A retreat in Galveston Island, Texas, that will focus on the art and science of financial planning, and an annual meeting in Seattle, are among the 2007 events recently announced by the Financial Planning Association.
   The organization says it has six conferences and events planned for the year, culminating with Financial Planning Week October 1-7.
   The events are:
    FPA Business Solutions 2007, February 6-8, Westin Westminster, Westminster, Colo.: The conference, which is in its second year, will focus on business management issues and techniques. For more information, visit www.FPASolutions.org.
    FPA Retreat 2007, May 5-8, Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, Galveston Island, Texas: The focus will be on financial planning but it "is as much about connecting and conversation as it is about advanced education and pushing the boundaries of financial planning," according to FPA. For more information visit www.FPARetreat.org.
    FPA Residency Program: The program will be offered several times during the year as a "client-centered training experience using wide-ranging detailed case studies," according to FPA. For more information visit www.FPAnet.org/Residency.
    FPA NexGen 2007, July 19-22, St. John's University, St. Cloud, Minn.: The event is described as an affordable "content-rich meeting for future leaders of the financial planning profession." For more information visit www.FPAnet.org/NexGen.
    FPA Seattle 2007, September 8-11, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle: The organization's annual meeting, including educational sessions, prominent speakers, pre-conference workshops and more than 250 exhibitors. For more information visit www.FPAAnnualConvention.org.
    Financial Planning Week, October 1-7: The annual event will focus on increasing public awareness of the financial planning process. For more information visit www.FinancialPlanningWeek.org.