Hotel and Registration Information: 2016 Joint Meeting/Midyear Meeting

ISBA/IJA Joint Meeting 2016

ISBA Midyear Meeting
(Joint meeting with the Illinois Judges Association)
December 8-10, 2016
Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois

Please register online

Midyear Meeting Registration

All attendees are required to register for the Midyear Meeting. Registration permits attendance at all "Complimentary to Registered Attendees" programs and events. Members participating in any Midyear Meeting events or programs, including but not limited to attendance at receptions, Section Council, Committee or Assembly meetings who do not pre-register, will be assessed the On-site Registration Fee.

Advance registration for Joint Meeting must be received by Friday, December 2nd.

Midyear Meeting Advance Registration Fee

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

On-site Registration Fee

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

Fellows Breakfast Registration

Attendees who register for the Fellows Breakfast only are not required to register for the Midyear Meeting. However, participation in any Midyear Meeting events or programs, including but not limited to attendance at receptions, Section Council, Committee or Assembly meetings, does require Midyear Meeting registration.

CLE Registration

Attendees who register for CLE programs only are not required to register for the Midyear Meeting. However, participation in any Midyear Meeting events or programs, including but not limited to attendance at receptions, Section Council, Committee or Assembly meetings, does require Midyear Meeting registration. These CLE programs may be registered for as part of the Spotlight on the Legal Profession: Inclusion and Professionalism Package or as individual CLE programs. To register as individual CLE programs, follow the links below:

Joint Luncheon Registration

Illinois Judges Association members who are attending IJA functions only are not required to register for the ISBA Midyear Meeting but must register and/or purchase tickets for those functions through the IJA directly. However, participation in any ISBA Midyear Meeting events or programs, including but not limited to attendance at receptions, Section Council, Committee or Assembly meetings, does require ISBA Midyear Meeting registration.

Special Spotlight on the Legal Profession Package

Attendees who register for the Spotlight on the Legal Profession Package only are not required to register for the Midyear Meeting. However, participation in any Midyear Meeting events or programs, including but not limited to attendance at receptions, Section Council, Committee or Assembly meetings, does require Midyear Meeting registration. This Package will only be available for purchase during Advance Registration. Individual tickets for each program may be purchased onsite subject to availability.

Refunds

The Joint Meeting registration fee will only be refunded for cancellations received in writing by Friday, December 2nd. 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.

Joint Meeting Tickets

Name badges and ticket requests for all events will be held for pick-up at the meeting. There will be separate ISBA, IJA and CLE registration desks.

Special Needs

Attorneys with special needs, such as those who are physically-challenged, have food allergies or nursing mothers, can contact the Midyear 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 Midyear 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

Persons seeking child care services may wish to contact American Child Care, which the hotel recommends, at 312.644.7300 or the Sheraton Grand Chicago concierge at 312.464.1000 for assistance.

Hotel Reservations

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Room rate is $165 single or double plus tax.

Deadline for Reservations is November 16, 2016.

Special Note: It is strongly suggested that you call the Sheraton Chicago as soon as possible to make your hotel reservations. Call 800.325.3535 and be sure to advise that you are attending the ISBA/IJA Meeting when making your reservation or make your reservations online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/isba2016.

Reservations are held until 6:00 p.m. You may guarantee your reservation for late arrival by using one of these methods:

  1. Assured Reservation - Use Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Diners Club.
  2. Advance Deposit is charged to credit card at the time the reservation is made.

Should it become necessary to cancel your reservation, the deposit is refundable if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.


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