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Join Us - Connect & Re-Connect

March 8th - 11th, 2023

Hyatt Regency Houston

Houston, TX

Our 50th Conference Year

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    2022 Complete Conference Program

The 2023 FBD conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, TX from March 8th through March 11th, 2023.

Note that the FBD Conference will follow all venue/city/state/federal guidelines related to COVID-19.  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 1/20/2022, 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. A mask mandate is in effect at this date as well.  However, since these mandates are changing constantly, please always refer to Coronavirus - NOLA Ready for the most current source of information about local mandates.

Please read the FBD COVID Policy document for more information.  

View/Download other Conference Information and Forms here:

Ready to Register?

Conference Registration will open on/about December 1st.  Discounted fees apply to those who register before February 13th.  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 February 13th but at a higher amount.  On-site registration is also available beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8th. 

The 2022 Call for Registrations includes all conference fee information. The 2023 Call for Registrations will be available in the early fall 2023. 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 - Eugenie Ardoin -

AAA-SW  -  Syed Zaidi -

ABC-SWUS - Ashley Hall -

ASBE - Erik Kennedy -

ABIS - Jason Powell -

ACME - Lilly Ye -

DSI, SW - Kittipong (Ken) Boonme -

SWAM - Kenneth Sweet -

SWCRA - Robert Stevens -

SWFA - Laura Gonzalez -

SSE - Syed Harun -


Call for Papers

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FBD Call for Papers











Future Conferences

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

2025 - TBD

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Houston

1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
Rates are $179 for single & double, $204 for triple and $229 for Quad
Cutoff date is 5:00 p.m. CST on February 13, 2023

You can contact the hotel at

Thank you to our 2022 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.