2024 AILA Annual Conference and Webcast on Immigration Law

2024 AILA Annual Conference and Webcast on Immigration Law

Live Event Date: 6/12/2024 - 6/15/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Conference 4 Days Yes

The 2024 AILA Annual Conference to be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center West Building in Chicago, IL, June 12-15, brings together the largest gathering of immigration law professionals in the country. This four-day event with over 120 CLE sessions and 5+ concurrent tracks, covers an expansive array of topics.

One track is devoted solely to fundamentals covering all main areas of immigration and is perfect for those new to the practice. Intermediate-advanced level programming can be found in the remaining tracks which delve more deeply into discrete immigration topics providing practical guidance and creative solutions for complex challenges. The program also includes wellness, law practice management, and technology sessions to help you tackle the latest challenges to your practice.

View the AC24 page to learn more.

Download PDFs of the conference program and the Day-at-a-Glance document.

 

Registration Options

Choose the option that works best for you!

In Person

Join us in the iconic city of Chicago. All sessions are located in the McCormick Place West Building. In-person registration includes:

  • Live in-person and webcast access to all CLE sessions
  • Admission to the Exhibit Hall and the Saturday Night Party at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
  • Coffee and continental breakfast
  • Digital handbooks: Immigration Practice Pointers (2024-25 Ed.) and Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2024-25 Ed.)
  • Full conference recordings
Virtual

Not able to travel? Access the conference from the convenience of your home or office at your own pace. Tune in and ask questions virtually June 12-15 or listen to the recordings at your leisure after the conference. Virtual attendees receive:

  • Access to live webcasts for all CLE sessions
  • Full conference recordings
  • Digital handbooks: Immigration Practice Pointers (2024-25 Ed.) and Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2024-25 Ed.)

Live In-Person and Webcast Conference CLE Credit:

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit has been sought for the 2024 AILA Annual Conference and Webcast on Immigration Law in all jurisdictions that have mandatory CLE and legal specialization requirements. Participants seeking CLE credit for the LIVE event will be required to submit their attendance via webCLE by Monday, June 24, 2024, at ailawebcle.org. Attorneys are awarded credit based upon the number of session hours they attend at the conference. Attorneys are responsible for accurately tracking and recording the sessions they attend and the relevant CLE codes for CLE reporting.

Eligible participants can receive up to:

  • 50-minute jurisdictions – 27 total credits (includes up to 10.5 ethics credits, 4.5 elimination of bias credits, 2 trial skills credits, and 2 cybersecurity/technology credit)
  • 60-minute jurisdictions – 22.5 total credits (includes up to 9 ethics credits, 4 elimination of bias credits, 2 trial skills credits, and 2 cybersecurity/technology credit) *

*Please note that estimated CLE credit hours are for the live in-person and webcast attendance only. The amount of CLE credit hours awarded for On-Demand recording participation will differ depending upon state jurisdictions.

On-Demand Conference CLE Credit:

AILA has filed for MCLE and specialized credit in appropriate jurisdictions. To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record session attendance and the CLE codes provided via webCLE. Eligible participants can receive up to:

  • 50-minute jurisdictions – 144.5 total credits (includes 12 ethics credits, 4.5 elimination of bias credits, 2 trial skills credits, and 7 cybersecurity/technology credit)
  • 60-minute jurisdictions - 120.5 total credits (includes 10 ethics credits, 4 elimination of bias credits, 2 trial skills credits, and 6 cybersecurity/technology credit)

Additional information regarding CLE procedures and specific state approvals will be provided to registrants at a later date.

  Early-Bird
Rate

(Through 05/15/24)
Regular Rate
(After 05/15/24)
Members (In-Person)
AILA Members $1040 $1340
AILA Members' Paralegal* $1040 $1340
AILA Law Student Members $520 $820
AILA Nonprofit Members $880 $1180
Nonmembers (In-Person)
Nonmember Attorneys $1300 $1600
Nonmember Law Students $785 $1085
Government $1060 $1360
Nonprofit Attorneys $1060 $1360
Members (Webcast)
AILA Members $695 $895
AILA Members' Paralegal* $695 $895
AILA Law Student Members $345 $545
AILA Nonprofit Members $530 $730
Nonmembers (Webcast)
Nonmember Attorneys $920 $1120
Nonmember Law Students $525 $725
Government $715 $915
Nonprofit Attorneys $715 $915

You can register for this event quickly and securely online by adding this item to your cart before the deadline and paying by credit card. We encourage you to take advantage of the early-bird registration and register by May 15, 2024. Attendees will receive recordings of all conference tracks included with registration. .

Once you register online, the registration system will auto-generate a receipt to your paid registration.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Information and Protocols

AILA no longer requires proof of vaccination status to attend the AILA in-person conferences, meetings, or events. Mask-wearing is optional, at the discretion of each attendee. Please act responsibly and with consideration for the health and safety of others. For more information, please read the full protocols at: COVID-19 POLICY.

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 Health and Safety Terms and Conditions. Those participating by webcast are responsible for providing their own computer and other equipment used to access the conference and paying for connectivity. Webcast participants also assume the risk of computer and internet malfunctions and connection problems.

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

Paralegals
All paralegals must first create a paralegal account on AILA.org and complete the AILA member paralegal verification process in order to register for AILA products and services. Non-member paralegals are not eligible to register. Paralegals cannot register for AILA conferences until the verification process is complete.

AILA’s Meeting Code of Conduct:
AILA is committed to providing a professional and productive learning environment for all participants and staff. As a result, all participants are expected to follow all stated meeting and event instructions and guidelines in order to maintain an atmosphere of professionalism, mutual respect, and collegiality. AILA members in particular are expected to adhere to the principles set forth in AILA’s civility code. The guidelines herein apply to all AILA in-person, virtual, webcast and online programming including but not limited to AILA conferences, seminars, online courses, and roundtables. All participants must comply with the following guidelines to participate in the meetings and events:

  • All participants are expected to maintain a professional and civil discourse throughout AILA’s in-person/virtual meeting and event space. Participants are prohibited from using any defamatory, abusive, profane, discriminatory, harassing, threatening, and/or offensive language during the sessions or events including but not limited to Q&A, chat rooms or any activity that takes place in the virtual space.
  • All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderators and/or any event staff.
  • Disruption of sessions, events or any activity that takes place in-person or in virtual space is prohibited.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services unless preapproved by AILA. AILA reserves the right to remove any such communications that have not been preapproved.
  • Participants may not record, transmit, copy, or take screen shots of any sessions or events including but not limited to Q&A, chat rooms or any activity that takes place in the event space without prior approval from AILA. Participants who do not comply or are in violation of any of AILA’s meeting guidelines may be denied further access and participation at the discretion of event organizers. AILA is not responsible for reimbursement or refund if you are denied access or participation due to violation of AILA’s Meeting Code of Conduct.

Participants can contact conferences@aila.org with any questions or concerns related to AILA’s Meeting Code of Conduct.

Registration Approval
All registrations and reservations are subject to approval. Registrations and reservations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees. Cancellations must be received by the cancellation deadline date in writing to be eligible for the full refund (less $50 processing fee). Exceptions to the cancellation deadline will be made for emergencies and valid medical issues submitted with supporting documentation. Any and all liability of AILA with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall AILA be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

Non-member Registration
Attendance at in-person, virtual, webcast and online programming including but not limited to AILA conferences, seminars, online courses, and roundtables 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."

Registration Details
I understand that AILA will collect and store the data provided by the conference registrant to be included on the conference attendee list, and to provide me with information on AILA products and services. I may limit dissemination of information by AILA by updating communication preferences in my personal record at http://www.aila.org/myaila. I understand that AILA is based in the United States and that the European Commission does not consider United States laws to provide an adequate level of data protection. If I am a resident of a country of the European Union, I understand that my consent is the lawful basis for transfer of my personal data to the United States and that I can withdraw my consent at any time. I also understand that the transfer of my personal data to the United States in the absence of adequate protection and without safeguards deemed appropriate by the European Commission may pose certain risks, including that United States law may not provide for data processing principles, data subject rights, or enforcement of those rights analogous to those in the European Union. For a full description of AILA’s data collection and privacy policy, visit http://www.aila.org/privacy-policy.

Attendance Reporting on webCLE
You must sign in and timely submit attendance using webCLE in order to receive CLE credits. The total number of credits available for AILA events is determined by state bodies and may vary by jurisdiction.

Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at the AILA conferences and events constitute an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant's image, voice, and/or electronic communication in photographs, video recordings, electronic reproductions and video/audio recordings of such events by AILA. Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and booths visited.

ADA Request
AILA will provide ADA assistance if requested. Please email conferences@aila.org with your special needs at the time of conference registration. Assistance may not be available if an adequate notice period is not provided.

Co-Headquarter Hotels

Marriott Marquis Chicago
(connected to McCormick Place West)
2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

AILA Group Rate:
$319 Single/Double, plus taxes

Currently SOLD OUT.

(Please continue to check for availability as rooms may become available due to cancellations.)

Make a Reservation

Phone:  1-888-236-2427 (refer to 2024 AILA Annual Meeting)

Online: https://book.passkey.com/e/50486865

 

Hyatt Regency Chicago McCormick Place
(connected to McCormick Place West)
2233 South Martin L. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

AILA Group Rate:
$319 Single/Double, plus taxes

SOLD OUT on Tuesday, June 11. Other dates are currently available.

Please note that AILA will be providing bag check on Wednesday, June 12, and Saturday, June 15, at the conference venue.

Make a Reservation

Phone: 1-402-593-6018 (refer to AILA)

Online: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHIMC/G-AILA

Hotel Cut-off Date: May 15, 2024

Hotel reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms at the AILA rate will sell out before the deadline, so we advise you to make your reservation as early as possible. AILA will not be able to get additional rooms at the AILA rate after the AILA block of rooms fills up. The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from June 11, 2024 through June 15, 2024, only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Please be aware of unofficial or scam solicitations for AILA housing reservations and/or other services related to any of the AILA Conferences. AILA will never call you to secure your AILA hotel reservation. AILA reservations can only be secured via the official hotel group reservation link or the hotel phone numbers listed above.

Other Hotels near McCormick Place West:

(NOT contracted by AILA, rates are as of May 4, 2024, subject to change based on availability)

SpringHill Suites Chicago Chinatown, 2357 S Wentworth Ave, .9 miles/ 6-minute drive, average rate $414
Jaslin Hotel, 261 W Cermak Rd, .8 miles/ 6-minute drive, average rate $272
Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Avenue, 1.4 miles/8-minute drive, average rate $330
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop, 55 E 11th St, 1.4miles/8-minute drive, average rate $331
Best Western Grant Park Hotel, 1100 S Michigan Ave, 1.3 miles/8-minute drive, average rate $308


Airline Discounts

AILA is pleased to partner with the following airlines to offer discounts.

United

Chicago O’Hare – ORD

Go to www.united.com (Advanced Search page), enter your flight details, click on “Upgrades, certificates, and promotion codes” pull down menu, and enter promo code ZP2R163992 under “Promotions and certificates” to get the “Special offer” rates. MileagePlus members will earn valuable miles for their travel when using the Meetings discount code. Valid travel dates are 06/06/2024 - 06/19/2024.

Please contact meetings@united.com with any questions or booking issues. US and Canada based attendees may also call United Meeting Reservations at (800) 426-1122. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations.

Southwest

Chicago Midway – MDW

Go to https://www.swabiz.com/, enter the Company ID 99311376, and select flight details to get the discount. Valid travel dates are 06/09/2024 - 06/18/2024. Contact 888-479-2249 or SouthwestAirlines@iluv.southwest.com for customer service needs.

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

You are invited to join the American Immigration Council at its annual Immigration Impact Awards on June 14 at the Marriott Marquis, Chicago. Together, we will celebrate the Council's impactful history, steadfast dedication, and exciting future of shaping a more welcoming country for immigrants. We can’t wait to come together with the Council’s partners to recognize incredible leaders for their decades of contributions to the Council’s work, listen to inspiring artists sharing their lived experiences, and look toward the future that we are building together.

Date: Friday, June 14, 2024

Time: 6:30 pm (CT) - Pre-Awards Reception (Open to all attendees)
        7:30 pm (CT) – Immigration Impact Awards

Location: Marriott Marquis
           2121 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Registration for up to 4 tickets may be added to your Annual Conference registration by selecting the option above. To purchase a table at our AILA member rate or become an event sponsor please register at Immigration Impact Awards 2024 | American Immigration Council.

In-Person: Registration cancellations received by May 15, 2024, entitle registrants to a full refund. Cancellations received between May 15, 2024 and June 5, 2024, are subject to an administrative charge of $150. No cancellation requests will be accepted after June 5, 2024, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants in their AILA Digital Libraries. Exceptions to the cancellation deadline will be made for emergencies and valid medical issues submitted with supporting documentation. All cancellation requests must be received in writing or email to conferences@aila.org.

Webcast: Registration cancellations received by May 15, 2024, entitle registrants to a full refund. Cancellations received between May 15, 2024 and June 5, 2024, are subject to an administrative charge of $75. No cancellation requests will be accepted after June 5, 2024, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants in their AILA Digital Libraries. Exceptions to the cancellation deadline will be made for emergencies and valid medical issues submitted with supporting documentation. All cancellation requests must be received in writing or email to conferences@aila.org.

Notice: All registrations and reservations are subject to acceptance. Registrations and reservations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees. Any and all liability of AILA with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the date, location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall AILA be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.