Conference Information


Located in the heart of the city’s business, government and theater districts, the stunning Kansas City Marriott Downtown provides a delightful stay for business and leisure travel. All guest rooms and suites offer spacious design and wireless Internet access. Each and every room is a Room that Works®—ergonomically designed for maximum efficiency. In the evenings, explore the bustling Kansas City Power & Light District, the Midwest’s premier entertainment epicenter. With more than 45 unique and captivating retail outlets, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, the District offers something for everyone.

ABI has negotiated a special conference rate of $139 single/double per night. Reservations are limited, and rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made by individual attendees directly with the Marriott at (800) 266-9432, or online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcidt-kansas-city-marriott-downtown, using group code “UMKCBankruptcyInstitute.” ABI cannot guarantee registrants a room after September 9, 2013, or once the ABI room block is sold out.


Parking is available at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Continuing Education Credit

This program is approved for 8.2 hours of CLE credit, including 1.2 hours of ethics and professionalism, in Missouri and is pending in Kansas and other states. 8.5 hours of CPE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, is also available. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form. California MCLE—ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 7.25 hours, of which 1 hour will apply to legal ethics.

ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees have some 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, ABI may allow the individual to work at the 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. Financial assistance is available for this program. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to jgood@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by September 13, 2013. No refunds will be made if notice is received after September 13, although substitutions will be allowed. After September 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.


Call ABI at (703) 739-0800, call UMKC at (816) 235-1648, or visit www.abiworld.org/MW13. Fax credit card orders to (866) 921-1027, or send completed registration form and payment to: ABI, P.O. Box 34709, Alexandria, VA 22334-0709, Attn: MW13.

About KCMBA UMKC Law School CLE

The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) and the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law (UMKC) have combined their Continuing Legal Education operations to form the largest CLE provider in the area. The consolidation of the two operations will result in more innovative and higher-quality continuing legal education products. The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association serves the nine-county Kansas City metro area with the mission to serve its members and the community by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law. The UMKC School of Law is a top 20 “Best Value” law school that prepares students for practice by integrating high-level theory and lawyering skills throughout the curriculum. UMKC School of Law is a true community of scholars committeed to the foundations of good lawyering: respect for people, for knowledge and ideas, and for justice.


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