Full ALC Agenda

To view the full program in the official Conference Guide, click here.

Note: Powerpoints and session notes are also available on our Google Drive.

Tuesday, September 16 (Special Pre-Conference Events)
8:30 am - 5 pm Your Money, Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Social Services Programs (CFPB)
12:30 - 4:50 pm Unfinished Business: Winning the Battle for Economic Opportunity (ABPN)
2:30 - 5:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshop: Human-Centered Design and the Financial Solutions Lab
5 - 7 pm ABPN Reception
Wednesday, September 17
7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 am Opening Plenary - State of the Field
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions I
Bringing People Closer to Opportunity through Transportation Equity
Credit Building Across Sectors
Crowdfunding and Community Development
Encouraging Aspirations: New Research on Children's Savings Initiatives
Enhancing the Financial Capability of Persons with Disabilities
Expanding Retirement Security for All Workers
Family Assets Count: Data-Driven Decision-Making at the Local Level
Financing Higher Education
Firm Connections: Rural Businesses and Rural Asset Building
Mistakes to Success: Learning to Learn from Failure
Promising Models for Successful Financial Coaching Programs
Removing Barriers to Asset Building in Public Benefits Programs
Shark Tank Small Business Challenge
The ACA at Tax Time 2015 and Beyond
There's an App for That
Wealth Building and Protection in the Workplace
What's Next for Prepaid Cards
Working Families Success Network: How to Measure the Impact of Integrated Services
12 - 1:30 pm Lunch Plenary 2 - Defining and Measuring the Financial Well-Being of U.S. Households
1:45 - 4:45 pm Capacity-Building Intensives
Assets & Opportunity Leadership Intensive
Developing Successful Partnerships with Native Asset-Building Organizations
Dreaming Bigger: Designing a Large-Scale Children’s Savings Program
Financial Coaching: All You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
2 - 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions II
Asset Building Opens the Workplace to People with Disabilities
Building Financial Security at Work: An Invitation-Only Strategy Salon
Driving Toward Impact: Early Results from the Financial Capability Innovation Fund
Financial Education 2.0: What is the Way Forward?
How to Scale Innovative Financial Capability Programs
Technology as an Asset-Building Platform for Individuals and Entrepreneurs
Where Health and Housing Intersect
3:15 - 4 pm Networking Break
4 - 5 pm Roundtables
AFI Outreach
Designing for Scarcity: A Behavioral Approach to Two-Generational Strategies
Housing as an Asset-Building Strategy
IDAs in Shelters
In the Absence of a National Platform
Incorporating Behavioral Insights into Financial Product Design
Native Assets Assessment
Rigorous Evaluation of Asset-Building Programs: What Does it Take?
Southern Asset-Building Strategies
Success Factors in Worker Co-op Development
Working with Community Foundations to Build Assets
5 - 7:30 pm Networking Reception
Thursday, September 18
7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 am Plenary 3 - Public Sector Leaders in Asset Building
10 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions III
21st Century Housing Counseling
Advocating for Change: Expanding Children’s Savings in the Public Sector
Blurred Lines: The Shifting Reality of Work and Self-Employment
Building Assets at America's Community Health Centers
Building Assets for Fathers and Families: Partnering with Child Support Systems
Citizenship as an Asset
From Financial Education into Action: Building a New Generation of Savers
How to Get People to Save
Integrating Asset Building into Head Start Programs
Leveraging the Transition Back to Work to Build Financial Capability
Municipal Leadership and Partnerships for Building Family Assets
Navigating Financial Challenges in the Workplace
Promoting Financial Capability across the Lifespan (from the Preschool Years through Adulthood): Insights from Developmental Psychology and Marketing
Raising Assets for the Asset Building Field: Trends and Opportunities in Philanthropy
The Power of Rental Payments for Credit Building
The Value of Homeownership in a Post-Recession World
Two-Generation Strategies to Improve Financial Capability
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Networking Luncheon/Hill Visit Prep
11:45 am - 5 pm Capacity Building Intensive for Agency Staff
1 - 6:00 pm Capitol Hill Visits
5:30 - 8 pm ALC Awards Program
Friday, September 19
7 - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 am Plenary 4 - Successful Saving Strategies: A Dialogue
10 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions IV
Advancing Safe and Effective Financial Products
Alternative Small-Dollar Lending: Connecting Policy and Product Development
Building Financial Capability in Youth Employment Programs
Building Your Own Platform for Prosperity: A Program Design Toolkit
Community Wealth Building in Native American Communities
Employer as Trusted Financial Advisor: Providing Financial Products in the Workplace
Engaging Direct Service Providers and Constituents as Sensational Advocate
Entrepreneurship as an Asset in Communities of Color
Household Economic Well-Being and Mobility
Investing Social Capital in Social Enterprises: From Philanthropic Equity to Impact Investing
Using Alternative Data Credit Reporting to Expand Access to Credit: Benefits and Risks for Young Adults, Microbusiness Owners and People of Color
What Households Want in a Financial Relationship
When I Grow Up: Planting Seeds of Financial Capability in Education Systems
12 - 2:00 pm Closing Lunch Plenary

About the ALC
The Assets Learning Conference is a nationally-recognized biennial event that brings together more than 1,200 professionals from leading nonprofits, foundations, financial institutions, corporations, academia and government to learn about and advance asset building in the United States. The conference is the only event of its kind and addresses the entire spectrum of asset-building strategies ranging from youth financial education to retirement savings. The 2014 Assets Learning Conference, ‘Platforms for Prosperity,’ will build on nearly a quarter-century of experience convening a diverse range of partners to learn from each other about cutting-edge strategies that blaze trails toward financial security for low- and moderate-income Americans.