Educators, Experts, Economic and Financial Leaders Convene in St. Petersburg for CEE's 54th Annual Financial and Economic Literacy Conference

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Council for Economic Education to Host 500+ Attendees at Annual Conference

This October, the Council for Economic Education will bring together over 500 K-12 educators, industry thought leaders, representatives of the Federal Reserve and partners from across the country for the 54th Annual Financial and Economic Literacy Conference, held in St. Petersburg, Florida. Created to help teachers incorporate economic and financial literacy in the classroom, the Annual Conference offers an incredible opportunity to exchange ideas, share best practices, and hear unique perspectives from all over the country.

With networking events and over 100 hands-on training sessions, teachers can attest to the conference’s invaluable benefits: 100% of attendees would recommend CEE's Annual Conference to a colleague; and 96% of 2014 attendees reported that they are still using information or resources they gained at the conference. Additionally, special roundtable sessions led by master teachers offer an opportunity to share best practices at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Attendees will also have the chance to hear insights from guest speakers including Michael Bryan, Vice President and Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and notable guests from Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Working in Support of Education (W!SE).

At the Opening Plenary session on Friday, October 9, CEE will pay tribute to philanthropist and St. Petersburg resident Gus A. Stavros, winner of the 2015 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award, which recognizes an individual who has advanced public awareness of the importance of economic and financial education. The University of South Florida Gus A. Stavros Center, named in his honor, will receive the Albert Beekhuis Award for exhibiting excellence in practice, delivery of high quality programs. CEE will also honor the recipients of the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics awards recognizing three outstanding teachers for excellence in economic education.

The 54th Annual Financial and Economic Literacy Conference will be held October 7 – 10 at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. The conference is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo; Gold Sponsor: Bank of America; Teacher Leader Support Sponsors: Ally and Discover; Teacher Breakfast Sponsor: Vulcan Productions; Exhibit Hall Coffee Break Sponsor: Higher One; and Teacher’s Awards Recognition Luncheon Sponsor: Federal Reserve System.

For more information about the Annual Conference and to register please visit: http://www.councilforeconed.org/events/cee-national-conference/

About the Council for Economic Education
The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school, and we have been doing so for over 65 years. We do this by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators and delivered by CEE’s national network of affiliates—over 240 across the country. Last year, CEE reached 55,000 teachers in person, and over 1.3 million unique visitors accessed EconEdLink.org— the go-to place for free online teaching resources. For further information about the Council for Economic Education go to: http://www.councilforeconed.org.

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