The 2022 FCBA Annual Seminar will be held at the Omni Homestead Resort on April 1-3.  The Annual Seminar Committee is putting together what promises to be an outstanding program filled with the latest information on telecom issues and great networking opportunities.  We’re looking forward to being able to gather in person again!  Be sure to watch your email in the coming weeks for more details.

To promote safety and well-being, the FCBA will require all attendees and staff to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 prior to attending and participating in the Annual Seminar.  See below for further information.

Important Room Reservation Information: The FCBA special group rate will only be guaranteed through MONDAY, MARCH 7 The single/double occupancy rate is $249.00 for reservations made by March 7, but after this date, it is likely that this will increase.  We encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible.  A one-night advanced deposit is due at the time of booking, and reservations can be canceled for any reason until 7 days before the event.  Our expectation is that the Annual Seminar will move forward as planned.  However, if the FCBA determines that we need to cancel the event, we will make a determination prior to the seven-day window, allowing you to get a refund of your deposit.

Click here to make your room reservation.

Rooms for government employees are available at per diem rates.  Contact Kerry Loughney (kerry@fcba.org) for more information.

Click here to sponsor the Annual Seminar.

Information on seminar registration and government scholarships will be available soon.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

To promote safety and well-being, the FCBA will require attendees and staff to be fully vaccinated* under the appropriate CDC guidelines for COVID-19 prior to attending and participating in the Annual Seminar.  Registrants for the Annual Seminar will be asked to provide proof of vaccination status before the event.  Specific details on providing vaccination status will be supplied at a later date.

The FCBA will follow legal requirements and/or best practices for wearing facial coverings over the nose and mouth that are in place at the time of the Annual Seminar.  Specific details about facial covering requirements will be provided at a date closer to the Annual Seminar.

All attendees and staff of the FCBA agree to the following policies and guidelines regarding COVID-19 at point of registration for the FCBA Annual Seminar:

By registering for the FCBA Annual Seminar, I agree that I will carefully review and, during the event and all event-related activities, comply with all applicable COVID-19-related federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidance, including but not limited to, the specific local COVID-19 regulations and any other protocols that may be implemented by FCBA or the venue.

I acknowledge that the FCBA cannot guarantee that attendees will not be exposed to or contract COVID-19 while attending the FCBA Annual Seminar, and that by attending they may be exposing or increasing their risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

I understand that FCBA will continue to closely monitor conditions related to COVID-19 between now and the start of the Annual Seminar.  The FCBA reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify its COVID-19-related procedures and health screening protocols at any time.  Registrants will be informed of any such changes on an ongoing basis.  As a condition of attendance and participation, I agree to follow the COVID-19 protocols as required by FCBA and/or the venue.

*The FCBA will utilize the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control’s definition of “fully vaccinated” in effect on the dates of the FCBA Annual Seminar.  Details are available here.

We are looking forward to hosting the traditional social events this year, including a reception on Friday evening followed by a family BBQ dinner.  Following dinner, attendees will have an opportunity to compete for unique prizes at the always popular Bingo Party.  Later in the evening, the FCBA’s Club Karaoke will provide the opportunity for one and all to showcase their singing talents for their colleagues, families, and friends.  Saturday will open with a breakfast buffet and the afternoon will feature FCBA golf and tennis tournaments, in addition to the Omni Homestead Cascades Gorge Hike.  Saturday evening will feature a reception followed by a dinner buffet and evening activity.  Sunday morning the seminar will close with a breakfast buffet.  Of course, we’ll be paying close attention to COVID transmission risks and will adjust the agenda as necessary as we work to try to keep everyone safe.

Getting There

The Homestead is about 4 hours from DC by car.  For those that don’t have cars or prefer not to drive, Hot Springs is also accessible by convenient train service. Typically, carpool options are also available.

Activities at the Omni Homestead

The Spa at the Homestead is an expansive, state-of-the-art facility for guests to experience wellness activities, decadent treatments, and unique features, including the Aqua Thermal Suite and a year-round, adults-only Spa Garden.  For spa appointments, please call (877) 479-8517.  Appointments are sure to book up quickly, so call as soon as possible to guarantee your reservation.

Outdoor Activities at the Homestead can be as leisurely or as fast paced as you desire.  There is something for everyone, including miniature golf, ziplining, horseback riding and carriage rides, a shooting club, fly fishing, miles of scenic hiking trails, falconry, Segway tours, kayaking and canoeing, paintball, archery, mountain biking, and more.  Activities are sure to book up quickly, so call as soon as possible to guarantee your reservation.

The resort also features a family game area with mini bowling, a pool table, shuffleboard, air hockey, and arcade games; a nightly movie shown in the theatre; and Southern Social Hour where guests can enjoy a special treat created by the pastry chef along with a selection of hot and iced teas from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. each afternoon.

KidsClub and Babysitting

The Omni Homestead provides special activities for your children while you are in the seminar sessions, at the spa, playing golf, or just enjoying the tranquility of the resort.  To learn more about KidsClub, go to:

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia/things-to-do/resort-activities/kids-club