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 individual events held around the world each year. Financial conferences are no different, with a number 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 a list of 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 Chicago October 3-5. 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 2018, 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 networking 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 CFP® professional and want your designation to take your business to the next level. Let us show you how to make the most out of your designation right out of the gate through business-building and professional development tools, community-based opportunities to build 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 boasted nearly 1,900 attendees, more than 60 educational sessions, International and Knowledge Circle Summits and more – frankly, this is the financial planning conference you can’t afford to miss in 2018.
You recently joined FPA and want to better understand the value the association provides and the vast array of tools and resources available to CFP® professionals. Join us in Chicago in October to make sure you know how to get the most out of your membership – we are excited 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 the Windy City. Is Chicago the greatest city in America? It’s certainly up for significant debate, but at least one travel blogger thinks so. Regardless of where you stand, Chicago’s rich history, splendid architecture, sports fervor, iconic tourist attractions (i.e., The Bean) and famed food culture (think Chicago Dogs, deep dish pizza and more) make it an awesome place to visit and a perfect location for the 2018 FPA Annual Conference.
Register today or check out our main page at FPAAnnual.org to learn more.