Imagine hearing a keynote speech at an industry conference while simultaneously lounging poolside. Next year, that can be reality. The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors is partnering with Forbes magazine to put on the industry’s first digital conference, NAPFA announced during its Practice Management & Investments conference in New York earlier this week.

The partners are still finalizing the details of the event, to be called the 2012 Forbes-NAPFA iConference: Core Elements of Financial Planning. The virtual conference is slated for a day and a half in August 2012, and — like any conference outside of cyberspace — will offer investment and financial planning session tracks, feature general sessions and keynote speakers, said Ben Lewis, NAPFA’s communications and marketing manager, in a separate interview.

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