At the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, the personal connections made by delegates outside of conference sessions can be just as valuable as the investment perspectives shared by established luminaries and influential practitioners.
Registered conference delegates interested in knowledge building, career exploration, and relationship building will find a range of social opportunities available, including the following activities:
- Delegate and University Student Networking Reception
For the third year in a row, CFA Institute is hosting an opportunity for delegates to explore investment industry topics with students from local schools. It’s a chance for experienced professionals to make a difference by sharing career tips, industry insights on key aspects of the global profession, ethics and integrity, and other professional guidance.
- CFA Society Philadelphia Runners Meet-Up and Cool-Down Reception
Join CFA Society Philadelphia for a runners meet-up. Participants will meet at Eakins Oval across from the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more information and to register, please visit the CFA Society Philadelphia website.
- Early Arrival Orientation and Networking
Early arrivers to the conference have an opportunity to meet other delegates, get an overview of the event, hear tips to make the most of their time in Philadelphia, and take a quick tour of the exhibit hall.
- Meet with a Coach in the Career Center
During exhibit hall hours, career and executive coaches will be available on a first-come-first-served basis at the Career Center in the exhibit hall for casual conversations around your career and professional development questions. You can also meet with CFA Institute Career Management team members to discuss the best career advice you’ve ever given or received, and learn about the resources currently available to CFA Institute members.
- CFA Institute Women in Investment Management Initiative: Sunday Networking Hour
Join CFA Institute staff and society leaders to learn more about the Women in Investment Management initiative itself. Find out what new research is underway, which events are coming up, and how you can become more involved.
- Private Wealth Practitioner Sunday Networking: The Future of Wealth Managers
Join this discussion to explore changing client needs, competitive positioning in markets with new entrants, and the likely profile of successful wealth managers of the future.
- CFA Institute Research Foundation Sunday Networking Reception
Join the CFA Institute Research Foundation Board and speakers from the Research Foundation Workshop for the Practitioner to discuss key issues and investment topics.
- Sunday Welcome Reception
Kick off the conference and connect with your fellow delegates at a “Welcome to Philadelphia” reception, held in the historic Ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
- Tuesday Evening Networking Reception and Dinner
Join us for dinner and networking at the historic National Constitution Center and be transported back in time to the Prohibition era and the roaring 1920s.
- Book Signings with Authors
Select speakers will be available to sign copies of their books at different times during this year’s conference.
- Partner/Guest Social Events
For partners and guests of delegates registered to attend the conference, CFA Institute has prepared opportunities for professional networking, expert engagement, and multicultural exploration.
Follow the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference online with the Virtual Link. It’s an insider’s perspective with live broadcasts of select sessions, exclusive speaker interviews, discussions of current topics, and updates on CFA Institute initiatives.
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