Social Functions

Beginning with the traditional Opening Ceremony at the Hynes Convention Center and Welcome Party at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and ending with the spectacular Closing Party at the Boston Public Library, the week of the conference will see up to 100 dinners, receptions and gatherings take place in venues all across Boston and beyond.

Committee Social Function tickets for are now available for sale. These social functions have been arranged by IBA Committees to enable their members and other delegates interested in the committees activities to meet informally in a relaxed atmosphere, and are a key element of the more practice-specific networking available at the IBA Annual Conference.

All social function tickets can be booked as part of your conference registration either online, or via the registration form, or can be added to an existing registration via My IBA.

1800 – 1930
Opening ceremony

Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center

Transport will be provided directly after the Opening Ceremony, from the Hynes Convention Center to the Welcome party.

2000 – 2230
Welcome party

Museum of Fine Arts

Taking place at one of the US’s oldest art museums, the Museum of Fine Arts, tonight’s welcome party will be an invitation for guests to explore art through the many mediums artists use to express themselves. Beyond its world-renowned collections, which run the gamut from contemporary to ancient works, the MFA itself is a stunning architectural feat with gorgeous interior and exterior spaces. Your evening will begin with artistic performers and a red carpet. All seven of the major areas in the museum offer you exposure to not only the highly-respected art collections of the museum, but also the live art of musical, dancing and cultural performers. The artistry will even expand to food, with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and entrees whose exquisite taste and presentation will remind you that cooking is an art in itself.

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1230 – 1430
Arab Regional Forum lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

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1230 – 1430
European Regional Forum lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

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1230 – 1430
North American Regional Forum lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

1230 – 1430
Women Lawyers’ Interest Group lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

1300
Individual Tax and Private Client Committee lunch (AA)

Mistral

Price: $151

1830 – 2030
Host Committee reception

Boston Museum of Science

We would like to thank the following for kindly sponsoring this event: Bingham McCutchen; Dechert; Edwards Wildman Palmer; Foley Hoag; Goodwin Procter; Greenberg Traurig; McCarter English; McDermott Will & Emery; Mintz Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo; Nixon Peabody; Proskauer; Ropes & Gray; Skadden; StrozFriedberg; Sullivan & Worcester; WilmerHale; Weil Gotshal & Manges; Boston Bar Association; and Massachusetts Bar Association.

2000
Committees on Environment, Health and Safety Law and Water Law joint dinner (AB)

Mamma Maria

Price: $177

0800 – 0930
The IBA Bar breakfast hosted by Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer, Deutscher Anwaltverein, and the Law Society of Scotland

Sheraton Boston Hotel

0800 – 0930
African Regional Forum breakfast

Sheraton Boston Hotel

0830
Committees on Insurance and Maritime and Transport Law joint excursion and lunch (AC)

North Shore by boat and Rockport Village

Price: $238

1230 – 1430
Asia Pacific Regional Forum lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

1230 – 1430
Corporate Counsel Forum lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

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1230 – 1430
Latin American Regional Forum lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

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1245
Committees on Banking Law and Securities Law joint lunch (AD)

Grill 23

Price: $150

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1300
Antitrust Committee lunch (AE)

The Harvard Club of Boston

Price: $138

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2000
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee dinner (AF)

Rustic Kitchen

Price: $117

2000
Criminal Law Section dinner (AG)

Trade

Price: $75

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2000
Insolvency Section reception and dinner (AH)

The Harvard Club of Boston

Price: $174

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2000
International Franchising Committee dinner (AI)

Legal Harborside

Price: $171

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2000
Investment Funds Committee and Private Investment Funds Subcommittee joint dinner (AJ)

Top of the Hub

Price: $193

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2000
LGBT Issues Subcommittee dinner and entertainment (AK)

Club Café

Price: $75

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2000
Real Estate Section dinner (AL)

Mamma Maria

Price: $84

2000
Taxation Section dinner (AM)

Boston Harbor Hotel

Price: $190

2030
Law Firm Management Committee dinner (AN)

Davio’s

Price: $165

2030
Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee dinner (AO)

Grill 23

Price: $176

2030
Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) dinner (AP)

Taj Roofdeck

Price: $198

2100
Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee dinner (AQ)

Mistral

Price: $167

*Newcomers’ reception

Sheraton Boston Hotel

0800 – 0930
Family Law Committee breakfast

Sheraton Boston Hotel

0800 – 0930
The IBA Bar breakfast hosted by the American Bar Association

Sheraton Boston Hotel

0800 – 0930
Arbitration Committee breakfast

Sheraton Boston Hotel

0800 – 0930
Managing Partners’ breakfast

Sheraton Boston Hotel

1230 – 1430
Legal Practice Division lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

1930
Arbitration Committee reception and dinner (AR)

JFK Library and Museum

Price: $150

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1930
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee dinner cruise (AS)

Seaport Elite II

Price: $176

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2000
Aviation Law Committee dinner (AT)

Legal Harborside

Price: $171

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2000
Capital Markets Forum dinner (AU)

Capital Grille

Price $159

2000
Corporate and M&A Law Committee dinner (AV)

Massachusetts State House

Price: $150

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2000
Committees on Employment and Industrial Relations Law and Discrimination and Equality Law joint dinner (AW)

Taj Roofdeck

Price: $145

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2000
International Construction Projects Committee dinner (AX)

Grill 23

Price: $179

2030
Insurance Committee dinner (AY)

Davio's

Price: $106

2030
Trade and Customs Law Committee dinner (AZ)

Capital Grille

Price: $75

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Afternoon

IBA football match

Once again the famous IBA World Cup football match will challenge the collective team spirits of the Americans, the Latins, the North and Southern Europeans and the wider world. The cost is likely to be in the region of $70, payable on the day or at the IBA registration desk at the conference. Transport and other arrangements will be confirmed nearer the time and emailed to delegates who have registered an interest. Please register your interest in playing prior to (or during) the conference week to Keith Oliver (keoliver@petersandpeters.com) or Pablo Vergara del Carril (p.vergara@zbv.com.ar). All spectators will be welcome.

Morning

IBA golf day

George Wright Golf Course
420 West Street, Hyde Park, MA02 136

Price: $220

0800 – 0930
Academic and Professional Development Committee breakfast

Sheraton Boston Hotel

1230 – 1430
African Regional Forum lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

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1230 – 1430
Section on Public and Professional Interest lunch

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Price: $90

1245
Litigation Committee lunch cruise (BA)

The Odyssey

Price: $79

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1800
Young lawyers' reception

Republic Ballroom, Sheraton Boston Hotel

The highlight of the reception will be the presentation of the prestigious IBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of William Reece Smith Jr.

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1930
Bar Issues Commission dinner (BB)

Boston University Castle

Price: $153

1930
Committees on Communications Law, Media Law, Space Law and Technology Law joint dinner (BC)

Taj Roofdeck

Price: $197

1930
International Sales, Franchising and Product Law Section and Consumer Litigation Committee dinner (BD)

Grill 23

Price: $181

1930
Maritime and Transport Law Committee dinner (BE)

The State Room

Price: $180

1930
Mining Law Committee dinner (BF)

The Harvard Club Downtown

Price: $194

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2000
Immigration and Nationality Law Committee dinner (BG)

Hampshire House

Price: $148

2000
Leisure Industries Section and Young Lawyers‘ Committee joint dinner (BH)

Rosa Mexicano

Price: $145

0830
International Construction Projects Committee excursion and lunch (BI)

‘Old Ironsides’, the USS Constitution Museum and Concord

Price: $125

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1930 – 2230
Closing party

The Boston Public Library

This evening’s closing party at the Boston Public Library will leave you with one word in mind: classical. Full of breath-taking architecture, art, and of course, the literary classics, this venue is the embodiment of the word ‘classical’. Its various magnificent indoor and outdoor spaces with their ancient-Greek inspired columns will be a treat just to wander around. From the entrance and throughout the building, you will experience entertainment and food that is tinged with elements that are timeless. From the food to the entertainers, classical New England fare will transport you to a time and place that history reveres. You will also enjoy musical performances from a variety of genres.
Price: $150

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Social function tickets will NOT be confirmed until full payment is received at the IBA office. If full payment is not received by Friday 30 August, then ticket allocation will be released without further notice. Tickets, where relevant, must be purchased for children over 13 years old. Some social functions may not be suitable for young children and, if this is the case, the IBA reserves the right not to admit them.

Ticket amendments and returns

All social function ticket bookings must be finalised by close of business on Wednesday 25 September. After this date all amendments, returns and purchases of social function tickets will only be possible upon arrival at the conference. Tickets returned in person, on-site, will be subject to a 25 per cent administration charge, and a refund will only be made if the ticket is resold. All refunds will be made from the London office after the conference. Please note that new ticket purchases will be subject to availability at the conference.

Social function prices

The IBA does not mark up ticket prices or make a profit from social functions. Dining in a large group will sometimes cost more than dining individually because of additional costs such as room hire, transport, decoration, etc.

Dress code

The conference dress code is business attire for working sessions and smart casual for social events unless otherwise stated.

Sponsorship

For details of all sponsorship opportunities at this conference, email andrew.webster-dunn@int-bar.org.