Events

Hotel and Registration Information: 2018 Joint Meeting/Midyear Meeting

ISBA/IJA Joint Meeting 2017

ISBA Midyear Meeting
(Joint meeting with the Illinois Judges Association)
December 6 - 8, 2018
Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St, Chicago (map and directions)

Please register online

Meeting Registration

All attendees are required to register for the Midyear Meeting. Advance Registration is accepted online only at www.isba.org/jointmeeting. Registration permits attendance at all "Complimentary to Registered Attendees" programs and events. Members participating in any Midyear 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, November 30th. On-site registration will be available beginning Thursday, December 6th at the Palmer House Hilton (4th Floor).

Early Bird Registration Fee (available until November 23rd)

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

Registration Fee (effective November 24th)

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

IJA Members

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. 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.

IBF Fellows Breakfast

Please note: The IBF Fellows Breakfast will be held separate of the Joint/Midyear Meeting this year. The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation will honor both Hon. Dennis J. Burke, Ret. and Ruth Ann Schmitt with Distinguished Service to Law and Society Awards, and Richard R. Winter with the Honorary Fellow Award at this year’s Breakfast. Additional details, including registration, may be accessed by following this link: https://www.illinoisbarfoundation.org/fellowsbreakfast

CLE Registration

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

Supreme Court Dinner

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

Joint Luncheon

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

Refunds

The Midyear Meeting registration fee will only be refunded for cancellations received in writing by Friday, November 30th. 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.

Tickets

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

Business Meeting Expense Reimbursement

In order to be eligible for reimbursement of authorized lodging expenses incurred through attendance at business meetings, including the assembly meeting, attendees must stay at the Palmer House Hilton. Reimbursement Forms will be distributed at each Business Meeting, including the Assembly Meeting and must be submitted within 45 days of the meeting.

Special Needs

Attorneys with special needs, such as those who are physically-challenged, have food allergies or nursing mothers, should 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.

Lodging

Headquarter hotel: Palmer House Hilton / 17 East Monroe Street / Chicago

Conference rate: $179 single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes.

Deadline: The deadline for making reservations for lodging is on or before November 3rd. Reservations received after this date will be subject to availability.

Reservations: Please call directly at 877.865.5321 and be sure to identify yourself as an ISBA Midyear Meeting attendee.

Cancellations: The deposit will be forfeited for all no-shows, early departures and cancellations less than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Special note: In order to be eligible for reimbursement of authorized lodging expenses incurred through attendance at business meetings, including the assembly meeting, attendees must stay at the Palmer House Hilton.


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