Registration Information & Hotel Reservations
All individuals attending the Annual Meeting must register for the meeting, even if you are only attending Section social events or Section CLE programs.
Registration and hotel reservations for the Annual Meeting must be processed through the ABA Official Registrar, CDS/Travel Planners. To take advantage of the ABA hotel rates, you must first register for the Annual Meeting. For more information on registration, hotel rates and location, visit the ABA Annual Meeting portal.
The Hotel InterContinental Chicago Hotel, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL is the headquarters hotel for the Section of Public Contract Law. The ABA group rate is $191 / night plus tax for the Grand Tower ROH or $236 / night plus tax for the Executive Tower. To take advantage of the ABA hotel rate, you must first register for the Annual Meeting.
Note: ABA negotiated hotel rate will only be available through July 1 or the hotel block is sold out. The Lallapalooza Music Festival will take place in Chicago over the Annual Meeting dates and hotels will sell out quickly. Please plan accordingly.
PCL Section CLE Registration Packages
If you will only attend PCL Section meetings and events, register for the ABA Limited Registration at $95 ($295 Non-members)and order the Section’s CLE Pass ($360 General Pricing/$250 Govt, Judges, YL) or purchase individual Section CLE tickets ($75/$50).
ABA Limited Registration
ABA General Assembly, ABA Medal Presentation, Entity Committee Meetings and ABA Governance Meetings, The Sidebar, Plenary Sessions
$95 – Member
$295 – Non-member
ABA Standard Registration
ABA General Assembly, ABA Medal Presentation, Entity Committee Meetings and ABA Governance Meetings, The Sidebar, Plenary Sessions, President's Reception
$225 – Members
$425 – Non-members
ABA All Access Registration
ABA General Assembly, ABA Medal Presentation, Entity Committee Meetings and ABA Governance Meetings, The Sidebar, Plenary Sessions, President's Reception, CLE Showcase Programs, Entity CLE Programs, Access to Purchase Special Events Tickets
$495 – Members
$695 – Non-members
- Anatomy of a Debarment Action
- The False Claims Act — A Change in Direction?
- Litigating the Federal Construction Case
- Developments in the Use of Other Transaction Authority
- Federal Appropriations / Fiscal Law: Fact or Fiction
- How the Sausage Gets Made: FAR / DFARS Rulemaking and the Interplay Between Administrative Law and Procurement Law
- Breaking News in Federal Contracting
Section CLE Pass — 7 Programs
$360 – General
$250 – Govt Employees, Judges, YL under 36 years of age or admitted to practice for less than 5 years
Individual Program Ticket
$75 – General
$50 – Govt Employees, Judges, YL under 36 years of age or admitted to practice for less than 5 years
Section Meeting Highlights & Social Events
Ruth C. Burg Luncheon Honoring Women in Public Contract Law – $60
Thursday, August 2
11:30am – 1:30pm
Mid-America Club, Aon Center, 200 E Randolph St, 80th Floor
Walking Directions to Meeting Venues
Special thanks to our Ruth C. Burg Luncheon Sponors.
Annual Section Luncheon — Alan E. Peterson Lecture – $60
Friday, August 3
Noon – 1:45pm
Special thanks to our Section Luncheon Sponsors.
Annual Section Reception
PCL CLE ticket holders (tickets must be ordered in advance) – $0
Adult Guest – $50
Guest Under 18 – $25
Friday, August 3
6:30 – 8:30pm
Walking Directions to Meeting Venues
Each Section member registered for the ABA Annual Meeting who has also ordered at least ONE Public Contract Law Section CLE Program Ticket may order ONE free ticket for the Reception.
You MUST ORDER your free ticket. It is NOT AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED as part of your registration. Additional tickets may be purchased for $50 per adult /$25 per guest under 18. Please order your ticket(s) to the Section Reception at the time you complete your online meeting registration at: www.ambar.org/annual. Reception Sponsors will receive a separate email and form to request their complimentary reception tickets.
Special thanks to our Section Reception Sponors.
Council Meeting & Annual Section Business Meeting
Election of the 2018 – 19 Section Officers, Section Delegate, and Council Members
Saturday, August 4
8am – 12:30pm
CLE credit will ONLY be given to those attendees who are “registered” for the ABA Annual Meeting. All registered attendees must individually track their attendance using the Course Attendance Form. If you have NOT registered for the ABA Annual Meeting you will NOT be eligible to receive CLE credit.
For admittance to CLE program, registrants must wear their ABA 2018 Annual Meeting badge and present either their ABA All Access Pass, one individual CLE Program Ticket, or the Public Contract Law CLE Pass.
Please note that ALL of the Section’s CLE programs will require either a CLE Program Ticket or the Public Contract Law CLE Pass. You may only order your CLE Program Tickets, Public Contract Law CLE Pass, and Section event tickets online, either at the time you register or by going to the link on this page if you are already registered.
Event & CLE Program Ticket Pick-Up
All pre-ordered CLE Program Tickets, Public Contract Law CLE Passes, and tickets to the Reception and other Section events will be available at the ABA Registration Area at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, 151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, beginning Wednesday, August 1 – Tuesday, August 7.
You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to order CLE Program Tickets or tickets to any Section events. No requests for Reception tickets can be honored by the Section of Public Contract Law after July 20 and payment for tickets must be received by that date. Admittance to the Reception will be by ticket only.
Reception sponsors will be contacted directly regarding ordering/pick-up of their reception tickets.