32nd Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference

June 8–11, 2016
Coronado Island, CA

Conference App Now Available

Learn / Connect / Explore



AC16's Preconference & Conference Programs offer 4 days of in–depth educational sessions spanning two all-day seminars and 19 presentations on the latest issues and trends in Bankruptcy and Restructuring.

AC16 is not about all work and no play! Connect with peers and make new contacts throughout the conference during many networking opportunities and 4 optional Excursions showcasing the best of San Diego. Interested in becoming a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor? Start the journey with CIRA Part I at the conference site, June 6–8, then stay to enjoy AC16!

Conference attendees can earn up to:

  • Conference 12.5 CPE / 10.5 CLE*
  • Preconference 8.0 CPE / 6.0 CLE*
  • Combined 20.5 CPE / 16.5 CLE*

*Pending application in some states. For CLE, the estimate of credit is based on a 60-minute hour (NY, NJ and some other states base credit on a 50-minute hour).

Judicial Co-Chairs:

Hon. Margaret M. Mann, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, SD Cal
Hon. Barry Russell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, CD Cal

Conference Co-Chairs:

Stacy Elledge Chiang, CIRA, Squar Milner LLP
Shirley Cho, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Thomas Jeremiassen, CIRA, Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Planning Committee Members:

Walt Brown, CIRA, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Carol Cabello, CIRA, Province Inc.
Kenneth Dennis, CIRA, Office of the U.S. Trustee
Winston Mar, SierraConstellation Partners, LLC
Michael Ozawa, CIRA, Enterprise Management Advisors, LLC
Hamid R. Rafatjoo, Venable LLP
Brian Ryniker, CIRA, CBIZ MHM, LLC
Dominic Santos, CIRA, CDBV, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Steve Schenk, CIRA, Vantage Point Advisors
Matthew Schwartz, CIRA, Bederson LLP
Michael Schwarzmann, Crowe Horwath LLP
Angela Shortall, CIRA, Protiviti Inc.
Allen Soong, CIRA, Armory Strategic Partners, LLC
Teri Stratton, CIRA, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Conference Mobile App

New AIRA conference app is avalable! It's the entire conference in the palm of your hands! Available for Android or iOS. You can verify session attendance, download session files, communicate with other conference attendees, receive important event updates, and map out your own agenda.

Sponsored by:

New Session on Puerto Rico

This panel will discuss the unique issues of the Puerto Rico Crisis, the difficulties posed by the lack of eligibility to Chapter 9, the status of the requests to Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court and the alternatives outside of bankruptcy that municipalities and public corporations have to solve their financial crisis.

Dinner at the San Diego Zoo

Join AIRA Friday night for an evening at the world famous San Diego Zoo, voted the #1 Zoo in the world by Trip Advisor. The evening begins with a guided tour on a double–decker bus that will explore areas of the Zoo. Then enjoy dinner and cocktails at Sabertooth Grill in the Elephant Odyssey area.

Sponsored by:

Photo Courtesy of: San Diego Zoo

Prominent Keynote Speakers

Hear from industry titans with a keynote presentations Wednesday, and Friday. Learn from their insight and expertise as they speak on a variety of current topics.

Silver Strand Beach

Take a trip to one of the most beautiful beaches in the San Diego area, the Silver Strand Beach State Park is on the southern coast of Coronado. Whether for a night–time stroll or go for a quick dip after a day of networking and learning!

Image courtesy of San Diego.org

By Land or By Sea

Take a quick trip across the bay and explore one of America's premiere tourist destinations by taking the Coronado Island Bridge or a relaxing ferry ride all within minutes of the bustling city of San Diego!

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Hotel / Venue



Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
2000 Second Street
Coronado, CA 92118

Enjoy AC16 with stunning views of the San Diego skyline across the bay! With a variety of luxurious on-site features, a full-service health spa, three heated pools and convenience to beautiful sandy beaches, shopping and restaurants at Ferry Landing, the Marriott (Coronado Resort) is one of the premier Coronado Resorts. Spacious guest rooms and villas make you feel at home in this tranquil beach community.

Group rate: $249

AIRA conference attendees receive complimentary access to the hotel's fitness center and the resort fee will be waived (if you are reserving your room online, it will appear as a fee that will ultimately be waived).

Hotel guest rooms are available at the Coronado Island Marriott at a special group rate of $249 per night, single or double occupancy. Reserve your room by Monday, May 13, 2016.

By Telephone: Call (888) 236-2427 and tell the agent that you are with the AIRA group.

Online: Click the link below and follow the instructions.



Cancellation/Refund Policy

Written cancellation for conference or any social activities must be received by Monday, May 9, 2016 for a full refund, less a $75 cancellation processing fee. Registrations will not be processed until payment is received. No refunds will be made after May 9, 2016, however, substitutions will be allowed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship with the AIRA provides exposure and visibility to the decision making experts in the insolvency and restructuring field. To discuss available opportunities contact, Cheryl Campbell, CMP, at (541) 858–1665 or ccampbell@aira.org.

National Registry of CPE Sponsors

"Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors" is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.