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Optional Events

IWIRC Luncheon

Join the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) annual luncheon scheduled for Thursday, April 20 from 12:00 noon–2:00 p.m. This outstanding women’s networking association will host a dynamic keynote speaker and presentation of The Founders’ Awards. IWIRC members ($65) and non-members ($75) are encouraged to attend this event.

American College of Bankruptcy Luncheon

Bradley D. Belt is the Executive Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the government corporation that protects the pension benefits of 44 million Americans. As the CEO of the PBGC, Mr. Belt is responsible for agency operations and communication of the government’s retirement security policy. Hear his speach on the future of pensions in the U.S.; check the registration form. Tickets are $55.

DC Nationals Baseball Game

After an impressive return to baseball last season, the DC Nationals are back and ready to take on the Atlanta Braves. Attendees will depart by motor coach on Friday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. from the JW Marriott Hotel to RFK stadium. The $60 fee includes ticket, transportation and refreshments; mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

The Capitol Steps at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center

The Capitol Steps– a troupe of current and former congressional staffers that monitors events and personalities on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office and in other centers of power and prestige–take a humorous look at serious issues. Millions have enjoyed their always-fresh material. Conference attendees and their guests are invited to purchase tickets ($33 each) for a performance on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater of the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. A limited number of tickets are available; they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wine Tasting Reception

Mark Phillips, Director of the Wine Tasting Association and host of an hour-long PBS special airing in March, will lead this 90-minute tasting, beginning with a brief overview of wine and followed by a reception-style blind tasting of eight wine varietals. Whether you are new to the wine scene or an oenophile, you’ll enjoy Mark’s commentary and mingling with fellow wine lovers. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased by marking the appropriate box on the registration form.

ABI Endowment Fund Dinner at the National Museum of the American Indian (invitation only)

The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian opened its doors to the public in 2004 and is dedicated to the culture, art and history of Native peoples from around the Western Hemisphere. A vast collection of over 800,000 Native objects spanning 10,000 years is assembled in this stunning building. The museum’s Donor’s Lounge boasts unobstructed views of the nation’s Capitol and breathtaking vistas of the National Mall. Invitations will be sent to those who have contributed $5,000 and above to the Endowment Fund between Dec. 5, 2005, and April 21, 2006. To make a contribution, please call (703) 739-0800.

An Afternoon at Mount Vernon

The day begins on the grand estate of George and Martha Washington, touring the Georgian mansion, plantation grounds, slave quarters, greenhouse and exhibits on the grounds. Following Mount Vernon, you will travel to Old Towne Alexandria for a riding tour of this historic town, covering such sites as Gasdsby’s Tavern, Carlyle House and the Lee Boyhood Home. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restored tavern. $110 per person includes all entrance fees, transportation and lunch.


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