At Focus we strive to deliver dynamic days of learning, networking, and thriving for financial professionals at all levels in practices and institutions of all types and sizes. Renowned throughout the financial industry and positioned as LPL Financial’s flagship conference, this annual event is a prime opportunity to learn from experts, influencers, and peers while also gaining insights, expanding connections, and being energized by acclaimed keynote speakers and headlining entertainment.

Focus offers diverse and specialized programming so attendees can revitalize and shape their time in ways that are most relevant to their personal and professional goals. A vast expo offers access to LPL Financial Home Office teams, sponsor partners, and hands-on experience of technology innovations and resources. Don’t miss this supreme experience filled with thought leadership, interactive learning, and creativity meant to elevate you so you can delight your clients and end investors.


The Focus mainstage is a hub of motivation, heartfelt leadership, and creativity radiating from our keynote speakers. Their lifelong lessons and insights gained throughout many industries and personal experiences are designed to charge your spirit and provide guidance for a high-performing mentality.

We hope you will take away insights and experiences from our speakers, and infuse them into the work you do daily with your clients and end investors.

Apolo Ohno

While the summer Olympics play on the world stage this year, a champion from another season kicks off our opening general session. Apolo Anton Ohno is an eight-time Olympic medalist earning the title of most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history. His journey of reinvention and mission-driven approach to life is sure to inspire your business goals and individual endeavors.

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Jon Dorenbos

Prepare for a masterful and entertaining finale with closing keynote Jon Dorenbos. This former NFL Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowler openly shares his story of adversity and the importance of discipline, teamwork, and perseverance—while also demonstrating skills as a world-class magician.

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All work and no play make for a boring Focus. Our final night celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience featuring four-time Grammy award-winning musician Lionel Richie at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park along San Diego Bay. Be ready to rock to the music of this living legend while taking in panoramic views of the city’s skyline, bay, and marina.

International superstar Lionel Richie boasts a discography of albums and singles that is second to none. With more than 125 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and four Grammy Awards®*, Richie has been honored with distinctions including 2016 MusicCares Person of the Year, and the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors. In March 2018, Richie cemented his iconic legacy as he imprinted his hand and footprints at Hollywood’s storied TCL Chinese Theatre. In 2022, he was both inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and received the 2022 American Music Awards Icon Award, his 18th AMA award. He also received the 2022 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress.  September 2023, Richie concluded the first run of his acclaimed 20-city “Sing a Song All Night Long” arena tour featuring special guests—one of the best-selling bands of all time—Earth, Wind & Fire. The tour will continue in 2024 with 13 new dates added across the US. Also in 2024, Richie continues his longtime residency, now at the Wynn Encore Theater, in “Lionel Richie: King of Hearts.” Richie has served as a judge on ABC’s “American Idol,” for the past six seasons and has returned for its 7th season, which debuted on February 18, 2024. Most recently, Richie debuted and served as producer on the documentary The Greatest Night in Pop, which premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim.


Sponsor Partners

Thank you to our Sponsor Partners whose contributions make Focus possible. Visit the Expo to learn about the broad range of resources that will help you take care of your clients and end investors.

PLUS Sponsors

AllianceBernstein logo
Allianz Life logo
BlackRock logo
Brighthouse Financial logo
Columbia Threadneedle Investments logo
Corebridge Financial logo
Equitable logo
First Trust logo
Global Atlantic logo
Hartford Funds logo
Invesco logo
Jackson logo
John Hancock Investments logo
J.P. Morgan Asset Management logo
Lincoln Financial Distributors logo
Macquarie logo
MFS Investment Management logo
Nationwide logo
Natixis Investment Managers logo
Pacific Life logo
PGIM Investments logo
Prudential Annuities logo
Transamerica logo

Breakout level

  • Advisors Capital Management
  • American Century Investments | Avantis Investors
  • American Funds by Capital Group
  • Amundi Asset Management
  • Athene
  • Beacon Capital Management, Inc.
  • BlueRock Capital Markets
  • BNY Mellon Investment Management
  • Eagle Life Insurance Company
  • Eaton Vance
  • Federated Hermes
  • First Eagle Investments
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • iCapital
  • Janus Henderson Investors
  • JLL
  • Lazard Asset Management
  • MassMutual Strategic Distributors
  • Morningstar Wealth
  • Ocean Park Asset Management, Inc.
  • Principal Asset Management
  • Prosperity Life Group
  • Protective
  • Resolute Investment Managers
  • Russell Investments
  • Sammons Institutional Group
  • Sealy and Company
  • Securian Financial
  • TruStage
  • State Street Global Advisors SPDR
  • StepStone Private Wealth
  • Symetra
  • Voya Investment Management
  • WisdomTree

Exhibiting level

  • Advisors Asset Management
  • Alger
  • Allspring Global Investments
  • American National Insurance Company
  • Amplify ETFs
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Artisan Partners
  • BlueOwl
  • Calamos Investments
  • Catalyst Funds
  • CNL
  • Delaware Life Marketing
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FLX Networks
  • Global X
  • Goldman Sachs Private Bank Select
  • Hines
  • Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation
  • InspereX
  • LoCorr Funds
  • Lord Abbett
  • MassMutual Ascend
  • Neuberger Berman
  • New York Life Investments
  • Nuveen
  • Parnassus Investments
  • Redwood Investment Management
  • Security Benefit
  • T. Rowe Price
  • The Bancorp
  • Thornburg Investment Management
  • Thrivent
  • TriState Capital Bank
  • VanEck
  • Vest Financial
  • Virtus Investment Partners
  • William Blair

Tech Affinity

  • Advisys
  • AlphaOne Ops
  • Asset-Map
  • BizEquity
  • BNY Pershing X
  • Box
  • CFRA Research
  • Clearnomics
  • Coconut Software
  • eMoney Advisor
  • Envestnet | MoneyGuide
  • FMG
  • Holistiplan
  • Kaplan
  • Kwanti
  • London Stock Exchange Group
  • Morningstar
  • Nitrogen
  • Orion
  • PreciseFP
  • Redtail, An Orion Company
  • ReminderMedia
  • RightCapital
  • Snappy Kraken
  • SS&C Black Diamond Wealth Platform
  • Trust & Will
  • Wealthbox
  • YCharts

Separately Managed Accounts (SMA)

  • Brandes
  • Clark Capital
  • Davis Advisors
  • Nasdaq Dorsey Wright
  • Sage Advisory
  • Schafer Cullen Capital Management


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San Diego, CA 92101
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