2018 FARB Forum - Coronado, CA

2016 FARB Regulatory Law Seminar

Welcome to the 2018 FARB Forum Registration Page!

The 42nd Annual FARB Forum will be January 25-28, 2018 at the Loews Coronado Bay. The 2018 FARB Forum will bring together leading experts from across the country to discuss the latest trends in professional regulation. This exceptional educational program delivers the tools and information needed to ensure the efficient and effective operation of state regulatory boards. Designed for board members, board administrators, investigators and board attorneys, the Forum is educationally driven and includes sessions related to administering state professional licensing boards.

Already registered for the Forum?  Visit our conference website at www.FARB.org/Forum2018. See you in Coronado!

We have some exciting updates to share:

- The 2018 Forum will now open with Tara Koslov, Acting Director of Public Policy at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  Ms. Koslov’s session will address the role of the FTC in enforcing relevant antitrust and anti-competition laws.

- Dr. Beth Redbird, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University will share information about her recent study that concludes that state based licensure of the professions and occupations actually increases opportunities for employment while not effectively increasing wages.

2018 FARB Forum Agenda

Thursday, January 25, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Early Registration

Thursday, January 25, 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm ~ OPTIONAL SESSION

Comprehensive Regulatory Training

Friday, January 26, 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

7:30 am - 5:00 pm   Registration Open
7:30 am – 8:15 am   Breakfast
8:15 am - 8:30 am   FARB Updates    
8:30 am - 8:45 am   Welcoming Remarks

8:45 am - 9:45 am   Promoting Competition in Regulated Occupations:FTC Perspectives Tara Koslov (DC)
9:45am – 10:30 am   REPORT: The Economic and Structural Effects of Occupational Licensure    
10:30 am - 10:45 am   BREAK
10:45am – 11:30 am   New Legislation Affecting the Regulatory Community: Right to earn a living, RBI Act, Antitrust Immunity
11:30 am – 12:00 pm   Addressing the Legislature: Can Boards Politic?
12:00 pm – 1:15pm   LUNCH
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm   Think Differently: Reducing Friction in the Licensure Process
2:00 pm – 2:10 pm   (Move to Assigned Work Groups Sessions)
                WORK GROUP A:  Mobility/Portability     
                WORK GROUP B:  Board Structure     
                WORK GROUP C:  United We Stand:  Intrastate Communications
2:10 pm – 3:00 pm   Work Group Sessions A, B, C
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm   Work Group Sessions A, B, C    
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm   Work Group Sessions A, B, C

Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

FARB Reception

Saturday, January 27, 8:15 am – 12:15 pm

7:30 am - 12:15 pm   Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:15 am    BREAKFAST
8:15 am - 8:45 am    Work Group Reports
8:45 am - 9:30 am    Executive Orders
9:30 am - 10:15 am   Open Records: What not to do
10:15 am - 10:30 am  BREAK
10:30 am - 11:15 am  Website Accessibility: What Boards Need to Know  
11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Top Regulatory Cases (TRC)
12:15 RECESS   

Sunday, January 28, 8:30 am – 11:15 am

7:30 am - 8:30 am    BREAKFAST
8:30 am - 10:30 am    Mock Board Meeting:  Do’s and Don’ts
                                    What is a Well-Run Board Meeting
                                    Statutory Navigation
                                    Proactive Risk Management
10:30 am - 10:45 am  BREAK
10:45 am – 11:15 am  Regulation in the News
11:15 am  RECESS

For a complete agenda and detailed conference information, download our conference brochure.

Continuing Education

FARB is an approved Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course provider.  We anticipate attendees will earn 10 CLE credit hours at the Forum.  Attendees can anticipate an additional 4 hours of CLE credit if attending the optional CRT course. Other professions may be able to use FARB courses as continuing education.  Attendees must submit required information to their appropriate jurisdictions as necessary.


UPDATE: Guest rooms at the Loews Coronado Bay over the FARB Forum January 25-28, 2018 are STILL available at the discounted group rate. Additional pre & post night stays (checking in Wednesday, January 24 or checking out Monday, January 29) are no longer available. Please use the reservation link below or call the Loews Coronado Bay at 619-424-4000 to make reservations at the FARB discounted group rate of $224.00 on Thursday, January 25, Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27. 

FARB has reserved a block of rooms at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort specifically for Forum attendees. Please make your reservations early, as only a limited number of hotel rooms will be available until the cut-off date of Friday, January 5, 2018, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Hotel reservations made after this date are subject to availability and rate increase.

Attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel reservations.  Reservations may be made by contacting the Loews Coronado Bay Resort directly:

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd
Coronado, CA 92118
Reservations: 1-877-872-8559 or 619-424-4000
Click here to make your reservation online link 

Please refer to the FARB group when making your reservations to ensure you get the reduced room rate of $224.00 per night plus tax.


Attendees are responsible for securing their own shuttle transportation to and from the airport. Super Shuttle San Diego is offering a $2 discount on one-way reservations and a $4 discount off round-trip reservations. Click here to make your reservation.  You can also download Super Shuttle easy-to-use app or call 1-800-blue-van and use code TJ2MC to receive the discount.

CANCELLED - Coronado Walking Food Tour

The Coronado Walking Foor Tour has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Notification of cancellation MUST be made in writing and sent to FARB via U.S. mail, e-mail (FARB@FARB.org ), or fax.

If a cancellation is received in writing on or before Wednesday, January 17, 2018, FARB will:
1. Refund the paid registration fee less a $50 processing charge
2. Charge the registrant a $50 processing charge if the registration fee has not been paid

Any registrants cancelling after Wednesday, January 17, 2018, will be charged the full registration fee but will receive access to all meeting materials.


Please note:  You must be logged in to register.  If you are registering someone else you must be logged into the attendee's account. Please contact FARB if you need assistance with your FARB account.

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