67th Annual Conference of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies

Boston, Massachusetts | July 21 – 24, 2018

Conference Agenda

The ALRA Conference Planning Committee is working diligently on a diverse and stimulating program. The PRELIMINARY AGENDA for the Conference is available for download:

ALRA 2018 Conference Agenda

Conference Registration

Full conference for ALRA Members (Delegates): $550 USD
For members and employees of ALRA member agencies ONLY, includes Advocates' day program.

Advocates' Day, July 23 Only (Advocates): $295 USD
For public and private sector advocates to join ALRA delegates to hear speakers discuss topics impacting the workplace.

The registration desk for ALRA 2018 is ready and active. For more details and to register, please consult:

Conference Registration

Hotel Information

The 67th Annual ALRA Conference will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts at the iconic Boston Park Plaza hotel, July 21 to 24, 2018.

Located in downtown Boston, this hotel is steps from many of the city’s most popular sites. A block of rooms has been set aside for the ALRA conference at a group rate of $215 USD per night. Hotel reservations for the 2018 ALRA Conference will be accepted until June 28, 2018 or until our block of rooms has been exhausted. More details about the hotel can be found at  www.bostonparkplaza.com

Education Grants | 2018 ALRA Conference
(formerly Travel Grants)

For many years, ALRA provided training grants to attract and support new attendees at its annual conference. This year, the Executive Board has decided to expand the program to also enable former participants to return to the conference and re-engage in ALRA activities.

We are pleased to announce that an annual fund of up to $5,000 will be allocated to an Education Grants Program. Grants of up to $1000 will be provided to first-time attendees or returning attendees to enable the grantee to attend the ALRA Annual Conference.

Applications for the Education Grant must be submitted in writing to the Vice-President of Professional Development, Mike Sellars mike.sellars@perc.wa.gov   no later than June 1st, 2018. Applications should provide a detailed description of how it meets the criteria below.

In assessing the requests for education grants, the Executive Board will consider various criteria, including, but not limited to:

  • The applicant is a member or employee of an ALRA member agency
  • Whether the person is a first-time attendee at the conference
  • Ensuring diverse representation from member agencies
  • The actual costs that will be offset by the education grant
  • The agencies' difficulty in underwriting the full cost of attendance at the annual conference

The Grant will be payable upon submission of receipts following the Conference. Acceptable reimbursable expenses include the hotel cost, transportation to and from the conference location or registration fees. ALRA will not reimburse any other expenses.

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