Signature Events and Networking

June 19–22, 2019 | Orlando, FL | Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Get the most out of your AC19 experience with these special events and networking opportunities.

Networking Events

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

Wednesday, June 19
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
The conference kicks off in the Exhibitor Hall! This event is the perfect place to start networking with fellow attendees, and sets the stage for an outstanding educational experience. Check out the new offerings from AILA Agora, explore the diverse group of vendor products and services, and much more! Light refreshments provided.

AILA Annual Awards Ceremony and Presidents Party at Universal CityWalk™

Thursday, June 20
7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Private Event at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ in Universal's Islands of Adventure™

Thursday, June 20
10:00 pm–Midnight

For detailed information about the event, check out the Event Guide.

Host Chapter Saturday Night Pub Crawl at Disney Springs

Saturday, June 22
Starting at 6:00 pm

The AILA Central Florida Chapter will lead you on a pub crawl through Disney Springs. Tour and taste Disney Springs' entertaining bars, where guests will hop among these one-of-a-kind establishments for drinks and appetizers. Pub crawlers will meet in the lobby of the Gaylord Palms (exact location TBD) and head over to Disney Springs together. Stay tuned for more details closer to the event.

Special Membership Events

AILA Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 20
5:30 pm–6:45 pm
Get updates and reports on member benefits and activities, listen to presentations and ask questions about upcoming AILA Bylaws amendments, and hear the national election results for officers and the Board of Governors. The Annual Chapter Awards are also presented during the meeting.

Taste of Orlando Networking Events

Join fellow New Members Division (NMD) members for dining and discussion at unique Orlando restaurants. Get acquainted with your colleagues and learn more about immigration law and practice. Space is limited for these events, so register early. Look for registration information via email and

AILA Law Student Panel Discussion and Networking Event

Wednesday, June 19
5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of the ins and outs of immigration law. Attorneys from various practice settings will offer insight into the process of transitioning from law school to professional practice. Following the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with the panelists and fellow students in attendance.

New Members Division Saturday Night Party

Saturday, June 22
9:00 pm–Midnight
Join NMD Chair Josiah Curtis, along with a few hundred of your new best friends, for an evening of food, fun, and networking. This is a great opportunity to meet other new members, and to learn about ways to get involved with AILA.

AILA's Practice and Professionalism Center

11th Annual Pro Bono/NMD Hospitality Suite Honoring AILA Pro Bono Volunteers

Wednesday, June 19
8:00 pm-9:30 pm
The AILA Pro Bono Committee and New Members Division invite you to kick off the annual conference right by celebrating pro bono achievements on Wednesday night. Head over to the AILA Hospitality Suite for a beverage as you reconnect with AILA friends, celebrate your and your colleagues' 2019 pro bono achievements, and look forward to future contributions. The Hospitality Suite is AILA's small way of saying "thank you" for the commitment that ALL AILA pro bono volunteers show to their communities. Come have a drink on us! Refreshments provided while supplies last.

Ninth Annual AILA Pro Bono Clinic

Saturday, June 22
9:00 am-12:00 pm
AILA is pleased to announce our Ninth Annual AILA Pro Bono Clinic at Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort in Orlando on Saturday, June 22, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. If you are attending the Annual Conference, consider taking a break from sessions to help the local community. Held in collaboration with Unite Here, Mi Familia Vota, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), this year's clinic will assist local eligible Lawful Permanent Residents in gaining citizenship. Transportation to and from the clinic will be provided, as well as breakfast. If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Lynum at Sign up today for this amazing event and make a difference during your Annual Conference!

American Immigration Council

2019 American Heritage Awards

Friday, June 21
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Join us for the Council's spectacular gala to celebrate our inspiring immigration community! The celebration will feature fabulous live entertainment, passionate honorees, delicious dinner and drinks, and the opportunity to network with new and old friends. Don't miss the event everyone's talking about. Add a ticket to this glamorous gala when completing your registration or purchase a ticket separately on the Council's website.

Morning Exercise


Thursday through Saturday
7:00 am-8:00 am

Cardio Dance

Thursday, June 20
8:00 am-9:00 am

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