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Old 09-05-2018, 07:21 AM
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Do people bring their parents to the FAC? My husband will be coming, and I think my parents would like to be there (and would love to have them as they’ve been a huge support) but I don’t want them to feel awkward if they are the only ones there.
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There were a few parents at the Dinner/Reception in August, but it was mostly significant others.
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Planning to have my girlfriend join me for the trip to Georgia, and attend the dinner/reception. Hopefully there's stuff to do around the area while all of us FAC candidates are in sessions.
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There were a good number of parents at my FAC last year. I thought that was the sweetest.

Also, screw 24 year old FSA's...
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There were a good number of parents at my FAC last year. I thought that was the sweetest.

Also, screw 24 year old FSA's...
That sounds like good advice, think of the potential lifetime earnings!
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I'm planning to attend in 2019. How does FAC run in general? How many days is it? Apart from presentation, what else is on the agenda? Do people get their diploma at FAC?
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I'm planning to attend in 2019. How does FAC run in general? How many days is it? Apart from presentation, what else is on the agenda? Do people get their diploma at FAC?
It's three days long. You'll be going over case studies and listening to some presentations on a few different topics, mostly related to professionalism. You also watch a 1970s made-for-TV movie called Billion Dollar Bubble, which is as incredible as it sounds. All that stuff is during the day. At night, they set up dinner / drinks, but attendance is optional.

The ceremony is at the end of the third day and you do receive your diploma there. If you want to skip the ceremony, you can request to receive your diploma beforehand (after the presentations).

Passing the FAC amounts to these three things:

1. Showing up to the meetings on time
2. Contributing in the break-out sessions
3. Meeting the presentation requirements (topic must be actuarial in nature, and must be between 8-12 minutes long)
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And to answer OP, bringing parents was totally normal at my FAC. I saw several parents, at least.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:00 AM
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It's three days long. You'll be going over case studies and listening to some presentations on a few different topics, mostly related to professionalism. You also watch a 1970s made-for-TV movie called Billion Dollar Bubble, which is as incredible as it sounds. All that stuff is during the day. At night, they set up dinner / drinks, but attendance is optional.

The ceremony is at the end of the third day and you do receive your diploma there. If you want to skip the ceremony, you can request to receive your diploma beforehand (after the presentations).

Passing the FAC amounts to these three things:

1. Showing up to the meetings on time
2. Contributing in the break-out sessions
3. Meeting the presentation requirements (topic must be actuarial in nature, and must be between 8-12 minutes long)
Thanks a lot for the info. Is there any course material issued when registering for FAC i.e. what are the presentation requirements etc?

I'm planning to bring my husband to the FAC drinks/ dinner. I guess, the guests would need to keep themselves occupied somewhere during the day......
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