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Conference Hotel

Come experience the grandest of the Greater Palm Springs hotels, nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. A stirring desert oasis renowned for its world-class hospitality, the La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Collection property, offers superb relaxation amid 45 acres of lushly landscaped grounds. Unwind in exquisite Spanish-style casitas, suites and villas, some featuring private patios and glowing fireplaces. Revitalize body and mind at Spa La Quinta, or spend the day lounging by one of the resort’s sparkling pools. From unique dining experiences and an assortment of shops and boutiques to five world-class championship golf courses, this exceptional La Quinta California hotel is an inspired destination for vacationers and business travelers alike.

A legendary hideaway and meeting destination since 1926, the La Quinta Resort & Club® offers unmatched golf, tennis, spa and culinary experiences. Listed as one of the “500 Greatest Hotels in the World” by Travel & Leisure Magazine, the La Quinta Resort & Club features 90 holes of some of the country’s best golf, including the famous TPC® Stadium Golf® Course at PGA WEST® and the picturesque Mountain™ Course at La Quinta Resort. The world-class Spa La Quinta™ offers resort guests a variety of unique indoor and outdoor treatments, including the PGA WEST® Golf Massage, open-air Celestial Showers™, Sacred Stone Massage and more. La Quinta Resort & Club guests also enjoy 23 tennis courts, 42 pools, 52 hot tubs, 5 restaurants and 800 guest rooms.

ABI has negotiated a special conference rate of $240/night single or double occupancy. Reservations may be only made once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive a hotel link at checkout. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the specially rated ABI block is filled.

Air

Palm Springs Airport (PSP) is a 30-minute cab ride to the La Quinta Resort & Club. Ontario International Airport (ONT) is approximately 1.5 hours away, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 2 hours away. American Airlines is the official carrier for the American Bankruptcy Institute. Conference attendees are eligible to receive a 5% discount off coach and first-class fares on travel between December 1-13, 2014, to Palm Springs.

Ground

Avis car rental discounts are available using Avis Worldwide discount number T312900. Call (800) 331-1600, or book online at www.avis.com.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by November 13, 2014. No refunds will be made if notice is received after November 13, although substitutions will be allowed. After November 13, 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

12.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 2.75 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 15 hours of general CLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, are 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 12.5 hours, of which 2.75 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 15 credit hours, of which 3 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 15 hours of CPE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, are also available.

 

*ABI offers 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 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. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to jguirguis@abiworld.org.

 

 

     

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