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FABTO's 34th Annual Education Conference

The 34th FABTO Annual Educational Conference is taking place at The Westin Sarasota.
Conference Registration Form

  • WHEN: May 31 – June 3, 2022
  • WHERE: The Westin Sarasota
  • 100 Marina View Drive
  • Sarasota, FL 34236
  • CONTACT INFO: 941-217-4777

Conference Agenda

Registration Cutoff Date:
In-person 22 days – Monday, May 9, 2022 at 5pm
Virtual 20 days – Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 5pm
Cancellation Deadline: TBD

How to Register

Once you have registered as a new user on FABTO's website and paid your FABTO membership dues you are able to log-in and access the user "Navigation Menu". Listed on the left of the screen is menu link "Register for the Annual Conference". Please be sure to complete this registration prior to purchasing your conference ticket. It is very important that we know your attendance preferences while we are planning the conference.

Registration Fees:
Click on the blue links below to add the item to your shopping cart.

  • On or before May 9, 2022
  • After May 9, 2022
    • Full Conference - $410.00
    • Full Conference Non-member - $449.00

One day Re-Certification Fee:

  • On or before May 9, 2022
    • One Day Re-Certification - $300.00
    • One Day Re-Certification Non-member - $350.00
  • After May 9, 2022
    • One Day Re-Certification - $350.00
    • One Day Re-Certification Non-member - $400.00

Virtual Conference:

  • On or before May 11, 2022
    • VIRTUAL Full Conference - $300.00
    • VIRTUAL Full Conference Non-member - $350.00
    • VIRTUAL One Day Re-Certification - $275.00
    • VIRTUAL One Day Re-Certification Non-member - $300.00
  • After May 11, 2022
    • VIRTUAL Full Conference - $350.00
    • VIRTUAL Full Conference Non-member - $400.00
    • VIRTUAL One Day Re-Certification - $325.00
    • VIRTUAL One Day Re-Certification Non-member - $350.00

The following forms of payments are accepted for online transactions, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Please be advised that all payments transactions will be assessed a non-refundable 5% convenience fee. Once the order has been placed, it cannot be cancelled.

Reservations

A block of rooms have been reserved for FABTO conference attendees at The Westin Sarasota

"Hotel Registration Link"

The 2022 Conference is approaching. Room rates have been confirmed and are listed below.

Standard Room - $159.00 + $10.00 Parking

Hotel Reservation Deadline : May 9, 2022

Download a registration form "Conference Registration Form"

Statewide Certification Program

The FABTO Statewide Certification Program was instituted as one of the many tools FABTO utilizes to accomplish educational goals. FABTO encourages all of its members to participate in the program and looks forward to providing members the educational opportunities needed in order to obtain certification and remain educated on all details regarding Local Business Taxes in Florida.

FAU/IOG Certificate of Completion-Level I

This Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificate is issued by the Florida Atlantic University Institute of Government and will be awarded upon attendance at a FABTO Annual Educational Conference and will reflect the number of educational hours attended at said conference.

Certified Business Tax Official (CBTO)-Level II

This certificate will be awarded after the member has met the following requirements:

Re-Certification - Certified Business Tax Official (CBTO)

Re-certification requires attendance at one full day of any annual conference within three (3) consecutive conferences. For purposes of re-certification "one full day" is defined as a minimum of a full single days conference attendance at a conference. For clarification a "full single day" excludes attendance at the opening and closing half days of the conference.

Re-certifications will expire at the end of the month three years from the issue date.

Senior Business Tax Official (SBTO)-Level III

This certificate will be awarded after the member has met the following requirements.

Master Business Tax Official (MBTO)-Level IV

This certificate will be awarded after the member has met the following requirements.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the conference registration fee will be available from your chapter president and must be submitted to the chapter for review at least 90 days prior to the conference.

Scholarships will be based on available funds at the chapter and state levels and first time applicants will receive priority. The following items will be taken into consideration:

  • You must be a paid member of FABTO at present and for at least one previous year
  • Attend 60% or more local chapter meetings
  • Service to FABTO (Officer, Board of Directors, Committees, etc.) at the chapter or state level
  • Applicant's efforts to obtain financing from their municipality
  • Applications for scholarships must be submitted at least 90 days prior to start date of conference