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Upcoming IFA Conferences Schedule

When you’re planning out how you want to tackle next year, whether it is for professional training or business development, IFA has an educational and networking event to sharpen your skills and get you out in the field, ready to face whatever comes your way.
February 26 - December 31, 2022 12:00AM - 11:59PM

United States

Upcoming IFA Conferences

The big lesson from this past year+ is that no matter how much you plan, the universe can surprise you. We have all been challenged to step out of our comfort zone, think differently, refresh our businesses, refocus and reconnect in a lot of different ways. One of our favorite ways to connect is back...in-person events! 

IFA hosts many conferences each year to provide world-class education to the franchise community. Below is a list of our standard conferences with any upcoming and future event dates. As conference start dates get closer, links to the specific conference's webpage will become available.

IFA's Annual Convention

Kickstart your year with IFA's Annual Convention where members of the franchising community will come together to expand their knowledge, share proven solutions, network with other business leaders and get the latest news and updates to advance their brands in 2022 and beyond. This event is designed for franchisors, franchisees and supplier partners who serve the franchise community. 

2022 Annual Convention: February 26- March 1, 2022, San Diego, CA

Future Event Dates: February 26-March 1, 2023, Las Vegas, NV // February 17-20, 2024, Phoenix, AZ // February 9-12, 2025, Las Vegas, NV


ICFE Special Sessions

Becoming a Certified Franchise Executive is an important step in your franchise career.  Knowledge is POWER and the course requirements necessary to complete your CFE provide you with POWERFUL knowledge. During the two-day Special Sessions, you're in store for a wealth of knowledge through engaging courses. By attending sessions on both Friday and Saturday, you can earn up to 500 CFE credits. Whether you're a new CFE Candidate or a current CFE working towards recertification, IFA is here for you!

2022 ICFE Special Sessions: February 25- February 26, 2022, San Diego, CA

Future Event Dates: February 25- February 26, 2023, Las Vegas, NV // February 16-27, 2024, Phoenix, AZ // February 8-9, 2025, Las Vegas, NV

For more information on the CFE Designation, please click here


Legal Symposium

Practical, real-world programming aimed at franchise lawyers addresses the latest business and franchise law developments. Connect with knowledgeable law practitioners and franchise executives while learning how to approach today’s legal landscape.

2022 Legal Symposium: May 15-17, 2022, Washington, DC

Future Event Dates: May 7-9, 2023, Washington, DC // May 5-7, 2024, Washington, DC


IBA/IFA Joint Conference

Each year, IFA partners with the International Bar Association's Franchising Committee to develop a program for some of the world's leading practitioners and franchise legal counsel. Experienced legal counsel will share invaluable information regarding the latest developments in international law and their importance to franchising.

2022 IBA/IFA Joint Conference: May 17-18, 2022, Washington, DC

Future Event Dates: May 9-10, 2023, Washington, DC // May 7-8, 2024, Washington, DC


Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting (FAN)

Be an advocate for your business! Learn the latest legislative and policy updates impacting franchising and then move to Capitol Hill, joining other members of the franchising community, to meet with your representatives in Congress to discuss these impacts. IFA will set up the meetings and prep and guide you beforehand. This event is open to IFA and FAN Members only. 

2022 Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting (FAN): September 19-21, 2022, Washington, DC


Future Event Dates: September 11-13, 2023, Washington, DC

Franchise Operations Conference

Packed with powerful content and the latest learnings, the Franchise Operations Conference is a can’t-miss event for franchise executives and their teams. Connect with successful brands and industry leaders as they share their knowledge and strategies for operational excellence, smart communications, more vital field support, and best-in-class leadership practices. Don’t miss your chance to grow your bottom line by focusing on the front line. Field staff, operations managers, VPs of operations, and unit leaders—everyone on your team will learn and grow at this conference.

2022 Franchise Operations Conference: TBA


FranDev & Marketing Conference

The latest proven lead generation strategies and sales process best practices are on display during the Franchise Development Conference, while the Marketing Conference focuses on practical solutions in marketing and innovation. We bring both groups together to amplify the interwoven relations between the two roles in the franchise system.

2022 FranDev & Marketing Conference: TBA

Emerging Franchisor Conference

Join other Franchise leaders and innovators to discover the latest way to take your franchise to the next level. Hear from development experts, speak with operations gurus, discover next-generation opportunities. Gather with industry leaders who are building the long-term success that creates real wealth for franchisor and franchisee. Whether you are trying to kick-start your franchise system or take it to the next level, IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference was designed for entrepreneurs like you.

2022 Emerging Franchisor Conference: TBA