Welcome to the 2020 FARB Forum Registration Page
The 44th Annual FARB Forum will be held on January 23-26, 2020 at The Antlers - Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 2020 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
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.
FARB has a NEW resource to help you seek approval with your employer/board - download the FARB Event FAQ Sheet to help prepare your request!
2020 Forum Agenda Topics
20/20 Vision: A Vision for the Future of Smart Regulation
The 2020 FARB Forum will focus on perspectives from various stakeholders with an eye toward understanding these differing visions. The historical role of government in the regulation of the trades, occupations and professions must be examined as a means of identifying necessary involvement and anticipate political changes. Why is government involved and when might the private sector fulfill the needs of the consuming public? Further, as we look to the future, how might state-based regulatory systems change under increasing technological advancements and the evolution of virtual practice? The Forum will explore these progressive concepts using speakers with differing perspectives. Attendee participation is encouraged.
Topics will include:
The Past: Where Have We Been?
Why Government: Lets Focus on All Perspectives: Consumers, Policy Makers, Regulators, Students, Applicants, Licensees and more!
Audits of Regulatory Boards: Recent Government Generated Reports
The Deregulation Perspective: Where Economics and Public Protection Collide
Immunity: Government Negligence in the Issuance of a License. Is the Bubble Bursting?
Licensure Eligibility Criteria: Reconciliation & Rehabilitation
Pre-Licensure Conduct & Criminal History: Changing Views
Certificates of Qualification for Employment: Shades of Clarity
Generational Perspectives: Regulatory and Consumer Evolution
Delegation of Authority & Separation of Powers: Who's in Charge?
Physical & Virtual Presence: Minimum "Contact" Lenses
The Future: Where are We Going?
2020 Forum Agenda *Approximate schedule, subject to change
Thursday, January 23, 2020 ~ OPTIONAL SESSION (ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED)
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm Comprehensive Regulatory Training (CRT)
Friday, January 24, 2020
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Sessions/Presentations
12:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Sessions/Presentations
5:00 pm Recess for the Day
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm FARB Reception
Saturday, January 25, 2020
7:30 am Breakfast
8:45 am Sessions/Presentations
12:15 pm Recess for the Day - Enjoy Colorado Springs!
Sunday, January 26, 2020
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Sessions/Presentations
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 content has been developed to cover all aspects of regulation and board operations, including scope of authority, responsibilities, conflicts of interest, immunity, discipline and outreach. The CRT experience is derived from adult learning principles which actively engage all participants in exchange of information, discussion, and small group activities. 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 seeks approval for credits through the Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (CLE). We anticipate attendees may earn up to 12 CLE credit hours at the Forum. Attendees may earn up to an additional 4 hours of CLE credit if attending the optional Comprehensive Regulatory Training (CRT) session. Attendees must complete required MCLE reporting information, including attendance tracking and evaluations, and request CLE certificates in a timely manner. Other professions may also use FARB courses for continuing education. Attendees are responsible for submitting required information to their appropriate jurisdictions as necessary.
FARB has reserved a block of rooms at The Antlers - Colorado Springs 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 3, 2020, 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 $149.00 per night plus tax. Reservations may be made by contacting the Antlers - Colorado Springs directly:
The Antlers - Colorado Springs
4 S. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Click here to make your reservation online.
Attendees are responsible for transportation to/from the airport. Colorado Springs offers many options in ride share and ground transportation.
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 15, 2020, 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 15, 2020, will be charged the full registration fee
In need of assistance? Please contact the Meetings Coordination Team:
Registration & Membership:
Anna Urbanczyk & Madelyn Ledford
FARB Member Support
Margo Adams Larsen
Meetings Coordination Team Leader
Please note: You must be logged in to your FARB account 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.