Conference Information


Discover an alpine paradise at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Nestled within the Sierra Mountain Range, the stunning locale of this Four Diamond Lake Tahoe hotel is the ideal setting for this year’s conference. Take a cruise on one of the hotel’s private boats, then tempt Lady Luck in the Casino. Ease tired muscles with a deep-tissue massage in the world-class spa, or bask in the sunshine on the private beach. Reconnect with yourself while enjoying the natural wonders in and around remarkable Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $290 per night. Reservations must be made directly with the resort by July 21, 2013. To secure the reduced rate, reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive your hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee any rooms after the specially rated ABI block is filled.


Fly into Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO). Discounted air travel is available through American Airlines. For transportation to and from the hotel, take the Rolling CLE bus ride for some extra ethics credit (see below).

Attire is 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 August 1, 2013. No refunds will be made if notice is received after August 1, although substitutions will be allowed. After August 1, 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 including 1.25 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour and 12 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. 12 hours of CPE credit including 1.5 hours of ethics are available. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 10 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 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement.

*ABI offers intermediate-advanced level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters. 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 by August 2, 2013.

Attorney Specialist Certification

The American Board of Certification (ABC) will offer its Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Exams at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino on Thursday, August 22, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Details on the certification process, exam composition and a 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.


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