Council for Economic Education to Welcome Over 500 Economic Educators and Financial Literacy Experts At 52nd Annual Conference in Baltimore

Education Non-Profit Hosts Leaders from CFPB, FINRA, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2013

In two weeks, the Council for Economic Education will hold its 52nd Annual National Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Baltimore, MD, October 3-5, convening leaders, experts and teachers to exchange ideas and discuss the key issues in financial education today. Joining them are Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard G. Ketchum, chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) and Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, all of whom will be speaking at the Conference; Director Cordray and Chairman & CEO Ketchum will be the keynote speakers at the opening plenary session. President Lacker will be the featured speaker at a special Teachers’ Luncheon, with an address entitled Human Capital Investment as a Major Financial Decision; President Lacker’s speech will be available for viewing on the Council for Economic Education website and the full text will be reprinted at richmondfed.org. George Washington University professor and noted financial literacy expert Annamaria Lusardi will also be presenting at this year’s Conference.

Director Cordray and Chairman & CEO Ketchum are scheduled to give keynote presentations on Thursday, October 3, while Dr. Lusardi and President Lacker will address attendees on Friday, October 4.

Over 500 educators, industry thought-leaders and Federal Reserve partners from around the country are expected to attend the conference. Participants will come together to address the most important issues, trends and challenges in financial and economic education. The event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Wells Fargo (Lead Sponsor), Bank of America (Teacher Champion), and the Maryland Council on Economic Education.

“This conference is a unique opportunity for educators to enhance their ability to incorporate financial literacy in the classroom, and to do so while meeting the new Common Core State Standards,” and engage with the industry’s most influential leaders on the most pressing issues,” said Nan Morrison, CEO and President, Council for Economic Education. “We are thrilled to be able to welcome President Lacker, Director Cordray, Chairman & CEO Ketchum and Dr. Lusardi, offering educators the chance to learn from their insights and engage them in dialogue.“

Attendees will also be able to participate in workshops and events featuring best practices and new developments in curriculum, teaching strategies and instructional materials. There will also be networking opportunities and teacher roundtable discussions during which participants can engage with their peers to share ideas and lessons, as well as discuss challenges and innovations.

For additional details, visit http://www.councilforeconed.org/events/cee-national-conference/.

About the Council for Economic Education

The Council for Economic Education is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school. CEE trains educators to teach young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance—so that they will be able to make informed and responsible choices throughout their lives as consumers, savers, investors, citizens and participants in the global economy. Each year CEE’s programs reach more than 55,000 teachers and approximately 5 million students.