This year's annual conference for directors of CFP Board-registered programs will include The Financial Planning Association (FPA) as a co-sponsor.
   The CFP Board of Standards is teaming with the FPA for its 15th annual conference for program directors, which will this year be held in conjunction with the FPA's annual meeting in Seattle in September.
   "We are partnering with FPA to provide program directors with a larger-scale conference, increased support, a wider variety of subjects and interaction with other facets of the financial planning community," CFP Board Chairwoman Karen P. Schaeffer said.
   The change in venue is also expected to provide convenience for CFP-registered program directors who usually participate in both events. Some schools, for example, send students and faculty to the FPA's annual meeting for educational purposes.
   The program director's conference will be held as a pre-conference event to the FPA meeting on September 7-8. The FPA annual meeting will be held September 8-11.
   FPA officials said they hope the joint effort will encourage more program directors, as well as their faculty and students, to attend the FPA conference.   
   "Our hope is that by holding this event in conjunction with our annual conference educators will have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and the larger financial planning community," said FPA Executive Director/CEO Marvin W. Tuttle Jr.