Conference Information


Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, conveniently located in Lake Geneva, Wis., near Chicago and Milwaukee, is a AAA Four-Diamond resort offering superb guest accommodations. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $229 single/double (Deluxe rooms) per night. A group rate is also available for one- and two-bedroom suites at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark ($229/one-bedroom and $329/two-bedroom). Contact ABI for Timber Ridge availability. Make your reservations by May 12, 2014, to reserve this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the May 12 cutoff or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive a special room reservation link after you have registered with ABI.

Spa Discount: The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa has graciously extended attendees a 10% discount off spa treatments of 60 minutes or longer. Since the spa sells out on a daily basis, please contact spa reservations in advance at (262) 248-8811. To receive the 10% discount, please let the spa concierge know that you are with the American Bankruptcy Institute 2014 Central States Bankruptcy Workshop.

Air and Transportation


Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is just an hour's drive from Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport (MKE) and less than 90 minutes from Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD).


Rental car discounts are available with the following companies: Avis Worldwide: www.avis.com, number (AWD) T312900; Budget: www.budget.com, discount number (BCD) Z823091; Enterprise: www.enterprise.com, account number 16RH314 (pin AME).

Continuing Education Credit

Approval for 9.25 hours of general CLE credit including 1.25 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour and 10.5 hours of general CLE credit including 1.5 hours of ethics in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 9.25 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 10.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 10.5 hours of CPE credit including 1.5 hours of ethics are available.

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge in 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, ABI may allow the individual to work at the 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. Financial assistance is available for this program. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to ecarden@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by May 22, 2014. No refunds will be granted after May 22, but substitutions will be allowed. After May 22, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.


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