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2020 AILA/GMS Annual Global Immigration Forum

June 15– 16, 2020
Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

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The 2020 AILA Annual Conference and 2020 AILA/GMS Annual Global Immigration Forum have been postponed. Learn more.
Presented 6/15/20–6/16/20
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 2 Days
Format In-Person Event
Hot global immigration topics in the Southern California surf and sun! This two-day conference, presented in partnership by AILA National and the AILA Global Migration Section (GMS), is designed to examine the latest global immigration issues around the world. The expert panelists will provide attendees with cutting-edge information and practical advice on managing clients’ global mobility needs. They also will focus on the current geopolitical environment, the latest challenges for corporate and private clients, the ever-evolving nature of global consular processing, and the global race for talent. Consular officers from several jurisdictions will be presenting, and attendees will have a variety of networking opportunities to allow them to connect with fellow immigration practitioners from around the globe.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

After careful consideration and comprehensive evaluation of recent developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), AILA has made the decision to postpone the 2020 AILA Annual Conference and 2020 AILA/GMS Annual Global Immigration Forum, originally scheduled to be held in June in San Diego.

We want to thank the entire AILA community for your patience and support as we continue to explore all available options. We hope to reschedule the conferences in the Fall of 2020 and are working with the venues to determine alternative arrangements and dates. Please note that due to the current circumstances, the portions of the Annual Conference related to AILA governance, including the Annual Membership meeting on June 18, 2020, will need to take place virtually as originally scheduled to announce the AILA elections results and provide the standard fiscal, membership, and committee reports that are presented at our Annual Meeting. AILA will continue to follow the normal elections process and timeline. All nominees and candidates for office will receive a follow-up communication confirming these details later this week.

We will have more concrete information related to alternative arrangements shortly and will notify participants as soon as these arrangements have been finalized. All registered attendees are eligible for a full refund. Detailed information regarding registration refund options and future meeting logistics will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

We understand that this is a disappointing development for all who have invested valuable time and resources into making these conferences a success; however, we remain committed to making the critical information and resources that these conferences provide to our community available in the best way we can under the circumstances. We extend our profound thanks to the planning committees and the AILA community for their understanding and dedication to AILA during this challenging time. We will stay in communication via email and will post notices on the conference websites as we continue to explore all options to protect the health and safety of the AILA community.

Our thoughts and support are with you and everyone impacted by this global health crisis.

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  Early Bird

(Through 5/4/20)
Onsite Rate

(After 5/4/20)
AILA Members $695 $795
AILA Members' Paralegal* $695 $795
AILA Law Student Members $495 $595
AILA Nonprofit Members $545 $645
Nonmember Attorneys $805 $895
Nonmember Law Students $595 $695
Government $715 $815
Nonprofit Attorneys $715 $815
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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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COVID-19 Impact on State CLE Requirements

AILA has compiled a table of COVID-19 CLE changes

AILA will file for CLE credits in appropriate jurisdictions. Eligible participants can receive up to 15 total credits (including up to 3.0 ethics credits) in 50-minute jurisdictions and up to 13.0 total credits (including up to 3.0 ethics credits) 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 Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 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:
1-800-843-6664 or 1-800-THE-OMNI

(refer to group code AILA)
Omni San Diego Hotel 675 L St
San Diego, CA 92101

AILA Room Rate: $279 Single/Double + applicable taxes
Note: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from June 13, 2020, through June 20, 2020, only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date:
May 4, 2020*
*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.

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 May 4, 2020, the regular rate applies. 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 May 4, 2020, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). No cancellation requests will be accepted after May 4, 2020, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants in their AILA Agora Digital Libraries. Exceptions to the cancellation deadline will be made for emergencies and valid medical issues submitted with supporting documentation. All cancellations must be in writing or email to