16th Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference

FERC 2020 



Conference Details


May 28 - May 30, 2020


Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Hosted by 

Florida Atlantic University

Conference Registration:

Please click on the link below to register for the 2020 FERC Conference. Early registration ends April 15th. The cost for conference attendees is $525. Individuals accepted into the Doctoral Student and Junior Faculty Seminar must also preregister for that event ($125). For those attendees bringing guests, additional tickets to the Friday Night Intracoastal Dinner Cruise, the Saturday Luncheon, and the 2020 FERC Awards dinners can also be purposed at the link below.


Hotel Accomodation:

All activities for the 2020 FERC Conference will be held at the Opal Grand Hotel in Delray Beach Florida. Please click on the link below to make your reservations ($169 per night). Please note that while the website claims you will be charged a daily resort fee during your stay, the hotel WILL NOT CHARGE YOU for those fees.



We cordially invite you to the 16th annual Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), hosted by Florida Atlantic University, to be held in Delray Beach, Florida.  Established in 2005, FERC is dedicated to developing a community of global scholars interested in conducting research to further our understanding of family enterprises and creating usable knowledge in this field. FERC’s goals include:

  • Building usable knowledge on family enterprises;
  • Challenging scholars to enhance the rigor, relevance, and reach of research;
  • Creating partnerships among and between scholars and practitioners focused on family business issues; and
  • Developing the field of family business scholars by providing professional development opportunities, especially for those early in their careers.