NCBJ President John E. Waites Welcomes You to the NCBJ Annual Conference Blog – Get Ready for the Nation’s Capital

Message from NCBJ President Hon. John E. Waites, District of South Carolina

NCBJ is proud to return to Washington, DC from October 30 to November 2, 2019 for its Annual Conference. I hope that you will join us at the conference as we celebrate the bankruptcy profession with a review of the past forty years under the Bankruptcy Code and look ahead to the future.

We are very excited and honored to have Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to speak to the conference on Friday, November 1, 2019. Earlier that day, Mark Zandi, the chief economist of Moody Analytics, will deliver the keynote address on emerging economic trends.

In addition to discussions of recent developments and emerging trends in the law and in the economy generally, programs include a mock Senate hearing on the equitable powers of the court, roundtable discussions in both business and consumer law between judges and attendees, and a special consumer practice track designed for those who primarily practice in that area.

The NCBJ Annual Conference has long served as the preeminent meeting place for all bankruptcy and insolvency professionals and proudly joins with ABA, ABI, CLLA, ACB, IWIRC, AIRA, to name a few, to present an assortment of programs, distinguished speakers, and a number of networking opportunities.

And while you are in Washington DC, take some time to enjoy some of the many unique things our Nation’s Capital has to offer, from the 19 Smithsonian Institution museums and galleries, to the myriad of memorials and monuments, to the National Zoo. Attendees can also take advantage of the special tours that NCBJ will be offering, including tours of the Pentagon, the Supreme Court of the United States, and Mount Vernon. There is something for everyone.

This year’s conference, NCBJ’s 93rd, will be the best ever, and we look forward to seeing you at the NCBJ Annual Conference in DC—It’s a Capital Idea!


John E. Waites

NCBJ President