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2018 AILA Global Immigration Forum

June 12, 2018
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA

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Presented 06/12/18
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 1 Day
Format In-Person Event

AILA’s Global Migration Section is pleased to announce that our Annual Immigration Forum will be held on June 12, 2018 in San Francisco, California, at the luxurious JW Marriott. The conference will take place prior to the 2018 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law at a location within easy walking distance of that conference venue.

Titled “Disrupting Business As Usual in the City by the Bay: Global Immigration Practice in a Restrictionist Era”, the GMS 2018 forum will provide practitioners with cutting edge information and practical advice on managing clients’ global mobility needs in an environment of change. The forum will offer panels that focus on current corporate immigration challenges, as well as legislative changes around the globe. Additionally, Consular officers from several jurisdictions will be presenting and providing insight regarding recent country specific changes to the immigration process.

Note that forum activities will commence Monday, June 11, 2018 with a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour and Consultation with the Experts in the afternoon. On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the substantive forum panels will be held all day, followed by a conference dinner at Bistro Boudin at Fisherman’s Wharf. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 GMS will offer an option for consular tours and later that evening will host a networking and closing cocktail reception for all forum attendees. Supplemental registration is required for the following events:

Agora Registration Supplemental Events
Time & Location Event Cost
Monday, June 11
Leaving from JW Marriott Lobby
Beau Wine Tour
An elegant privately chauffeured tour of three of the top wineries in famous Sonoma Valley. The tour will depart from and return to the JW Marriott hotel, and will include winery tastings and a gourmet picnic lunch. Wineries to be visited include the Buena Vista Winery for a Historic Tasting Room visit, and the Kunde Winery for a private tour and barrel tasting.

Please note: this event has a limited capacity.
Tuesday, June 12
Bistro Boudin
160 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Networking and Welcome Dinner
Delectable local cuisine with a stunning San Francisco Bay view Bistro Boudin proudly represents classic San Francisco traditions through their outstanding cuisine, service excellence, regional wine favorites, and legendary sourdough bread! Their full service restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf offers some of the best bay views in the city, with panoramic sights of Alcatraz, Angel Island and Marin. Bistro Boudin is the perfect place to dine, enjoy sunsets from the patio, or revel in the bar and lounge. If you’ve been to the Bistro, then you have truly been to San Francisco!

Please note: this event has a limited capacity.
Please note: If you have already completed your registration for the Global Migration Forum via Agora but want to add one or more of these supplemental events to your registration, you need to submit your registration using the downloadable PDF registration form.

External Registration Supplemental Events
Time Event Registration Info
Monday, June 11
Consultation with the Experts View PDF for more information.
Wednesday, June 13
Consular Tours Please contact and for more information and to register.
Wednesday, June 13
Global Migration Section Cocktail Reception and Networking Free for Global Immigration Forum attendees and Overseas Chapter members; $69 for other attendees. Please register on Eventbrite.

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The speaker's/author’s views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author’s experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

  Early Bird

(Through 05/15/18)
Onsite Rate

(After 05/15/18)
AILA Members $475 $575
AILA Members' Paralegal $475 $575
Nonmember Attorneys $575 $675
Online registration ends June 6, 2018 After this date, onsite registration will be available.

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AILA will file for CLE credits in appropriate jurisdictions. Eligible participants can receive up to 9 total (including up to 1.0 ethics credits) in 50-minute jurisdictions and up to 8 total credits (including up to 1.0 ethics credit) in 60-minute jurisdictions. To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record sessions attended and CLE codes provided at each session via webCLE. More information on jurisdictions approving this program for CLE credit will be available closer to the conference date. Live attendance must be recorded by June 25, 2018. This deadline does not apply to the download format.

Please Note: CLE credits not reported on webCLE by the published deadline will be subject to an administrative late fee to cover incurred costs.
To reserve your room, please:
Reserve Room Online
Or Call the hotel phone reservation number:
(Global Migration Section Forum)
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square 515 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

AILA Room Rate: $335 Single/Double*
plus applicable taxes
Note: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from 06/10/2018 through 06/13/2018 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date: Friday, May 18, 2018*

*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.
After 05/01/2018 the advance/onsite rate applies. We will mail registration materials in advance to anyone who has registered as of 05/01/2018. If you register after this date you must pick up your registration materials onsite. We encourage you to register by the early-bird deadline to avoid onsite delays. Cancellations received by 05/01/2018, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). No cancellation requests will be accepted after 05/01/2018, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants. All cancellation requests must be in writing or emailed to