2019 Annual Meeting and Convention

2019 Annual Meeting & Convention
September 5-7, 2019
Tampa, FL - Hilton Tampa Downtown

Join the FBA at its most diverse meeting of the year for 20 CLE sessions on a wide variety of topics, networking with fellow federal practitioners, and FBA business meetings. Held in Tampa, this year's Annual Meeting and Convention is hosted by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the FBA. The convention will feature an offsite reception at the Tampa Bay Aquarium for all attendees and awards luncheons honoring the great work of dedicated practitioners, the Foundation of the FBA and its Fellows, and FBA leaders. The convention will conclude with the Presidential Installation Banquet, at which Christian Adams will be sworn in as the next FBA president. There’s something for everyone at the FBA Annual Meeting and Convention.

There are three ways to register for this national event:
1) Register Online
2) Fax PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090 for processing
3) Mail PDF Registration Form to the following address for processing
        Federal Bar Association
        Attn: 2019 Convention
        PO Box 79395, Baltimore MD 21279-0395

Full Convention Registration
Early Bird Deadline = August 2, 2019
Early Bird Standard
Sustaining Member 










CLE Only Registration
Early Bird Deadline = August 2, 2019
Early Bird Standard
THU+FRI Sustaining Member



THU+FRI Member



THU+FRI Nonmember


THU+FRI Student


THU Only Sustaining Member



THU Only Member



THU Only Nonmember


THU Only Student


FRI Only Sustaining Member



FRI Only Member



FRI Only Nonmember


FRI Only Student


Social Event Registration
Complimentary Evening Receptions (Open to all Full Convention and CLE Only Registrants)
Welcome Reception (Thu.) Complimentary 
Chapter Reception (Fri.) Complimentary 
Ticketed Events (All ticketed events are included in Full Convention Registrations)

Younger Federal Lawyers Division Luncheon (Thu.)

FBA Public Service Awards Luncheon (Fri.) $125
FBA Awards Luncheon (Sat.) $125
Presidential Installation Banquet (Sat.) $215

*Full Convention registration includes: Thursday & Friday CLE Sessions; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Luncheons; Thursday & Friday Evening Receptions; Saturday Installation Reception and Banquet
*CLE Only Registration includes Thursday and/or Friday CLE Sessions and Thursday/Friday Evening Reception
**Social Event Registration is open to all Members, Nonmembers, and Guests

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the close of business on Friday, August 9, 2019. No-shows will be billed. Substitutions may be made at any time upon written notification to the conference office. All requests for refunds must be sent to Caitlin Rider at crider@fedbar.org.


8:00 a.m.

Registration Open

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FBA Board of Directors Meeting
9:00-10:00 a.m. General Session
10:15-11:15 a.m. CLE Sessions
1A / 1B / 1C
11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. CLE Sessions
2A / 2B / 2C
12:30-2:00 p.m.

Younger Federal Lawyers Awards Luncheon
Join us for the presentation of the Younger Federal Lawyer Awards, which are bestowed upon outstanding government and military attorneys who have attained high standards of professional achievement. 

2:15-3:15 p.m.

CLE Sessions
3A / 3B / 3C

3:30-4:30 p.m.

CLE Sessions
4A / 4B / 4C

6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

8:00 a.m.

Registration Open

9:00-10:00 a.m. Special Panel Discussion: Wright & Miller's 50th Anniversary
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. FBA Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
10:15-11:15 a.m.

CLE Sessions
5A / 5B / 5C

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CLE Sessions
6A / 6B / 6C
12:30-2:00 p.m.

FBA Public Service Awards Luncheon
Celebrate the gift of giving back at the Public Service Luncheon while honoring FBA members and Chapters on their contributions in public service.  Awards presented will include the Ilene and Michael Shaw Public Service Award, Ilene and Michael Shaw Younger Lawyer Public Service Grant, and the Elaine R. “Boots” Fisher Award, as well as an induction of the 2019 Fellows of the Foundation of the FBA.

2:30-4:30 p.m.   FBA Business Meetings
6:30 p.m. Convention Reception
Tampa Bay Aquarium
hosted by the Tampa Bay Chapter
8:00 a.m. Registration Open
8:30-11:30 a.m.

FBA National Council Meeting

12:00-2:00 p.m.

FBA Awards Luncheon
Support Active FBA Volunteers at this annual event, which recognizes the outstanding service and achievements of members, sections, divisions, and chapters. 

2:00-4:00 p.m.

FBA Business Meetings

5:30-6:30 p.m. Fellows of the Foundation Reception
(invite only)
6:00-7:00 p.m.    Leadership Reception
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Presidential Installation Banquet
Join us for a black-tie optional banquet to formally induct Christian Adams as the FBA National President for FY 2020.

*All events will take place at the Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel unless otherwise noted.

A discounted block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Hilton Tampa Downtown (211 N Tampa Street, Tampa FL 33602) at the following rates (plus state and local taxes). Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is 12:00 p.m.

  • $159/night - Single/Double
  • $169/night - Triple
  • $189/night - Quad

Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 20, 2019. Any reservations received after the above date or until the block is full, whichever is sooner, will be accepted based on a room-type and rate-available basis.

To reserve over the phone, call 1-813-204-3000 today and reference the group name "FBA 2019 Annual Meeting & Convention." Please have your arrival/departure dates and credit card information ready to expedite your reservation process.

In order to ensure the success of FBA meetings and programs, we encourage all participants to make their housing accommodations within the arranged room block. The Meetings Department makes every effort to keep expenses at this meeting as low as possible by negotiating the best hotel rate with its vendors. We appreciate your support and consideration.

If you have any questions regarding housing or other Annual Meeting related programming, please contact Caitlin Rider, Meeting Planner.

If you are interested in sponsoring this program, please contact Elizabeth Johnson.

September 5 - 7, 2019
Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602

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