2014 Summit – Agenda

ANFE logo-V7-lrThe Action Network for Financial Empowerment is not about esoteric public policy debates; our goal is to provide attendees with proven, actionable strategies that they can employ in the near term to improve outcomes for the young people whose lives they influence.

To download a detailed PDF copy of the summit agenda, click here.


Opening Dinner Meeting – Thursday July 24

Moe’s Cantina – 2nd Floor Private Dining Room, 155 W Kinzie St, Chicago

5:15-5:45pm – Arrival & Registration

  • Participants arrive
  • Register, pick up name tags & goody bags
  • Beverages & appetizers

5:45-6:00pm – Welcome and Introductions 

  • Opening remarks
  • Go-round introductions
  • Commend support for financial literacy

6:00-7:00pm -Dinner

  • Buffet dinner service
  • Wine, beer & soft drinks
  • Networking & entertainment

7:00-7:30pm – Program 

  • Dessert & coffee service
  • Review objectives & agenda; explain premises, goals & game plan
  • Review logistics & accommodations
  • Preview post-event activities
  • Q&A – open discussion

Empowerment Conference – Friday July 25

Chicago Fed – 3rd Floor Conference Center, 230 S LaSalle St, Chicago

8:00-8:45am – Check-in / Breakfast

  • Security check-in / badge pickup
  • Continental buffet breakfast
  • Note: the Chicago Fed is a secure facility. Photo ID and confirmed advance registration are required. Late arrivals may not be admitted.

8:45-9:00am – Welcome & Introductions 

  • Opening remarks
  • Introductions / housekeeping
  • ILJC Overview

9:00-10:15am – Opening Session: Why financial health is essential for individuals, communities and the economy as a whole 

  • State of the State
    • Financial capability in Illinois
    • Current public policies & practices
    • Trends & how Illinois compares
  • The cost of inaction
    • Costs & consequences
    • Disparate impact
    • Correlation between youth education & adult behaviors

10:15-10:30am – Break (Expo opens at 10:15am and remains open until 1:15pm)

10:30am-12:00pm – Breakout Sessions: What’s working in financial education today

  • Breakout A: early / elementary
    • 10:30am – Pre-K – grade 3
    • 11:10am – Grades 4 – 8
    • 11:50 am – Q&A
  • Breakout B: teens / young adults
    • 10:30am – Grades 9 – 12
    • 11:10am – Post-secondary
    • 11:50 am – Q&A

12:00-12:45pm – Lunch & Expo

  • Buffet lunch service
  • Chicago Fed remarks
  • Networking / WiFi access
  • Onsite presenters available for discussion
  • Expo featuring providers of financial education products & services
    • Direct & online content
    • Educator training
    • Classroom & extracurricular programs
    • Financial resources for students
    • Technology & “gamification”

1:15-2:30pm – Panel: Creating Effective Financial Learning Experiences 

  • Financial services access
  • Active / experiential learning
  • Beyond the classroom: families & community, disadvantaged & special needs students
  • Volunteer facilitated learning

2:30-2:45pm – Break

2:45-4:00pm – Closing: Beyond the Summit

  • Selecting & executing strategies
  • Small group goal setting
  • Post-event game plan; communication & support protocol
  • Drawing for iPad
  • Q&A – open discussion

4:00pm – Adjournment


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