Every other year the MFEC hosts a financial education conference aimed at arming participants with knowledge, resources, and information to make sound financial decisions.
This conference is your opportunity to:
Strengthen your partnerships and build new capacity for the delivery of financial education programs in your community and across our state.
Learn about best practices and discuss a variety of financial education programs, designed for all ages and demographics.
Attend numerous workshops to receive practical instruction for implementation.
Visit the resource fair to find a wide range of financial education resources that may help you broaden and strengthen your curriculum.
Discuss and compare curricula and products with other financial education experts.
Apply for a MFEC mini-grant that will allow you to facilitate a well-planned and promoted financial education program in your community.
2020 Conference – Feb. 25th – Delta Hotels Colonial in Helena
Registration and Fees
Registration for the 2020 conference will be available on January 6th.
Cost to attend: $75 Early Bird Fee; $80 after Feb. 12.
Teachers and Students may attend our conference at NO CHARGE but must still register.
Delta Hotels Helena Colonial has a discounted room block for conference attendees. The block expires January 24th, 2020. Please use this link to book or call the hotel at 406-443-2100.
The MFEC is seeking quality financial education program, curriculum and/or resource providers for break-out presentations at its 2020 Statewide Conference. Interested persons/parties should submit a proposal following the directions found here. The agenda is helpful for envisioning how your session will flow with the conference schedule.
The MFEC is seeking sponsors for the 2020 Conference. For more information and to apply, please see this form.
Click here to view the working agenda.
Keynote Speaker Sarah Newcomb
Sarah Newcomb, Ph.D., is a behavioral economist for Morningstar and author of Loaded: Money, Psychology, and How to Get Ahead without Leaving Your Values Behind. She is an expert in the psychology of financial decision-making. In her work at Morningstar she works to integrate behavioral science into financial management applications. Dr. Newcomb holds a PhD in behavioral economics, a master’s degree in financial economics, and a master’s certification in personal financial planning. Through speaking, writing, and product development, she aims to translate the findings from scholarly research into practical and useful tools for everyone.
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- Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., Senior Director of Education, National Endowment for Financial Education
- Jenefer Duane, Senior Program Analyst, Office for Older Americans, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB)
- Tami Sieckman, Outreach Coordinator, Office for Older Americans, CFPB
- Carly Urban, Ph.D., MSU Associate Professor of Economics
- Jean Chatzky - Keynote Presentation: Making Money Make Sense
- Gene Natali will present The Missing Semester: Your Financial Choices Have Consequences.
- Carroll College Professor Belle Marie will present Using Metaphors to Understand the Complex Phenomenon of Financial Literacy
- Participate in a panel discussion about the greatest challenges to achieving financial security for a lifetime with Jean Chatzky and Montana's leaders of Commerce and Finance.
- Breakout sessions and mini-grant panel from 11:45am to 5:00pm, plus lunch on Tuesday, April 29.
- Come learn about the latest issues and programs in financial education. Choose from a broad range of workshops covering topics for all age groups, from youth to seniors, retired military members and baby-boomers.
- Learn in depth about issues of fraud and abuse, school-based instruction, how to retire with dignity and how to empower low and moderate income households by attending multiple workshops on these topics.