The year's most important education and networking event for legal information professionals starts next weekend. We can't wait to see you in Baltimore July 14-17 for AALL's 111th Annual Meeting & Conference. With so many opportunities to connect and learn, we want you to get the most out of your AALL 2018 experience. Following are some preparation tips and a preview of what you can expect upon your arrival in Baltimore.
CONFERENCE APP (sponsored by Bloomberg Law)
AALL 2018 IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
When you get to Baltimore, the
you receive will look a little different. The newly-designed "right-sized" booklet will still include a simplified events index, but you'll find more comprehensive (and current) information online, on the conference app. From your mobile device, just visit
or search for "AALL 2018" in your app store (iTunes or Android) and download the app today. You'll be able to:
- Build your personalized agenda
- Sync your desktop planning
- Access detailed program, meeting, and event information
- Use the search bar to easily find scheduled events, speakers, and attendees--for programs, you can do a quick search by alphanumeric code
- View interactive floor maps
- Access program handouts
- View speaker profiles
- Connect with attendees and exhibitors
- Receive important updates and notifications, including prize drawing winners
See each day's schedule at-a-glance in a list view, or use the table option to see everything in a customizable matrix view. Remember to accept "push notifications" to receive important announcements, emergency notifications, and reminders while you're at the conference. Don't have a mobile device? You can still build your own schedule by
visiting the app
REGISTRATION BADGES & TICKETS
Badges and tickets will be issued on-site at AALL's registration desk at the Baltimore Convention Center (Pratt Street Lobby, 300 Level). Bring your emailed confirmation with barcode for easy check-in. (These confirmations will be resent to registrants later this week.) Contact Convention Data Services at 877.779.3216 with any registration questions.
All attendees must be registered and have a badge that is valid for the days they are attending. Please wear your badge to all AALL-related meetings, programs, and events.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION HOURS
Friday, July 13 / 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 / 7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 15 / 7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday, July 16 / 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 / 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP
GET READY TO EXPERIENCE BALTIMORE
Check out the Local Arrangements Committee's Baltimore Survival Guide for great tips for getting to, from, and around our host city.
WEATHER & DRESS
Recommended dress for the conference is business casual. Keep in mind that while it may be hot outside, conference facilities are often heavily air conditioned--you might want to bring a sweater or jacket. Stay hydrated and wear comfortable shoes.
KEEP IT SAFE
From foot, bike, and Segway patrols to after-hours business checks and safety escorts, you'll notice a visible presence that serves as an extra set of eyes and ears to ensure your safety around the convention center and waterfront.
- To request a security escort in the Downtown District, call 410.802.9631, 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
- To request a security escort in the Waterfront Harbor District, call 443.278.4701, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday) and 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Friday-Saturday).
Visit Baltimore has created a visitors site just for AALL. Ready to get a taste of Charm City? The Local Arrangements Committee has put together a great restaurant guide, including all kinds of options near the convention center. And when you're out and about, you can enjoy discounts on dining, attractions, and more just by showing your badge.
We've got you covered.
WHILE YOU'RE THERE
MAKE THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. is sponsoring the complimentary Wi-Fi in AALL's session and exhibit space at the Baltimore Convention Center.
- SSID: WoltersKluwer/AALL
- Password: AALL2018
For those staying at the Hilton Baltimore (headquarters hotel), complimentary in-room Wi-Fi is available in all guestrooms.
Be sure to check your email each morning for a rundown of the day's highlights and again later for an invitation to evaluate the programs you attended.
EXHIBITORS & MORE
Plan your expedition through the exhibit hall--see who will be there and create a list of exhibitors you want to visit. Be sure to check out the Exhibitor Showcase Sessions, too.
FLASH MEETING ROOM
Meeting attendees can claim a meeting room table while on-site to conduct a pick-up meeting or gather to discuss a topic of their choice. Visit the Baltimore Convention Center's Pratt West Show Office (Street Level, downstairs from the registration area) to reserve your table. Any meeting notifications should be promoted through social media and are the responsibility of the convener.
FIND YOUR FLOW
Recharge by starting each day with yoga to cultivate balance, strength, and flexibility of the body and mind. Yoga mats, towels, and water will be provided.
|ON-SITE AALL CAREER CENTER
FIND THE RIGHT FIT
Whether you are looking for opportunities in law librarianship or simply looking to hire a legal information professional to fill an open position--AALL's Career Center is the place to make it happen. Stop by the Hilton's Latrobe Room to leave or review resumes.
FOR JOB SEEKERS
- See who is interviewing at AALL 2018
- Apply online or leave your hard copy resume
- Network, network, network
- Get some guidance
The conference special rate starts July 11. Employers seeking candidates will receive a 10-day job posting on the AALL Career Center ($50 for AALL members; $100 for nonmembers).
Interview rooms are available to any company with an active job posting on the AALL Career Center on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve for a maximum of two hours per day. Reserve an interview room today.
AALL CAREER CENTER HOURS
Sunday, July 15 / 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 16 / 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
AALL INTERVIEW ROOM HOURS
Sunday, July 15 / 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 16 / 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 / 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
|ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON (sponsored by LexisNexis)
FIND THE RIGHT FIT
The Association Luncheon on Tuesday, July 17, is your chance to honor your colleagues for their outstanding contributions to law librarianship, with a very special presentation of the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award, and the Hall of Fame Award.
Advance ticket sales for this event have ended, but there will be a limited number of tickets available for purchase on-site.
|MEMBERS OPEN FORUM
ASK YOUR QUESTIONS
The AALL Business Meeting & Members Open Forum will be held Monday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m., during the AALL Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Once again, the agenda and related handouts are made available via the conference app.
During this year's Members Open Forum, AALL Executive Board officers will be available to respond to member questions regarding AALL, as well as its programs and activities. In addition to asking questions from the floor, members can also submit questions in advance of the meeting to email@example.com.
|TRAVEL OFFSET PROJECT
HELPING FAMILIES BREATHE EASIER
Reduce the environmental impact of your travel to Baltimore by supporting the Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section (SR-SIS) travel offset project. By making a tax-deductible donation to the Cool Effects Cook Stove Program, you'll be offsetting carbon dioxide pollution and helping to provide efficient, clean cook stoves to families in Uganda. By replacing unhealthy and heavily polluting cooking methods, these stoves lower dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and significantly improve the respiratory health of these families. A $6.04 donation offsets a ton of carbon dioxide (CO2)--the emissions for an average trip to/from Baltimore, Maryland. Find more information on the donation page or contact David Selden, chair of the SR-SIS Task Force on Environmental Sustainability.
While you're in Baltimore, why not lock in your reservation at the hotel of your choice for AALL 2019 in Washington, DC? You can always make changes later, penalty-free. Visit the onPeak hotel desk in the West Pratt Street lobby (300 Level) for personal booking assistance and to secure your first-choice DC hotel stay. The hotel desk will be open during the following times:
- Friday, July 13 / 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, July 14 / 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Sunday & Monday, July 15-16 / 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 17 / 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
We can't wait to see you in Baltimore!
AALL thanks its gold, silver, and bronze sponsors for their generous support of AALL 2018.