IAFL Events

IAFL Annual Meeting, Boston, USA

Event date: 05 Jun 2024


Where and When

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02116
USA

Start: Wednesday 5 June 2024 at 12:00PM
End: Sunday 9 June 2024 at 08:00AM

Join the IAFL in Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, a city hailed for its culture, history, cuisine, sports, outdoor beauty and so much more. Visit the world-class museums, universities and iconic landmarks alongside the diverse neighborhood communities and urban green spaces teaming with artisan and farmers markets. Boston is a city of many firsts, the birthplace of the American Revolution and home to the country’s first public school, park, subway and library. A city by the water, you can get onto the Charles River, or enjoy one of the many sailing excursions which set off from Boston Harbor. Called America’s walking city for good reason, you will enjoy exploring all that this vibrant city has to offer.

The meeting will be a great opportunity for you to network and have fun with old and new colleagues alike and to deepen your knowledge of international family law. In addition to the extensive education program, there are opportunities for Fellows to get involved with supporting the work done by the Boston Volunteer Lawyers Project Family Law and Guardianship Program - a local charity which provides support and advice to lower income households in the Greater Boston Area.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR IAFL BOSTON

Map and Directions


Meeting Hotel

The IAFL has reserved a limited number of rooms for the nights of 3 – 8 June 2024 at the Westin Copley Place Boston, a AAA Four-Diamond hotel in the celebrated Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, a short stroll from fine dining destinations, upscale and independent boutique shopping on Newbury Street and minutes from the Boston Public Library and Copley Place shopping mall. 

Update as at 19 April 2024

The IAFL block is now fully booked. Rooms can be booked at the current rate via the Westin Copley Place or alternatively please get in touch with IAFL@judylaneics.com for alternative suggestions. 

Cancellation/Amendment of your Hotel Booking

You may cancel or amend your booking by emailing IAFL@judylaneics.com. Our policy is to respond, confirming receipt of your cancellation or amendment, within 48 hours. If not received, please telephone Michele Williams +44 1327 858216.

Penalties (for cancellation/reduction in room nights)
Up until 6 May 2024: No penalty
From 7 May 2024: Full-stay penalty
The full-stay penalty will also apply to no-shows (non-arrival on the day of your booking).
Where penalties are due, the hotel will charge the credit card you have provided as a guarantee when making your reservation. 

Registration 

Registration Fees

Early Bird

Regular

  (to 24 April) (from 25 April)
First Timer Fellow USD 1,550 USD 1,700
First Timer Fellow Tiered Fee* USD 1,039 USD 1,700
Fellow USD 1,700 USD 1,950
Fellow Tiered Fee* USD 1,139 USD 1,950
Lawyer Guest USD 1,950 USD 2,050
Lawyer Guest Tiered Fee* USD 1,307 USD 2,050
Non-Practising Fellow USD 1,200 USD 1,300
Accompanying Guest USD 1,200 USD 1,300
Accompanying Guest (21 & Under) USD 500 USD 500

 

*Tiered Dues/Reduced Registration fees:

The IAFL is committed to expanding its reach in jurisdictions that are currently under and un-represented within its Fellowship and to making meetings more accessible to all. With these aims in mind, the IAFL is pleased to offer reduced registration fees to attendees (Fellows and Lawyer Guests) from jurisdictions that qualify for IAFL Tiered Dues.
The 30% discount only applies to those registering at the early bird rate which is available up to 24 April 2024. After this date, the regular fee will apply.

Click here to view the list of qualifying countries.

Registration fees include:

Fellows, First Timer Fellows and Lawyer Guests

• Attendance at the Education Program
• Access to the Event App
• Welcome Reception & Dinner on Wednesday 5 June at the Westin Copley Place
• Breakfast on Thursday 6 June, Friday 7 June and Saturday 8 June
• Refreshment breaks on Thursday 6 June, Friday 7 June and Saturday 8 June
• After Dinner Cocktails on Thursday 6 June at the Lookout Rooftop & Bar
• Lunch on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June at the Westin Copley Place
• Happy Hour at the Westin Copley Place on Friday 7 June

Non-Practising Fellows

• Access to the Event App
• Welcome Reception & Dinner on Wednesday 5 June at the Westin Copley Place
• Breakfast on Thursday 6 June, Friday 7 June and Saturday 8 June
• After Dinner Cocktails on Thursday 6 June at the Lookout Rooftop & Bar
• Lunch on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June at the Westin Copley Place
• Happy Hour at the Westin Copley Place on Friday 7 June

Accompanying Guest

• Access to the Event App
• Welcome Reception & Dinner on Wednesday 5 June at the Westin Copley Place
• Breakfast on Thursday 6 June, Friday 7 June and Saturday 8 June
• After Dinner Cocktails on Thursday 6 June at the Lookout Rooftop & Bar
• Lunch on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June at the Westin Copley Place
• Happy Hour at the Westin Copley Place on Friday 7 June

Accompanying Guest (21 and under)

• Welcome Reception & Dinner on Wednesday 5 June at the Westin Copley Place
• Breakfast on Thursday 6 June, Friday 7 June and Saturday 8 June
• Lunch on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June at the Westin Copley Place
• Happy Hour at the Westin Copley Place on Friday 7 June

Education Program

Our education program will include Plenary Sessions on:

  • Child Law Issues for Internationally Mobile Families
  • Challenges of Practice
  • Being Brave and Reaping the Benefits
  • Forum Competition in Finance Matters
  • Parents, Children and Social Media
  • The Audrey DuCroux Memorial Lecture
  • How Family Violence is taken into account in Financial Proceedings

And concurrent sessions on:

  • The Hague Abduction Convention
  • Pre-Nups in an International Context
  • Transgender Children and Young People and the Law

Delegates will be required to sign-up in advance for one of the concurrent sessions. Further details will be sent in advance of the meeting.

Click here to view the Education Program

AFCC 61st Annual Conference

Join IAFL and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts for a jointly sponsored pre-conference institute at the AFCC conference on Wednesday, 5 June, prior to the start of the IAFL Annual meeting! The program is Trans Children and Youth in the Family Court System, presented by John McKendrick KC, Lavanya Regunathan Fischer LLM, LSE, Professor Allan Barsky, Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman, and Rikki Nathanson.

The registration fee is US$160 until 26 March. 

You may register by completing the registration form (found on the last page of the document) here
Under Pre-Conference Institute Registration Rates, register by identifying the rate (actual fee is contingent on the date, as you can see) and then select #4 in the box on the opposite side of the page.
On the method payment portion, write “IAFL member” along with credit card information.

Social Program

Click here to view the detailed social program with costs (where applicable) 

The social program includes:

Wednesday 5 June
• Freedom Trail Walking Tour
• Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Westin Copley Place

Thursday 6 June
• Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Tour
• Boston Trolley Tour
• Discovering Justice Tour of the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse
• After Dinner Cocktails at the Lookout Rooftop Bar (minimum age for admission: 21 years)

Friday 7 June
• Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

• Community support activity - Stuff a Bag
• Happy Hour at the Westin Copley Place

Saturday 8 June
• President’s Clambake on Thompson Island

Restaurant Recommendations

One of our local IAFL Fellows has kindly put together a list of recommended restaurants that can be viewed and downloaded here.

In addition, the IAFL's local ground agent has also shared a comprehensive list of recommendations that can be viewed and downloaded here.

4PB - Supporter of the IAFL Early Career Award

4PB

The IAFL is delighted to offer sponsorship opportunities for the Annual Meeting in Boston. For full details click on the link below and contact Annie Dunster (annie.dunster@iafl.com) if you are interested in sponsoring the meeting.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The IAFL gratefully acknowledge the support of the meeting sponsors

MarcumPrincipal Sponsor

Marcum

 Financial Research Associates - President's Dinner

Financial Research Associates

Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan LLP - Welcome Dinner, Wednesday 

Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan LLP

 

Our Family WizardExhibitor



 KLG Business Valuators & Forensic AccountantsExhibitor

KLG

The Guinan Financial Strategies Group - Exhibitor 

 

NewEdge Wealth - Exhibitor 

 NewEdge Wealth Wealth

 

Supio - Exhibitor

Supio

Disclosure Ready - Exhibitors

 Disclosure READY

 Garr Silpe, P.C. - Education Program and Lunch, Friday 

Garr Silpe, P.C.

Dr Alfred Kriegler Law FirmWelcome Reception, Wednesday

Alfred Kriegler


Epstein Cole LLP
- Education program, Thursday  

 Epstein Cole LLP

 
Pryor Cashman LLP - Happy Hour, Friday 

 

Siegel, Colin & Kaufman - Coffee Break, Friday 

Siegel, Colin & Kaufman PC

Jim Mueller - Verner Brumley Mueller Parker - Lunch, Saturday 

Jim Mueller Verner Brumley Mueller Parker

Goldscmidt & Genovese LLP - Coffee Break, Thursday 

 Godschmidt & Genovese LLP

 

Chemtob Moss Forman & Beyda, LLP - Coffee Break, Saturday 

Chemtob Moss Forman & Beyda, LLP

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