2019 AFCPE Symposium
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Each year, the AFCPE Symposium brings together a diverse and inclusive community of professionals working across the personal finance field! Connect with new professionals and share research and ideas to help Empower and Impact the individuals and communities that you serve!
Registration is Open!
Approved for up to 15 CEUs for AFCPE® Certified Professionals
November 17 & 18*
AFC Review & Exam
8 AM – 4 PM
November 17 & 18
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Our training provides a clear process, with a focus on mastery of coaching skills allowing each individual to bring their own unique personality and expertise to the coaching relationship.
*12 CEUs for AFCPE and CFP certified professionals.
Financial Education: Our Time Has Come
8 AM – 12 PM
*4 CEUs for AFCPE certified professionals. Breakfast and lunch provided.
5 Financial Faux Pas that Keep Consumers in Debt For-Ev-Er
9 AM – 11 AM
*2 CEUs for AFCPE certified professionals. Coffee provided.
Higher Education Financial Wellness
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Part II: Student Loans: This session will include discussions on student loan misconceptions, repayment, and Parent PLUS loan effects on families.
*3 CEUs for AFCPE certified professionals. Breakfast provided.
8 AM – 10 AM
*This training satisfies AFCPE’s Ethics CEU requirement for AFCPE Certified Professionals. Coffee provided.
Career Path Exploration
8 AM – 10 AM
Learn how to get started, identify centers of influence, extend your network, etc.
This session will combine presentation with round table discussions providing attendees an opportunity to explore areas of specific interest in more depth.
*Space is limited.
Community Outreach Event
In conjunction with the 2019 AFCPE Symposium, AFCPE® is excited to work with Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking – a free, non-commercial resource that teaches people in various stages of life about the basics of responsible money management – and AFCPE® certified professionals to host a community outreach event on Thursday, November 21, following the 2019 AFCPE Symposium. In its fourth year, this event is a unique way to give back to the local community we are visiting!
As an AFCPE professional, you have the opportunity to positively impact local individuals and help them “take charge of their financial future!” We aim to connect up to 100 low-income members of the Portland community with a qualified financial professional. You’ll have the opportunity to provide 1:1 unbiased financial education and guidance, as well as tools and resources to help them achieve their financial goals! Interested in volunteering? Please sign up on the Symposium registration form.
Have questions? Email Rachael DeLeon.
This year’s Symposium hotel, the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, features a serene location on the Willamette River.
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
$179/night + tax
The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
1355 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201
$199/night + tax*
*Reservations available at The Porter for Sat-Sun only, or for the whole Symposium week.
Want to become a symposium sponsor? Download our 2019 AFCPE® Symposium Sponsorship packet.
Questions? Contact Director of Communications & Member Services, Rachael DeLeon.
LAST YEAR’S EXHIBITORS
Want to become a symposium exhibitor? Read our 2019 AFCPE® Symposium Sponsorship packet and contact our Director of Communications & Member Services, Rachael DeLeon.
- Armed Forces Services Corp
- FINRA Investor Education Foundation
- Garrett Planning Network
- LifeWise Strategies / Money Habitudes
- The USAA Educational Foundation
- Wells Fargo
- XY Planning Network
- Zeiders Enterprises
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- AccessLex Institute
- Association of Military Banks of America
- Consumer Federation of America – America Saves
- Credit Builders Alliance
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
- Kansas State University Global Campus
- National Credit Union Administration
- Nothing Funny About Money
- University of Florida – Military Family
- Learning Network – Personal Finance
Kate Leiva, AFC®
"At the AFCPE Symposium, I feel validated and enriched by a community of like-minded professionals who really want to help people. Most of us spend our time focused on others, but for those few days, we get to focus on our own professional development, learning and networking. It’s a great feeling!"
AFCPE Annual Research and Training Symposium 2020
November 18 – 20, 2020
New Orleans, LA
There are two ways to achieve AFCPE member status.
1. If you paid the annual professional member dues of $150 (or $100 for certification candidates or $35 for student members) for the current symposium year (2019), you are entitled to the member registration price. Check your AFCPE membership status at my.afcpe.org.
2. If you attended the symposium the previous year, you automatically received a complimentary membership for the following year. For example, if you attended the AFCPE Symposium in 2018, you are a member for 2019.
The certification program and membership are completely separate. Membership dues are paid annually. Membership dues are $150 for our professional members, $100 for our certification candidate members and $35 for AFCPE student members.
If you have successfully completed the certification program, you will pay an annual fee to maintain your designation ($55). If you would like to become a member in addition to maintaining your designation, you would need to pay both the certification annual fee and the membership dues annually.
Yes! Please remember that anyone who will be attending the symposium needs to register.
Yes. All symposium registrants are responsible for their travel and hotel arrangements. See Hotel & Travel section for more information.
View the 2018 AFCPE Symposium proceedings here. The 2019 AFCPE Symposium proceedings will be available early Fall.
Organizations or individuals interested in supporting the AFCPE Symposium may contact Rachael DeLeon, Director of Communications & Member Services, AFCPE.
Please review AFCPE’s Symposium Cancellation Policy.
By attending Symposium (Nov 19-21) and completing the survey in the #AFCPE19 Symposium app, attendees will earn up to fifteen (15) CEUs.
Please Note: More details will be sent out after Symposium by late November.