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 trainings and events.

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™ in Universal's Islands of Adventure™

Thursday, June 20
10:00 pm–Midnight

Host Chapter Saturday Night Events at Disney Springs

  • Pub Crawl
  • Progressive Dinner

The AILA Central Florida Chapter will offer two options for experiencing Disney Springs: a Pub Crawl and a Progressive Dinner. Tour and taste Disney Springs’ entertaining bars and restaurants, where guests will hop among these one-of-a-kind establishments for appetizers, dinner, and dessert.

Registration for these events is not yet available. Check back later for information on how to sign-up!

Thursday, June 20
Starting at 6:00 pm

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 Networking Session

Date and Time: TBD
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.

Speed Networking

Dates and Times: TBD
AILA is facilitating brief, face-to-face interactions to help you expand your network. This is your opportunity to meet new colleagues and make lifelong career connections.

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

Have an Ethics or Practice Management Question? Talk to Reid or Charity!

AILA's resident practice management and ethics advisors, Reid Trautz and Charity Anastasio, will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and answering member questions about their most difficult issues. Whether you need guidance on an ethical dilemma, want to improve your firm's efficiency, are looking to start or merge your practice, or would like to discuss any other business issue, be sure to schedule a consult. Reid and Charity will be offering free 30-minute, one-on-one, confidential consultations in Orlando during the conference. Registrants should look for a conference email in early June announcing scheduling details.

American Immigration Council

After Hours with the Council

Wednesday, June 19
Join the Council to relax and unwind over cocktails and entertainment at our annual after-hours party. Stay tuned for more details!

2019 American Heritage Awards

Friday, June 21
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Join us for the Council's annual gala, where conference attendees get dressed up and treated to an evening of camaraderie, inspiration, and entertainment. Don't miss the event everyone's talking about! More details about this special evening, including sponsorship levels and tickets, to come.

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