiltons or (617) 236-1100
(Group Code: American Immigration Lawyers)
Or book online.
Midtown Hotel
220 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
AILA Group Rate: $159 Standard Double Beds, plus taxes
Sold out!
Phone: 1 (800) 343-1177 or (617) 262-1000
(Group Code: American Immigration Lawyers)
The cut-off date for the AILA group rate is May 23, 2014.*

*Hotel rates are per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. Hotel reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms at the AILA rate will sell out before the deadline, so we advise you to make your reservation as early as possible. AILA will not be able to get additional rooms at the AILA rate after the AILA block of rooms fills up.

** The Sheraton and the Hilton are the closest to the Hynes Convention Center where the Fundamentals Track will be held (Thursday-Saturday).

Note: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from June 18, 2014 through June 21, 2014, only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Both co-headquarter hotels are located near many of Boston's most popular attractions, as well as the Boston subway. A typical cab ride from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to either hotel costs around $30.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations received by April 23, 2014, entitle registrants to a full refund. Cancellations received between April 23, 2014 and June 5, 2014, are subject to an administrative charge of $100. No cancellation requests will be accepted after June 5, 2014, 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.