Registration is now open for the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference, Feb. 28 to March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. Keynote Speaker Frank Abagnale, who inspired the events depicted in the film "Catch Me If You Can," will give a presentation about how simple strategies can thwart today’s cyber criminals. The in-person event will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, Florida.
The conference schedule will include several shared sessions between the in-person and virtual experiences. In-person optional events will include a golf tournament, a Segway tour, a kayak tour and the Annual FGIA Awards Banquet, which will have the theme of “Party Like It’s 1922 | A Night of Glitz and Glam.” An in-person, interactive safety demonstration will cover patient assessment and stabilization. The virtual segment will accommodate various time zones and offer engaging networking opportunities.
“We are excited to host this event both in person and online,” says Florica Vlad, FGIA meetings manager. “The schedules for both formats will be full of rich technical content and awards recognizing member contributions, as well as interesting across-the-board speakers like Mr. Abagnale. Plus, the event will offer participants the opportunity to connect and engage with a fun 1920s theme for social events.”
This is the second hybrid event FGIA has hosted, following the 2021 FGIA Fall Conference in October. While FGIA, like any entity, is unable to guarantee zero levels of exposure, participants can be confident that all possible precautions will take place prior to, during and following the Annual Conference, according to a statement from FGIA. FAQs have been added to the FGIA website to address questions about the Annual Conference’s hybrid format, including information about the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s up-to-date guidance and the plan to ensure safety is the conference’s first priority.
Through Feb. 4, FGIA members can register for the in-person conference option at the early bird member price of $825. Non-members can register for $1,600. Online participants may register their entire company at the early bird member price of $825. Non-members may register their companies for $1,150.