At RAPS, we live and breathe regulatory. The annual Regulatory Convergence is designed specifically for you, and addresses all things relevant to our dynamic profession. Join us to experience a conference that includes knowledge sharing, education and training from some of the best minds in the business.

Want to attend but don’t know how to approach your boss? Let RAPS help you get the approval from upper management. Download our template to sell why you need to go. Want extra help with reasons? Check out our 10 reasons why table.

Get excited about Convergence. Make sure to share it with everyone in your network using the RAPS 2018 Social Media Kit.

Convergence App Icon Convergence App

The RAPS Events app lets you build your agenda, find your way around, interact with the speakers during their presentations and network with other attendees. Look out for emails closer to the conference on how to access and navigate your way through our app.

Dine-Arounds Icon Dine-Arounds

Monday, 23 September, 6:00 and 6:30 pm departures

This popular dining out event is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends and colleagues outside the convention center and sample some local cuisine. Sign-ups will be located at Convergence. Watch for signs!

Solution Circles Icon Solution Circles

Monday, 23 September
9:45-10:15 am
12:15-12:45 pm

Tuesday, 24 September
9:45-10:15 am
12:15-12:45 pm

Join RAPS Fellows and senior regulatory professionals for informal discussions on key challenges facing today's regulatory professionals. These sessions are not recorded and no slides will be presented. Come prepared to ask your questions and share your personal insights. Each session is open to everyone at all career levels, but seating is limited and is managed on a first-come, first-served basis.

RAPS Central Icon RAPS Central

Sunday, 22 September, 5:45-7:15pm
Monday, 23 September 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday, 24 September 9:30 am-4:00 pm

Visit RAPS Central in the Solution Center (Exhibit Hall). This is your go-to place for RAPS membership information, volunteer opportunities, up-to-the-minute news and information, updates on RAPS products and services and to purchase the publications you've been looking for.

The RAPS Store at RAPS Central is filled with must-have regulatory publications and this year's newest titles.

Convergence Welcome Reception Icon Convergence Welcome Reception

Sunday, 22 September, 5:45-7:15 pm

Come enjoy some of the finest local fare, beer and wine while connecting with colleagues and exhibitors in a fun, relaxed environment inside the Solution Center (Exhibit Hall).

Grab and Go Lunch  Icon Grab and Go Lunch

Monday, 23 September, 12:00-1:00 pm
Tuesday, 24 September, 12:00-1:00 pm

Enjoy lunch while connecting with regulatory professionals from around the world.

RAC Lounge Icon RAC Lounge

Located in RAPS Central
Talk with members of the Regulatory Affairs Certification Board and RAC holders about where the RAC credential can take your career. Whether you're wondering if you're eligible to take the exam, building a study plan or a current RAC holder, network with like-minded professionals.

Party with a Purpose: Regulatory Gives Back Icon Party with a Purpose: Regulatory Gives Back

Tuesday, 24 September, 5:45-7:30 pm

Join your regulatory colleagues as we give back to Philadelphia's Veterans Hospital. In a special ceremony filled with "Brotherly Love", this party with a purpose will be sure to not disappoint.