DENVER (August 24, 2021) — The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) announced today that the FPA Board of Directors has officially canceled its planned FPA Annual Conference 2021 to be held Sept. 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio, given increasing concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 “Delta Variant.”

Given the surge of the Delta variant and concerns over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases across the country, the FPA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the annual conference in Columbus next month. FPA’s first priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees, staff, partners, and all those who make a conference like this possible,“ says Patrick D. Mahoney, FPA chief executive officer. “This was a difficult decision for the Board to make, but it was the right decision considering the current state of the pandemic and the significant landscape challenges facing in-person events this fall.”

The FPA Annual Conference has consistently been one of the profession’s largest events. Scheduled to take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, all registrants will receive a full refund on their registration fee. The Association intends to make several of the sessions, including keynote presentations, available for free to members via a pre-recorded format in the coming months.

“We looked forward to seeing our members and rekindling the sense of community that is so special about our Association. While we look forward to seeing our members at all of our in-person events next year, our members are welcome to connect through their local FPA chapter or virtually through FPA’s many online communities,” added Mahoney.

FPA is providing a list of outstanding events and symposia being held by FPA chapters and encouraging members to consider attending them this fall.


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