Events

Annual Meeting - Hotel and Registration Information

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142nd Annual Meeting
Illinois State Bar Association
June 14 - 16, 2018
The Abbey Resort, Fontana, Wisconsin

Annual Meeting Registration

All attendees are required to register for the Annual Meeting. Registration permits attendance at all "Complimentary to Registered Attendees" programs and events. Members participating in any Annual Meeting event or program, including but not limited to attendance at receptions, Section Council, Committee or Assembly meetings who do not pre-register, will be assessed the Registration Fee ($100). The deadline for online registration is Friday, June 8th. On-site registration will be available beginning Thursday, June 14th in the Wisconsin Ballroom at The Abbey.

Early Bird Registration Fee (available until May 31st)

  • $75 lawyers and judges
  • $50 spouse or guest

Registration Fee (effective June 1st)

  • $100 lawyers and judges
  • $50 spouse or guest

CLE Registration

Attendees who register for CLE programming only are not required to register for the Annual Meeting. However, participation in any Annual Meeting event or program, including but not limited to attendance at receptions, Section Council, Committee or Assembly meetings, does require Annual Meeting registration. CLE programming requires separate registration. For additional details and to register for the CLE program please visit our CLE page

Installation Events

Attendees who register for the Annual Installation of Officers only are not required to register for the Annual Meeting. However, participation in any Annual Meeting event or program, including but not limited to attendance at receptions, Section Council, Committee or Assembly meetings, does require Annual Meeting registration.

Refunds

The Annual Meeting registration fee will only be refunded for cancellations received in writing by Friday, June 8th.  Refunds for events, including meal functions and programs will only be made on cancellations requested 72 hours prior to the specific event. Cancellations and requests for refunds should be directed to kweaver@isba.org. Refunds requested outside of the outlined refund guidelines will require approval from the Director of Finance & Administrative Services and the Executive Director.

Annual Meeting Tickets

Name badges and ticket requests for all events will be held for pick-up at the meeting.

Special Needs

Attorneys with special needs, such as those who are physically-challenged, have food allergies or nursing mothers, should contact the Annual Meeting Coordinator at kweaver@isba.org at least one week prior to the program to determine how ISBA can facilitate their attendance. Venues for ISBA conferences are selected for maximum accessibility.

Visually-impaired members are welcome to bring an additional individual at no additional charge to take notes or assist at any program. (Please be sure to register the assistant, as space is sometimes limited.)

A private lactation room will be designated and a key for the room will be available at the ISBA Registration Desk.

Members with dietary restrictions or food allergies must notify the Annual Meeting Coordinator at kweaver@isba.org at least one week in advance of the event in order to provide the venue with necessary time to accommodate the request. Although we make every effort possible to accommodate all requests, we are unable to guarantee special dietary requests made onsite.

Child Care

Child care may be arranged by contacting the Abbey Activities Department at 262.275.9901.

Hotel Reservations

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard
Fontana, Wisconsin

Room rate is $198 for single or double occupancy, plus resort fee and tax. Deadline for reservations is May 11, 2018. Reservations received after this date will be subject to availability and the conference rate is not guaranteed.

To make reservations at The Abbey, please call 800.709.1323 then press #2 and reference the Illinois State Bar Association Annual Meeting. A deposit of first night's lodging is required. The deposit will be forfeited for all no-shows, early departures and cancellations less than 7 days prior to arrival.

Check-in after 4:00 p.m. and check-out before 11:00 a.m.

It is unlikely that all ISBA Annual Meeting attendees will be able to be accommodated at The Abbey therefore, overflow accommodations have been blocked at:

            Timber Ridge Lodge at Grand Geneva
            7036 Grand Geneva Way
            Lake Geneva, WI 53147
            855.833.5345

Rates - $259 for a one bedroom suite (includes 4 water park passes) and $359 for a two bedroom suite (includes 6 water park passes), based on single or double occupancy and subject to the resort fee and tax. A two night stay (either Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday) is required. The deadline for reservations at Timber Ridge is May 15, 2018.