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

AILA no longer requires proof of vaccination status to attend the AILA in-person conferences, meetings, or events (AILA Event). Mask-wearing is optional, at the discretion of each attendee. Please act responsibly and with consideration for the health and safety of others by following these guidelines:

  • The CDC continues to recommend that people stay up-to-date on COVID vaccinations.
  • Do not attend the AILA Event if you develop COVID or experience COVID-like symptoms within 5 days of the first day of the AILA Event. A description of COVID symptoms may be found at
  • Do not attend the AILA Event if you are exposed to someone with COVID or COVID-like symptoms within 5 days of the first day of the AILA Event.
  • If a registrant attends the AILA Event between 6 and 10 days after last testing positive for COVID or experiencing COVID-like symptoms, or being exposed to someone with COVID or COVID-like symptoms, consider wearing a mask.

For more information on the current COVID guidelines recommended by the CDC, please visit

Health and Safety Terms and Conditions:

By attending an AILA Event, you agree to the following Health and Safety Terms and Conditions:

  • AILA will follow any applicable COVID-19 health and safety measures put into effect for the time of the AILA Event by federal, state, and local public health and government officials. AILA reserves the right to re-impose COVID restrictions as recommended by the CDC, in the event that the risk or incidence of COVID increases prior to the AILA Event.
  • If you do not abide by any and all health and safety measures put into effect by AILA, you will not be permitted to enter the AILA Event and participate in person, or (if the AILA Event has started) you will be refused further admission; and your registration will be transferred to the webcast option (if available). If there is no webcast, your AILA Event registration will be canceled without refund.
  • You agree to pay for all costs and expenses if you contract COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 prior to or while at the AILA Event, 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.
  • 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 travel to/from, attendance at, or participation in, the AILA Event.
  • AILA has no responsibility for any injury, damages, claims, liabilities, costs, expenses, or other loss of any kind (including death) arising in any manner from an event organized by an AILA chapter, affiliate, or other person or entity occurring prior to, during, or after the AILA Event. You assume all risks from attendance at such events.

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