Know Before You Go

We are very pleased to welcome you to Charleston for the 2018 YLD and GPSolo Fall Conference: Tradition Meets Innovation. Below are some helpful get the most out of your stay.

General Meeting: Most events are at the Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St., Charleston, SC 29403. We are very pleased to present this event jointly with ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division (GPSolo) and with the generous support of our sponsors.

Events: View schedule and program descriptions and highlights; all events are eastern time. Access Materials zipped or Adobe PDF Portfolio.

DOWNLOAD Convene meeting app for the most current information and push notifications. This easy-to-use free app will allow you to:

  • View the most up-to-date meeting schedule/events (by day, entity, track, speaker);
  • Browse speaker Information;
  • Export custom schedule directly into your default calendar;
  • Take session notes for future reference;
  • Social Sharing on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn using official conference hashtag #gpyld18; and
  • Receive push notifications on important updates and more.

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After downloading, sign in with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or your email address and enter the personalized event code you received by email from Convene.

Attire is business casual at all sessions & social events. Note that temperatures vary in meeting & event rooms and rain is expected; please be prepared. Charleston weather.

Registration: Check in and registration is located on the Mezzanine level. You may pick up your custom-printed badge at check-in. Registrations are accepted onsite: We welcome all on site registrants. South Carolina lawyers may register with discount and law students attend free of charge.
Registration desk hours:
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 6:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 6:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Expo: Exhibitors will have booths and are ready to talk with you about their products. Pick up your Passport to Prizes card at registration. Get your card stamped by each vendor, and qualify to win great prizes.

WiFi: There is complimentary WiFi in meeting rooms; see the back of your badge for details.

Social Media: Get connected with YLD official Facebook event, @ABAYLD on Twitter, LinkedIn and new Instagram; @GPSolo Twitter and @GPSolo Facebook. Don't forget to tag photos with official conference hashtag #gpyld18. We are planning FB Live events throughout the conference.

Executive Coaching | Media Training | Improv for Oral Advocacy: One-one-on trainings remain for Media and Improv; sign up now. Join waitlist for Executive Coaching.

Public Service: Want to help with Home Safe Home public service project? We are accepting gift cards from Walmart and other stores for My Sister's Place shelter; drop off at reg desk. Want to help #Hurricane Florence & Michael survivors? We are accepting socks and toiletries, also at registration.

Sponsors: Our sponsor representatives will be on site, please let them know you appreciate sponsor support of our events.

Fun: Participate in the scavenger hunt during the Conference. Check out @ABAYLD Jauntful for fun, food and other tips in Charleston. Get in the groove for our event with our Spotify playlist!

Safe travels,
Melanie Bragg
2018-2019 ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Chair

Tommy D. Preston, Jr.
2018-2019 ABA Young Lawyers Division Chair