If you’re like us, you get an email almost every day inviting you to attend some type of event. The sheer volume of conferences, gatherings and conventions out there is staggering—Bruce Carlisle of ConferenceHound.com estimates that there are up to 1 million events held around the world each year. Financial conferences are no different, with a number of excellent events available for financial planners to choose from on an annual basis.

It can be enough to make your head spin. And yet, for many of us, in-person events remain one of the most powerful ways to source new ideas, step away from our daily grind to access fresh perspectives, and develop our skills and talents on a personal and professional basis.

So, to help you narrow your list from the vast expanse of options available, we put together some answers to the question posed in the title of this post: “Who Should Attend the FPA Annual Conference?” If any of the statements below resonate with you, we’ll see you in Minneapolis in October (16–18). If they don’t, or you’ve already chosen your events for the year, we hope you’ll keep us in mind for the future.

You Should Attend the FPA Annual Conference If:

“Professional Development” is on your list of goals for 2019, and you’re feeling unsure where to start. Every session and component of the FPA Annual Conference is designed with your professional development in mind, delivering a unique combination of innovative concepts and actionable formulas on how to turn theory into practice.

You know you need to step up your networking game, and you find that most events are irrelevant, awkward, lacking in substance—or all three. Networking is something we all know we have to do, but actually making ourselves do it is another thing altogether. The FPA Annual Conference makes networking fun through content designed to engage and an attendee group united by the same goals.

You are a newly certified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and want your designation to take your business to the next level. Let us show you how to make the most of your designation right out of the gate through business building and professional development tools, community-based opportunities to increase your knowledge and learn from true financial planning thought leaders, and more.

You are a more experienced professional looking for cutting-edge tips and tools from your peers and the top minds in financial planning. The FPA Annual Conference is the perfect forum for personal and professional growth for financial planners, regardless of where you are in your career. The 2017 event drew nearly 2,000 attendees, had more than 60 educational sessions and provided ample opportunities to connect and engage with your professional peers—frankly, this is the financial planning conference you can’t afford to miss in 2019.

You recently joined FPA and want to better understand the value the association provides and the vast array of tools and resources available to our members. Join us in Minneapolis in October to make sure you know how to get the most out of your membership—we are excited to show you all we have to offer.

You are a long-time FPA member and the Annual Conference and FPA Retreat are your opportunities to spend time with the friends you have made over the years and to enjoy the sense of community that comes with being part of a family. The FPA staff looks forward to these events as much as our attendees for the same reasons. We can’t wait to see you there!

You’ve never been to Minneapolis. How does one have a good time in the Twin Cities, you ask? As Minnesota has once again taken the top spot on the list of friendliest states in the U.S., a better question is, how does one not? The great people are only one part of what makes Minneapolis a place you will want to check off your destination list, as its culinary creations (Hello, Juicy Lucy), beautiful and tranquil parks and lakes, and burgeoning art and sculpture scene are well worth the trip. All of these and more make it the perfect location for the 2019 FPA Annual Conference.

Register today or check out our main page at FPAAnnual.org to learn more.

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