2018 Midyear Meeting

Navigate the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting from your mobile device with the Mobile App! Gain access to the full event schedules, speaker information, program descriptions, Social Media, notifications of important updates, and more!


Getting your App is super easy, just follow the steps below!


Step 1: All Registrants / Meeting Attendees were sent an App Invite Email – please locate this Email (it may have gone into your junk box)

Subject Line: There's an APP for the 2018 ABA Vancouver Midyear Meeting


Step 2: Download the App

The first thing you'll need to do is download the App on the device you will be bringing to the Midyear Meeting.


Step 3: Verify Your Account

Then, come back to your App Invite Email using the same device from Step 1 and click Verify Account to unlock all the app's advanced features.


IF you are not registered for the meeting and would like access to the App OR you don't have iOS or Android? Visit: https://crowd.cc/s/1j5kU  and use the mobile web version of the App.


Trouble logging in? Check out this quick tutorial video: https://cvent.wistia.com/medias/yte5iuqtii


For advanced troubleshooting assistance, contact the CrowdCompass technical support line at: 866.318.4357 (option 5) or at support@crowdcompass.com.





United States and Canadian border officials claim a right to search the contents of laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices in the possession of inbound and outbound travelers. Therefore, lawyers and other legal professionals crossing international borders to attend the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting in Vancouver are advised to consider whether steps should be taken to protect confidential client information that may be contained on their accompanying electronic devices.

This month, in response to an ABA letter and subsequent meeting with senior Department of Homeland Security officials, the United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) agency issued a revised directive on Border Search of Electronic Devices. As ABA President Hilarie Bass recently explained in her communication to law firm managing partners, Section 5.2 of the revised Directive adopts several key ABA-requested reforms, including stronger protections for privileged and confidential client information on lawyer electronic devices. While not all of the ABA’s proposals were adopted and more clearly needs to be done, the new directive is a clear improvement over the previous policy.

The Directive applies to any device containing information in an electronic or digital form, specifically including computers, tablets, disks, drives, tapes, mobile phones and other communication devices, cameras, and music and other media players. Under the Directive, CBP officers may examine only information that is stored on the device and accessible through the device's operating system or through other software, tools, or applications. Officers may not intentionally use the device to access information that is only stored remotely, such as on a cloud storage resource.

For more details, please review the full Electronic Device Advisory.

Identification Requirements for United States Citizens and International Visitors


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recommends all U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. carry a valid passport for all travel abroad, including visits to Canada from the United States. A passport may be required by your airline or alternative transportation authority, as it is the only universally-accepted identification document. For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are members of the NEXUS or FAST programs, you may present your membership cards to the CBSA as proof of identity and as documents that denote citizenship, when arriving by land or marine modes only.


Travel document requirements are subject to change. Therefore, to ensure that you have the correct documents to travel to Canada, please consult the Canada Border Services Agency site for current requirements. In addition, be sure to check the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site for current requirements for re-entering the United States after your visit to Canada. 


For more information on Vancouver and tips for travel to Canada visit Tourism Vancouver



Traveling to Vancouver



If you're arriving by air, you'll most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located just 25 minutes from downtown, YVR is consistently rated one of the best airports in North America. There are more than a dozen international flights in and out of YVR every day, with 22 bound for the United States. Air Canada is your best choice to Vancouver with the most non-stop flights and access from over 190 cities worldwide.




You may want to consider making the journey part of the adventure by taking the train to Vancouver! Riding the rails offers sightseeing at its finest, allowing you to watch the beauty of B.C. from the comfort of the observation lounge or dining car. From Seattle to Vancouver you'll witness some of our continent's most spectacular natural attractions. Prices start from $32.00/one way and you'll enjoy wide, reclining seats, laptop outlets and bike racks on these sleek European trains. Relax in the Bistro Car, which features fresh, regional cuisine, wine, microbrews, and the coffees Seattle made famous.  To truly experience the luxury of travel on Amtrak Cascades, book a seat in Business Class and enjoy a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, priority boarding and deboarding, seating in a dedicated car, wider seats with extra legroom, a coupon for $3 off any menu item and access to the Metropolitan Lounge in Portland. For more information and to book your trip on Amtrak Cascades — please visit AmtrakCascades.com


Lanyard Sponsor

The 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting
program book is now available!



Program Book printed as of Jan 3, 2018. Information subject to change. For the most up-to-date information visit the mobile App.

The Vancouver Cancucks are pleased to extend an exclusive ticket offer to the ABA Midyear Meeting attendees, friends, and family members to 4 of our upcoming games:


  • Thursday, January 25 vs. Buffalo Sabres
  • Tuesday, January 30 vs. Colorado Avalanche
  • Thursday, February 1 vs. Chicago Blackhawks
  • Saturday, February 3 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Find Seats HERE and use the promo code: ABA



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