Educational Exploration: Architect Your Events

If you've attended the FICP Education Forum before, you already know that this event is unlike any other. And this year's conference was no exception! With informative sessions on meeting planning trends, solutions, strategic thinking and impact and much more — you'll leave with the inspiration to spice up your own events.

As a CMP-Preferred Provider, FICP offers sessions that are pre-approved for CMP credit, which enables you to maintain or earn your CMP certification. Attendees had the opportunity to earn up to 7 CMP-eligible hours at the Education Forum.

Areas of Interest

Designed to provide a focused and well-rounded experience, FICP education centers around the following areas of interest:

Meeting and Planning Solutions

Meeting Planning Trends & Solutions

Sessions will focus on the day-to-day responsibilities of the meetings professional, highlighting best practices, trends, efficiencies and creative ideas.

Strategic Thinking and Impact

Strategic Thinking & Impact

This area of interest will dive into honing critical thinking skills, developing strong meeting goals and providing a look into the industry now and in the future.

Professional Growth and Personal Development

Professional Growth & Personal Development

Focusing on brain and physical fitness, productivity tools and more, attendees will emerge as more engaged professionals.

Technology Solutions

Technology Solutions

Sessions will address two areas: technology to aid meetings professionals and technology to enhance events.

Financial and Insurance Industry

Financial & Insurance Industry

Sessions in this category will provide key insights into the Financial and Insurance industry, helping meetings professionals plan for opportunities and potential changes.



Education Forum Networking
Education Forum Networking
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are core values to our association and its community of meetings professionals and hospitality partners and permeate every aspect of FICP. With our DEI Statement as a foundational guide, FICP events are planned with DEI in mind — from what you’ll hear on stage (i.e., session topics, speaker selection) to the organizations we partner with (i.e., venues and event partners). If you have any questions regarding how DEI is part of our planning process for the 2024 FICP Education Forum, please contact