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Register Online for ALA’s 2021 Annual Conference & Expo



Worry-Free Registration Guarantee
We want to assure you that you can secure your place at the Annual Conference & Expo, knowing that your investment won’t be lost should in-person attendance no longer be possible for you due to the pandemic. Learn more about our policy here.



Registration Fees

All 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Expo registration prices are in US dollars. Prices listed below are per person.

Full Conference

Registration Package

Register & Pay by
January 29, 2021

Register & Pay by
March 19, 2021

Register & Pay After
March 19, 2021

ALA Member                  Register now $1,299 $1,499 $1,699
Managing Partner at a Law Firm Register now Qualify for a special discount, click here for details.
Member of a Strategic Alliance Partner Register now Qualify for a special discount, click here for details.
Nonmember Register now $1,699 $1,899 $2,099

 

Can’t attend the full conference? Click here to find out about one- and two-day registration packages or contact us at 1-888-593-7243 or [email protected].


Special Registration Discounts

Take advantage of team pricing!

Now it’s even easier to share the learning with your colleagues. Groups of 5 or more attendees (from the same firm) receive a 10% discount* on the total registration price.
Call our customer service team at 1-888-593-7243 or email [email protected] to register your group.

*All attendees must be from the same firm and register together in one transaction. Team pricing is not available for online registration; please call or email us. Group booking discounts apply to full conference registrations only.

 

Student Registration Fee
Students may apply to register for the full conference for a fee of $599. To qualify for this special rate, you must be a full-time college or university student and provide a copy of your transcript upon request.

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Managing Partner at a Law Firm
If you are a managing partner of a law firm, you qualify for a special discount, equivalent to the ALA member rate (at the time of registration). To register at this rate, select ALA MEMBERS and specify “Managing Partner at Law Firm” in the membership information section of the registration form. Or you may contact us to complete your registration.

Strategic Alliance Partners
If you are a member of one of our Strategic Alliance Partner organizations, you qualify for a special discount, equivalent to the ALA member rate. To be eligible for this rate, you must be a member in good standing with your organization. To register at this rate, select ALA MEMBERS and specify “Member of a Strategic Alliance Partner” in the membership information section of the registration form. Or you may contact us to complete your registration.

Strategic Alliance Partner organizations include:

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • American Bar Association Law Practice Division (ABA-LP)
  • ARMA International
  • Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia (ANDI)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Association of Legal Technologists (ALT)
  • Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA)
  • British Columbia Legal Management Association (BCLMA)
  • Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA)
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW)
  • Legal Marketing Association (LMA)
  • Legal Support Network (LSN)
  • Meritas
  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP)
  • TerraLex
  • The Law Office Management Association (TLOMA)

Daily Conference Registration Packages
Can’t attend the full conference? Alternative registration packages are available — see details below.  Please contact us at 1-888-593-7243 or [email protected] to register for one or two conference days only. Daily conference registrations are subject to the terms below.

Daily conference registration packages (one or two days only) include:

  • Admittance to the Exhibit Hall on selected days only
  • Access to all general and breakout educational sessions on selected days only
  • Access to online conference speaker materials
  • Admittance to the special events that take place on selected days only
  • Access to breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks on selected days only
ALA Member Nonmember
One-Day Registration $799 $999
Two-Day Registration $1099 $1299

If your registration does not include Sunday or Wednesday, you may purchase special event passes as listed below by contacting us at 1-888-593-7243 or [email protected].

Special Event Passes Fee (per person)
Welcome Reception (Sunday) $99
Awards Gala Dinner and Grand Finale (Wednesday) $149

Guest Registration
The purchase of a guest registration is restricted to guests of registrants only. A guest may not be someone eligible for membership in ALA, a business partner or a supplier who is not exhibiting. The ALA Annual Conference & Expo reserves the right to review eligibility for guest registration.

Guest Registration Package Fee per Guest
Full Guest Registration (all meals and special events) $549
Sunday Welcome Reception $99
Wednesday Awards Gala Dinner and Grand Finale $149



Registration Terms and Conditions

Registration fees apply to the individual and cannot be shared among people from the same firm or company.

 

Full Conference Registration Includes:

  • Admittance to the Exhibit Hall
  • Access to all general and breakout educational sessions
  • Access to online conference speaker materials
  • Admittance to the special events - Welcome Reception, Networking Reception, Awards Gala Dinner and Grand Finale Reception
  • Access to conference breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks

Registration Eligibility
Registration fees are based on membership status (ALA member or nonmember) on the date registration and payment are received (by 11:59 p.m. Central). However, all member rates are contingent on the member renewing their full ALA 2021 membership. Nonmember registration is restricted to individuals who are not currently members of ALA but who do meet the eligibility requirements for ALA membership. Learn more about membership eligibility requirements or contact the ALA Membership Department at 847-267-1585.

Business partners, including legal industry suppliers who are not exhibiting, are not permitted to register as attendees or guests. Exception: All those holding the Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® designation are eligible to register for the conference.

A guest registration may not be used by someone eligible for membership in ALA, a business partner or a supplier who is not exhibiting.

Payment Policy
Payment must be received in full by the conference date. All discounts will be applied to the full conference fee only (excluding add-ons), cannot be combined with any other offer‚ and must be paid in full at the time of order.

Confirmation
All registrants will receive written confirmation/receipt of registration. If you do not receive confirmation from the organizers, please contact Customer Service at 1-888-593-7243 or [email protected].

Worry-Free Registration Guarantee
We want to assure you that you can secure your place at the Annual Conference & Expo, knowing that your investment won’t be lost should in-person attendance no longer be possible for you due to the pandemic.

We guarantee to find a solution that works for you and your firm. All paid conference registrations will have access to alternative attendance choices such as livestream participation, no-hassle substitutions or transfers to a future event. As we are all facing uncertainty due to COVID-19, we will offer a no-fee cancellation option until January 29, 2021.

In addition, should pandemic circumstances or local restrictions on gatherings/travel be imposed and the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Expo be rescheduled or canceled, you can choose whether your payment will be transferred to the next year’s conference or be fully refunded.

If you elect to cancel your registration after January 29, 2021, the below cancellation fees and options will be assessed.

Cancellations
All cancellations require a written request and can be sent to [email protected].

Date Cancellation Received

Attendee Cancellation Fee

Full Guest Cancellation Fee

Special Event Cancellation Fee
Before January 29, 2021 Full refund Full refund Full refund
Between January 29 and February 26, 2021 $219 $119
Between February 26 and March 19, 2021 50% of fee paid $119 Full refund
March 19, 2021 and after No refund No refund No refund

Cancellation notifications via social media (e.g., posting on our Facebook page or Twitter) are not accepted. No-shows and late cancellations forfeit the full registration fee. Any requests for refunds of room reservations must be made directly with the hotel.

Substitutions
A substitute from the registrant's organization or chapter is subject to an administrative fee of $150. The substitute's registration fee will be adjusted if a nonmember replaces an ALA member. Please submit a written request to [email protected] no later than March 19, 2021 for more information and processing.

Late or on-site substitutions will be assessed a $250 administrative fee.

COVID-19 Warning
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for the protection of all our attendees, speakers, sponsors and staff. It is imperative that all registrants for the Annual Conference & Expo follow all instructions when attending the conference. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. It is extremely dangerous to senior citizens and to any person that has underlying chronic health problems.

By attending the Annual Conference & Expo, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. To learn more or read our terms of service, click here.

You also assure us that at the time that you first attend the conference:

  1. You are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, nor have you had in the 14 days prior to the commencement of the conference.
  2. You have not traveled outside of the United States or in an area under a travel health advisory in such 14-day period.
  3. You have not provided care or had close contact with any person with or reasonably suspected of having COVID-19, or with any person who traveled outside of the United States or to an area under a travel health advisory in the 14 days prior to commencement of the conference.
  4. You have not been advised by any health authority, government agency or regulation to self-isolate due to possible exposure to COVID-19.

Association of Legal Administrators Meeting Code of Conduct
The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and ALA staff. All participants, including but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, guests, ALA staff members and service providers, are expected to abide by this Meeting Code of Conduct (“Code”) whether participating in-person or virtually. This Code applies to all ALA webinars, educational sessions, conferences, meetings and meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than ALA but held in conjunction with ALA events, whether on public or private platforms (collectively, “meetings”).

ALA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at or during meetings.

For more information on reporting incidents, unacceptable behaviors and resulting actions, click here.

Conference Consent Policy
By registering for this ALA conference, you are consenting to receive conference-related communications in addition to sharing your contact information publicly on attendee rosters. You will have the ability to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting [email protected].


Promotional Photos and Videos
Participation at and registration (attendee, guest and exhibitor) for the conference gives consent to the use and distribution of the participants' image or voice in any pictures, video or audio recordings, or electronic reproductions taken during ALA and ALA-related events for conference coverage and future ALA promotional purposes. ALA is able to use your likeness without remuneration.

Other Ways to Register

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-888-593-7243
Mail: 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Expo c/o American Conference Institute 45 West 25th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10010
Fax:     1-877-927-1563

Questions
If you have any questions about the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Expo and registration policies or procedures, please contact us at 1-888-593-7243 or [email protected].

 

GENERAL INQUIRIES:

Customer Service
ALA Annual Conference & Expo
1-888-593-7243
Contact Us

GENERAL INQUIRIES:

Customer Service
ALA Annual Conference & Expo
1-888-593-7243
Contact Us

AGENDA & SPEAKING INQUIRIES:

Kristy Perkins
Head of Programming
+44 1273-983123 
Contact Us

AGENDA & SPEAKING INQUIRIES:

Kristy Perkins
Head of Programming
+44 1273-983123
Contact Us

SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES:

Ken Glass
Sponsorship & Exhibits Manager
212-352-3220 x 7409 Contact Us

SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES:

Ken Glass
Sponsorship & Exhibits Manager
212-352-3220 ext. 7409
Contact Us

MEDIA PARTNERSHIP INQUIRIES:

Jessika Hunt
Marketing Lead
1-877-927-0718 ext. 7324
Contact Us

MEDIA PARTNERSHIP INQUIRIES:

Jessika Hunt
Marketing Lead
1-877-927-0718 ext. 7324
Contact Us

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All rights reserved.

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TEL: 847-267-1252