An Incomparable Experience
Immigration remains in the national spotlight, and the environment in which we practice continues to experience rapid and sometimes drastic changes. Our profession and our clients face daunting uncertainties. But our community—seen in full force at Annual Conference—holds the collective knowledge, insights, and passion to carry us forward.
This summer, thousands of immigration attorneys, law professors, paralegals, law students, exhibitors, and special guests will converge in the iconic city of Chicago for four days of unrivaled education, innovation, and networking.
Facing Uncertainty, Forging Ahead
Why You Should Attend
Expert Guidance and Innovative Strategies
Engage with subject-matter experts to gain insights and practical tips on navigating the latest developments in the immigration law landscape and preparing for what’s to come.
Get Your CLEs for the Year
With 120+ CLE-eligible sessions, including for bias and ethics credits, in just four days, you can get most—if not all—of the CLE credits you need for the whole year.
Unbeatable Networking Opportunities
Connect with the best in the immigration bar, including nationally renowned experts, during dedicated networking time and build relationships with mentors and peers.
From the opening reception happy hour and Saturday night party to the American Immigration Council’s prestigious awards event, you’re sure to have fun and make lasting memories.
Four Days, 120+ Sessions
The AILA Annual Conference and Webcast on Immigration Law continues to be your source for the most up-to-date, comprehensive immigration law programming.
For those new to immigration law, this track will dedicate four full days to the fundamentals, so you can establish a solid foundation in this complicated area of law.
For more experienced attorneys, specialized tracks will focus on family immigration, business immigration, humanitarian issues, removal defense, and litigation.
NEW: STRATEGY SESSIONS
For the first time, this year’s programming will include 15+ Small Group Strategy Sessions that will permit attendees to engage in in-depth discussions on more advanced issues.
New to AILA’s Annual Conference?
Get matched with an experienced AILA member who will advise you on which sessions to attend and help you connect to the AILA community.
But That’s Not All...
Round out your learning with our Law Practice Management and Technology Mini Tracks, government open forums, wellness sessions, and more.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Snapshots of Past Annual Conferences
The 2024 Annual Conference Exhibit Hall will be abuzz with opportunities to learn about products and services to enhance your knowledge and run an efficient, growing practice.
Learn about AILA’s Malpractice Insurance Program, Capital Good Fund, LawPay, and more of the member benefits programs. Explore translation services, case management tools, staffing solutions, and other products and services.
The Exhibit Hall will host the Opening Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Event sponsors will provide drink tickets. Throughout the conference, stop by the Exhibit Hall to enjoy breakfast and lunch with exhibitors, cast your ballot in AILA elections, update your professional headshot, and more.
The Exhibit Hall is also home to the AILA Booth.
Exhibit Hall Hours
- Wednesday, June 12, 2024,
7:30 am–8:00 pm
- Thursday, June 13, 2024,
7:30 am–6:00 pm
- Friday, June 14, 2024,
7:30 am–5:00 pm
- Saturday, June 15, 2024,
7:30 am–3:00 pm
The AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law provides exhibitors and sponsors with a four-day opportunity to network one-on-one with attorneys and other immigration law professionals. Don’t miss your chance to meet immigration attorneys, paralegals, law professors, and law students in Chicago this June! There is no better way to expand your business and build relationships.
AILA offers standard 10’x10’ premium and standard exhibit space in addition to various levels of key sponsorship opportunities to ensure your company stands out while onsite at McCormick Place. Exhibit space and sponsorships are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact email@example.com to learn more about availability.
Knowledge, Exploration, and Rewards
The heart of the Exhibit Hall is the AILA Booth, where you can learn about everything AILA has to offer and win incredible prizes. Our expert staff will be on hand to share about AILA service offerings, our resources, and how we help immigration law practitioners succeed. Come talk to team members from a variety of AILA departments and ask all your burning questions. Plus, our interactive AILA Bucks Machine offers you the opportunity to win a range of valuable AILA prizes!
We’ll be covering an array of topics so you can learn more about AILA and take advantage of your new or existing membership:
- In-person and virtual conferences
- Workshops and retreats
- Interactive online courses
- Seminars and roundtables
- Government relations and liaison efforts
- And more!
Stop by to:
- Learn how to become a speaker at an AILA conference or an AILA author or editor.
- Ask questions about the AILA National Election and cast your ballot.
- Come try AILA’s Trend Tracker.
- Find out which resources are right for you.
New This Year: The AILA Bucks Experience
Visit the AILA Booth for a chance to walk away with one of these valuable prizes:
- Free registrations for 2025 AILA Annual Conference
- Free copy of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook
- Free copy of AILA's Cookbook
- Up to $200 off early-bird registration to the 2025 AILA Annual Conference
- 3 month AILALink subscriptions
- AILA Swag Bags
- 25% off any AILA Publication
We can’t wait to see you at the AILA Booth!
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