Attending AC18? Find More Attendee Information

Learn more about activities for attendees of AC2018. The Northern California Chapter provides visitor guides, including guides to: restaurants and bars near AC18, Bay Area hikes and trails, San Francisco restaurant and activities, local tours, and wine country: Napa and Sonoma Valley.

Northern California Chapter: Visitor Guides
The Northern California Chapter provides visitor guides for those attending the 2018 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, including guides to: restaurants and bars near AC18, Bay Area hikes and trails, San Francisco restaurant and activities, local tours, and wine country: Napa and Sonoma Valley.
Pub Crawls
Learn more about pub crawls in:
  • Castro Pub Crawl
  • Chinatown/North Beach Pub Crawl
  • SOMA (South of Market) Pub Crawl
  • Tenderloin Pub Crawl
  • The Mission Pub Crawl
  • Union Square Pub Crawl
AILA Eid al-Fitr Celebrations at the Annual Conference
Eid Mubarak! AILA is pleased to offer the following options for those who choose to attend the 2018 Annual Conference in San Francisco during Eid al-Fitr:
  • Tea, dates, and other small treats will be available for Iftar immediately prior to the Maghrib prayer
  • Prayer room available daily onsite at the Hotel
  • Halal options at Presidents reception
  • Henna artist at the Presidents reception
  • Complimentary audio recordings for Friday and Saturday sessions
  • Family Members are welcome to attend the celebrations!

AILA recommends that attendees reach out to the Islamic Center of San Francisco for a list of local events and services.

We request that interested attendees please email conferences@aila.org so an accurate headcount can be taken to ensure adequate preparations.

Thursday's Annual Awards & Presidents Reception (AT&T Park - Home of the San Francisco Giants)
  • Shuttles Depart Lobby 7:00 pm
  • Annual Awards 7:30pm-9:00 pm
  • Reception 8:00pm-11:00 pm

AILA's incoming president, Anastasia Tonello, and outgoing president, Annaluisa Padilla, invite you to participate in a journey through the streets and flavor of San Francisco celebrating the city's immigrant influence in a family-friendly and interactive event at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. The event starts with the Annual Awards, continues with the Presidents Reception, and ends with fireworks. Highlights of the event include "visits" to the Mission District, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, and America's Favorite Past time (Baseball!).

Saturday Night Party at the California Academy of Sciences
  • Shuttles Depart Lobby 6:30 pm
  • Saturday Night Party 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Join us for the conference closing event at the California Academy of Sciences! Experience the wonder of dancing the night away in a world-class aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum, all under one roof in the heart of Golden Gate Park! Preview the excitement in advance via the Academy’s live webcams!

  • DJ Dance Party (main floor)
  • Penguin Colony Silent disco-Plug into the dance party in the Penguin Colony and dance with your friends, all listening to the same music via wireless headphones
  • Jazz trio (downstairs in the aquarium)
  • Touch the California coastal creatures in the Tidepool (7 pm-9 pm)
  • Take in the wonder of the rainforest as birds and butterflies fly around you (7 pm-8 pm)
  • Stargaze on the Academy's Living Roof
  • Attendees have access to all areas (aquarium, planetarium, rain forest, natural history museum & living roof)
  • Price of Admission included (a $35.95 value)