If you’re looking to deepen your financial education and network with experts from across the country, there are endless financial conferences to choose from. As a guide, our favorite industry meet ups are below. Keep in mind that many conferences offer the opportunity to live stream online, or access recordings and conference materials online, if you can’t attend in person.
1. FinCon 2016
September 21-24, San Diego, CA
FinCon is the biggest peer conference for financial bloggers, podcasters, social influencers, or anyone who uses digital content to talk money. The topics focus on personal finance and investing, but also include financial trends and expert strategies for compelling content. The conference is packed with the expected activities such as keynote speakers, networking, and symposiums, paired with some unique opportunities for freelancers, podcasters, startups, and anyone with a creative mindset in the financial industry.
May 31-June 1, San Francisco, CA
The FPA (Financial Planning Association) NorCal Conference is an excellent option to get the most out of your money for an inclusive education. Michael Kitces named the FPA NorCal Conference the “Best Overall Financial Planning Conference” of 2016 on his blog the Nerd’s Eye View. For more than 40 consecutive years, the FPA NorCal Conference has consistently provided a comprehensive financial education to professionals from around the country, despite its local roots in the FPA Bay Area chapters.
January 18-20, Las Vegas, NV
This AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) conference offers the most advanced content on our list. And, the entire conference will be available online, for free! Most attendees have their CPA license (although this is not required) and are looking for a challenging curriculum. The AICPA Advanced Personal Finance Planning Conference is specifically designed for experienced financial planners and offers five intensive tracks to follow including retirement planning, wealth management and tax, insurance and risk management, investment management, and practice management and technology.
February 10-12, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
As the name suggests, the Technology Tools for Today (T3) Conference is designed to prepare financial professionals to make the most of technology. This means that the conference covers how to manage the use of technology in financial planning as well as showcases new developments in technology relevant to the field.
April 17-20, Orlando, FL
The IMCA (Investment Management Consultants Association) Annual Conference is created to benefit investment advisors and wealth managers with a focus on continuing education, and was designed to align with IMCA’s certification program. Within the conference, there are five dedicated tracks to create a meaningful experience based on your interests: Institutional Consulting, Investment Management, Advanced Business Strategies, Alternative Investments, and Advanced Wealth Management.
Which financial conferences are you looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments below. Be sure to see full details and reservation information by following the links to official websites for each conference above.