Welcome to the 2019 FARB Forum Registration Page
The 43rd Annual FARB Forum will be January 24-27, 2019 at the JW Marriott New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2019 FARB Forum will bring together leading experts from across the country to discuss the latest developments 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. If you have any questions concerning registration, please email Membersupport@FARB.org
12/11/2018 – FARB is working with the hotel to increase our room block as we have filled the current capacity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are needing a room so that we know who is in need of a reservation (and to inform you of when the block is again available).
Who will Benefit?: Board members, board attorneys, board investigators, and board staff will find the content applicable to their everyday regulatory work.
Why Attend?: Regulators across jurisdictions face similar dilemmas, challenges, and learning curves. This conference will increase knowledge and expertise/competence in being a regulator.
What Will be Gained?: The FARB Forum is an intensive dive into regulatory concepts, practical applications, and collaborative networking experiences designed to build your expertise in regulation.
2019 Forum Agenda Topics
Good, Better, Best
Licensure: A Formula for Trust, Access, and Protection
The 2019 FARB Forum will focus on an analysis and articulation of government involvement in professional and occupational regulation. State regulatory boards are under increased political and legal scrutiny. It is time for the regulatory community to shine, invite scrutiny, and welcome the opportunities to address government regulation. The Forum will begin with a session encouraging attendees to distinguish between fact and opinion. Additional sessions will emphasize why and how the state-based government involvement leads to equitable processes applicants for licensure, licensees, consumers, academic communities, and others. Specific topics will include “start with why,” an analysis of various board structures, and an analysis of the trust issues of both government and persons populating regulatory boards. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Topics to be covered:
What is Fact vs. Opinion: Ask Questions
Storytelling: What it means to be a Regulator - Board Member Perspective, Staff Perspective, Attorney Perspective
Why Government: Is State-Based Regulation Justified?
How Government: An Analysis of this Framework of Regulatory Boards
Trust: An Essential Element in Smart Regulation
Administrative Enforcement: Is the Use of an Administrative Law Judge Allowed?
Conflict of Interest: Complaint – Investigate – Prosecute - Adjudicate
Access: By Applicants. By Consumers.
Education & Examination: Why Both?
Top Regulatory Cases
Regulation In the News
Scope of Practice & Standards of Care: Legal & Practical Regulatory Differentiation
Regulation: Good, Better, Best: “Re-ask Questions”
2019 Forum Agenda
Thursday, January 24, 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm ~ OPTIONAL SESSION
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm Comprehensive Regulatory Training (CRT)
Friday, January 25, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Sessions
12:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Sessions
5:00 pm Recess for the Day
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm FARB Reception
Saturday, January 26, 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
7:30 am - 12:15 pm Registration Open
7:30 am Breakfast
8:45 am Sessions
12:15 pm Recess for the Day - Enjoy New Orleans!
Sunday, January 27, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Sessions
11:30 am Adjourn - Safe Travels!
For a complete agenda and detailed conference information, download our conference brochure.
Comprehensive Regulatory Training (CRT)
Attendees have the option to attend a four-hour Comprehensive Regulatory Training (CRT) on Thursday evening. This interactive session is designed to provide comprehensive training for board members, staff, investigators, attorneys and other stakeholders in the regulatory community. The CRT course has been developed to cover foundational aspects of regulation and board operations, including scope of authority, responsibilities, conflicts of interest, immunity, discipline and outreach. Attendees are able to attend the CRT without registering for the entire conference. We encourage boards to send multiple participants to this interactive training experience.
Continuing Legal Education
FARB is an approved Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course provider. Attendees may earn up to 12 CLE credit hours at the Forum and an additional 4 hours of CLE credit is available for those you attend the optional CRT. Other professions may also use FARB courses for continuing education. Attendees are responsible for submitting required information to their appropriate jurisdictions as necessary.
Reservations: 12/11/2018 – FARB is working with the hotel to increase our room block as we have filled the current capacity. Please email email@example.com if you are needing a room so that we know who is in need of a reservation (and to inform you of when the block is again available).
FARB has reserved a block of rooms at the JW Marriott New Orleans 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 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. Please refer to the FARB group when making hotel reservations to receive the reduced room rate of $209.00 per night plus tax. Reservations may be made by contacting the JW Marriott New Orleans directly:
JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Click here to make your reservation online.
Attendees are responsible for transportation to/from the airport. New Orleans offers a shuttle bus and ride share services from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Super Shuttle New Orleans is offering a discount on reservations. Click here to make your shuttle reservation with the code HF9D7.
Parking is available only by valet at the hotel; please contact the hotel for further information.
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 2, 2019, 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 2, 2019, will be charged the full registration fee
In need of assistance? Please contact the Meetings Coordination Team:
For Registration & Membership:
For Hotel Reservations:
Margo Adams Larsen
Meetings Coordination Team Leader
Please note: You must be logged in to your FARB account 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.