The FPA Annual Conference is one of the largest financial planning conferences held each year, attracting CFP® professionals and financial planning thought leaders from across the globe. The gathering is built around the sharing of practical strategies, tactics and knowledge, all designed to help you take immediate action when you return to the office. Don’t miss your chance to learn and connect with the best and brightest in the world of financial planning at #FPAConf18 in Chicago, Illinois.
Expand your professional and personal network and connect with more than 2,000 attendees from the global financial planning community. Share knowledge and insights to become more effective, efficient and prosperous. Dive deeper into specific issues and subject matters in some of the following events:
The conference offers up to 16 hours of CFP® continuing education (CE) credit for attending the full conference, pending submission by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. To receive CE credit for a specific session, attendees must be in the room within 10 minutes of the start of the session, and remain in the meeting room until the close of the session. FPA designs its programs to comply with the principles of good practice accepted by most major professions. Additionally, attendees may self-report continuing education for other designations.
All FPA Annual Conference registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected] by Friday, August 31, 2018. A refund of all fees, less a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by this date. Refunds will be returned to the original payer and in the original method of payment.
Please note that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than September 21, 2018. After this date, no refund considerations will be made.
A transfer of your full registration to another individual is permitted prior to the conference start date by submitting written request to [email protected]. Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter. The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Registration costs and other fees from this event cannot be transferred to another program, event or membership dues. Badge sharing, splitting and reprints are strictly prohibited.
Take an in-depth look at domestic and internationally relevant topics with a mix of open Q&A with expert panels and planner discussions.
The last session of each day in each track is designed to be a Roundtable on various key subjects where attendees can informally share information that can be organized through a moderator to keep the sessions moving. The focus of the sessions will be to share ideas resulting in specific takeaways.
Our bustling Exhibit Hall provides attendees with more opportunities to meet with industry representatives to learn about solutions from big companies and individual practice management product and service providers.
Explore the latest trends from the best and the brightest minds in the profession.
JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL PLANNING TRACK
The Journal of Financial Planning will again feature academic presentations so new, they’re not yet published to the public.
FINANCIAL PLANNING CHALLENGE
This distinctive competition is designed exclusively for undergraduate degree programs registered with CFP Board that recognizes school teams for demonstrating the CFP Board Financial Plan Development Course requirements. The top three winning teams are awarded a monetary scholarship for their school.
DAILY SPECIALTY TRACK
Daily tracks return and will feature Succession Planning, Estate Planning, Elder Care Planning, Suddenly Single (Divorce, Widow), NexGen, Niche Planning and Education Planning.
FPA designs its programs to comply with the principles of good practice accepted by most major professions. The FPA Annual Conference offers attendees a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education credit with additional credit available through conference recordings provided FREE to all conference attendees. Financial Planning Association is registered with the National Association of the State Board’s 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. No advanced preparation is required for courses offered at this conference.
CFP BOARD CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
FPA applies for acceptance from CFP Board and reports continuing education to CFP Board on behalf of attendees. CFP Board has final authority on acceptance of eligible sessions. To ensure that your CFP Board CE credit is processed, please be in the room within the first 10 minutes of the session.
REPORTING CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
FPA will automatically report credit to CFP Board within one to two weeks of the conference. Please be certain your FPA online profile contains your CFP Board ID to ensure timely reporting. If you hold another designation, please check the on-site comprehensive guide for approved courses and plan to self-report credit to other associations or boards, including Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP), Professional Achievement in Continuing Education (PACE) and Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Download and print a certificate of completion from the FPA Website one to two weeks following the conference for self-reporting purposes.
Sister organizations of FPA generally assess CE credit hours as listed in the comprehensive on-site guide. To track continuing education credits, international attendees MUST be in the room within the first 10 minutes of the session and save all handout materials to be provided to the sister organization with a certificate of completion. Download and print a certificate of completion from the FPA Website one to two weeks following the conference.
Instructions on how to receive CE credit will be available in the Mobile App and at the FPA Booth in the Exhibit Hall. Attendees must attend the required duration in order to receive credit. For additional questions related to continuing education credit, please contact FPA Member Services or call +1 800 322-4237, option 2.