Conference Information

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The 2024 FBD conference will be held at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center  in Galveston, Texas from April 10 - 13, 2024

Note that the FBD Conference will follow all venue/city/state/federal guidelines related to COVID-19.  

Conference Documents

Ready to Register?

Conference Registration will open soon.  Discounted fees apply to those who register before March 18 at 5:00 pm CST.  Go to the FBD Registration Page to register.  Select the association for which you need to register and then select the appropriate options.  Note that your payment includes the appropriate FBD registration fee.  If you need to register for more than one association or need to modify your registration at a later date, please contact us at [email protected].  Online late registration continues on/about March 25 but at a higher amount.  On-site registration is also available beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10th. 

The 2024 Call for Registrations includes all conference fee information. Click Here or go to the Registration Page to register for the conference.  

Register early and avoid the late fees

Your Program Chairs -
The Ones Who Make It All Happen

FBD General Program Chair - Kim Webb - [email protected]

AAA-SW  -  Edward Walker - [email protected]

ABC-SWUS - Ashton Mouton - [email protected]

ASBE - Ashley Hampton - [email protected]

ABIS - Kimberly Merritt - [email protected]

ACME - Atefeh Yazdanparast - [email protected]

DSI, SW - Will Senn - [email protected]

SWAM - Robert Lloyd - [email protected]

SWCRA - Ying Lin - [email protected]

SSE - Makeen Huda - [email protected]

Call for Papers

Download Here

FBD Call for Papers










Future Conferences

2025 - TBD

Hotel Information

Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center

One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
Rates: $178 Single/Double
Cutoff date is March 18, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

You can contact the hotel directly at 409-744-4673

Thank you to our 2024 Exhibitors

Promote your business at our annual conference.  Contact FBD Interim Director of Marketing and Executive Director, Michelle McEacharn at [email protected] or view our Call for Exhibitors.

The total registration fee is made up of three parts

Part 1: FBD General Conference Fee

Everyone is required to pay this fee once each conference attendance.

Part 2: Association Registration Fee

Everyone must pay at least one association registration fee. You must register for any association in which you are listed in the program as a presenter, moderator/discussant, panelist, etc.

If you are registering for more than one association, you will need to contact the Secretary/Treasurer, Kelly Noe, to obtain the password to add more than one association. The fees on the regular registration already include the FBD fee and selecting multiple associations there will result in overpayment of those fees which will have to be refunded at a later date.

Part 3: Optional Conference Fees

These are optional fees you may elect to pay to attend the FBD Awards Banquet and Reception or to bring a guest to certain FBD or other association conference events.