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Thursday, June 11

12:00 noon

Registration Desk Opens

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Young & New Members Beer Tasting at Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Optional Event: IWIRC Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by the IWIRC Chicago, Michigan and Wisconsin Networks

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. and Godfrey & Kahn SC

Bars Sponsorsed by Barnes & Thornburg LLP and O’Keefe & Associates

Children's Entertainment sponsored by Miller Johnson

Friday, June 12

 

All-Day Coffee

Sponsored by Wolfson Bolton PLLC

7:15 a.m.

Registration Desk Open

7:15-8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP and MorrisAnderson

7:30-7:45 a.m.

Welcome by the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Program Chairs

7:45-9:00 a.m.

Great Debates

Three rounds of debates on the top ethics issues in bankruptcy today.

Round 1: A year’s worth of ethics issues: Alix v. McKinsey, conflicts of interest and couples in bankruptcy.

Brian A. Audette

Perkins Coie LLP; Chicago

Stephen Darr (invited)

Huron Consulting Group Inc.; Boston

Round 2: Conflicts of interest in corporate-governance situations (closely held businesses).

Vincent E. Lazar

Jenner & Block; Chicago

Michael P. Richman

Steinhilber Swanson LLP; Madison, Wis.

Round 3: Ethics related to withdrawal, noisy or quiet. In disclosures related to the retention of professionals, how much detail should there be, and what can or should you disclose?

Nan Roberts Eitel (invited)

Executive Office for U.S. Trustees; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.) (invited)

Oak Park, Ill.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Business Track

Corporate Governance in Distressed Situations

This panel will discuss director and officer issues, and the fiduciary duties of the parties involved.

Hon. David D. Cleary

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Evelyn J. Meltzer

Pepper Hamilton LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Brian L. Shaw

Fox Rothschild LLP; Chicago

Iana A. Vladimirova

Husch Blackwell LLP; Madison, Wis.

Where Are We in the Credit Cycle?

This panel will discuss lenders and strategies, the current credit cycle, industries in trouble and distressed investing.

Matthew A. Beresh

Mackinac Partners LLC; Chicago

Joseph D. Brydges

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP; Madison, Wis.

Katherine Stadler (invited)

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; Madison, Wis.

Matthew L. Warren

King & Spalding LLP; Chicago

 

Consumer Track

Violation of the Discharge Injunction

This panel will discuss the discharge injunctions post-Taggart, modifications to pursue insurance, and in rem relief under § 524(j).

Hon. G. Michael Halfenger, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Sumner A. Bourne

Rafool & Bourne; Peoria, Ill.

Dean R. Nelson Jr.

Taunt Law Firm; Birmingham, Mich.

Elisabeth M. Von Eitzen

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP; Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

Skills Track

Tips for Effective Trial Practice, Negotiating and Litigating for Consumer Practitioners: Part 1

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Brittany S. Ogden

Quarles & Brady LLP; Madison, Wis.

Hon. Daniel S. Opperman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Bay City

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Specialty Break Station sponsored by von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Business Track

Liquidating Assets

This panel will address § 363, receivership, Article 9 and other means of selling assets.

Marc M. Bakst

Bodman; Detroit

Rebecca R. DeMarb

DeMarb Brophy LLC; Madison, Wis.

John Dimovski

Harmon Partners, LLC; Birmingham, Mich.

Anne R. Vanderkamp

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Chicago

Structured Dismissals: Practical Advice on How They Work Post-Jevic

This panel will discuss structured-dismissal cases across jurisdictions. While the majority of them have involved structured dismissals in the context of chapter 11 cases, courts have also applied the ruling in Jevic to the dismissal of chapter 13 plans, the priority of trustee payments in a chapter 7 case, and even a state court foreclosure hearing that came on the heels of a dismissed chapter 11 case.

Jeremy M. Downs

Goldberg Kohn; Chicago

Lisa S. Gretchko

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC; Royal Oak, Mich.

Paul R. Hage

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss; Southfield, Mich.

 

Consumer Track

Abstention: Mandatory and Permissive

This panel will discuss the relationship of abstention to stay relief, dealing with co-debtors, bankruptcy court vs. state court jurisdiction, and what can and should go back to state court.

Hon. Joel D. Applebaum

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Flint

E. Philip Groben

Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C.; Chicago

Prof. Paul B. Lewis

University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School; Chicago

Amy J. Swedberg

Maslon LLP; Minneapolis

 

Skills Track

Demonstration of Bid Procedures and How to Run an Effective Sale Process

This panel will feature a mock trial and discussion of bidding procedures in asset sales.

Hon. Janet S. Baer, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

James A. Bartholomew

Lighthouse Management Group Inc.; Stillwater, Minn.

James R. Irving

Dentons; Louisville, Ky.

Richard E. Kruger

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss; Southfield, Mich.

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Family Picnic

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLC

1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament

Beverage Cart sponsored by FrankGecker, LLP

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Wine Tour

2:00-5:00 p.m.

Annual Tour de ABI Bicycling Outing

Sponsored by Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC and Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller P.C.

2:30-4:45 p.m.

Optional Event: Lake Geneva Private Boat Cruise

Sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Dessert and S’mores Under the Stars

Saturday, June 13

7:00 a.m.

Registration Desk Open

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss and Perkins Coie LLP

7:30-7:45 a.m.

Morning Announcements

7:45-9:15 a.m.

Small Business Restructuring Act of 2019

William S. Hackney

SmithAmundsen LLC; Chicago

Anthony J. Kochis

Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Troy, Mich.

Hon. Michael E. Ridgway

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Minn.); Minneapolis

Kesha L. Tanabe

Tanabe Law; Minneapolis

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (2)

Business Track

Liquidating Assets

Structured Dismissals: Practical Advice on How They Work Post-Jevic

 

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Consumer Track

Hot Chapter 13 Issues

This panel will review cramdowns, strip-off valuations, notice under Rules 3012 and 7004, late claims under Rule 3002(c)(6) and other claim issues.

Barbara P. Foley

Chapter 13 Trustee; Kalamazoo, Mich.

Thomas George King

Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, P.C.; Kalamazoo, Mich.

Hon. Robyn L. Moberly

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Evansville

Michael J. Watton

Watton Law Group; Milwaukee

 

Skills Track

Tips for Effective Trial Practice, Negotiating and Litigating for Consumer Practitioners: Part 2

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Brittany S. Ogden

Quarles & Brady LLP; Madison, Wis.

Hon. Daniel S. Opperman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Bay City

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Specialty Break sponsored by Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (2)

Business Track

Corporate Governance in Distressed Situations

Where Are We in the Credit Cycle?

 

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Consumer Track

Difficult Chapter 7 Issues

This panel will tackle document review, documents to the trustee, merchant cash advances to small businesses and how they impact the individual chapter 7 guarantor, plus much more.

Hon. James W. Boyd, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Ariane R. Holtschlag (invited)

FactorLaw; Chicago

Nauni J. Manty

Manty & Associates, P.A.; Minneapolis

Charissa Potts

Freedom Law, PC; Eastpointe, Mich.

James Young

Rubin & Levin P.C.; Indianapolis

Skills Track

Negotiating a Consensual Cash Collateral Stipulation and Litigating a Contested Motion for Use of Cash Collateral

This panel will address numerous chapter 13 hot topics, such as the use of the national plan, modified national plans and local plans, the treatment of special claims in plans, end-of-case issues, the modification of plans and related topics.

Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Andrea Gonzalez

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC; Chicago

Gordon E. Gouveia

Fox Rothschild LLP; Chicago

Matthew E. Wilkins

Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC; Birmingham, Mich.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Judicial Roundtable

Hon. G. Michael Halfenger

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Hon. Joel D. Applebaum

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Flint

Hon. Janet S. Baer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Hon. James W. Boyd

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Hon. David D. Cleary

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Hon. Robyn L. Moberly

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Evansville

Hon. Daniel S. Opperman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Bay City

Hon. Michael E. Ridgway

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Minn.); Minneapolis

12:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Workshop Chairs

Hon. James. W. Boyd, Judicial Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Judicial Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Mark L. Radtke, Co-Chair

Fox Rothschild LLP; Chicago

Scott A. Wolfson, Co-Chair

Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Troy, Mich.

Advisory Board

A. Todd Almassian

Keller & Almassian; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Allison R. Bach

Dickinson Wright PLLC; Detroit

Kay Dee Baird

Krieg DeVault; Indianapolis

Matthew A. Beresh

Mackinac Partners LLC; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Brendan G. Best

Varnum LLP; Detroit

Chris L. Blacker

AlixPartners, LLP; Chicago

Mark A. Bogdanowicz

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC; Peoria, Ill.

Steven B. Chaiken

Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.; Chicago, Ill.

Scott R. Clar

Crane, Simon, Clar & Dan; Chicago

Rebecca R. DeMarb

DeMarb Brophy LLC; Madison, Wis.

Shelly A. DeRousse

Freeborn & Peters LLP; Chicago

Daniel F. Dooley

MorrisAnderson; Chicago

Scott A. Eisenberg

Amherst Partners; Birmingham, Mich.

Robert C. Folland

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Columbus, Ohio

Andrea Gonzalez

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC; Chicago

E. Philip Groben

Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C.; Chicago

Nicholas L. Hahn

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; Green Bay, Wis.

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Robert P. Handler

Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC; Chicago

Jeffrey A. Hokanson

Ice Miller LLP; Indianapolis

Allison B. Hudson

Vedder Price; Chicago

Thomas George King

Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, P.C.; Kalamazoo, Mich.

Richard E. Kruger

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss; Southfield, Mich.

Harve C. Light

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; Birmingham, Mich.

James A. Lodoen

Ballard Spahr LLP; Minneapolis

Dennis W. Loughlin

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP; Southfield, Mich.

Hon. Brett H. Ludwig

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Evelyn J. Meltzer

Pepper Hamilton LLP; Wilmington, Del.

John W. Menn

Steinhilber Swanson LLP; Oshkosh, Wis.

Nicholas M. Miller

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP; Chicago

Cynthia A. Moyer

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.; Minneapolis

Joel D. Nesset

Cozen O’Connor; Minneapolis

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

John T. Piggins

Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C.; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Melissa M. Root

Jenner & Block; Chicago

Jayson B. Ruff

U.S. Department of Justice; Houston

Nathan Q. Rugg

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP; Chicago

Anne R. Vanderkamp

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Chicago

Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg

Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP; Chicago

Iana A. Vladimirova

Husch Blackwell LLP; Madison, Wis.

Eric E. Walker

Perkins Coie LLP; Chicago

Matthew Warren

King & Spalding LLP; Chicago

David K. Welch

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.; Chicago

 

Partners

Double Platinum

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Platinum Sponsors

Adelman & Gettleman Ltd.
AlixPartners, LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Fox Rothschild LLC
FrankGecker LLP
Freeborn & Peters LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Jenner & Block
Krieg DeVault LLP
Mackinac Partners LLC
MorrisAnderson
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
O’Keeffe & Associates
Perkins Coie LLP
Steinhilber Swanson LLP
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Wilmington Trust
Wolfson Bolton PLLC

Gold Sponsors

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC
King & Spalding LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Silver Sponsors

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP
Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC
DeMarb Brophy LLC
Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
Ice Miller LLP
Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller P.C.
Miller Johnson
Murphy Desmond Lawyers S.C.
Sherwood Partners, Inc.

 

Conference Information

Hotel

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, conveniently located in Lake Geneva, Wis., near Chicago and Milwaukee, is a AAA Four-Diamond resort offering superb guest accommodations. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $232 single/double (Deluxe rooms) per night. Make your reservations by May 11, 2020, to receive the special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the May 11 cutoff or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive a special room reservation link after you have registered with ABI.

 

A group rate is also available for 1- and 2-bedroom suites at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark ($229 for one-bedroom and $329 for two-bedroom).

 

A note from the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa on Coronavirus preparedness click here (PDF file).

 

Transportation

Air: Grand Geneva Resort is just an hour’s drive from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Airport (MKE) and less than 90 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD).

 

Ground: Rental car discounts are available with the following companies: Avis Worldwide: www.avis.com, discount number (AWD) T312900; Budget: www.budget.com, discount number (BCD) Z823091; and Enterprise: www.enterprise.com, account number 16RH314 and pin AME.

Continuing Education Credit*

This program is eligible for 9.25 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics/professionalism, in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 11.1 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics/professionalism, in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules and might not be approved prior to the program. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 9.25 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 11 credit hours, of which 9.5 credit hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement and 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement.

 

11 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org.

 

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 adonohue@abiworld.org.

 

Financial Hardship Statement

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; all applications for financial assistance must be submitted by January 17, 2020. For more information or to request an application, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to adonohue@abiworld.org.

 

Optional Events

Young & New Members Beer Tasting at Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub

Thursday, June 11, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Take part in Milwaukee’s great brewing tradition at Sprecher’s! The $65 fee includes transportation and tasting. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

IWIRC Cocktail Reception

Thursday, June 11, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the IWIRC Chicago, Michigan and Wisconsin Networks

Join IWIRC for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to kick off the 2020 ABI Central States Bankruptcy Workshop. The Cocktail Reception will occur immediately prior to the ABI Opening Reception. The cost is $25 for IWIRC members and $40 for non-IWIRC members.

Family Picnic

Friday, June 12, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLC

There is no cost for attendees or guests! Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form so we have an accurate count.

Golf Tournament

Friday, June 12, 1:00 p.m.

Beverage Cart sponsored by FrankGecker LLP

The magnificent Brute, at over 7,000 yards, is one of the most challenging layouts in the Midwest and is considered one of Wisconsin’s best golf courses. Designed by Robert Bruce Harris, the course is enhanced with 68 bunkers and huge rolling greens, averaging over 8,000 square feet. This par-72 Lake Geneva golf course is perfectly manicured and immaculately maintained. The $170 fee for golf includes green fee and cart, boxed lunch and beverage, and prizes. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form to play, and indicate your handicap.

Wine Tour

Friday, June 12, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Enjoy two unique experiences: the delight of a traditional farm vineyard at Staller Estate Vineyard and Winery, and the vibe of an urban environment at Studio Winery. The first stop, Staller Estate Vineyard and Winery, located near Delavan and Lake Geneva, has secluded, beautiful views that offer guests a chance to relax, enjoy the day, and experience some of the best wine in Wisconsin. Next up is Studio Winery: one part art gallery, one part recording studio, and 100% delicious. The cost is $75 per person and includes transportation, tour, tastings and a bottle of wine from Studio Winery. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

Tour de ABI Bicycling Outing

Friday, June 12, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC and Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller P.C.

The $20-per-person fee includes guide, t-shirt, water bottle and gratuities. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

Lake Geneva Private Boat Cruise

Friday, June 12, 2:30-4:45 p.m.

Sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP

The cost is $75 per person and includes transportation, tour and gratuities. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form. NOTE: This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified two weeks prior.

Dessert and S’mores Under the Stars

Friday, June 12, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

There is no cost for attendees. The guest fee for adults (13 & older) is $15 per person and for children (12 & under) is $10 per person. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

“Kids Are Grand” Child Care Program

A daily program just for kids! The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa offers its Kids Are Grand program, which provides daily junior escapades designed to inspire children to be creative and innovative. While parents enjoy golfing, a spa treatment or a romantic dinner, they can have peace of mind knowing that their little ones are having fun and learning with our high-energy Kids Are Grand team members! The cost for children 4 years of age and older is $12 per hour for the first child. Each additional child in the same family is $6 per hour. Friday and Saturday evening rates may be higher. Reservations are required with at least 24 hours’ notice, or you may call for availability on the day of the event. Kids Are Grand is located on the lower level of the WELL Spa + Fitness Center. To make reservations, please call Kids Are Grand at (262) 249-4560, extension 3830, or email kidsaregrand@grandgeneva.com.

Conference Rates*

Registration Rates* Early
(by 4/10/20)
Regular
(4/11/20-5/15/20)
Late
(after 5/15/20)

ABI Member
$625
$675
$745
Join and Save*
$975
$1,025
$1,095
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit ABI Member
$375
$425
$475
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit New ABI Member*
$500
$550
$600

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $375 value! Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership renewal fee.

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
$1,200
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,575
Additional Booth Representative
$500

** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.

*** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership.

Optional Events

 

 

Attendee
Young & New Members Beer Tasting
$65
Opening Reception
Opening Reception Guest

Opening Reception Child (13 and under)

$0
$40
$20
Dessert and S’mores Under the Stars
Dessert Reception Guest

Dessert Reception Child (13 and under)

$0
$15
$10
Family Picnic
$0
Golf Tournament
Handicap _____
$170
Wine Tour
$75
Tour de ABI Bicycling Outing
$20
Lake Geneva Private Boat Cruise
$75

ABI DEFINES A “GUEST” AS A SPOUSE, CHILD OR COMPANION — NOT A PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUE. A professional colleague is defined as someone who consults with or is employed by an organization whose members are eligible for ABI membership. If a professional colleague is found to be registered as a guest, ABI reserves the right to cancel his or her event registration. Any person not meeting the criteria of “guest” who wishes to participate in any ABI function at the conference is required to register separately at the full conference rate.

 

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by May 21, 2020. No refunds will be granted after May 21, but substitutions will be allowed. After May 21, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

 

Anti-Harassment Policy

The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

 

Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.