On January 23rd, the SEC opened registration for its National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers that will take place in Washington D.C. on April 9, 2013. The event is sponsored by the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations in coordination with the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The conference will provide a forum for discussing effective compliance practices and will focus on topics of interest to compliance, risk, and audit officers of large broker-dealers with multiple and complex business lines. SEC Press Release.