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iiBIG’s 12th Annual Education Finance & Loan Symposium, will take place in Crystal City, VA on July 16-17, 2020.  This event has become known as the only conference of its kind to attract a 360-degree cross-section of all the key players in the education finance/student loan industry. Over 150 attended last year’s event – and early indications are that this year’s conference – like the industry itself – will continue this upward trend.


Interactive, roundtable presentations and discussions, will focus on topics such as:

  • Opening KEYNOTE Panel: State of the Education Finance and Lending Industry in 2020
  • Private Lenders Roundtable: Originating Private Student Loans in a New Era
  • Employer Student Loan Repayment Plans: How employerscan reduce outstanding Student Loan Debt & Retain Valuable Employees
  • Income Share Agreements: A rapidly growing Student Loan product that aligns borrowing and realistic projections offuture income
  • Loan Servicing Dynamics: Expanding Servicing Options for Private, State & Federal Student Loans?
  • The EdTech Revolution: How are EdTech Innovations Changing Higher Education Delivery-Models?
  • College and University Roundtable: An Update from Financial Aid Leaders from For-profit and Non-profit Schools
  • Student Loans Collection Trends: Dealing with Distress and Re-financing Issues – what’s new?
  • State/Federal Roundtable: Legal/Regulatory Outlook for Student Loans at the State & Federal Level in the Age of Trump
  • Valuation and Securitization Trends: Mature versus Emerging Platforms
  • Online Non-Bank Student Loan Lending: The Growing Role of Marketplace Lenders in the Student Loan Market
The 12th Annual Education Finance & Loan Symposium will feature 30+ expert speakers and presenters – from both the private and the public sector – along with other key industry participants in the education finance and student loan markets.

The Executive Speaking Faculty includes:


Representatives from higher education (including US- and Internationally-based for-profit and non-profit colleges and universities), investors, banks, online marketplace and other alternative lenders, loan servicers, ratings agencies, regulators, attorneys and more will join us again in 2020.  More specifically attendees will include:

  • Student Loan Lenders and Providers
  • For- and Not-for-Profit Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Investment Bankers and Capital Market Specialists
  • Cloud-based Online Marketplace Lending Platforms
  • Institutional Investors
  • Asset Backed Securities Professionals
  • Financial Aid Officers
  • Government Regulators
  • Student Aid Representatives
  • Student Aid Administrators
  • Student Loan Servicers
  • Student Loan Investors
  • Student Loan Guarantors
  • Asset Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Credit Union Officers
  • Credit Managers
  • Rating Agencies
  • Credit Analysts
  • Corporate Finance Professionals
  • Trustees
  • Attorneys
  • Student Loan Consultants
  • Hedge Fund Investors
  • Corporate Issuers
Standard Registration Rate


This rate applies to for-profit lenders, investment banks, investment consultants, law firms, private equity, ratings agencies, accounting firms, and other financial service providers.

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Institutional Investor, Government, Academic Rate**

This rate applies to institutional investors, such as pension plans, endowments, foundations: Government regulators; and Academic Financial Aid Officers.

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Discounted rates are available for Groups of 3 or More. (Group rates in effect at all times – no deadlines). For more information, contact:

Hank Woji,
VP Business Development, iiBIG
Phone: 512-692-9839
Email: HankW@iiBIG.com

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* Additional discounted registration rates are available OFFLINE for groups of FIVE (5) or more. For more information, contact: 
Hank Woji, VP Business Development, iiBIG at HankW@iiBIG.com or call 512-692-9839.
**Registrations in the Institutional Investor / Government / Academic category are subject to qualification review / approval.


Applications are now being reviewed from executives who wish to contribute as members of our Executive Speaking Faculty. If you have extensive knowledge of education finance/student loans and would like to apply for a position on our speaking faculty please complete our online JOIN OUR FACULTY APPLICATION. Or contact:

Don Buford,
Founder & CEO, iiBIG 
Phone: 212-300-2521
Email: DonB@iibig.com



Conference sponsorship provides an opportunity for companies seeking increased brand awareness and a platform to demonstrate expertise, products, or services. If confirmed early, conference sponsorship may include the opportunity to be represented on the executive speaking faculty. For more information, contact:

Hank Woji,
VP, Business Development, iiBIG 

Phone: 512-692-9839
Email: HankW@iiBIG.com 



Co-branding/marketing opportunities are available for publications, digital and print newsletters, professional associations, or other organizations that provide news and information to the education finance/student loan industry. For more information on these opportunities, please contact:

Marisa Colandrea,
Director, Meeting Planning & Logistics, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2522
Email: MarisaC@iiBIG.com 



Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conferences. Upon request conference attendees will be provided with a “Certificate of Attendance” and a copy of the conference agenda, showing topics, length of sessions, and name(s) and professional affiliation(s) of presenter(s) for each session. Attendees wishing to apply for continuing education credits for attending this conference may submit this documentation to the relevant organization in his/her state when applying for such credits.

International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.