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52nd Annual Meeting, ACLEA Seattle ACLEA's 52nd Annual Meeting

The Westin Seattle | Seattle, WA | July 30 - August 2, 2016

Finding Your CLE Nirvana


The program registration fee includes conference materials, admission to Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday sessions, the business meeting and awards brunch, the Saturday/Sunday receptions, and the Monday night special event. The CLE Boot Camp, all optional lunches, and tours are separately priced. We must receive payment for optional sessions, lunches, and tours in advance of the conference to guarantee your reservation. Unless otherwise stated, all special event and tour fee payments are nonrefundable after July 8, 2016.

Spouse/Guest Fee

ACLEA has a spouse/guest fee for attendance at ACLEA meetings by those not eligible for ACLEA membership. This is a restricted fee intended for family members. Any spouse/guest who is interested in networking with other spouses/guests as well as friends in ACLEA may pay a fee to cover the costs of food and beverage and attendance at some meetings. This $175/$225 fee includes continental breakfasts, Tuesday morning brunch, Saturday exhibit hall mixer, Sunday evening reception, morning and afternoon breaks, and attendance at any sessions on topics that may be of interest, but does not include conference materials, luncheons, or optional events. Tickets for the Saturday exhibit hall mixer and Sunday evening reception will be available separately onsite at $20/each for guests who will be attending ONLY those events. This benefit is extended only to those spouse/guests who are not eligible for ACLEA membership. ANYONE CONSULTING WITH, OR EMPLOYED BY, AN ORGANIZATION ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ACLEA IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS FEE.

Special thanks to our 52nd Annual Planning Committee

  • Chair: Jeff Kirkey, ICLE
  • Stephanie Ball, Best Best and Krieger
  • Kathy Burrows, Washington State Bar Association
  • Lucas Boling, The Missouri Bar
  • Kristin Huotari, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Diane Morrison, State Bar of Texas
  • Laura Selby, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.
  • Leslie Sinner McEvoy, Minnesota CLE
  • Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group

Hotel and Transportation Information


Our host hotel is the Westin Seattle. ACLEA has secured a special room rate of $219 per night plus city/state tax and fees for single/double rooms available until July 8, 2016; or until the room block is exhausted, whichever comes first.

NOTE: ACLEA has obtained this room rate by contracting a total meeting package at the Westin Seattle. ACLEA must meet certain minimum food & beverage and hotel room pickup requirements or ACLEA will face attrition and/or meeting room rental. In order for ACLEA to continue to provide a reasonable registration fee, we need your help. Please take advantage of the room rate we have negotiated and make your reservation by contacting:

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
Phone 1+ (206) 728-1000/1+ (888) 627-8513
Hotel website:  

Online Reservation Website


Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Distance to hotel: 24.14 km/15.0 miles

  • Estimated Taxi Fare from SeaTac:
    $45.00 each way
  • Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail from SeaTac:
    $3.00 each way
  • Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express:
    $18.00 one-way; $31.00 roundtrip
    Advance reservations required:

Additional directions and transportation options can be viewed on the hotel transportation website.

The parking rates for the Westin Seattle:


Optional Networking Events

EMP Museum Event & Dinner

EMP Museum

Monday, August 1 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. (ticketed)

Come immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a museum dedicated to music and contemporary pop culture. Join us at the Experience Music Project museum for after-hours access to a number of the museum’s exhibits, including the Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix collections, and the interactive Sound Lab. Tickets to this event are included your registration fee, but we ask that you RSVP. Guest tickets are available for $75.

Ballpark Outing

Safeco Field

Tuesday, August 2 | 7:00 p.m. (ticketed)

Calling all Baseball Fans!

Are you staying in town on Tuesday night and looking for something fun to do?

ACLEA has access to discounted tickets for the Seattle Mariners versus the Boston Red Sox game on Tuesday, August 2. Tickets are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to purchase yours by June 30, 2016.


Cancellation Policy

All special event & tour fee payments are nonrefundable after July 8, 2016. Registration refunds, less a $50 processing fee, will be given to registrants who cancel by 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on July 8, 2016. No refunds or transfers will be granted thereafter.