The 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference is not only an investment conference offering you a chance to hear from industry experts and academics discussing best practices and the latest investment thinking — it’s also an opportunity to make professional connections with others in the financial industry and expand your professional network. Past annual conference attendees have worked at investment management companies, universities, pension plans, and endowments, and their level of experience has ranged from practitioners just starting their financial careers to industry veterans with more than 11 years of investment expertise.
In addition to scheduled networking opportunities during the CFA Institute annual conference, two receptions are planned for delegates at the event. On Sunday night, the annual conference kicks off with an attendee welcome reception, and Tuesday night’s networking reception and dinner will be held at The Field Museum, one of the most prestigious natural history museums in the world.
Guests of conference delegates are also invited to enjoy two social event options during their stay, giving them a chance to experience the excitement of Chicago with conference delegates, and they will be able to plan their own itinerary with the help of an on-site tourism representative who can recommend additional places of interest and help discover Chicago’s best attractions.
(PLEASE NOTE: Delegates and their guests are urged to make their restaurant and hotel reservations well in advance of the annual conference, as Chicago venues are expected to fill up quickly this May.)
Networking through Social Media
CFA institute members on LinkedIn can hear from previous annual conference delegates sharing their impressions of the event in the CFA Institute member group.
After you have registered to attend the conference, you can update the 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference page on LinkedIn as a way to notify your professional network that you’ll be attending and to announce your commitment to developing your investment knowledge.
You can use #CFA12, the official 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference hashtag, to communicate with other delegates and keep up with developments on Twitter as the conference draws closer. Delegates will also have access to an online networking tool to make professional connections at the event.
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