All delegates are responsible for checking visa entry requirements for the United States; we strongly recommend you check on a regular basis for any change to the entry formalities into the USA.
Applications can take up to several months to process and delegates will have to apply for their visa in person at their local embassy. Please contact your local embassy for entry formalities and apply for any required visa well in advance.
US Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) – since 2009 travellers to the US previously eligible to visit under the VWP are now required to obtain travel authorisation prior to travel Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). In addition, from 1 April 2016 all travellers wishing to enter the US under the VWP need to hold a passport with an integrated chip.
For further information please visit the following website: www.travel.state.gov
It has been brought to our attention that there are multiple companies contacting past attendees, claiming to represent the IBA, offering ‘assistance’ with registration and hotel bookings.
They are operating by cold-calling and spamming companies whose names have appeared on previous List of Participants, Programmes and Sponsorship recognition. The only accommodation agent the IBA works with is Judy Lane ICS. Judy Lane ICS does not contact delegates on behalf of the IBA without delegates making initial contact. Please ignore any communication that does not come directly from the IBA or Judy Lane ICS.
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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The working sessions, general lunches (included in the delegate registration fee), Fora and Divisional lunches and breakfasts, unless otherwise stated, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
For Conference delegates from jurisdictions where CPD/CLE is mandatory, the IBA will provide a Certificate of Attendance for the Conference. Subject to CPD/CLE requirements, Conference delegates can use this to obtain the relevant number of hours’ accreditation.
The number of CPD/CLE hours available may vary depending on the rules applied by the members’ bar association/law society on time recording criteria. To request a Certificate of Attendance, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org after the conference.
The working language of the conference is English. Sessions may be changed or withdrawn at any time.
It is important that you inform the IBA upon registration (email@example.com) if you are a wheelchair user and/or have limited mobility as we will need to take this into account when planning transportation during the conference. The IBA selects, where at all possible, venues with little or no obstacles for those who have restricted mobility; the Miami Beach Convention Center is fully accessible.
A multi-faith prayer room will be available for use at the conference during registration hours.
The conference dress code is smart casual for the working sessions and social events, unless otherwise stated. A suit and tie are not necessary.
IBA conferences provide unrivalled professional development and network-building opportunities for international legal practitioners and their professional associates. As representatives of the global legal profession, delegates and IBA members are expected to maintain the highest levels of propriety and behaviour. As representatives of their firms, companies and organisations, delegates are reminded that they should maintain the same high standards of behaviour that are required as a representative or employee of that organisation, when attending events as a conference delegate or member of the IBA. This includes adhering to any relevant code of conduct of the organisation that they are representing, or their regulating body, at the conference.
The IBA values the participation of every delegate and member of the IBA and wants all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all conference attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees, IBA staff and those involved with hosting the events throughout the conference and at all conference events, receptions, and parties, whether officially organised by the IBA, or by others. All delegates, guests, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff and volunteers at any IBA event are required to conform to the IBA Harassment Policy. The IBA will enforce this Policy in relation to matters reported during or after the event, as appropriate.
The IBA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, physical appearance, age, race, colour or nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership or other personal attributes. Harassment is unwanted physical verbal or non-verbal conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them. The IBA does not tolerate harassment, bullying or attempted bullying of conference participants, delegates, guests, speakers, exhibitors, or staff in any form. Please be considerate to others and think about the effect your actions would have on others – a single incident could constitute harassment.
All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience, including people of many different cultures, backgrounds, opinions and personal attributes. Please do not insult nor disparage other attendees, and please give consideration to topics that might be offensive to others. Behave professionally.
Remember that discriminatory, sexual or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate. Sexual language, imagery or behaviour are not appropriate. Any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature will constitute harassment.
Attendees violating this Policy may be asked, at the discretion of the conference organisers, to leave the conference, without a refund, and further action may be taken in accordance with the Harassment Policy. If members or delegates see or suspect any behaviour that may violate this policy, they should not be afraid to report it.
The full Harassment Policy can be found on the IBA website at www.ibanet.org/iba-harassment-policy
For reference also please see the IBA Inclusion and Diversity Policy at www.ibanet.org/Diversity-and-Inclusion-Council
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly, and inclusive conference for all.
The organisers may at any time, with or without giving notice, in their absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the conference, change its venue or any of the other published particulars or withdraw any invitation to attend. In any case, neither the organisers nor any of their officers, employees, agents, members, or representatives shall be liable for any loss, liability, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by any person, nor will they return any money paid to them in connection with the conference.
Please note that all working sessions will be audio recorded and the recordings made available through the IBA website following the conference. Certain sessions and social functions will be photographed and filmed and some of these photographs/films may be used for future IBA marketing material and member communications. Should you have any concerns with regard to this, or not wish to be featured in any of these materials, please contact the IBA Marketing Department at IBAMarketing@int-bar.org.