Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards

Call for Proposals

The Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards is seeking conference session proposals for the FARB Forum on Professional Regulation Conference to be held January 25 - 28, 2024 Omni Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas.

Proposals must be submitted by May 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Central.

If you have any questions, please contact Marna Rundgren marna@wjweiser.com or Alyssa Kec at alyssa@wjweiser.com.

FARB’s conferences offer a wide variety of topics that meet this mission: To advance excellence in regulation of the professions in the interest of public protection.

Each of FARB’s events are targeted towards specific members, however, anyone in the regulatory community would find any of the meetings on point.

  • FARB Forum on Professional Regulation is directed towards state licensure boards.
  • FARB Innovation is aimed at c-level members of national associations.
  • FARB Regulatory Law Seminar’s target audience is regulatory attorneys.

Proposals are encouraged that present information specific to each group on a variety of topics from innovation, leadership, technology, licensure, board best practices, regulation, and many others.

There are 3 options to present:

  • An Individual Session: Sessions presented by one presenter
  • A Panel Discussion: Panel discussions are intended to provide attendees with multiple angles on the same subject matter and may include 2-4 panelists. We generally limit to 2 panel discussions per day.
  • A Workshop: Workshops are add-on sessions (pre or post conference additional offering) that offer training of in-depth practices. 

Proposal Selection

You will be notified by June 15, 2023, if your presentation proposal is selected to be a session at the conference.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Planning Committee and evaluated with the following criteria foremost:

  • Relevance to that particular conference’s target audience.
  • Originality and quality of the proposed session.
  • Presence of multiple perspectives.
  • Diversity of Presenters (i.e., regional, institutional).
  • Realistic allocation of time, including substantive time for discussion among session participants.
  • Substantive issues discussed during the session with time set aside for discussion (with no promotion of services or products).
  • Background, expertise, and experience of presenters.
  • Description aligns with selected session format.
  • Proposals should relate to the conference theme
  • Proposals that are more interactive in nature, beyond "talking heads" (meaning that there should be substantial time reserved for discussion and Q&A) – and remember there should be a maximum of 3 presenters/speakers including the moderator.
  • Provides clear learning objectives with opportunities for audience participation (e.g. audience polling, Q&A).

We will NOT accept proposals that promote a product or service. Sponsorship opportunities exist for those with services or products. Please contact JP Baunach, Associate Director of Industry Services at jp@wjweiser.com for more information.

The Conference Planning Committee will have to choose among many proposals, some of which may be similar, and will seek balance among topics and areas of importance to the membership. Proposals of equal merit cannot in all instances be selected when the result would be an imbalance in the conference’s overall coverage of topics, audiences, and regions.

Please also note that proposers may be asked to collaborate with others who have proposed a similar session on a combined session.

The Program Committee will make the final decision on session lengths for each selected proposal.

What You Will Need to Submit

  • Session Type
  • Title and description (250 words max.) for your session or presentation.
  • Bios (shortened Bios preferred) are collected for session chairs, discussants, and for individual presentation submissions.
  • Session submitter must enter complete information for all session participants; moderator and panelists Bios as well.
  • Session proposals should include learning objectives and alignment with the conference theme.
  • Speaker release to allow the powerpoint and presentation recording to be shared electronically with attendees and FARB members.

Proposal Submission Information

  • All proposals must be no longer than 250 words.
  • Submissions must be completed at one time.
  • The accuracy of information in the submission is important as, if selected, it will be transferred to the conference program, publicity, website, etc., exactly as written.

Conference Participation Rules

  • All session participants must register for the conference and will receive 50% off registration.
  • Speaker hotel and travel expenses will NOT be covered by FARB
  • Presenters may submit to multiple sessions.
  • You may participate in consecutive conferences.

Key Dates

  • May 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Central Submission Proposals Due 
  • June 2023 Review by the Planning Committee
  • June 15, 2023 Acceptance notifications sent to submitters
  • October 15, 2023 Deadline for all Speaker Materials