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2019 AILA Bangkok District Chapter Conference and Webcast

February 28–March 1, 2019
Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

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Presented 02/28/19—03/01/19
CLE Eligible Yes
Length TBD
Format In-Person Event

2019 AILA Bangkok District Chapter-APAC Conference and Webcast

Join us for the 2019 AILA Bangkok District Chapter-APAC Conference, AILA National’s first collaboration with the AILA Bangkok District Chapter-APAC! The conference, to be held in Bangkok on Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1, will focus on advanced consular issues, and includes a tour of the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as numerous opportunities to network with fellow professionals in the field. Practitioners who attend the conference, either in person or via webcast, will hear about current trends in consular practice from panelists, engage in high-level discussions with colleagues, and garner practice tips from seasoned experts on how to win cases for clients in this tumultuous legal climate. Furthermore, in between learning and networking at the conference, attendees will be afforded the opportunity to indulge in all that the beautiful city of Bangkok has to offer. From its gleaming temples to its floating markets and magnificent food, discover for yourself why Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world, and provides a stunning backdrop to a truly engaging conference experience.

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

Note: The AILA National EB-5 Advanced Business Conference and Webcast, AILA’s first national conference and webcast in Southeast Asia, will follow on Saturday, March 2. Details are included in a separate program. Participants who register for both live conferences at the same time will be able to do so at a multi-conference discounted rate by filling out a registration form for each conference and emailing it to The multi-conference discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts and will only be applied to full-price live conference registrations.

Attention: Government and press may be restricted from attending select sessions, please reference the final program for more information regarding “closed” sessions. “Closed” sessions will not be recorded.

U.S. Embassy Tour Bus Friday, March 1st
Round-trip bus shuttle transportation for the U.S. Embassy Tour. You must be registered and confirmed for the Embassy tour before paying for the shuttle fee.

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 02/13/19)
Onsite Rate

(After 02/13/19)
AILA Members $475 $575
AILA Members' Paralegal $475 $575
AILA Law Student Members $275 $375
AILA Nonprofit Members $325 $425
Bangkok Chapter members must use a coupon code to receive the discounted rate.
Special Webcast Price for Bangkok Chapter Members: $50
Nonmember Attorneys $675 $775
Nonmember Law Students $375 $475
Government $495 $495
AILA International Associates $475 $575
Nonprofit Attorneys $495 $595
Live Webcast Bangkok Time (GMT+7)

Online registration ends February 25, 2019. After this date, onsite registration will be available.

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.

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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AILA will file for CLE credits in appropriate jurisdictions. Eligible participants can receive up to 12.25 total credits (including up to 1.0 ethics credit) in 50-minute jurisdictions and up to 10.25 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 March 12, 2019. 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.
AILA Room Rate: $152 Single/Double*
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok 259 Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110

To reserve your room, please:
Reserve Room Online
Or Call the hotel phone reservation number:
011-66-2-207-8000 (when calling from U.S.)
(Code: American Immigration Lawyers Conference)

*AILA room rate includes 10% service charge, 7% VAT tax, buffet breakfast, in-room internet, daily fruit platter, and 4 bottled waters daily. THB 5,000 is approximately USD $152 (subject to change based on the current exchange rate). Please note that the conference hotel room rate promoted on the hotel website and other 3rd party hotel booking sites do not include the 10% service charge and 7% VAT tax.

Note: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from 02/27/2019 through 03/02/2019 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019**

**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.

Travel to Bangkok

U.S. citizens carrying a tourist passport and in possession of an onward or return airline ticket do not require a visa to enter Thailand. The passport must have at least six months validity remaining to be allowed entry and at least 2 blank pages, especially if traveling to neighboring counties. For the latest travel information, please be sure to visit the U.S. Department of State's Thailand International Travel Information page.

Emergency Procedure Notice

Please read the following, in the event of an Emergency at an AILA Conference.
In the event of an emergency at an AILA conference, please follow the following instructions regarding who to contact. Always be aware of your surroundings and be sure to locate emergency exit doors in each room. For immediate assistance, always attempt to contact someone onsite, if it is an emergency, first call 911 and then notify staff. If it is a minor threat and you are unable to locate staff onsite, please contact

  • Fire Alarm: Evacuate out of the building if instructed. Do not use elevators.
  • Minor Illness: Contact AILA staff onsite
  • Protest: Contact AILA staff onsite
  • Minor Threat: Contact Hotel security and AILA staff onsite
  • Major Illness: Call Hotel security and AILA staff onsite
  • Major Threat: Call 911
After 01/30/2019 the advance/onsite rate applies. We will mail registration materials in advance to anyone who has registered as of 01/30/2019. 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 01/30/2019, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). No cancellation requests will be accepted after 01/30/2019, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants. All cancellation requests must be in writing or email to