Dine Around was a huge hit in DC in 2019. The pandemic caused us to miss a beat in San Diego. But, Dine Around is back! These are no host dinners at local restaurants with the table coordinated by a judge. Varied cuisines and price points within walking distance or a quick Uber ride from the hotel are planned.
Watch for the August email to those registered for the conference, announcing that sign up is open, reply, and save your spot. It’s a great way to network, make new friends and have dinner, especially if you are a solo attendee or first time NCBJ’er. Dine Around dinners will be Tuesday, Thursday after the trackside Welcome Party and Friday evenings. These fill quickly once announced, so don’t delay your sign up.
IWIRC’s Indy fall meeting starts their networking on Tuesday, October 5th at 5:30 pm with a reception at the J.W. Marriott. Register for the IWIRC meeting or purchase a Reception Only ticket at www.IWIRC.com. The International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation is an organization committed to the connection, promotion and success of women in the insolvency and restructuring professions worldwide.
Alumni from the first ten years of NCBJ Next Generation are invited to participate with the Class of 2021’s Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 pm social and networking activities in Indy. By August you should have received an email about the Next Gen plans. If not, contact: NCBJNextGeneration@gmail.com.
Blackshear Fellows will meet offsite at a law school Wednesday afternoon. Blackshear class of 2021and alums are invited to join the mixer with the Next Generation class and alums at Wednesday 4:30 -5:30 pm at the JW Marriott 2nd Floor Griffin Hall.
Wednesday, October 6th at either 2:30 pm or 3:45 pm, see the Hotel Tango distilling process, sample a mini cocktail upon arrival, experience sampling from the still, enjoy a Charcuterie box and in the tasting room, and order your custom-made craft cocktail for the bartender’s list of daily offerings. The tour and sampling as about 90 minutes for each group. Click to read more. Registration is thru NCBJ at ncbjmeeting.org and you may modify an existing conference registration to purchase the tasting activity. Must be age 21 to participate, and a NCBJ conference registered attendee in any category.
AleSmith Beer Tasting - Wednesday, Oct 6, 4pm ET
Wednesday, October 6th at 4 pm Eastern Time, join U.S. Master Brewer Peter Zien, of world famous and world’s 4th highest rated brewery, AleSmith Brewery, and Chris Celentino, insolvency professional and wine and beer expert taster, for a discussion and sampling of craft beers. Smoked salmon to compliment the beer is also included in the kit. Cost is $99 and includes the beers, smoked salmon and shipping direct to Virtual Attendees and to the JW Marriott for Indy In-person attendees. NCBJ will coordinate the packages at the hotel. Due to state shipping laws in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Utah, we cannot ship beer to these states.
You must be 21, and if virtual, be at location at place and time of delivery to sign for your package. You must be willing to watch your email for shipping delivery estimated time, as packages will ship on Thursday Sept. 30 and Friday, Oct. 1 for arrival on Tuesday, October 5th by 8 p.m. Must register for NCBJ Conference with name, address where delivery can be signed for, email, and provide a cell-phone for delivery driver. Western states will ship by GLS and the rest of the country by FedEx.
Space is limited to 50 Virtual and 50 In-person participants. Limited to NCBJ Conference registrants. Registration closes when full or on August 30th. NCBJ cannot guarantee your receipt of the sampling box because it depends on your being at the address to sign for the package.
Registration is through NCBJ at www.ncbjmeeting.org and you may modify an existing conference registration to purchase the beer tasting activity, add your cellphone or change your shipping address.
NCBJ Welcome Reception is Thursday, Oct 7, 4 - 7 pm ET
Wednesday, October 6th from 4-7 pm the Indianapolis Motor Speedway welcomes the NCBJ 95th Annual Conference to its famous track. Pick up your NCBJ credentials at the JW Marriott 3rd Floor Registration Desk beginning on Wednesday. Connect with colleagues from across the nation, be a track VIP in the Pagoda suites, sticking your lips on the bricks and pedal to the metal rides around the oval. We’ll have plenty of space outdoors for insolvency professionals, judges, and guests to experience the home of the famed Indy 500. The party is early as the track closes at sunset – amazingly there are no track lights.
Deluxe coaches will transport all guests to the IMS facility with a 20-minute ride. First buses depart the Marriott at 3:30pm and last bus departs at 4:30 pm. Buses begin returning to the JW Marriott at 6 pm. Make your dinner reservations for 7 – 7:30 downtown. Your NCBJ Badge is your Ticket to the Track!
For the Gear Heads: There are special EARLY Buses to IMS track departing at 2:30 pm on Thursday. Visit the Indy 500 Museum 3 – 4 pm, then the bus will drive you across the 100-acre facility to the race track to join the Welcome Reception. Advance reservations are required and there is a $50 per person fee for transportation and museum admission. Limited attendance activity. Make or modify your NCBJ registration at www.ncbjmeeting.org to add this museum tour. Limited capacity.
You’ll miss the high-speed spin around the track, but NCBJ is sending non-discounted, virtual registrants a Conference Kit with some alternate fun. Snacks! Liquid refreshments! Enjoy at your Cohort Meet Up socials. Due state shipping laws in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Utah your liquid refreshments will be non-alcoholic.
Outreach, Inc., of Indianapolis equips youth and young adults experiencing homelessness achieve stability and life transformation. Stability comes, in part, from having a clean and safe place to live, instead of living in a car, the street, or under a bridge.
Transformation comes from building relationships with people who believe that these young people can achieve the goals they desire. It also comes from equipping themselves with new skills, some of which are earned off-campus from Outreach's program centers.
That is why Bus Passes are the Number One Item on the Outreach Inc. wish list of donated items. The young people at Outreach use the Bus Passes to travel to school, or to work, or to internships, to further build their skills or connect with community partners. The Bus Passes are passports to a world of greater self-confidence, and credentials for further stability in life.
"When you come to Indy to get your own bankruptcy knowledge Back on Track, consider helping the young people of Outreach get on the Road to Empowerment by contributing to the Bus Pass Project," Kathleen Bloxsome, Outreach Indiana.
Hot breakfast is provided on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. From 7:30-9:00 am Breakfast is served in the 2nd floor Griffin Hall. Your NCBJ badge is your breakfast ticket.
Judges lead the two Friday Roundtables on Ethics and on Covid Response Legislation that are uniquely available with small group discussions to all registrants. Judges will also speak in all NCBJ programs and meet in huddles post program. Next Generation’s all Wednesday afternoon program is built on small group interaction with judges. Some of the new Micro Topic Salons are led by judges and will engage very small groups of practitioners in mentor-like conversations.
You can be sure the judges will be at the Thursday Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and participating in tours and activities. This is the best annual opportunity to meet judges from across the country in an informal settings of learning and conversations.
Vincent van Gogh, The Lume @ Newfields - Wednesday & Maybe Friday
Step into a digital world of art when THE LUME Indianapolis at Newfields. Explore the combination of great art and cutting-edge technology at its finest with floor to ceiling projections of some of the most famous paintings in the world. As the largest exhibition experience in Newfields’ 137-year history, guests will be able to walk through nearly 30,000 square feet of immersive galleries and take in 150 breathtaking masterpieces as you explore a new multi-sensory digital world. THE LUME Indianapolis is created by Australian-based Grande Experiences. The tour includes some time to explore the extensive grounds and gardens. The NCBJ Guest tour is Wednesday, Oct 6 from 10:30 am – 2:45 pm and includes transportation. The cost is $125. The tour is capacity limited and the bus 20-minute ride is socially distanced. Click for more information.
Registration is through NCBJ at ncbjmeeting.org and you may modify an existing conference registration to purchase the tour. There is a tentatively scheduled Friday 3:00 pm departure The Lume tour. Should the exhibit not be able to provide tickets at NCBJ’s requested time, registrants will be fully refunded their tour fee.
Friday, Oct 8, 4 pm ET
Virtual and In-person Experience
Explore how to pair wines with food by tasting wines with various foods. There’s chemistry and the magic of the wines themselves, for sure – but the final decider is your taste buds.
Sample some exquisite wines that Chris Celentino knows from the vines to the bottles. Imported from Italy, but moderately priced, the sparkling, white and reds will introduce some unique treasures, but also guide you in similar wines that can be purchased at your local wine shop. Chris is a respected California insolvency lawyer resident in San Diego who has a passion for wine. He travels, tastes, blends and imports wines to the delight of his wine club members. Whether for every day or special occasions, his knowledge of wine and acute tasting skills often lead to surprising pairing suggestions that the California Bankruptcy Forum members have enjoyed at their annual conference for many years.
The tasting will be live in Indianapolis and remote tasters joining thru the NCBJ virtual platform. You must be 21 and if remote, able to sign for your wine delivery. Recipe cards and common items shopping list will allow everyone to experience the flavor profiles. NCBJ will coordinate the wine and food served at the hotel.
The Wine and Food Pairing is $125 per person and limited attendance. Register on the NCBJ registration or modify your existing registration to reserve your place in this exclusive experience. We regret that state liquor laws do not permit Jace Wines to ship wine to Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Utah. Wines to the West Coast will ship by GLS and FedEx will deliver the rest of the country.
Bernstein Burkley 5K Run - Walk
Lace up your sneakers early Friday morning for this annual fun run (or walk, as the case might be!), and enjoy the beautiful Downtown and White River views in the early morning light. Details will be emailed to all NCBJ registrants in August and September and will be available at the NCBJ Registration Desk. Free, open to everyone.
There is lots to see and get some exercise in downtown Indy. Bicycle rentals, kayak rentals on the downtown canal, three major museums across the street from JW Marriott, White River State Park aquarium, zoo, nature walks - across the pedestrian bridge over the White River. About Indy.
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