Registration & Logistics

The conference will be held in-person at UCI in Irvine, California and we ask that all presenters plan to attend the event in person. However, we will also broadcast the plenary welcome session and all substantive sessions live to those who register to participate remotely as audience members.

Registration Options

We ask that all presenters please plan to attend in person and also welcome those who wish to participate as non-presenting in-person attendees.

The cost to attend in person is $350. This includes access to all substantive sessions as well as the welcome reception and lunch on both Thursday and Friday. Attendance at the conference dinner on Thursday is optional and carries an extra charge of $75.

Register to attend in person

Online registration is open to anyone who would like to view the conference sessions remotely as they occur. Online audience members will have the ability to submit questions via an online chat function that session moderators will monitor.

The cost to attend online is $100.

Register to attend online

Conference Planning

Conference Dinner

There will be a Conference Dinner on Thursday evening at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Attendance is optional, requires registration, and carries an additional cost of $75. Note: Under the in-person registration tab, we have added the dinner to the dropdown menu so that those who would like to join us but did not register for the dinner earlier can update their registration.


Two hotels are offering discounted rates to conference attendees, which are accessible as noted below and have airport shuttles from John Wayne Airport.

Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel

The Renaissance is offering a discounted rate of $209/night. To reserve, please use this link.  

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

The Hyatt Regency is offering discounted nightly rates ranging from $189 to $259, subject to availability. To reserve, please use this link, confirm your dates, select ‘Special Rates’ then ‘Corporate or Group Code,’ and enter CR20258.

Other accommodations in the area include the following hotels:
Newport Beach Marriott Bayview
Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport
Irvine Marriott
AC Hotel Irvine
Ayers Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach


If you prefer to arrange your own transportation, ride-share services are accessible and parking is available for a nominal fee on the UCI campus. 


We will provide complimentary transportation at the start and end of each day’s events and the conference dinner from two hotels – Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

Please see the shuttle schedule here. It will also be posted during the conference.

Parking @ UCI:

For those who wish to drive to the conference, the nearest parking structure is the Social Sciences Parking Structure (SSPS), which is connected to the MPAA building. A General Parking pass for a full day is $15. Visitors with an active parking pass may park in any General or Unmarked stalls with the SSPS. Visitors should not park in the outdoor lot surrounding the law school building, which is a reserved lot requiring a special permit. Please note that UCI’s Transportation Services is very vigilant about enforcing parking rules and parking without a pass or in a non-general spot is very likely to result in a hefty ticket. Passes may be purchased in advance using the Park by Plate app (recommended) or in person at the kiosk at the entrance to the SSPS located off Campus Drive and Stanford Court. Park by Plate can be accessed with these links: 3-day permit, daily permit.

NOTE: As you make your way to campus, the YELLOW signs direct you to the parking areas and the BLUE signs are way finding signs to guide your walk to the conference sessions.

Travel to Irvine

Irvine is located in Orange County, California, south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego. The closest airport is John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana California (SNA) which is located close to the UCI campus.  Alternatively, participants may choose to fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), allowing them the opportunity to experience the California freeways firsthand. Airports in Long Beach and San Diego are also within driving distance.

While visiting the area, we have put together this list of notable things to do around Orange County. Enjoy!

Cancellation Policy

Online and in-person attendees may cancel for a full refund before September 15, 2023. In addition, those who register to attend in person may change their registration to online participation before September 15, 2023, for a refund of the additional in-person cost. We are only able to refund 50% of registration fees for any cancellations received after September 15, 2023.

At the Conference


Meals are included with your registration for the following days: 

  • Wednesday’s Welcome Dinner Reception (5:30 - 7:00 pm) will feature a light meal following the Plenary Session.
  • Thursday: light breakfast and coffee (pastries, bagels & cream cheese, and fruit) will be available beginning at 8 am. Snacks and beverages will be served throughout the day, and a boxed lunch will be provided. All meals will be in the Law School Library’s California Room with seating both inside and in the courtyard.
    NOTE: The Conference Dinner (6 – 9 pm) will feature a fiesta theme with various proteins along with vegetarian, and vegan options; it requires a separate registration and fee.
  • Friday: light breakfast and coffee (pastries, bagels & cream cheese, and fruit) will be available beginning at 8 am. Snacks and beverages will be served throughout the day. A boxed lunch will be served as we wrap up the conference in the Law School courtyard.

Dietary Restrictions and Allergies:  If you have not already done so during the registration process, please email Leslie Dods ( to alert us as to any dietary restrictions and/or allergies.

Connecting to WiFi

In order to access UCI Law WiFi, visitors must first register their personal electronic devices. Instructions on how to register your device are available here. Please note that there will be a 15-minute delay between registration and WiFi access becoming active.

Gender-Neutral Bathroom

There is a gender-neutral bathroom on the second floor of the Law Building past the library reception desk. An elevator to the upper floors of the Law Building can be found through the glass doors to the right of the California Room.

Lactation Room

Room EDU 1016 on the first floor of the Education Building within the Dean’s Suite is reserved as a lactation room. It can be accessed through the reception area of the Education Building.

Left Luggage on Friday

On Friday, luggage may be stored in EDU 1000, a small conference room just to the right of the reception desk in the Education Building. Please note that this room will be unattended and unlocked, so belongings are left at your own risk.

Forgot Something?

The University Town Center across Campus Drive from UCI has several shops, restaurants, and services, including Target, Trader Joe’s, and FedEx Kinkos.

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