Due to the ever-changing public health concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic, travel concerns and restrictions, and in an abundance of caution, NABL has made the decision to move this year’s Workshop, scheduled for September 23-25, 2020, to a virtual event. 
A virtual Workshop will offer the same comprehensive coverage of the current state of the municipal markets as the in-person conference. Whether you are looking for information on timely topics or searching for new approaches to the changing municipal bond market, you’ll find what you’re looking for at this year’s virtual event. 

Here's a few highlights from last year's Workshop: 

  • Over 900 public finance professionals had the opportunity to attend thirty-plus informative sessions, several networking events, and two Bonus Sessions.
  • Attendees started their two and one-half day at the Opening General Session hearing from NABL’s new President, Richard J. Moore, who also presented the Frederick O. Kiel Distinguished Service Award to John M. McNally; the Bernard P. Friel Award to Fred H. Rosenfeld; and the Carlson Prize to Matthias M. Edrich, Lauren N. Ferrero, Ann C. Lebowitz, John Utley, and Paul Wisor. 
  • Attendees heard from Keynote Speaker, Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, SC.  
  • The Bonus Sessions were also a huge hit at The Workshop, as attendees learned about recent legislative proposals that have impacted the larger infrastructure discussion on Capitol Hill and insights about Blockchain Technology and its role in the municipal financial markets. 

If you wish to download any of the session materials, click on the 'Sessions Materials' tab. Click the image to view last year's brochure.

The Workshop Program Book 

2019 Blue Book Order Form (Printed Version)

2019 Blue Book Volume I

2019 Blue Book Volume 2 

New Users: Mobile App Guide 

Return Users: Mobile App Guide 

Short Outlines 

Arbitrage and Rebate: Can I Earn It, Can I Keep It? (A) and (B)

Bank Direct Purchase - General Considerations (Non Tax)

Bonus Session: An Update from DC 

Community Redevelopment With New Markets

Ethics (A) Diversity and Implicit Bias (101) and (102)

Ethics: Risk - The Game of Reduction

Ethics and Technology 

Financings of Charter Schools: Issues and Opportunities

GASB Session

General Session: Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico & Special Revenues 

Healthcare Facilities - Non Tax Matters

Hot Topics in Securities Law

Interest Rate Swaps and Libor Phase-Out Update

Multifamily Housing (A) Introductory Session and (B) Advanced Session

Opportunity Zones

Post-Issuance Issues

Preparing To Deliver the Bond Opinion: (A) Basic Session and (B) Advanced Session

Private Activity Bond Tests

Public Private Partnerships (A): Introductory Session, (B) Intermediate Session, and (C) P3 Hot Topics

Refunding and Reissuance: Review and Intermediate Session

SEC Enforcement

Single Family Housing Bonds

Tax Concepts in Bank Direct Purchase and Bank Qualification

Tax Exempt Leasing (A) Intermediate and (B) Advanced

Tax Hot Topics

Tax Issues in 501(c)(3) Financings

The Commissioner's Side: IRS Examinations

The Role of the Issuer's Counsel in a Bond Issue

Trustees and Trustee's Counsel

Understanding the Role of Municipal Advisors (A) Introductory and (B) Advanced

Understanding the Underwriting Process

Underwriter's Counsel Roundtable