The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys 2019 Midyear Conference - Beacons of Light in ART: Navigating the Present, Charting the Future - will be held at Hotel Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland, September 22-24, 2019.
The 2019 AAAA Midyear Conference includes both an advanced and introductory track offering various educational opportunities covering both fundamental and advanced legal topics, interdisciplinary case management, legislative and case law trends, ethical issues and dilemmas, international law perspectives and medical/scientific developments.
Annapolis, Maryland is a beautiful and quaint harbor town with wonderful restaurants, entertainment and a rich and varied history.
For more program details, check out our Annapolis Syllabus.
Conference registration fee is only $695 if registering by August 31 and AAAA is offering a discounted room rate ($189 plus tax) at the Hotel Annapolis for this conference. A reservation link will be provided with your registration confirmation email.
When making travel plans, attendees should fly in to BWI (Baltimore airport) and then Uber to Annapolis.
For help planning your time in Annapolis, visit the Annapolis Tourism Bureau.
Top One Dozen Reasons to Attend ART Midyear In Annapolis!
Beautiful, historic waterfront within easy walking distance of conference hotel! Grab a coffee, some ice cream or "crab fries" while you enjoy the view. Plus, you do not want to miss the fantastic educational program (of course!).
Eastport Oyster Boys
(Party and Entertainment Included With Registration!)
Maryland Steamed Crabs - famous the world over!
There will be a quiz!!!
See the websites listed above or check with Annapolis Tourism office www.visitannapolis.org
The perfect group or individual activity-close to the conference hotel.
Maryland's capital is rich in local and national historical events, structures and stories. Did you know that from its earliest days as a colonial capital city, it was known as the Athens of America? Come and see why! Everything is accessible by walking or FREE Annapolis trolley.
Attending is the Only Cure for the dreaded....
Come'on you guys! You don't want to be left in the dark. The rest of us will be strutting around, all smug-like with our new found knowledge and happy midyear memories (and a few surprises) and...well, YOU WON'T! Yikes!!
FOMO is based in reality this time-you WILL miss out. And we will miss you!
You can escape the grip of anxiety that must be nagging you if you have not signed up yet! Register now.
Famous AAAA Fellow and local historian, John Greene - Add a tri-corn hat, some britches and a fancy schmanzy ascot - will be your tour guide!!!
Walking Tour: Exclusive tour of Annapolis Sunday, Sept.22 at 10:30 am
John Greene, long time AAAA member and now a seasoned colonial tour guide, will lead you through the town in full colonial garb. History! Intrigue! Learn about extraordinary events that helped make America! See where it happened! Hear stories of our colonial forefathers’ huge egos, unruly mobs cramming the streets and other seldom-mentioned historical oddities. Enjoy beautiful art that brings colonial times to life!
Visit the famous Naval Academy “yard”! You’ll learn about the school and the unique experiences of its midshipmen. After an immersion in all things Academy, you end your visit at the beautiful Annapolis harbor. A short walk to the hotel or take the circulator bus back for the opening ceremony of our conference (you do not want to miss this!!).
Sign up for the tour: go to the Watermark website, www.annapolistours.com Go to “purchase tickets”, select “Annapolis, MD” as location, “Walking Tours” as the event. Then scroll to September 22. Click on the 10:30 “Four Centuries Walking Tour” to book. To schedule with our group and John Greene, be sure to enter AAAA where it asks how you learned of Watermark. The tour leaves promptly at 10:30 from the Annapolis Visitor Center (26 West Street, one block from hotel). The cost for the tour is $22pp and takes roughly 2 hours and 15 minutes. Space is limited!!!
Learning and fun are guaranteed!
-the founding of Maryland
-life in colonial America
-the many important events that occurred in early Annapolis
-the oldest State House in America, with the tallest wooden dome -learn why it was pivotal to the US
-beautiful, pre-1800 homes, including those once belonging to signers of the Declaration of Independence
-walk in the footsteps of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin and Hamilton!
-the magnificent Naval Academy, with full access to historical and distinctive buildings
Can you say SHOPPING? There is something for everyone so prime those wallets!
Walkable downtown Annapolis offers a wide variety of shops and galleries. Along the way, you’ve got plenty of dining and sipping (or chugging!) options. Five distinct neighborhoods, each with its own style and all within easy distance r of each other: City Dock & Main Street, West Annapolis, West Street, Maryland Avenue & State Circle, and Eastport.
Reason #4, 3, 2
Well, of course, our fantastic educational program. You're going to love it!
The perspectives of a family for whom so many things went wrong. Medical & psychological screening, contract drafting, language/rationale to deal with problematic ART issues, estate law and divorce, new developments in science and medicine, federal law and ART, developing considerations in egg donation, the rapidly emerging concerns with DNA testing and its implications, and much more!.
And, OUR FACULTY? The Best Ever!!
Join us and be one of the Illuminated.
Where To Eat In Annapolis (According To The Locals!)
According to our Fellows who live in Annapolis, these are some of the best local restaurants. Make your reservations soon!
Find these & other local area restaurants at www.visitannapolis.org
Within walking distance:
Steaks…..Lewnes….. in Eastport
Italian….. Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen or Cafe Luna
French... Cafe Normandie
Seafood…Carrol’s Creek Café
Irish Pub...Galway Bay
Chart House...great American seafood & steaks, beautiful harbor view
Breakfast...Ms. Shirley's or Iron Rooster
Farther Afoot (requires an Uber or cab ride):
Seafood, including steamed crabs: Cantler's Rieverside Inn
Severn Inn...spectacular views, varied menu
Questions about AAAA, the Midyear Conference, or becoming a Sponsor or Exhibitor, please contact Executive Administrator Jennie Sullivan at (317) 407-8422 or admin@adoptionART.org.
2019 Midyear Sponsorship Opportunities
The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) offers a variety of sponsorship options at its Midyear and Annual Meetings. The various sponsorship opportunities and their associated benefits may be viewed and purchased online by clicking on your sponsorship choice below.
All sponsorships include breakfast, lunch, breaks and evening events for up to 2 representatives. Additional meal/event tickets may be purchased for $300/individual by selecting the separate ticket option.
Additionally, each sponosor must read and sign off on the AAAA Exhibitor/Sponsor Policy Compliance Statement as part of your application.
For questions, please contact AAAA Executive Administrator Jennie Sullivan or call at (317)407-8422.
Sponsors are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsorships are non-refundable. Sponsors purchasing extra meal and event tickets must cancel those registrations by September 6 in order to receive a refund.