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March 2nd - 5th, 2022

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

New Orleans, LA

Our 49th Conference Year

The next FBD conference will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, LA from March 2nd through March 5th, 2022.

Note that the FBD Conference will follow all venue/city/state/federal guidelines related to COVID-19.  Currently these policies include requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend the conference.  Click Here for more information about FBD's COVID-19 policies and processes.

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Conference Documents

Plans are to have the 2022 conference in New Orleans in spite of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 even now.  All participants will be required to meet local/regional/national mandates to attend the conference activities so that we can keep our attendees safe.

As of 1/3/2022, New Orleans requires that proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required to attend all indoor gatherings of more than 500 people (e.g., FBD), all indoor dining venues, and all indoor entertainment activities. 

Please read the FBD COVID Policy document for more information.  

View/Download other Conference Information and Forms here:

Ready to Register?

Conference Registration is open.  Discounted fees apply to those who register before January 31st.  Go to the FBD Payment Page to register.  Select the association for which you need to register and follow the instructions.  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  Online registration continues after January 31st but at a higher amount.  On-site registration is also available beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2nd. 

The 2022 Call for Registrations includes all conference fee information.  Click Here or go to the FBD Payment 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 - Degan Kettles -

AAA-SW  -  Trevor England -

ABC-SWUS - Lindsay Clark -

ASBE - Arturo Rodriguez -

ABIS - Jason Powell -

ACME - Rajasree K. Rajamma -

DSI, SW - Venugopal Gopalakrishna-Remani -

SWAM - Carlos Baldo -

SWCRA - Cody Bogard -

SWFA - Bill Hudson -

SSE - Ali Ashraf -

Call for Papers

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FBD Call for Papers











Future Conferences

Houston, TX
Hyatt Regency Houston
(03/8/23 - 03/11/23)

Galveston, TX
Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center (04/10/24 - 04/13/24)

Hotel Information

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Book your room by 5:00 PM, January 31, 2022.

Rates are $189 for single or double, $219 triple, and $249 quad.

You can contact the hotel at
(504) 561-0500.

Book online at

Thank you to our 2020 Exhibitors

Promote your business at our annual conference.  Contact Director of Marketing Sandy Edwards at 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.

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.