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The ABC Events at the ABI Spring Meeting, April 11-14. 2019​

Marriott Marquis

901 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC  20001

Ph: 202-824-9200


Register Here:


Individual room locations are to be determined.

Thursday, April 11: 

           9:00 am – 5:00 pm:  ABC Exams (already have 5 confirmed)

           6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:  ABI Opening Reception        

Friday, April 12: 

            6:00 pm:  ABC Reception

                              This will be open to the Entire Conference.  Great Networking time to get as many interested in becoming members as possible.

Saturday, April 13: 

            10:00 am – Session:  Ain’t Misbehaving (ABC Judges Panel)

            11:30 am – 1:30 pm:  ABC Executive Committee lunch

            2:00 pm:  ABC Board Meeting 

                          (2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, Noon Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific)

            6:00 pm – ABC Board Dinner, reservations at Bobby Van’s Grill


** Executive Committee Chair Reports are Due NLT:  Wednesday, April 3rd.

An email will be sent to the Board of Directors and Emeritus Directors when the documents are posted on the Intranet.

Thank you,

Kristin Delfs, Executive Director

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