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iiBIG is pleased to announce that we will be holding our Education Finance & Loan Symposium – WEST, November 13, 2019 at the KPMG West Coast headquarters located at 500 Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.  This event has been held annually for the last eleven (11) years in the Washington, DC area, and 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. Due to demand from many of these west coast-based professionals and others, we are pleased to offer this Symposium on the West Coast as well.


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

  • Opening KEYNOTE Panel: State of the Education Finance and Lending Industry in 2019-20. The view from ’30 thousand feet.’
  • Employer Student Loan Repayment Plans: Helping employers to attract, retain, and build good-will among valued employees.
  • Private Lenders Roundtable: Originating Student Loans in a New Era
  • Loan Servicing Dynamics: Expanding Servicing Options for Federal Student Loans?
  • Income Share Agreements
  • College and University Roundtable: An Update from Financial Aid Leaders from For-profit and Non-profit Colleges & Universities (with special emphasis on Higher Education institutions located in the Western United States)
  • Student Loans Collection Trends: Dealing with Distress and Re-financing Issues
  • Higher Education Regulatory Roundtable: Legal/Regulatory Outlook for Student Loans at the State & Federal Levels.
  • Valuation and Securitization Trends: Mature versus Emerging Platforms
  • Online Marketplace Student Loan Lending: The Growing Role of Marketplace Lenders in the Student Loan Market

 *It is possible that not all of the above session topics will be included in the West Coast symposium, and/or other topics may be added at the sole discretion the conference organizer.iiBIG welcomes topic suggestions from interested parties. Those who would like to become members of the executive speaking faculty – or those that wish to submit additional topic suggestions – are requested to complete and submit our online JOIN OUR FACULTY application. 

The Education Finance & Loan Symposium – WEST will feature 40+ 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 of our East Coast Conference included:


Representatives from higher education (including US- and Internationally-based for-profit and non-profit colleges and universities), investors, banks, online marketplace and other for profit and non-profit lenders, loan servicers, ratings agencies, regulators, attorneys have traditionally attended this event. 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
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.

*Group Rate:
Register Groups of 3 or More: $1295 pp
(in effect all the time – no deadlines)

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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.

*Group Rate:
Register Groups of 3 or More: $695 pp
(in effect all the time – no deadlines)

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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
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.