The Financial Planning Association says its annual retreat this year will focus on "both the art and science" of financial planning.   
   "We have compiled a program that is truly connected," says Retreat 2006 Task Force Chairman Ross Levin. "The most creative and progressive thinkers in all of the disciplines of financial planning will converge at Retreat 2006. It's an opportunity to learn from the profession's best and brightest."
   The retreat will be highlighted by two general sessions. "Life's Lessons" will include planners who describe the personal experiences that helped shape their practices. In "The Good Life," the Rev. Peter J. Gnomes will describe how planners can help clients identify the important things in life.
   The program will be divided into three tracks: interaction, education and integration, according to the FPA. The Interactive Learning track will offer sessions on how to grasp complex concepts through experiential processes and interaction. The Education track will offer experts on tax planning, estate planning, investments and retirement planning. The Integrated Learning track will focus on how to implement the knowledge gained during the retreat.
   The retreat is scheduled for May 4-7 at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. Registration information is available at