Seattle: The Benefits of Being There

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Investment professionals can gather a significant amount of knowledge from the blog posts, recorded sessions, and Conference Proceedings articles generated from the CFA Institute Annual Conference, but attending in person provides extra opportunities for learning and development. By connecting with peers on site, delegates can apply career management strategies and absorb information about changing realities in the financial industry.

This year, the 67th CFA Institute Annual Conference has added new experiences alongside its more traditional networking events to help delegates make the most of their stay in Seattle.

Connecting through Service
On the Sunday morning before the Annual Conference, CFA Institute is collaborating with Seattle Works, a volunteer organization that has facilitated similar projects with such companies as Starwood Hotels, to give delegates the opportunity to get to know each other as they clean up an urban Seattle park. (Because of the planning and logistics necessary to accommodate delegates,a separate registration for this activity is required.)

Peer Discussion and Networking
This year, CFA Institute staff will be leading several discussions relevant to investment professionals at an informal session on Sunday afternoon. Delegates can make connections and share insights into skill-based topics relevant to their careers as well as take part in macroeconomic conversations that discuss financial trends and their potential effects on investments in the future.

Sunday Welcome Reception
Following Sunday night’s keynote address from Carl Richards, author of The Behavior Gap, there will be a welcome reception at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The reception is one of the events open to conference delegates’ registered guests.

Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum Reception
Delegates can enjoy the world-class collection of musical artifacts, state-of-the-art technology, and interactive presentations at the EMP Museum as part of Tuesday night’s dinner and reception. This event will offer an opportunity to socialize with new acquaintances and reconnect with old friends.

67th CFA Institute Annual Conference Mobile App>
To facilitate networking on-site, this year’s annual conference mobile app will provide new ways for delegates to find and communicate with each other.

For more details about the conference, you can review the agenda and full list of speakers on this website. Follow the conference blog for more in-depth discussions of speakers and topics in advance of the event.

Please note that the content of this site should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute.

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