2020 Annual Meeting & Delegate Assembly FAQs
What is the meeting schedule?
The full meeting agenda will be available when registration opens. In the interim, we have included a preliminary schedule below and we encourage you to review the information posted about the 2019 meeting to get a sense of the meeting structure.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
|9:00 AM ||Registration Desk opens |
| 10:30 AM ||Council of Board Administrators Forum |
| 1:30 PM || Combined Board Chairs and Administrators Meeting |
| 3:15 PM || Jurisdiction Board Chair Forum |
| 5:30 PM ||First-Time Attendee Reception |
| 6:30 PM ||Welcome Reception |
| 7:15 PM ||Registration Desk closes for the evening |
Friday, October 23, 2020
|7:00 AM – 5:45 PM ||Annual Meeting events |
| 4:00 PM ||Candidate Forum and Delegate Workshop |
| 6:00 PM || Board of Directors Liaison Dinner |
Saturday, October 24, 2020
|7:00 AM – 6:30 PM ||Annual Meeting events |
| 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ||Awards Luncheon |
| 5:30 PM ||Delegate Assembly |
Sunday, October 25, 2020
|9:30 AM ||PT Compact Commission Meeting |
When does registration open?
Registration will open in late summer 2020 and will be announced in the FSBPT News Briefs and on www.fsbpt.org.
What do I need to do to register?
FSBPT Members: You will need your username and password. If you forget one or both, use the “forgot my username or password” link to receive information via email.
Other Registrants: You will need to enter your email address in the “Other Registrants” section.
Non-funded Attendees: Please have a credit card available (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) to pay for your registration online.
Can I register someone else or more than one person at a time?
No, each person needs to register individually. The registration process involves providing one’s personal username and password and is designed for choosing sessions for one person at a time.
How do I know if I am a voting delegate or funded alternate delegate this year?
Please contact your board administrator. To serve in one of these three roles this year, your board would have selected you to serve.
What is the difference between being “funded” and having my registration fee waived?
Funded attendees have their registration fee waived and travel expenses covered by FSBPT to attend the Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly.
Am I a “funded attendee”?
You are a funded attendee if you are one or more of the below:
- 2020 Voting Delegate, Alternate Delegate, or Funded Administrator
- 2020 Award Recipient
- 2020 Committee/Task Force Chair
- 2020 Education, Nominating, or Resolutions Committee Member
- 2020 Candidate for Election
- 2020 Annual Meeting Speaker
- FSBPT’s Immediate Past President
- FSBPT’s Honorary Members
Is my registration fee waived?
Your registration fee is waived if you are one or more of the below:
- Previous Richard McDougall Long Term Service Award Recipient
- Current FCCPT Board Chair
- One current APTA Board member and one current APTA staff member
- Canadian Alliance President or Staff Member
My registration fee is not waived, but am I eligible to attend at the member rate?
You are eligible to attend at the member rate if you are one or more of the below:
- FSBPT member (current member of a state PT licensing board)
- FSBPT affiliate member
- FSBPT associate member
- Administrator or other staff of a physical therapy licensing board
- Canadian Alliance staff
- Canadian Alliance member
Can I register for just one day?
Yes, the one-day registration fee is $260 for members and $310 for non-members. Please note, funded attendees are expected to attend the entire meeting.
Is there a student discount?
Yes, the student rate is $200. Student registrants must be unlicensed and currently enrolled in an entry-level PT or PTA program.
Can a guest join me at meals and receptions?
Yes, but they will need to register as a guest. Guest registration is $150 and includes the opening reception on Thursday night and breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday.
My jurisdiction cannot be funded by FSBPT to attend the Annual Meeting. How does my jurisdiction pay for my registration fee?
Complete the registration process and then email us at email@example.com to receive an invoice.
What forms of payment are accepted for registration fees?
You can pay via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) at the end of your registration process or you can select “pay later”, print an invoice, and mail a jurisdiction check* made payable to Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and mail it to:
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
Attn: Annual Meeting Registration
124 West Street South, Third Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
*Personal checks are not accepted.
When will I receive my registration packet?
You can pick up your registration packet at the registration desk beginning Thursday, October 24, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Your registration packet will have your full schedule for the meeting.
I have registered but I want to change my educational sessions. How do I adjust my registration?
- If before September 20, 2020, you can log in to the event registration system and make adjustments.
- If after September 20, 2020, please discuss the changes you want to make with the registration desk staff when you pick up your registration packet at the meeting.
Will I receive a travel authorization after I register?
If you are a “funded attendee”, you will receive a travel authorization via email with information to book your travel to the meeting. Other attendees are responsible for their own travel. You can expect to see your travel authorization via email within a few days of completing your registration. If you have not seen it in your inbox within five days of registering, please check your spam folder before contacting us. If you don’t see it in your spam folder, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information for Funded Attendees
Please note, funded attendees are expected to attend the entire meeting.
How do I know my hotel reservation has been made by FSBPT?
After you book your travel with the travel agency, the travel agency will notify FSBPT staff. FSBPT staff will make your hotel reservations based on your travel itinerary. Once this process is complete, you will receive an email from FSBPT’s Meeting Planner.
Can I arrive earlier and/or later than listed on my travel authorization for personal reasons?
Yes, but please reach out to email@example.com. You will pay for the associated costs.
What can I expect at hotel check-in?
You will be asked to provide a personal credit card and government-issued photo ID when you check in. You will not have a deposit charged to your personal credit card, but it will be used to cover possible incidentals. FSBPT will cover your room charge and taxes. You are responsible for additional charges or additional nights’ stay beyond the Annual Meeting dates. If you have questions about check-in times or procedures, please contact the hotel.
When will I receive my expense report form?
You will receive a copy of the expense report form electronically after the meeting ends.