2024 Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute

October 24-25 | Kansas City, MO

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ABI and UMKC School of Law are pleased to present the 2024 Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute at the University of Missouri-Kansas City!

This year’s program continues its tradition of timely business and consumer tracks, providing the training you need at affordable pricing. With bankruptcy judges, U.S. Trustees, financial advisors and other experts on this year’s faculty, you won’t want to miss the CLE/CPE event of the Midwest!

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  • Registration Desk Open

  • Welcome

  • Frank W. Koger Luncheon and Lecture

    Evolution of Third-Party Releases


  • Refreshment Break

  • Case Law Updates


  • Refreshment Break

  • Concurrent Breakouts (2)

    Commercial: Receiverships and Fiduciaries



    Consumer: Regional Best Practices for Consumer Professionals


  • Refreshment Break

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias


  • Networking Reception

  • Partners
  • Registration and Breakfast

  • Welcome and Second-Day Announcements

  • ABI Talks

    Debtors with Gig and E-Commerce Jobs


    What Bankruptcy Professionals Need to Know About the Corporate Transparency Act


    Economic Update


    Intersection of State Court and Federal Court Issues

  • Refreshment Break

  • Concurrent Breakouts (2)

    Commercial: Underperforming and Nonperforming Health Care Facilities



    Consumer: Deal-Breaker Documents


  • Refreshment Break

  • Judicial Round-and-Round


  • Networking Lunch and Roser Award Presentation

  • Artificial Intelligence: A Tool of the Trade, or a Threat to the Profession?


  • Refreshment Break

  • “Wait, Wait, Don’t Disbar Me!” (Game Show Style)


  • Adjourn

  • Partners
(by 8/29/24)
(after 9/26/24)
Registration Rates
Commercial Track: ABI Member
Commercial Track: Join and Save*
Consumer Track: ABI Member
Consumer Track: Join and Save*
* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $425 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. 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**
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
Additional Booth Representative
** 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 (a $425 value!).

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by October 3, 2024. No refunds will be granted after October 3, but substitutions will be allowed. After October 3, 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 are 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.

Location/Hotel Accommodations

The Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute will be held at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. ABI has arranged a special conference rate at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection. Please make your reservations by September 27, 2024, to secure this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the September 27 cut-off date or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (816) 997-9267. The hotel block will sell out; please make your reservations accordingly.

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
325 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

Room Rate: $225/night

Ground/Air Transportation

Air: The University of Missouri-Kansas City is approximately 25 miles from Kansas City International Airport (MCI).

Ground: Courtesy phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside the terminal at each bag claim area and at other strategic locations outside the terminal exits. Make sure that you give the dispatcher your exact location.

Local Information

For information about Kansas City restaurants, shopping, attractions, etc., go to the Visit Kansas City website at www.visitkc.com.


Advisory Board

ABI will seek CLE and CPE credit for this program.