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​​DENVER – Registration is officially open for the financial planning profession's largest gathering of financial planning professionals – FPA Annual Conference - BE Boston 2015. The conference, which brings thousands of Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) professionals together each year, will be held Sept. 26-28 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


The FPA Annual Conference is the signature event within the financial planning profession that covers the latest advanced financial planning issues and topics of interest to financial planners and those supporting the financial planning process. While the program is currently being solidified, FPA is securing established, professional speakers who will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about advanced financial planning topics, practice management, proven marketing techniques, technology and more. Roundtable discussion groups will be held to allow attendees to exchange ideas and insights resulting from the engaging educational sessions. Additionally, the FPA Annual Conference will once again feature opportunities for attendees to take away key business success tactics from the Business Consulting Lounge and Business Rapid Fire Session.


"It's cold and snowy here in New England, but the conference Task Force is thinking of our financial planning colleagues and look forward to welcoming everyone to Boston in September," said 2015 FPA BE Boston Task Force Dean John F. McAvoy, CFP®, AIF®. "We are working on developing a program that will be meaningful and transformational to our attendees and all CFP® professionals."


While speakers are still being solidified, we are pleased to announce a few scheduled keynote speakers, including:

  • Jim Craig – Widely considered the heart and soul of the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team, the "Miracle on Ice" victory over the vaunted Soviet Union team is largely regarded as one of the most extraordinary sports victories of all time. Craig has translated many of the essential teamwork principles from the Olympics into successful business methods and will use these methods to help attendees develop a team-oriented environment that will allow them to overcome key business challenges.

  • Dr. Michio Kaku – An internationally recognized futurist, Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Kaku will help attendees look into the next 20 years and reveal what is in store for computers, finance, banking and commerce. The author of several international best-sellers, he has appeared on Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, David Letterman, The Colbert Report, Conan, Real Time with Bill Maher and many others.

  • Jill Schlesinger, CFP® Once again joining FPA's Annual Conference as the General Session Host is Jill Schlesinger, CFP®. Schlesinger, an Emmy-nominated Business Analyst for CBS News, will moderate the general sessions and join the keynote speakers on stage for candid, one-on-one interviews where she will delve further into their topics using her background as a CFP® professional and journalist.

"We are building on the unique practice management offerings that were presented at last year's conference to further help attendees be more productive, profitable and successful," said FPA Executive Director/CEO Lauren M. Schadle, CAE. "With the program John and his task force is designing, we expect the conference to be well attended by the CFP® professional community."


A special $100 discount is now available on registration before July 7 for FPA members ($799), non-members ($999) and students ($199). Members of the media can receive a complimentary registration by contacting Ben Lewis, FPA Director of Public Relations, at


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