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ABI is pleased to announce the return of the Annual Spring Meeting — this year in a cutting-edge virtual format. Employing the same innovative platform that made last fall’s Insolvency 2020 event such an astounding success, this conference — always one of the most significant annual gatherings of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals in the country — will introduce a number of new and improved online networking features. These will allow attendees to connect in intimate group settings or — perhaps just as important — one-on-one with fellow participants.

Your next big deal or career-boosting connection could be just a click away!

ASM 2021 features:

  • A state-of-the-industry presentation by some of the country’s leading bankruptcy analysts.
  • The Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act vs. the ABI Consumer Commission’s recommendations.
  • A closer look at the regulatory side of health care bankruptcies.
  • An overview of the Small Business Reorganization Act, and what we’ve learned at the one-year mark.
  • An evidence and trial skills session in a mock-court setting.
  • A spotlight on insolvent or near-insolvent hotel debtors.
  • A frank examination of how to handle debtors and creditors with severe mental health issues, such as dementia or drug/alcohol abuse.

Agenda at a Glance
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Program times are presented dynamically in your local time zone based on the location of your IP address.


Over 100 leading industry professionals will be providing up to 17 hours of educational content.

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Be recognized as a leader amongst your competitors while aligning your company with the leading organization and event entirely dedicated to the insolvency industry. Contact Sharisa Sloan at ssloan@abi.org for sponsorship opportunities click here (PDF file) to download Sponsorship Information.

Optional Events

Women's Networking Event: Spring Blossom Painting Class

April 14, 7:00-8:30 P.M. EST

This relaxing session will introduce you to the beautiful world of watercolor. During this workshop, the host will guide everyone to create a unique cherry tree blossom painting and a poppy blossom painting. You do not need to be an artist or know how to paint to create these gorgeous pieces; you will be using a set of proven and easy techniques. The fee for this event is $25 per person, which includes instructions and supplies mailed to you in advance. Register by April 1 to join this event.

Murder Mystery Night: Murder in La La Land

April 15, 7:00-9:00 P.M. EST

PICTURE IT! The year: 1951. The Place: La La Land. Here, the pervasiveness of the motion picture industry is the only thing that matters to anybody who's somebody. You’re a company member at Summit Pictures, one of La La's major film studios, but after clocking out on this day, no one is going home! One of your very own, a talented screenwriter, made a big splash, name in lights and all that jazz — until last night's disaster began to rock an already fickle, fragile and feeble foundation. Come meet the iconic characters you think you know while getting an insider's peek behind the facade. Become a key player as you experience a tragically hilarious story probing the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens of SHOWBIZ! This event is free, but space is limited.

Virtual Cheese-Tasting with Truckle Cheesemongers

April 15, 7:00-8:30 P.M. EST

Back by popular demand, ABI’s favorite cheesemonger, Maggie from Truckle Cheesemongers in Richmond, Va., will make you a cheese connoisseur during this interactive event! The presentation starts with cheese basics, then shows you how to taste and buy. Add in the essentials of wine-and-cheeseboard pairings, and this is sure to be a fun evening with colleagues. The fee for this event is $20 per person, which includes your cheese box mailed to you in advance. Register by April 5 to join this event.

Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund Virtual Wine-Tasting

April 21, 7:00-9:00 P.M. EST

Please join the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund and Spirit of Wine, a boutique wine club, for a virtual wine-tasting event. Spirit of Wine brings people together from all over the world to share in a collective love and passion for wine and everything that it represents. We share our finds with enthusiasts across the U.S. — exclusive, small-production, bespoke wines that are not generally available through the normal distribution system. The fee for this exclusive event is $250 per person, which includes the wines shipped to you in advance. Register by April 8 to join this event.

Conference Rates

    After 4/2/21
ABI Member/ Non-member $695 $750
Government/Academic/Nonprofit $325 $375

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Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be granted for this online program. Should you become unable to attend any or all of the sessions, a recording of all sessions will be sent to you, along with the corresponding educational materials.

Closed Captioning

Closed-captioning is available for this program.

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 here.

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. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students.

For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to support@abiworld.org.

CLE Information

This program will be eligible for CLE credit including ethics. Actual credit determinations will be provided upon finalization of the agenda, coming soon. Credit hours are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules and might not be approved prior to the program.

Behavioral ethics, will also be available.

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based