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Tampa Labor Law & Labor Arbitration Conference

March 3 - March 4

Labor Arbitration Conference Tampa Florida
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Tampa Convention Center (Meeting Room 14)
333 S Franklin St
Tampa, FL. 33602

Early Registration Price: $695.00
Early Registration: On or Before 12/15/2021
NOTE: We must receive registration form (with payment arrangements indicated) by this date for early registration rate to be honored.
Regular Price: $795.00


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, consider new advocacy skills, and engage in strategic thinking.

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

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.

Tuition covers admission to all sessions, course materials, two continental breakfasts, and all coffee breaks. We do ask that tuition be paid by the first day of the conference, unless prior arrangements are made. Our cancellation policy tries to accommodate all registrants whose plans change. Call or email us whenever the need arises.


All of the faculty members are distinguished 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. Walt De Treux was a labor attorney for several years. He is based in Philadelphia and for the last 20 years, has been a prominent labor arbitrator. Joan Parker is a professor (emerita) at Rutgers University and has been a long-standing umpire or arbitrator under many national labor agreements. And finally, George Roumell was a long-time teacher at Michigan State University’s law school and a prominent labor attorney. For the last 30 years, he has been a popular labor arbitrator.

CLE/HRCI/SHRM Information

This program has been approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Most often, it is 12.0 credits. The Labor Arbitration Institute is an accredited provider in the state 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 12.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPsm or SHRM-SCPsm. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This program has also been approved for 12 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 month of March is 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 you make your airline and hotel reservations as early as possible.

Here is the link to the Convention Center’s public health protocols:  TCC Ready Together.  We will follow all of their recommendations.

But we are also going further and asking that all attendees be fully-vaccinated or provide a negative test result taken within 48 hours of the start of the conference. We want to provide the safest setting for our 2-day meeting.  There will be social distancing in the classroom and we hope you will bring a mask to wear often.


There is a group block at the Marriott hotel which is next to the Tampa Convention Center. The rate is $279. To make a reservation, you can either call (888) 789-3090 or use the following link:

This block has a cut-off date of February 2, 2022, but it can sell out several weeks before that, so make your reservation as early as possible.




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Labor Arbitration Institute


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