This year, we are meeting you where you are.
The 2020 AFCPE Symposium is going Virtual!
And trust us, it’s an EXPERIENCE you won’t want to miss!

Save the Date:
November 16 – 20, 2020

Virtual Experience

Symposium registration coming late Summer


  • A week-long experience filled with the same great content, networking opportunities, and more!
  • You’ll leave with new ideas to share with colleagues and clients and with renewed excitement in your work.
  • We know that connection is more important now, than ever before, which is why there will be plenty of networking opportunities and events to keep you engaged and connected.
  • Bonus: You’ll save time and travel costs.
  • And you’ll no longer have to agonize over which breakout to attend – if you miss a session, it will be available on demand! 

#ExperienceAFCPE will be informative, inspirational, and of course…fun!

The same incredible event you look forward to every year – re-imagined.

Previous Symposium Highlights

View past programs, proceedings, and pictures!

Updated Symposium Schedule and Pricing Coming Soon

In the meantime, join the AFCPE Community! AFCPE Members save on Symposium registration.

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Carl Richards, CFP®, Behavior Gap

More 2020 Keynote Speakers to be announced in the coming weeks!

Meet our 2019 presenters. 



Submissions are now closed.


The application period has closed.

Symposium Scholarships for AFCPE Certified 
Professionals and Candidates who have attempted the exam.

Application Opens Summer 2020.


November 16 & 17

AFC Review & Exam
8 AM – 4 PM CT (approx time)

The AFC® On-Site Review course allows you to receive additional guidance in your study or expedite your path to certification. The course will include an extensive review of the material, the opportunity to ask questions & the chance to take the exam while the material is fresh in your mind. Candidates will need to complete the readings & other study materials prior to the review.

*Lunch provided.

November 17

JFCP & FINRA Foundation Workshop
12 – 5 PM CT 

Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning is calling for papers on the trends of consumer finance over the last decade. Papers need to use data sets from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study (NFCS). Learn More.

If accepted, one author from each accepted paper will receive:

  • A travel reimbursement for one economy airline ticket
  • 1-night hotel stay at the AFCPE Symposium sponsored hotel

Deadline to submit: August 1, 2020. Learn More

Workshop will also be open to pre-registered attendees.

November 18

  • AFCPE Ethics
  • Career Path Exploration
  • Cooperative Extension 
  • Higher Education Financial Wellness LIFE-long SAVERS: 5 Savings Hacks to Help Your Clients Reach their Savings Goals like the Pros

More info coming soon!

November 20

Community Outreach Event

More info coming soon!


Share your resources, engage with attendees, and help make the #ExperienceAFCPE a success.

Email us to learn how you can become a Sponsor of the 2020 AFCPE Symposium.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor


  • AccountPatrol
  • AFCPE®
  • Bama by Distance – The University of Alabama*
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Credit Builders Alliance
  • Credit Karma
  • Enrich / iGrad, Inc
  • FDIC
  • Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA)
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • FINRA Investor Education Foundation
  • Garrett Planning Network
  • Kansas State University Global Campus
  • LifeWise Strategies / Money Habitudes
  • LoanBuddy
  • MFLN Personal Finance
  • National Credit Union Administration
  • National Disability Institute
  • National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
  • (Stock-Trak)
  • Sacred Money Studios
  • SaverLife
  • Self, Inc.
  • UGA Financial Planning*
  • The USAA Educational Foundation*
  • The University of Illinois Extension*
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Utah State University Extension – PowerPay
  • Wells Fargo
  • XY Planning Network
  • The Yellow Ribbon Network
  • Zeiders Enterprises
* Virtual Exhibitors

Terri Bailey, AFC®

"This symposium was a game changer! It opened my mind to new ideas and mechanisms to carry into my work with clients. The icing on the cake — meeting colleagues and making new friends!"

Angela Mazzolini, AFC®

"Attending the annual AFCPE Symposium allows me to network with other professionals from around the country. I leave the symposium re-energized about my work, and I can’t wait to put all I have learned into practice back home."

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!"

Pam Atkinson, AFC®, Consumer Economics Educator, University of Illinois Extension

"I love this conference. I always come home with some new, practical advice to improve my programming. Usually I come home with more ideas for new things than I can accomplish!"


2021 AFCPE Symposium
November 10 – 12, 2020
Columbus, OH

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 (2020), you are entitled to the member registration price. Check your AFCPE membership status at

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 2019, you are a member for 2020.

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.

View the 2019 AFCPE Symposium proceedings here

This year’s symposium is virtual, so even if you cannot attend every session, they will be available to you on demand. You can also order live stream and recordings for our 2019 General Session Speakers.

Organizations or individuals interested in supporting the AFCPE Symposium may contact Rachael DeLeon, Director of Communications & Member Services, AFCPE. 

More details will be available when Symposium Registration opens late Summer 2020.

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