January 29, 2016
An Invitation from the NCBJ President

Please join us for the 2023 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges meeting at the J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas. We are looking forward to the largest gathering of the insolvency community for networking, education and fun! The J.W. Marriott World Center is a short distance from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Austin is known as “Live Music Capital of the World” for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues, and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming, and boating. South of the city, Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix. Come early, stay late, and bring your family for an unforgettable #trueaustin vacation. If you’re looking for some “me” time in between educational programs, you will undoubtedly find it in the pool or the spa at our host resort, the J.W. Marriott!

This year’s Conference is designed to provide a variety of high-quality educational programs for experienced and less experienced professionals alike. Judges will enjoy the chance to socialize with each other and members of the bar in informal discussions and plenary sessions. The Education Committee, chaired by Judge Janet Baer (ND Illinois), has planned engaging, insightful, and cutting-edge programs, including a fireside chat with Judge Barbara Houser and Natalie Jaresko, Executive Director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico and former Minister of Finance of Ukraine. As usual, the Conference will provide opportunities to hear judges, academics and professionals address compelling issues that we are all likely to encounter in the future. Something of interest and importance awaits everyone.

Attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in first-class programs sponsored by our affiliate friends, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) plus the pre-conference International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) sessions. This is truly the preeminent conference to renew acquaintances, establish new relationships, and further your insolvency acumen.

I look forward to seeing you in Austin and embracing this wonderful opportunity to be together with the insolvency community.

Hon. Daniel P. Collins District of Arizona NCBJ 2022- 2023 President