2019 ACMA Annual Meeting • September 5–7

President's Letter


Dear ACMA Regents, Chairs, Past Presidents, and Fellows:

Welcome everyone! On behalf of ACMA’s Executive Committee and staff, I hope you will attend the 2019 ACMA Annual Meeting from September 5–7 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, dramatically located above the crashing surf in Monterey, California.

Monterey is the perfect meeting venue—with Fisherman’s Wharf and its world-class aquarium within walking distance, Carmel nearby for excellent shopping and eating, the legendary Pebble Beach Resorts, the spectacular scenery of both 17-Mile Drive and Big Sur, and local wine tasting. Thank you to Nancy Little and her husband, Ron Landess, for selecting such a wonderful location!

Our event begins on Thursday with meetings of the State and Provincial Chairs and Board of Regents and, for in-house counsel only and their invited guests, the famous Corporate Counsel Symposium. Everyone will then gather that evening for a reception, followed by optional dine-arounds. Friday and Saturday mornings will feature CLE sessions that have been months in the planning (thank you, Program Committee!), and on Friday afternoon, you can participate in the Annual Dave Lombard Memorial Golf Tournament or the Annual Mini-Links and Drinks Event. Alternatively, you can enjoy the many available amenities and tours or try ocean kayaking, bike riding, or the oceanside nature trail from the hotel. Friday evening will feature a reception, followed by our Annual Dinner and New Fellows Induction Ceremony. Our meeting will conclude on Saturday evening with a final reception and dine-arounds to cap off a day of CLE and optional tours and other activities. We are also scheduling time for committee meetings and some special events for new fellows, including an orientation.

Information about the hotel, optional activities, travel, and registering for the meeting can be found on the tabs that accompany this message. Please plan to join ACMA fellows and their guests at the 2019 ACMA Annual Meeting. Make your hotel reservations early to take advantage of the ACMA room block. I look forward to seeing you in September at an unmatched California destination—Monterey Bay!

Warmest regards,

Jacob W. Reby

ACMA President