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2021 AILA Fall Conference and Webcast: Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science (ACES)

October 12, 2021
The Venetian Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Presented 10/12/21
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 1 Day
Format In-Person Event

2021 AILA Fall Conference and Webcast: ACES & Business Hot Topics

This advanced-level CLE conference focuses on arts and entertainment as well as athletics, science, and business. Experienced panelists explore immigration issues routinely faced in these practice areas, providing practical guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls and overcome the latest hurdles, as well as discussing how these options have become viable alternatives to other more restricted categories.

A second track explores the latest employment-based immigration hot topics. How to expedite other nonimmigrant visa appointments, thinking outside the box, deep dive into B-1 visas, how to prepare nonimmigrant waiver applications and what fits in EB-2.

This one-day conference, to be held October 12, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV, will feature two tracks.

ACES Track: The expert panelists in this track will focus on advanced issues facing practitioners.

Business Hot Topics Track: This track will cover the latest hot topics in employment-based immigration including National Interest Exceptions and will also cover alternatives to O’s and P’s.

All registrants receive:

  • Digital Handbook
  • Conference Recordings

See the Fall Conference: ACES program.

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 9/29/21)
Advance Rate
AILA Members $475 $575
AILA Members' Paralegal* $475 $575
AILA Law Student Members $275 $375
AILA Nonprofit Members $325 $425
Nonmember Attorneys $675 $775
Nonmember Law Students $375 $475
Government $525 $625
Nonprofit Attorneys $525 $625

Because of safety protocols and limited seating availability and the requirement for registrants to sign the “COVID-19 SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – Liability Waiver and Release of Claims form, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration and register by September 29, 2021. You can register for this event quickly and securely online by adding this item to your cart before the deadline and paying by credit card.

Advance Registration ends October 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT. After this date and time, no registrations will be accepted. Because of safety protocols, no on-site registrations will be permitted.

Once you register online, the registration system will auto-generate a confirmation to your paid registration. THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOUR REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE. Once we receive your registration, you will, by email, receive a “COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement – and Liability Waiver and Release of Claims” to be signed electronically by opting in or opting out and returning to AILA within 48 (forty-eight) business hours of receiving the form. Only then, and upon your receipt as noted of a second confirmation, will you be registered.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Information and Protocols

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants (herein referred to as “COVID-19”) exists in any public place where people are present. AILA will follow the applicable COVID-19 health and safety measures put into effect for the time of the conference by federal, state, and local public health and government officials.

Attendance at the in-person conference is limited to all registered participants who have completed the registration process and signed this Waiver as instructed.

Assumption of Risk & Agreement

By registering for and attending the conference, you voluntarily agree to the following:

  • To assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
  • To accept primary responsibility for taking steps to protect yourself from contracting COVID-19.
  • To follow all federal/local public health and government guidelines on COVID-19 health and safety in effect at the time of the conference.
  • To fully comply with any health, safety, and other policies instituted by AILA and the venue while attending the conference, including any modifications and/or enhancements of health and safety protocols.
  • To property wear a mask that covers both your mouth and nose at all times as directed by AILA, including but not limited to in the conference spaces except while actively eating or drinking.
  • To provide proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 upon arrival at the conference or before the conference as requested by AILA, including proof of a booster vaccination if recommended by the CDC and required by AILA.
  • If required by AILA, to submit to a daily health check-in at the conference
  • To pay for all costs and expenses if you contract COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 while at the conference, including but not limited to costs related to a mandatory or voluntary quarantine (hotel, food and beverage), medical care, transportation to and from a medical facility or hospital, and changes in travel plans.
  • Hotel and conference services, as well as transportation services, may be modified or curtailed at any time if necessary or appropriate to meet COVID-19 health and safety practices.
  • If you do not abide by the terms and conditions of attendance in effect at the time of the conference (as determined in AILA’s sole discretion), you will not be permitted to enter the conference and participate in person, or (if the conference has started) you will be refused further admission; and your registration will be transferred to the webcast option.
  • AILA reserves the right to cancel your conference registration at any time and for any reason, and provide you with the applicable refund, in its sole discretion. If cancellation is for your failure to abide by the terms and conditions of attendance, you will receive no refund.
  • Under no circumstances shall AILA, its officers, directors, employees, and contractors be liable to you (or anyone claiming through you) for any injury, damages, claims, liabilities, costs, expenses, or other loss of any kind (including death), arising in any manner from COVID-19 or otherwise arising from your attendance at, or participation in, the conference.
  • You agree that this Liability Waiver & Release of Claims does not supersede or limit any applicable law limiting or barring the liability of AILA, its officers, directors, employees, and/or contractors from any claims related to COVID-19.

All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending the conference, and to show proof of vaccination upon arrival or before the conference as requested by AILA. Anyone providing false information about their vaccination status may be banned from future conferences. “Fully vaccinated” means 2 weeks after the 2nd dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single dose vaccine. If a booster is required by AILA, “fully vaccinated” includes a booster dose.

Webcast Option

The webcast option for participation in the conference will be available to those choosing not to attend in person, and those who cannot abide by the Assumption of Risk & Agreement terms above. Those participating by webcast are responsible for providing their own computer and other equipment used to access the conference. Webcast participants also assume the risk of computer and Internet malfunctions and connection problems.

By registering for the conference, I agree to the following terms and conditions:

Registration Approval

All registrations are subject to approval and receipt of payment and of the electronically signed “COVID-19 SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – Liability Waiver and Release of Claims form. Registrations received without payment will be returned. If a registrant opts out of signing the Liability Waiver, they can either choose to transfer the webcast registration or request a full refund.

Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees. Cancellations must be received by the cancellation deadline date in writing to be eligible for the refund (less $50 processing fee.) Exceptions to the cancellation deadline will be made for emergencies and valid medical issues submitted with supporting documentation. Any and all liability of AILA with respect to registration, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall AILA be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

Non-member Registration

NOTE: all applicable policies and procedures for the "COVID-19 SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – Liability Waiver and Release of Claims apply.

Attention Non-members: Attendance at in-person, virtual, webcast and online programming including but not limited to AILA conferences, seminars, online courses, and roundtables 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."

Registration Details

I understand that AILA will collect and store the data provided by the conference registrant to be included on the conference attendee list, and to provide me with information on AILA products and services. I may limit dissemination of information by AILA by updating communication preferences in my personal record at I understand that AILA is based in the United States and that the European Commission does not consider United States laws to provide an adequate level of data protection. If I am a resident of a country of the European Union, I understand that my consent is the lawful basis for transfer of my personal data to the United States and that I can withdraw my consent at any time. I also understand that the transfer of my personal data to the United States in the absence of adequate protection and without safeguards deemed appropriate by the European Commission may pose certain risks, including that United States law may not provide for data processing principles, data subject rights, or enforcement of those rights analogous to those in the European Union. For a full description of AILA’s data collection and privacy policy, visit

AILA will, once your registration is received, and within 48 hours send electronically the COVID-19 SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – Liability Waiver and Release of Claims form for your electronic signature. You will receive a second confirmation that confirms both registration and completed Waiver as your proof of registration. Badges may be picked up on site.

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 paralegals must first create a paralegal account on and complete the AILA member paralegal verification process in order to register for AILA products and services. Non-member paralegals are not eligible to register. Paralegals cannot register for AILA conferences until the verification process is complete.

Attendance Reporting on webCLE

You must sign in and timely submit attendance using webCLE in order to receive CLE credits. The total number of credits available for AILA events is determined by state bodies and may vary by jurisdiction.

Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at the AILA conferences and events constitute an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant's image, voice, and/or electronic communication in photographs, video recordings, electronic reproductions and video/audio recordings of such events by AILA. Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and booths visited.

Codes of Conduct and Safety Protocols

All registrants agree to abide by the AILA Virtual Code of Conduct and the AILA’s civility code, and to abide by all COVID-19 Safety Protocols applicable at the time of the conference and as set by governments, conference venue, and by AILA.

ADA Request

AILA will provide ADA assistance if requested. Please e-mail with what you need to fully participate for the conference. AILA may contact you to clarify your needs. Assistance may not be available if an adequate notice period is not provided.

Live and Webcast:

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit has been sought for the 2021 AILA Fall Federal Court Conference and Webcast: Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science (ACES) in all jurisdictions that have mandatory CLE and legal specialization requirements. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit has been sought for the 2021 AILA Fall Federal Court Conference and Webcast: Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science (ACES) in all jurisdictions that have mandatory CLE and legal specialization requirements.

Participants seeking CLE credit for the LIVE event will be required to submit their attendance via webCLE by Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 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 7.0 total credits (including 1.0 ethics credit) in 50-minute jurisdictions and up to 6.0 total credits (including 1.0 ethics credit) in 60-minute jurisdictions.*

*Please note that estimated CLE credit hours are for live and webcast only.

CLE credits not reported on webCLE by the published deadline will be subject to an administrative late fee to cover incurred costs.

Hotel Information

The conference will take place at the:

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Las Vegas, NV 89109

AILA Room Rate: $215 Palazzo Luxury King Suite, $235 Palazzo Luxury Two Queens Suite Single/Double, plus applicable taxes and mandatory resort fee of $45 per night.

Phone Reservations: 1-877-385-3885 (Group Code: RAILA)

or reserve online

NOTE: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from October 10, 2021 through October 12, 2021 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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.

Cancellations received by September 20, 2021, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests will not be accepted after September 20, 2021, 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