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DETAILED AGENDA

Applications are now being reviewed from executives who wish to become 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

The agenda from our 9th Annual event in 2017 is posted below. The agenda for the 10th Annual Symposium will be posted soon.

DAY ONE – WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018 

7:00-11:30am

Exhibition Set-up (In Exhibit Hall)

11:30am

Registration, Refreshments and Networking (in Exhibit Hall)

12:15pm
WELCOME TO ALEXANDRIA: INTRODUCTIONS

Don Buford

 

Don Buford, Founder & CEO, iiBIG LLC


12:20pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
FSA Next Generation Financial Services

 

Dr. A. Wayne Johnson
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Federal Student Aid
United States Department of Education

1:00pm

Networking Break

1:30pm
OPENING PANEL:
STATE OF THE EDUCATION FINANCE AND STUDENT LENDING INDUSTRY IN 2018

How will new leadership at CFPB and other regulatory changes affect YOU?
How is the Student Loan Business Expected to Change over the next three (3) years?

 SPEAKERS:

  • James Bergeron, President,
    National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) – Washington, DC
  • Justin Draeger, President & CEO,
    National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) – Washington, DC
  • Daniel Meyers, Chairman & CEO,
    Cognition Financial – Boston, MA
  • Other(s) TBA

2:25pm
PRIVATE LENDERS ROUNDTABLE:
FACILITATING CUSTOMER ACQUISITION, ORIGINATION AND UNDERWRITING OF STUDENT LOANS

  

 SPEAKERS:

  • Debra Chromy, EdD, President,
    Education Finance Council – Washington, DC
  • David Isaacson, VP,
    Entech Consulting – Malvern, PA
  • Daniel Pianko, Managing Director,
    University Ventures – New York, NY
  • Other(s) TBA

3:20pm
LOAN SERVICING DYNAMICS:
EXPANDING SERVICING OPTIONS FOR FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS.

  • Will the number of loan services increase in 2018 and Beyond?

 

 SPEAKERS:

  • Sarah Ducich, SVP, Public Policy,
    Navient – Washington, DC
  • Steve Kohles, President,
    Reunion Student Loan Finance Corp. – Aberdeen, SD
  • William (Will) Shaffner, Director, Business Development & Government Relations, Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (MOHELA) – Chesterfield, MO
  • Other(s) TBA

4:15pm
STUDENT LOANS COLLECTION TRENDS:
DEALING WITH DISTRESS AND RE-FINANCING ISSUES

  

 SPEAKERS:

  • Joseph Cioffi, Partner, Insolvency,
    Creditors’ Rights & Financial Products, Davis & Gilbert LLP – New York, NY
  • Charles P. Kelly, Executive Director,
    Rhode Island Student Loan Authority – Warwick, RI
  • Dave Ludwig, CEO,
    National Loan Exchange, Inc. – Edwardsville, IL
  • Matt Ribe, Senior Director,
    National Foundation for Credit Counseling – Washington, DC
  • Others TBA

5:00pm

NETWORKING BREAK

DAY TWO – THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 

8:30am

Continental Breakfast and Networking (In Exhibition Hall)

9:30am
THE EDTECH REVOLUTION

How are EdTech Innovations Changing Higher Education Delivery-Models, and adding Value to the Recruiting Process?

 SPEAKERS:

  • Tonio DeSorrento, CEO,
    Vemo Education – Reston, VA
  • Others TBA

10:25am
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ROUNDTABLE

An Update from Higher Education Financial Aid Leaders from For-profit and Non-profit Schools

 SPEAKERS:

  • Marilena Botoulas, Assistant Dean for Financial Aid, 
    Columbia University, Graduate School of Business – New York, NY
  • Others TBA

11:10am

AM Networking Break

11:40am
STUDENT/PARENT CONSOLIDATION LOANS: AN UPDATE

 SPEAKERS:

  • Henry Howard, President & CEO,
    U.S. Education Finance Group – Miami, FL
  • Others TBA

12:35pm
THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN

Legal/Regulatory Outlook for Student Loans at the State & Federal Level.

 

 SPEAKERS:

  • David Elliott, Partner,
    Burr & Foreman LLP – Birmingham, AL
  • Harrison Wadsworth, Principal,
    Bose Washington Partners – Washington, DC
  • Others TBA

11:10am

Luncheon for Conference Participants

2:30pm
VALUATION AND SECURITIZATION TRENDS

How’s the Secondary Market for Student Loans Looking in 2018?

 

 MODERATOR:

  • Joseph Cioffi, Partner, Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Products,
    Davis & Gilbert LLP – New York, NY

 PANELISTS:

  • Vincent Cimino, Managing Director,
    RBC Dain Rauscher – New York, NY
  • Jonathan Riber, SVP, DBRS – New York, NY
  • Mark Weadick, Managing Director,
    SL Capital Strategies LLC – Cincinnati, OH
  • Others TBA

3:25pm
ONLINE STUDENT LOAN LENDING: THE GROWING ROLE OF MARKETPLACE LENDERS

Investment Opportunities and the Growing Role of Marketplace Lenders in the Student Loan Market

 

 SPEAKERS:

  • Steve Winnie, President & COO,
    Campus Door – Carlisle, PA
  • Others TBA

4:00pm

Conference Concludes