Public Forums

For CFP® Professionals


Public Forums

Join CFP Board at a public forum focused on educating CFP® professionals, firms, and the public on the new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, which become effective October 1, 2019. Registration for the September 2018 Public Forums is now available.

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About the Public Forums

These events feature:

  • A presentation on the new Standards by a member of CFP Board’s Standards Resources Commission and CFP Board's General Counsel
  • Time for dialogue and questions about the new Standards
  • The opportunity to provide input on the kinds of resources that CFP® professionals and firms would find helpful in their understanding, adoption and compliance with the new Standards
  • Complimentary continental breakfast or refreshments

Public Forums will be held in the following cities during 2018 and 2019: 

  • September 2018: Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Boston (Details and Registration below)
  • December 2018: Miami, Orlando, Charlotte, and Atlanta
  • March 2019: San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Kansas City
  • June 2019: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Phoenix
  • September 2019: Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh
  • December 2019: Denver, Seattle, and Portland

CFP Board will notify CFP® professionals and other stakeholders in areas near the events when the meeting locations are secured.

September 2018 Public Forums: Details

Complimentary registration is available now for the September 2018 events listed below.  

Register to Attend  

Washington, DC
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET
CFP Board's Office
1425 K Street NW #800, Washington, DC 20005 
Complimentary refreshments will be served


Tuesday, September 25, 2018
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Directions and Parking
Complimentary refreshments will be served

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Directions and Parking
Complimentary continental breakfast will be served

New York
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt New York
109 E 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
Directions and Parking
Complimentary refreshments will be served

Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
Directions and Parking
Complimentary continental breakfast will be served

September 2018 Public Forums: Registration

Register for the September 18 event in Washington, DC here >
Register for the September 25-27 events by completing the form below.  

Select the event you would like to attend (select only one; if you wish to register for more than one event, please complete the form again for each additional event)

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