Optional Events

Attorney Specialist Certification


The American Board of Certification (ABC) will offer its Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Exams at the JW Marriott on Thursday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Details on the certification process, exam composition and sample exam can be obtained by calling ABC at (319) 365-2222, by e-mailing assistantdirector@abcworld.org or by visiting the ABC Website at www.abcworld.org. The ABC certification programs are sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America, and all three programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.

Golf Tournament at Westfields Golf Club

Thursday, April 24, 8:00 a.m.

Westfields Golf Club Join your colleagues for the 5th Annual Golf Tournament at the Annual Spring Meeting! This stunning Northern Virginia golf course is fun and accessible for the novice, yet challenging and thought-provoking for the experienced golfer. Carved through natural wetlands, rolling hills, and majestic beech and oak trees, Westfields offers golfers a setting that is virtually free from distraction. The $150-per-player fee includes round-trip transportation, breakfast, cart rental, prizes and tournament fee. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form, and indicate your handicap.

Drybar Salon in Georgetown

Thursday, April 24, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

No cuts. No color. Just blowouts! Sip champagne, get pampered and get ready for the Opening Reception with your colleagues at this private event in historic Georgetown. Cost is $75 per person and does not include transportation to the salon. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form.


Women's Networking Reception

Friday, April 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Join your fellow ABI members for a reception and conversation about common issues facing today’s women in the restructuring industry. Tickets are $50 per person. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Baseball Night Out: Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres

Friday, April 25, 6:00-11:00 p.m.

Take me out to the ballgame! Enjoy the game at beautiful Nationals Park in a private suite — a great spot for networking with colleagues while enjoying America’s favorite pastime. The $100 fee includes a ticket to the game and food and beverages. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form. Nats Stadium

National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 — Why Italy?

Friday, April 25, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Kennedy Center

For aficionados and newcomers alike, the series “Beyond the Score” uses actors, narration, excerpts and multimedia to share the captivating stories behind a particular musical score, followed by a full performance of the work. This event explores Mendelssohn's delightful "Italian" Symphony. Tickets are $55 per person and do not include transportation. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Saturday Luncheon
BK 360 Revisited: ABI Past-Presidents Panel

Saturday, April 26, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

This panel of past ABI presidents will be moderated by William J. Rochelle, editor-at-large at Bloomberg News in New York, who will engage the panel in a discussion of current topics and emerging challenges for insolvency professionals. Tickets to the luncheon are $75 per person; please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Final Night Gala Dinner with The Capitol Steps and
Special Guest Apollo Robbins, The Gentleman Thief

Saturday, April 26, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Join your colleagues for dinner and entertainment by The Capitol Steps, a Washington-based political satire group of congressional staffers-turned-comedians/songwriters. Cost is $105 per person; please check the appropriate box on the registration form.


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