Ticketed Events

The following are special events taking place at the Annual Meeting. Tickets may be purchased at the on-site Annual Meeting registration desk. 

Sunday, May 19, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Special Program: Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court
Location: Grand Ballroom

ALI Director Diane Wood will discuss the book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court with authors Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson.

In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court after centuries of male appointments, a watershed moment in the long struggle for gender equality. Yet few know about the remarkable women considered in the decades before her triumph. Shortlisted tells the overlooked stories of nine extraordinary women who appeared on presidential lists dating back to the 1930s. Florence Allen, the first female judge on the highest court in Ohio, was named repeatedly in those early years. Eight more followed, including Amalya Kearse, a federal appellate judge who was the first African American woman viewed as a potential Supreme Court nominee. 

Open to all Annual Meeting registrants

Sunday, May 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
ALI CLE Ethics Program, The Bot Stops Here: Issues and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Civil Liability
Location: Grand Ballroom

Moderator Colleen Chien of Berkeley Law will be joined by panelists Richard Franklin Boulware II of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Mark Geistfeld of NYU Law, Tom Lue of Google DeepMind, and Andy Song of Manifold. 

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the output of AI processes are becoming more and more common in the law and in everyday life. The more interactions that people have with AI, the more often issues are likely to arise. Although AI may soon be commonplace, most courts and legislatures have yet to contemplate the rules and remedies when an interaction with AI goes awry.

This panel of leading academics and AI industry professionals will explore the ways in which tort law has interfaced with innovation over the years and how this can help us understand the ways in which AI and civil liability may be understood, as well as what adjustments we should be making now to prepare for the future of AI.

ALI Member Course Fee: $175
Non Member Course Fee: $195

2.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 ethics hour

Sunday, May 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Welcome Dinner for New Members and First-Time Attendees
Location: John’s Grill

This event is by invitation-only for new members and first-time attendees, as well as their guests. This event is an excellent opportunity to get to know fellow new members and first-time attendees before the Annual Meeting begins. It will feature a brief presentation for members attending their first Annual Meeting, covering topics of basic protocols and ALI traditions.

Ticket Price: $125

Monday, May 20, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday Member Luncheon
Location: Colonial Room

This luncheon will feature ALI Council member Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, discussing one of the Institute's newest projects, Restatement of the Law, Constitutional Torts with project Reporter Pamela S. Karlan of Stanford Law School.

Ticket Price: $80

Monday, May 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Members Reception and Buffet
Location: Exploratorium

Join members and guests at this year's reception at the Exploratorium, a self-described public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. In addition to wonderful networking opportunities, attendees will have access to the East Gallery & Fisher Bay Observatory and Terrace, including access to the following exhibits: Observing Landscapes (exploring the history, geography, and ecology of the Bay Area), Outdoor Exhibits (exploring winds, tides and natural phenomena), and Living Systems (exploring life from DNA to organisms and ecosystems).

Ticket Price: $100

Tuesday, May 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Members Luncheon
Location: Colonial Room

This luncheon will feature a discussion with ALI Director Diane Wood and Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and Tani Cantil-Sakauye, former Chief Justice of California, currently president and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California.

All members and guest are welcome to attend this luncheon.

Ticket Price: $80

Tuesday, May 21, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Annual Dinner and Reception
Location: Grand Ballroom

The Institute’s Annual Dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 21, in the Westin St. Francis Grand Ballroom. The Dinner is preceded by a reception beginning at 7:00 p.m.

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Breyer, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will appear in conversation with two of his former clerks at the Institute’s Annual Meeting.

Justice Breyer will be joined by Caitlin Halligan of the New York State Court of Appeals and Jenny Martinez of Stanford University, at ALI’s Annual Dinner on the evening of Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

The Annual Dinner is business or evening attire with reserved seating.

Ticket Price: $150

Wednesday, May 22, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Members Luncheon: Honoring New 25-Year and 50-Year Members
Location: Colonial Room

All are welcome to attend this luncheon honoring New Life and New 50-Year members. In addition to the presentation of the 1999 Class Gift by class representatives, ALI Council member Ivan Fong (ALI class of 1999), Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Medtronic, will join Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President of Microsoft, in a conversation about Artificial Intelligence. 

Ticket Price: $80

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