In-Person/Virtual Conferences

Enhancing peer knowledge is a core AILA mission.

AILA's in-person and virtual conference program is anchored by the Annual Conference. This premier four-day gathering offers an information-filled CLE program with over 120 substantive sessions in fundamentals, intermediate, and advanced level tracks; insights from hundreds of immigration experts; an exhibit hall packed with the latest tools, techniques, and services; and unmatched networking opportunities

The Annual Conference is complemented by conferences throughout the year, including topical conferences, regional conferences, the Spring Conference's opportunity for direct contact with government officials, and the Midwinter Conference on advanced business immigration issues.

AILA in-person/virtual events offer the benefits of live, concentrated programming, discounts on the event recording, conference handbooks, plus meaningful opportunities to network with colleagues. Some events are also available live as webcasts. And, if you can't attend the live event, you can purchase the recording.

* 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."

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.

If you have any questions, please email conferences@aila.org.