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2017 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

June 21– 24, 2017
New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton Hotels, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Presented 6/21/17–6/24/17
CLE Eligible Yes
Length TBD
Format In-Person Event

AILA gets down to business this June in The Big Easy. A new administration means new changes, new interpretations, and new guidance on the law. Now, more than ever, immigration attorneys need support from fellow practitioners to navigate through the uncertainty of the future of immigration practice. Make sure you’re there this June to learn from your fellow colleagues and experts in the field and to take advantage of an information-filled CLE program with over 140 substantive sessions in fundamentals–, intermediate–, advanced–, and masters level tracks. In between CLE sessions, meet face-to-face with nearly 100 exhibitors and learn about the latest tools, technologies, and services in one convenient location. Finally, don’t miss your chance to network with colleagues at the Taste of New Orleans, The President’s Installation, Presidents Reception, and the Saturday Night Mardi Gras Party. See the full slate of AC events and program offerings in AILA’s Day-At-A-Glance at

Your registration includes admission to CLE Sessions, an electronic copy of the conference handbooks, opportunities to network, and a copy of the attendee list.

View the complete conference program and review the above tabs for important registration, pricing, CLE, and hotel information.

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The American Immigration Council's Heritage Awards

The American Immigration Council, AILA’s non-profit partner, hosts several special events and sessions during the Annual Conference such as the American Heritage Awards, Prospects for Reform in 2017, and J-1 Training sessions. For more information about these events, check out the AC special events page, or contact Claudia Ornelas at

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.

Online registration is closed. Onsite registration will be available.
Early Bird Deadline:
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
In-Person Event
Early Bird Rate Advance/Onsite Rate
AILA Members
AILA Members $855 $1,105
AILA Members' Paralegal $855 $1,105
AILA Law Student Members $605 $855
AILA Nonprofit Members» $705 $955
AILA Senior Members** $440 $690
Nonmember Attorneys $1,105 $1,355
AILA International Associates $855 $1,105
Nonmember Law Students $720 $970
Government $870 $1,120
Nonprofit Attorneys» $870 $1,120

Online registration ends Thursday, June 15, 2017. After this date, onsite registration will be available.

New Registration Process

AILA is pleased to announce a new, easier registration process in New Orleans using Cvent, an onsite event technology system. The system will provide a number of benefits for you, including the ability to change or correct your registration information. AILA will not be mailing out badge sheets and conference information in advance of the conference.

Discounts for Multiple Registrants from the Same Firm Bring three 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.
You can register for this event quickly and securely online by adding this item to your cart and paying by credit card. If you need to mail or fax in your registration, you can also download and complete a registration form. If you register online, do not also mail in a registration form.

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Special Offer: Register for the live event and you can save hundreds of dollars when you purchase the conference recordings for only $99.

Layaway Plan The Layaway Plan is for Early-Bird Registrants only (Credit Card Only–3 equal installments will be charged to your credit card on the date date the registration is received then on April 25 and May 25). The layaway plan is not available after May 9, 2017.
Tuition Assistance Full and partial tuition assistance will be offered for AILA National Conferences and Seminars based on need and availability. Please complete the tuition assistance application for consideration.

Please note: All registrations are subject to approval. Attendance at AILA conferences and seminars is solely restricted to AILA members and their employees, government employees, and nonmember attorneys. Non-attorney attendance is limited to the employees of AILA members in good standing, to HR professionals who have an AILA member reference, employees of accredited educational institutions providing support to international student and scholar services at their employing institutions, and accredited representatives under 8 CFR §292.2. AILA will reject conference registrations from persons who provide representation without authorization in violation of 8 CFR §292.1, such as for-profit "immigration consultants" and notarios."

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*Guest registration fee includes the Grand Opening Gala, Presidents Reception, Saturday Night Party, and Exhibit Hall access. Fee does not include admission to the CLE sessions. Children are not permitted in the CLE sessions. Badges must be worn at all times and for admission to all events. Guest rate not available for attorneys or paralegals.
Paralegals must create their own account to register for this conference. For more information on creating a nonmember account, please visit the Agora Help Page.
**If you have been with AILA for at least 25 years and have reached the age of 65, please contact and request to become a Senior member.
»You have to be a Nonprofit AILA Member to receive the AILA Nonprofit Member rate for the conference. Nonprofit nonmembers must send a separate signed statement certifying full-time employment by a nonprofit agency (online registration is not available to nonprofit nonmembers).
Continuing Legal Education Credits at the Conference* Important Information: Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is being sought for the 2017 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 5, 2017, 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. Eligible participants can receive up to 34 total credits (including, up to 18 ethics credits) in 50 minute jurisdictions and up to 29 total credits (including, up to 15 ethics credits) in 60 minute jurisdictions. Additional information regarding CLE procedures will be provided to registrants at a later date.

*Please note that estimated CLE credit hours are for in-person attendance only. The amount of CLE credit hours, if awarded, for on demand participation will differ depending upon state jurisdictions.
NOTE: Please be aware of unofficial or scam solicitations for AILA housing reservations and/or other services related to the AILA Annual Conference. AILA will never call you to secure your AILA hotel reservation. AILA reservations can only be secured via the official hotel websites or the hotel phone numbers listed below.
New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130


Sheraton New Orleans 500 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

AILA Room Rate: $229 Single/Double (plus applicable taxes)

To reserve your room, please:
Reserve Online

Or Call:
(Group code: ILF19A)
The Thursday Plenary/Hot Topics Sessions and Friday Open Forums will be held at the Sheraton.
Note: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from 06/21/2017 through 06/24/2017 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2017*

*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.

Airline Discount

Delta is pleased to offer discounts between 2% and 10% on roundtrip travel to Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport (MSY). Discounts are applicable for travel on and between June 16, 2017 to June 26, 2017.

Air reservations are available via and enter meeting code: NMQDE

Reservations may also be made by calling the Delta Meeting Reservations at 1-800-328-1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

Cancellation Policy (In-Person): Registration cancellations received by May 9, 2017, entitle registrants to a full refund. Cancellations received between May 9, 2017 and June 6, 2017, are subject to an administrative charge of $100. No cancellation requests will be accepted after June 6, 2017, 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 or email to