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Conference Details

Navigating the Path to Effective Self-Regulation:

Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities to Broader Implementation

The Council of Better Business Bureaus and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business have created a one-of-a kind conference engaging business leaders, thought leaders, regulators, legislators, associations and self-regulation practitioners.

Join us to build best practices for self-regulatory programs that can reduce business risk, increase customer engagement and protect consumer interests.

Conference participants will:

  • Learn more about best practices for self-regulation as advocated by business leaders, government officials, policy advocates and leading practitioners, and the promise and pitfalls of global self-regulatory initiatives.
  • Discover how to successfully apply self-regulation principles at the business, industry and marketplace level. 
  • Network with distinguished peers who have won International Torch Awards for their marketplace excellence.


Review and develop best practices standards. Using findings from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, the participants will help define self-regulation best practices to guide future self-regulatory programs.

Obtain practical guidance to promote self-regulation and best practice solutions for your business or industry.

Collaborate with thought leaders to identify how the economic impact of effective self-regulatory programs can be evaluated and quantified.

Explore how different countries view self-regulation and how those differences may impede global harmonization and international trade. 

Collect tools and ideas to manage consumer engagement and industry reputations to mitigate external calls for regulatory solutions.

The conference will take place on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

For more information, please contact Sheila Adkins at or call 703-247-9312