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Conference Information

Hotel Accommodations

Located four miles due south of Washington, D.C., The Gaylord Resort and Convention Center is just 15 minutes away from our Nation’s Capital. The spectacular 18-story glass atrium welcomes you to the resort, offering wonderful views of the Potomac River and Old Town Alexandria, Va., while a river meanders through the multi-level indoor gardens. Within this lush landscape, you’ll discover fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, an indoor pool and a 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. And for late-night excitement, an express elevator speeds you to the two-story rooftop Pose Ultra Lounge. Each sleeping room features high-speed wireless Internet access and well-appointed furnishings. You can even charge your laptop in the in-room safe while you’re away. ABI has arranged for a special conference rate of $295 per night. Reservations must be made with the resort by March 17, 2013. Reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the special-rated ABI block is filled.


ABI must meet certain minimum hotel room pickup requirements, or ABI will face attrition. In order for ABI to continue to provide a reasonable registration fee, we need your help. Please take advantage of the room rate ABI has negotiated.

Complimentary Shuttle

Sponsored by Foster Pepper PLLC and McGladrey LLP

Roundtrip shuttle transportation will be provided from the Gaylord to popular downtown D.C. destinations throughout the day from Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20.


Conference Attire

Professional business attire is requested throughout conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by March 28, 2013. No refunds will be made if notice is received after March 28, although substitutions will be allowed. After March 28, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Continuing Education

Approval for approximately 18.25 hours of CLE credit, including 3.25 hours of ethics, is available in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 22.0 hours of general CLE credit and 4.0 hours of ethics is available in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. 22 hours of CPE credit, including 4 hours of ethics, are also available. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 18.25 hours, of which 3.25 hours will apply to legal ethics. NY MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 21.5 credit hours, of which 3.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement.


*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800. ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual to work at our registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to jdugas@abiworld.org.

 

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