2019 Conference Overview

Who Should Attend?
The SLA Annual Conference is designed for attorneys, agents and other representatives of professional athletes, professional sports teams and leagues, players associations, stadium and arena authorities, and operators, amateur sports and intercollegiate organizations, students and professors of sports law; educators; and all others generally interested in the field of sports law.

What's the Format?
You will have time to ask questions after the individual presentations or panel discussions. There will be social events and other opportunities to meet speakers, SLA Board members, and other registrants, as well as to learn about the Sports Lawyers Association.

What About Substitutions or Cancellations?
Substitutions may be made at any time. Written cancellations must be received by by May 1; 75 percent of the registration fee will be refunded or the paid fee can be applied to the 2020 Annual Conference in Miami. All registration fees must be paid before the meeting. On-site registrants are expected to pay all fees Conference on-site; SLA will not invoice.

What If I'm only Attending the NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor Session?
Registration for the SLA Annual Conference covers all educational sessions, as well as the NFL Certified Contract Advisor Session. There is no separate, single fee for this specific session. Questions regarding your individual NFLPA requirements should be directed to the NFLPA office in Washington, DC.

Is This Conference Tax Deductible?
Income tax deductions for expenses of education, including travel, meals, lodging, and registration fees, undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills are allowed under Treas. Reg. 1.162.5 and Coughlin v. Commissioner, 203 F 2nd 307, and subject to the tax reform act of 1986.

Conference Attire
The conference attire will be business casual.

Supporting Materials
Conference handouts will be accessible on online as well through the Conference mobile app.

On-Site CLE Questions
A representative will be present to answer specific CLE questions.