WHAT: Investment Adviser Association Annual Conference

WHEN: April 25-27, 2012

WHERE: Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

HOW: via San Francisco International Airport

HOW MUCH: Conference rate: $1,295; $925 per additional company rep; Hotel rate: $275

WHY: To hear from featured speakers:

Geraldine Buckingham, associate partner, McKinsey & Co.; Michelle Draper, SVP/institutional services marketing, Charles Schwab & Co.; Meir Statman, Glenn Klimek professor of finance, Santa Clara University; Jason Hsu, CIO, Research Affiliates; Michael Murphy, political consultant

To learn from conference sessions:

Growth in a Time of Uncertainty; The Evolving RIA Industry; Lessons From Behavioral Finance; The "3D" Hurricane and the New Global "Normal"; Campaign 2012: Where We've Been and Where We're Going; IAA Town Meeting

For coverage of hot topics:

Social media, changing attitudes in consumer wealth, investing in Asia, the global economy

To network:

More than 180 industry professionals are expected to attend.

EAT: * Sheba Piano Lounge, Ethiopian, entrees: $21-$30; (415) 440-7414

* Alamo Square Seafood Grill, American and seafood, entrees: $20-$30; (415) 440-2828

* Lark Creek Steak, steakhouse, entrees: $40; (415) 593-4100

PLAY: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Marrakech Magic Theater, Lands End, Twin Peaks, cable cars

CONTACT: (202) 293-293-4222; investmentadviser.org

March

1-2 | Insurance & Risk-Linked Securities

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

New York

(212) 313-1210

 

1-2 | Investing in Emerging Markets

CFA Institute

New York

(800) 247-8132

cfainstitute.org

 

2 | Investment Consultants Forum

Opal Financial Group

New York

(212) 532-9898

opalgroup.net

 

4-6 | FPA Business Solutions

Financial Planning Association

San Francisco

(800) 322-4237

fpasolutions.org

 

4-9 | Securities Industry Institute

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Philadelphia

(212) 313-1108

sifma.org

 

6-8 | Advances in Asset Allocation

CFA Institute

San Francisco

(800) 247-8132

cfainstitute.org

 

8 | Fixed-Income Conference

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

New York

(212) 858-7000

finra.org

 

8-9 | Compliance Conference

Investment Adviser Association

Arlington, Va.

(202) 293-4222

investmentadviser.org

 

26-27 | Alternative Investments Summit

Information Management Network

San Diego

(212) 768-2800

 

April

1-3 | Marketing Summit

Insured Retirement Institute

New York

(202) 469-3000

irionline.org

 

26-28 | 32nd Annual South Florida FPA Conference

Financial Planning

Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

(954) 370-0041

southfloridafpa.org

 

30 | Active-Passive

Investor Summit

Information Mgmt. Network

New York

(212) 768-2800

imn.org

 

May

1-4 | Operations Conference & Exhibit

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Scottsdale, Ariz.

(212) 313-1210

sifma.org

 

6-9 | Annual Conference

CFA Institute

Chicago

(800) 247-8132

cfainstitute.org

 

8-11 | National Conference

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

Chicago

(800) 366-2732

napfa.org