Conference Information

Hotel

Enjoy your stay in the heart of the waterfront district of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel is perfectly located for access to cultural attractions such as the Dali Museum, the Mahaffey Theater, the Chihuly Collection and the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. Spoil yourself with a relaxing treatment at Spa Olimpia. Go to a spring training baseball game at Tropicana Field, or enjoy the area’s world-class golf, as well as sport fishing and miles of the finest beaches in Florida. Stroll to The Pier and enjoy a variety of shopping boutiques and attractions.


ABI has negotiated a special conference rate of $199/night. The group cut-off date is February 4, 2013. Rooms are held on a first come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after February 4, or once the special-rated ABI block is filled. You may make reservations by calling toll free (800) 944-5500 or (800) HILTONS (800-445-8667). Be sure to identify yourself with the ABI program to receive the discounted group rate.

Travel

Air:

Three airports serve the area: St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), Tampa International Airport (TPA), and Albert Whitted Airport (KSPG).

Ground:

From St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport: Take Ulmerton Road East to I-275 South, Exit 22: Interstate 175. The exit will turn into 5th Avenue South. Follow 5th Avenue South to 1st Street South, turn left; Hilton is 2 blocks down on the left. Distance from hotel: 15 mi. Drive time: 20 min. Typical minimum charge for Super Shuttle is $35.00; $30.00 for taxi.

From Tampa International Airport: Take I-275 South to Exit 22: Interstate 175. The exit will turn into 5th Avenue South. Follow 5th Avenue South to 1st Street South, turn left; Hilton is 2 blocks down on the left. Distance from hotel: 22 mi. Drive time: 30 min. Typical minimum charge for Super Shuttle is $50.00; $55.00 for taxi.

From Albert Whitted Airport: Take 1st Street North for 3 blocks; Hilton is on the left. Distance from hotel:1 mi. Drive time: 2 min.

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by February 14, 2013. No refunds will be made if notice is received after February 14, although substitutions will be allowed. After February 14, 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

10 hours of general CLE credit and 1.75 hours of ethics is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 12 hours of general CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, is pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. 12 hours of CPE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, are also available. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 12 hours, of which 1.75 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 12 credit hours, of which 2 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement.


The stand-alone Nuts & Bolts Program is eligible for up to 3.5 hours of CLE credit, including .5 hour of ethics, in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour and 4.5 hours of general CLE credit, including .5 hour of ethics, in 50-minute-hour states. 4.5 hours of CPE credit, including .5 hour of ethics, are also available. *ABI offers intermediate–level courses, which assume that attendees have some knowledge in insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement in 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 complaints and refunds, 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 or CPE 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 jgood@abiworld.org.

 

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