Conference Information:

Conference Hotel

The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is a sanctuary from the bright lights of the dazzling Las Vegas Strip, all located on the 35th to 39th floors of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino tower—ensuring a more intimate atmosphere and attentive personal service. ABI and AIRA have arranged a special conference rate of $219 from February 20-22, 2013. Reservations must be made directly with the resort prior to January 19, 2013. In order to be eligible for the group rate, reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive 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/AIRA block is filled.

Travel

Air:

Fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Ground:

Avis car rental discounts are available using the Avis Worldwide discount number (J789009). Call (800) 331-1600 or book online at www.avis.com.

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by January 30, 2013. No refunds will be granted after January 30, but substitutions will be allowed. After January 30, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration (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

14.25 hours of general CLE credit and 1 hour of ethics is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour and 17 hours of general CLE credit and 1 hour of ethics is pending 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 14.25 hours, of which 1 hour will apply to ethics. New York MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 17 credit hours, of which 1 hour of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 17 hours of CPE* credit, including 1 hour of ethics, are also available. Turnaround Professionals: Certificates of attendance will be available for CPE credits.


*ABI, AIRA and the University of Texas offer intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI and AIRA are registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as sponsors 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 ecarden@abiworld.org.

 

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