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Annual Meeting General Information

Dates and Location
We are thrilled to return to the Big Apple for the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting! In 2008, we had the highest attendance ever in the vibrant city of New York. We foresee another successful meeting this coming January 2-5, 2014 and we hope you will plan to attend. The Annual Meeting will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown, located in the heart of New York City in Midtown Manhattan, within walking distance from New York's premier attractions such as Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue shopping, the Broadway Theatre district, Central Park, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and many more iconic New York landmarks.

Admission Policy
Admission to all programs requires your AALS qualifying name badge. Admission to ticketed events requires both your name badge and a purchased ticket for the meal event.

Headquarter Hotel
AALS Registration, Exhibit Hall, Section Programs, and the House of Representatives meetings will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Other Hotels
Sheraton New York, New York Marriott Marquis and Renaissance New York, Times Square.

Hotel Reservations
After completing the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email from AALS with instructions for booking a hotel reservation along with a list of AALS convention hotels, locations, group rates, and a link to book reservations online. AALS convention hotels will only accept reservations made through Official Housing, a housing service provided by the New York Convention and Visitor Bureau (this is not AALS headquarters). The housing process is designed to ensure that AALS group rate hotel rooms are reserved by those that support the Annual Meeting – its attendees and exhibitors. For more information about Annual Meeting housing, click here.

Disability-Related Accommodation
The New York Hilton Midtown is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All public areas are accessible and sleeping rooms with special accommodations are available for those with disabilities. Please list any special requirements for your sleeping room on the AALS Housing Reservation Form. If you require a disability-related accommodation, please contact AALS by Friday, November 8, 2013 at (202) 296-8851 or email

Business Center
The business center is located on the 2nd level of the New York Hilton Midtown. It is available 24-hours a day with your guest room key. Services include: photocopying, fax services, computer services, high-speed Internet access, wireless Internet access, package handling and color laser printer.

Internet Access
The Hilton New York offers high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the entire hotel lobby/lobby level.Internet access in your guest rooms is available for a fee of $14.95 per 24 hours. Internet access is not provided in the meeting rooms.

Child Care
For those in need of child care services, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at (212) 586-7000 and ask for the Hotel's Concierge who can provide information on individual babysitting options for guests of the hotel. AALS does not recommend these services or agencies but provides this information for your reference.

Badges for Children
Come to the AALS On-Site Registration Desk and ask for a colorful badge for your children who are with you at the Annual Meeting. This badge will provide access for your children into program sessions. There are additional fees for children to attend the Gala Reception, meal events or any other extra fee events.

Continuing Legal Education Credit
CLE sign-in sheets will be available in the rear of the session meeting rooms. AALS can provide verification that you attended the session if you sign the CLE sign-in sheet. However, please note AALS has not received certification of CLE credit from any state for the AALS Annual Meeting.

Program Updates
For up-to-date information about the meeting, please visit the program page.

Other Questions
Email During the meeting, stop by the AALS Office located in the Gibson Room on the 2nd floor of the Hilton New York Midtown.