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Tampa Labor Law & Labor Arbitration Conference

January 25 - January 26

Labor Arbitration Conference Tampa Florida
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Tampa Convention Center
Ballroom D
333 S Franklin St
Tampa, FL  33602

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Early Registration Price: $925.00

Early Registration: On or Before October 31, 2023
NOTE: We must receive registration form (with payment arrangements indicated) by this date for early registration rate to be honored.
Regular Price: $1050.00

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Conference Description

The place to learn is where the teachers are among the top tier of labor arbitrators, the materials are complete, your questions are answered, and the instruction is practical so you can put the training to use.

At this conference, you will learn the latest developments in labor law and labor arbitration, refine advocacy skills, and engage in strategic thinking.

We begin on Thursday morning and end on Friday afternoon. Each day’s schedule is compact, so you have some free time, while still putting in a full day of work.

We welcome you to Tampa. Come for the education — and especially the insights to tackle the next case or personnel issue


All of the faculty members are top-tier labor arbitrators with decades of experience. They have also taught at major universities. In alphabetical order, they are: Richard Adelman is a former fellow at Stanford University and practicing attorney (including for the NLRB). For the past few decades, he has been one of the top arbitrators on the East Coast. Steve Befort is a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and former editor of the ABA Journal on Labor & Employment Law. His arbitration practice has spanned several industries and the entire public sector. Terry Bethel is a popular teacher (emeritus) at Indiana University Law School and one of the nation’s top labor arbitrators. He serves on a number of panels in the public and private sector. Joan Parker is a distinguished professor (emeritus) at Rutgers University. For the past few decades, she has been the sole arbitrator under several high profile and industry-wide labor agreements. Alan Symonette is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is a full-time and highly respected labor arbitrator who also sits on several major panels. And finally, Jeanne Vonhof is a permanent umpire under numerous national and local agreements. She previously practiced law and taught at the law school at Indiana University.

CLE/HRCI/SHRM Information

This program has been approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Most often, it is 13.0 credits. The Labor Arbitration Institute is an accredited provider in the states of Pennsylvania and California, as well as other states. Please let us know on the registration form which state(s) you need credits.

This program is valid for 13.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPsm or SHRM- SCPsm. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This program has also been approved for 13 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

Facility Description

The Tampa Convention Center, one of the top convention centers in the Southeastern US, is located in the heart of downtown Tampa. It is also on the waterfront and close to hotels, restaurants, and popular attractions. The new Riverwalk connects to the Convention Center. The winter months are one of the best times to visit Tampa. Our goal is to make your stay supremely comfortable while giving you a first-rate education.

The Tampa Convention Center is a 15-minute drive from the Tampa Airport. For information on the area, see the website:

This is high season, so we recommend that you make your airline and hotel reservations as early as possible.


There is a group block at the Embassy Suites Hotel (a Hilton hotel) which is connected to the Tampa Convention Center. The rate is $272 (single or double). To make a reservation, you can either call (813) 769-8300 or use THIS DIRECT BOOKING PASSKEY LINK. This block has a cut-off date of December 24, 2023, but it can sell out several weeks before that, so make your reservation as early as possible.



January 25
January 26


Labor Arbitration Institute


Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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