Present Your Research

Have you conducted new research that you wish to share with your professional colleagues? Apply for a 15-minute lighting talk at the FPA Annual Conference. These standing-room-only sessions help planners and academics: 

  • Learn what topics are at the forefront of financial planning research
  • Ask researchers questions
  • Provide valuable input that researchers can utilize in developing full research papers

A blind peer-review process will choose nine pieces of unpublished research to be presented in 15-minute time slots at the FPA Annual Conference, Sept. 30–Oct. 2 in Phoenix. The research presentations will be co-sponsored with the Academy of Financial Services (AFS), and the chosen presenters will be eligible for two $500 cash prizes for the two best research presentations.

Submission deadline for 2020 is May 15.

  • Submissions are free
  • Submit extended abstracts (1,000 to 1,500 words) of unpublished research papers on all topics of financial planning
  • Researchers can submit the same research for consideration to both AFS and Call for Papers
  • Only one presenter from each of the nine abstracts selected will receive free registration to the FPA Annual Conference
  • Research may be published in the Journal of Financial Planning after the conference. 

Contact Us to Submit Your Abstract


Apply As a Speaker

Share your expertise to a packed room of your colleagues from across the globe. From keynote speakers to general and breakout sessions, there are a host of opportunities.

Our volunteer Annual Conference Task Force will review each submission; however, we are only able to accommodate proposals that best meet our content and programming needs. 

For the upcoming 2020 Annual Conference, Sept. 30–Oct. 2 in Phoenix, we are currently seeking content for breakout sessions, not keynote or general sessions.

Visit the Conference Site to Learn More & Apply