Regulator Registration Information

SILA is busy making plans for the 2019 SILA National Education Conference.  Your participation is key to the success of the conference and to SILA.  We assembled this information to help you navigate through the conference registration, pre-conference preparation, and post-conference expense reimbursement.

Regulator attendance and participation at the SILA National Education Conference is a contributing factor in the success of this event. SILA will reimburse participating regulators for travel expenses if their state's budgets do not allow for the SILA conference in addition to waiving the conference registration fee. Any additional non-participating regulators from the same state are encouraged to attend but will not be eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses. We do offer a lower registration fee for additional regulators ($375 per regulator). If you have questions about the regulator sessions, the conference, the reimbursement policy, or the SILA organization, please contact Diana Capes at dcapes@sila.org or 800-428-8329. Here's to another great conference!

How to Register

  •  Once you obtain approval from your state to attend the conference, we ask that participating regulators register following the steps below:
  •  Register for the conference by clicking on the "Register" button
  •  Select the correct ticket when registering, Participating or Non-Participating
  •  SILA will make the hotel reservations for the "Participating Regulator" whose registration fee is waived.  If your state is sending additional regulators, contact Diana Capes to obtain one of the government room rates (limited number available). SILA will send each regulator an email with his/her hotel confirmation number at the end of August prior to the conference start date.
  •  When you check into the hotel, you will be asked to present a credit card to pay for incidentals.  For participating regulators, your hotel room and tax will be charged to SILA's account unless you made different arrangements with Diana Capes.
  •  You will need to make your own travel arrangements and submit for reimbursement after the SILA conference.
  •  If you are a first-time attendee, please contact Diana Capes to obtain information about your participation in the National Education Conference.  
  •  SILA registration will begin at 12:00 PM on Sunday, September 15th. You will receive a name tag, name badge holder and a registration packet.
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Regulator Participation Schedule

Regulator sessions begin on Sunday, September 15th at 2:00 PM. We ask that regulators travel on Sunday morning to avoid a Saturday hotel expense to help minimize SILA expenses. If you require Saturday travel to make the 2:00 PM Sunday meeting start time, please contact Diana Capes.

While you may be individually asked to speak in additional sessions, below are the regulator sessions that will require your participation:

Regulators Only Meeting

The Regulators Only Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 15th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in room Harbor Island 2.

Regulator Exchange Sessions

These sessions will be a combination of regulatory updates, pain points of common issues that you as a regulator want to address with the industry attendees, and responses to prepared Industry questions during the Monday and Tuesday General Sessions. The industry questions will be gathered prior to the conference and will be provided to the participating regulators in advance of the session to assist you with preparation.   Additionally, each participating regulator will be asked to provide his/her state's summary of 2019 and/or 2020 pending changes that you feel are important to highlight before the conference. These updates will be posted on SILA's website for attendees to access.  This session will be segmented alphabetically in smaller sessions (6 total – 3 per General Session).

Around The Country

This session will be held on both Monday and Tuesday, September 16th and 17th from 3:45 - 5:00 pm for all Regulators (also including FINRA, Sircon, NAIC, NIPR and the exam providers).  Each state will have its own table.  Attendees come to the table, ask his/her questions then move on to the next state table.  If you do not have the answer to the question, please ask for the attendee's business card and have someone from the Department contact them after the conference. (Note, it is very helpful if all attending staff from a state be present at your state’s table during the applicable session).

Participating Regulator

Below is a chart explaining the registration process between Participating vs. Non-Participating status:

  • Sign in using your SILA User ID and password
  • Register by clicking on the "Register" icon
  • Be sure to select the "Participating Regulator" ticket
  • Make your airline reservations as soon as possible (please plan to arrive Sunday AM so you can attend the Regulator Only meeting; making reservations early will help keep the airfare costs to a minimum.)
  • Hotel accommodations are handled by SILA
  • Reserve your airport shuttle
  • Review the Regulator Participation Schedule and expense reimbursement policy
  • Attend, enjoy and network with our SILA members
  • Submit form and receipts for travel expense reimbursement if your state budget does not allow for SILA conference expenses
  • Make plans for next year!

Non-Participating Regulator

  • Sign in using your SILA User ID and password
  • Register by clicking on the "Register" icon
  • Be sure to select the "Non-Participating Regulator" ticket (registration fee of $375.00 will be charged)
  • Make your airline reservations as soon as possible to keep your airfare costs to a minimum
  • Reserve your airport shuttle
  • Attend, enjoy and network with our SILA members
  • Make plans for next year!

Reimbursement Policy

SILA waives the Conference Registration fee and will reimburse the travel expenses for one regulator (per state) who participates in the National Education Conference as a speaker for the expenses itemized below.

  • hotel room & tax (to be billed to SILA's hotel account)
  • airfare or mileage (based on current IRS mileage guidelines)
  • airport parking
  • baggage fees
  • airport shuttle to and from the conference hotel
  • waiver of the conference registration fee

The expense reimbursement program assumes that the participating regulator fulfills the commitments for all regulator sessions. After the conference, each participating regulator requiring reimbursement will need to complete and submit this  Reimbursement Form to SILA no later than December 1st to obtain reimbursement for your travel expenses.  In addition, receipts for all allowable expenses must accompany the reimbursement form.