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Winds of Change

7/27/2019 to 7/30/2019
When: July 27–30, 2019
Where: The Swissôtel Chicago
323 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, Illinois  60601-9722
United States
Contact: 1+ 651-366-6082

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2019 ACLEA 55th Annual Meeting

ACLEA's 55th Annual Meeting | Winds of Change

Swissôtel Chicago | Chicago, Illinois – U.S.A. | July 27 – 30, 2019

From the opening event on Saturday night to the TED-style CLE talks on Tuesday, the ACLEA Annual Meeting brings you speakers who will inspire you, change your perspective, and give you the tools to make a difference in your organization.

Need assistance getting approval to attend? Download the ACLEA Meeting Toolkit and Sample Letter.


The program registration fee includes conference materials, admission to Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday sessions, the Saturday and Sunday evening receptions, and the Monday night offsite event. The CLE Boot Camp course and all optional lunches are separately priced. We must receive payment for optional courses and lunches in advance of the conference to guarantee your reservation. Unless otherwise stated, all special event and tour fee payments are nonrefundable after July 12, 2019.

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  Early Bird Rates
(on or before 6/27/19)
Regular Rates
(after 6/27/19)
Member $695 $745
Non-Member $905 $955
Spouse/Guest $250 $250

Optional Education Program Fees: Saturday, July 27

(Pre-Registration required)

  CLE Boot Camp with Meeting Registration CLE Boot Camp Only
Member $175 $210
Non-Member $235 $435

Functional SIG Luncheons, $45 each

(Pre-Registration Recommended*, ticketed – attendance open to all registrants) Learn more about Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Executive Leadership | Marketing | Programming | Publications | Technology

Organizational SIG Luncheons, $45 each

(Pre-Registration Recommended*, ticketed – attendance for respective organizational SIG members only) Learn more about Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In-House/Professional Development | Law Schools | Local and Specialty Bars | Nationals | State and Provincial Bars | Vendors and Speakers

*Onsite registration rates are $55, based on availability

Optional Ticketed Event: Monday, July 29, 2019

The Game Room

Join us for a fun evening of delicious beverages and finger-friendly foods in a location that also offers a range of activities to enjoy, including billiards tables, a full-sized bocce court, cards, checkers and chess tables, foosball, shuffleboard, and more.

Tickets to this event are included in your registration fee, but we ask that you RSVP. Guest tickets are available for $75.

*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 $250 fee includes continental breakfasts, Saturday Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Marketplace, 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 Welcome Reception will be available separately for guests who will be attending only this event. 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 55th Annual Meeting Planning Committee!

  • CHAIR: Ruta Stropus, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Annette Buras, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Holly Garland Langworthy, Minnesota CLE
  • Jill Mayer, Ontario Bar Association
  • Christopher Marohn, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Nadia Myerthall, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
  • Anne-Marie Rabago, State Bar of Texas
  • Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting

Registration Information

To edit your registration, please contact the ACLEA office at or 1+ (651) 366-6082.

Both members and nonmembers need to log in to register for events. If you are a member, login here. If you are a nonmember, you need to create a record in the system; we will require your first and last name, organization, email, username and password. Login here.

Online registration requires credit card payment; ACLEA accepts American Express, Visa and Mastercard. If you want to pay by check, please download the form here (available soon). Payment is required prior to the event. If you want to join or renew your membership, please do so here or log into your profile to renew. Then return to register for the event. These will be two separate transactions. You can pay for both by downloading forms.


Cancellation Policy

All special event & tour fee payments are nonrefundable after July 12, 2019. Registration refunds, less a $50 processing fee, will be given to registrants who cancel by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on July 12, 2019. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

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PCI Compliance

Please do not email forms with credit card information. To protect your data and to comply with PCI standards, the ACLEA office will not accept emailed credit card information.

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