The year's most important education and networking event for legal information professionals starts next weekend. We can't wait to see you in Washington, DC July 13-16 for AALL's 112th Annual Meeting & Conference. With so many opportunities to connect and learn, we want you to get the most out of your AALL 2019 experience. Following are some preparation tips and a preview of what you can expect upon your arrival in Washington, DC.
AALL 2019 IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
When you get to Washington, DC, the "right-sized" printed program you will receive includes a simplified events index, but you'll find more comprehensive (and current) information on the conference app. Download the 2019 conference app from the Apple app store, the Google Play store, or visit eventmobi.com/aall2019 from any device with a web browser. Remember to accept "push notifications" to receive important announcements, emergency notifications, and reminders while you're at the conference.
With the conference app, you'll be able to:
- Build your personalized agenda
- Sync your desktop planning
- Access detailed program, meeting, and event information--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
- 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
- Find exhibitors to visit
- Receive important updates and notifications--including prize drawing winners
NEW FEATURE FOR 2019
Schedule one-on-one meetings with other attendees directly from the conference app to make networking opportunities easier to coordinate and manage. Invitees are notified via email when requests are sent, and the meeting is automatically added to both attendees' personal schedules once it's been accepted. Visit the Help + Support section to learn more.
AALL thanks Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. for sponsoring the conference app.
REGISTRATION BADGES & TICKETS
Badges and tickets will be issued on-site at AALL's registration desk at the Washington Convention Center (L Street Bridge, Level 2). Bring your emailed confirmation with barcode (resent to registrants earlier this week) for easy check-in. 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 day(s) they are attending. Badges for single-event registrations or exhibits-only access will be different from badges allowing access to programs and meetings.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION HOURS
Friday, July 12 / 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 / 7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 14 / 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 15 / 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 / 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP
GET READY TO EXPERIENCE DC
Check out the Local Arrangements Committee's
Washington DC Survival Guide
, offering 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.
EXPERIENCE WASHINGTON, DC
GO IN WITH A PLAN
With so much on the AALL 2019 schedule, having a comprehensive
can help you make the most of the experience. First-time attendee?
We've got you covered
. Don't forget your business cards!
HONORING AALL'S AWARD WINNERS
AALL thanks LexisNexis for its generous support of this event.
WHILE YOU'RE THERE
MAKE THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS
Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in AALL's session rooms and exhibit space at the Washington Convention Center to keep you connected.
- SSID: AALL 2019
- Password: Capitalize
For those staying at the Marriott Marquis (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 exposition. Review the exhibitor list (including more than a dozen first-time exhibitors) and create a list of those you want to visit. Be sure to check out the Exhibitor Showcase Sessions, too.
FLASH MEETING ROOM
Meeting attendees can sign up for a meeting room table while on-site to conduct a pick-up meeting or gather to discuss a topic of their choice. Visit Room 148 in the Washington Convention Center (Street Level) 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.
Need a break from all the great conversations? Restore your peace of mind in our Quiet Room at the Washington Convention Center (Room 304, Level 3).
AALL CAREER CENTER
FIND THE RIGHT FIT
AALL offers job and candidate searching as part of the AALL Career Center at the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference. Posting through the
AALL Career Center
offers many benefits.
Looking for the right employee?
The resume database provides a searchable pool of qualified talent from across the country, and resume agents automatically send new resumes directly to your inbox, tailored to your search.
can be conducted on-site, and a special
is available during the conference for employers.
Looking for the right job?
You can post your resume online (including references, cover letters, etc.)--confidentially, if you choose--and job agents automatically send new jobs directly to your inbox.
AALL Membership Services
for more information.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
While you're in Washington, DC, visit the onPeak housing desk located on the L Street Bridge (Level 2) for personal booking assistance for the 2020 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Don't miss the opportunity to book your stay at the Hilton Riverside, AALL's headquarters hotel, or learn about other properties in AALL's room block. There is no penalty for booking early and making changes later.
ANNUAL CHILDREN'S BOOK DRIVE
The 21st Annual SR-SIS Children's Book Drive has begun! This year's recipient is the
2000 Libros project
, supported by DC Books to Prisons. The 2000 Libros project works to get books to immigrant children in detention centers throughout the country. How can you help?
- Order a book online from the Amazon wishlist (or search for "2000 Libros" on Amazon under "Lists > Find a List or Registry.") Remember to select the 2000 Libros shipping address when you check out.
- Support a Washington, DC local bookstore by selecting a title from the wishlist at Politics and Prose. Purchases will go directly to the 2000 Libros address--no need to worry about adding that information.
- Send checks, payable to American Association of Law Libraries, or online bookstore gift cards to the Annual Book Drive Co-Coordinator:
- Kellee Bonnell
4850 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
- Drop off books (written in English, Spanish, Farsi, or Chinese) for Pre-K to 5th-grade children, online bookstore gift cards, checks, or cash in Washington, DC at the Member Services Pavilion in Exhibit Hall D. Drop off books only next to the Hospitality Booth. (Please no textbooks, workbooks, coloring books, reference material, or adult or young adult books.) All donations must be dropped off by Monday, July 15 at 4:00 pm.
For more information regarding the book drive, please contact
. For information about the history of the annual book drive, see the article in
We can't wait to see you in Washington, DC!
AALL thanks its sponsors for their generous support of AALL 2019.
FRIENDS OF AALL