Our training symposiums have knowledgeable instructors, answers to your questions and are an extraordinary opportunity to network with your peers from the US and Canada. Interactive sessions bring attendees valuable information on topics such as: how to improve your program, how alarms should work, collections, selecting software, dealing with alarm users and industry updates.

April 7 to April 9, 2020

  • Tuesday 4-7-20 – Classes
  • Wednesday 4-8-20 – Classes
  • Thursday 4-9-20 – Classes

Transportation Options

From San Antonio Airport (SAT) to San Antonio River Walk


Time  11 min  Cost  $15 – $17 USD  Distance 9 miles Link to Uber


For getting to downtown San Antonio Airport by taxi expect an average fare of $24 – 29 for a one-way trip.
Taxi cabs are located outside baggage claim area of Terminal A. See more information

Super Shuttle No Longer Serves San Antonio

Host Hotel – Wyndham San Antonio River Walk

5111 East Pecan Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: 210-354-2800
Hotel Web site

Reserve Your Room by 3/9/20

FARA Rate ($126 – plus tax)

Call 1-866-764-8536, and ask for the FARA Annual International Symposium block

or Book Online


An upscale oasis in the heart of San Antonio

Experience the best of San Antonio from a chic and convenient starting point—Wyndham San Antonio River Walk. Our 2020 location puts you within steps of the countless restaurants, shops, and bars that line the river as it snakes through the city. Of course, with the rooftop pool overlooking the San Antonio skyline, the lively restaurant and bar, and the serene onsite spa, you’ll find plenty of reasons to stay put.

Each of the 410 rooms offers a host of amenities to make you feel at home, from cozy beds to generous workspaces to free WiFi

Who Should Attend
Training symposiums are designed to be beneficial for all segments of the false alarm puzzle including public safety personnel, alarm industry representatives, alarm users, vendors and all others who can help to develop and manage successful false alarm reduction programs.
FARA Institute Reimbursement

Limited funds are available to reimburse FARA public safety members to travel to the Symposium. Before you request any funds you must exhaust the possibility of getting travel funds from your agency. Because we want to help as many people as possible to get tot he symposium we ask that you request only what you need. For example some agencies are able to get funding for registration fees but not for airfare, while others may be able to get travel funds but not registration fees.

Download a Request Form

Quotes from past attendees

“I appreciated every topic covered. I felt like a sponge & tried to absorb everything! I very much appreciated when everyone shared /offered experiences.”

“I really enjoyed the classes. I had planned my schedule and knew what I wanted to learn while attending the Symposium to take back.”

“Great food. I really enjoyed being able to meet so many great people.”

“Everything – very informative. Great group of people, too! Very useful information to assist in my position!”

“The conference was educational and I learned a lot of new information to take back to my agency. I liked comparing each other’s ordinances to see what everyone is doing. The instructors were knowledgeable and entertaining. I am looking forward to next year’s conference.”