Join the Movement that’s Helping Hundreds Reach Millions with a Positive Money Message
This September 17th-20th, an energetic community of money media nerds will descend on Charlotte, NC for a weekend of connecting and learning.
FinCon is for digital content creators in personal finance and investing.
At the annual event each Fall, attendees connect with others in the community, learn to create, promote, and profit from compelling online content, and discover new trends in personal finance and investing.
September 17th-20th, 2015
Four days of discovery, business, learning, and connecting with your peers. Begins Noon Thursday.
The Westin Charlotte
Your gateway to the sights, sounds, and experiences that downtown Charlotte, NC has to offer.
We’re bringing together 75+ of the best digital content creators and experts in personal finance and investing to help you learn in a variety of formats. Get ready for inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions and panels with real takeaways, and expert roundtables and one-on-one mentoring, where you’ll be able to get those specific questions answered.
What You Can Expect
FinCon has no shortage of unique elements that make it a wonderful event. When you get this many like-minded, creative people together, cool things are bound to happen. FinCon has what you would expect from an annual conference and expo (keynotes, sessions, networking, and an awesome expo hall). But because of the inspiring and engaged community, we have a multitude of other exciting things for you to get plugged into.
(Pro Pass Only)
Pro Networking is an exclusive, two-hour speed networking style event where Pro Pass holders meet with companies and brands who reserve a Pro Networking table.
The goal is to connect Pro Pass level attendees to the companies and brands they want to do business with. The meetings are brief, focused, and scheduled ahead of time based on acceptance by both parties.
Parties and Ignite FinCon
From the kick-off party on Thursday night to the Saturday night, post-Plutus Awards celebration party, FinCon attendees will have plenty of opportunity to socialize and have fun.
Ignite is a fun gathering of like-minded people where a democratically selected group of speakers get on stage for 5 minute talks on topics designed to entertain, educate, or excite you.
Each Ignite talk is called a “spark” as it is supposed to “ignite” thought and conversation around a single idea. Ignite is held offsite on Friday night.
The Advisor Social Media & Blogging Symposium at FinCon
(additional add-on fee)
The Advisor Symposium will be taught by advisors and will contain traditional FinCon education (e.g. how to create, promote, profit from compelling online content) with an advisor focus (e.g. no affiliate marketing info, a focus on lead generation, etc.).
Education Centers in the Expo Hall *New*
The FinCon Expo continues to evolve. You can expect more that 60 exhibiting companies to meet with in the expo hall. Additionally you can find two new education centers:
- Solution Center Stage – A space for attendees to learn directly from solution providers the tips and strategies the suggest to create, promote, and profit from personal finance and investing related digital content.
- Innovation Center Stage – A space for attendees to learn what’s on the cutting edge in consumer personal finance and investing technology.
Are you a freelancer? Do you need to hire freelancers? The Freelancer’s Marketplace is where you need to be.
At FinCon, we’re all about making real life connections happen. We know that many FinCon attendees are freelancers looking for new opportunities. We also know that many publishers and site owners need help to run their businesses. That’s why we’re making this free marketplace happen.
Categories include, writing, editing, video, SEO, design, social media, and more. More details to come about how you can reserve your spot.
Live Podcasting Stage
Podcasting is the future and FinCon is dedicated to supporting this growing medium.
At FinCon you will find a dedicated podcasting and video education track, and you will also be able to see or participate in a live podcast.
Do you have a podcast? We’ve got stage for you. At FinCon you can record a live podcast in front of other attendees. Look for more details soon about bringing your show to FinCon.
Not yet into podcasting? Come see what all the hype is about and see what it takes to put on a show.
FinTech Startup Competition *New*
Introducing the first ever FinCon FinTech Startup Competition and Award. FinCon, in partnership with Chase, will reward the best technology startups in personal finance and investing today.
The competition will consist of a live demo/judging showcase, held Friday afternoon during the FinCon Expo on the Innovation Center Stage. More details to come on this exciting new initiative.
6th Annual Plutus Awards Ceremony
The Plutus Awards is set to host its annual award ceremony at FinCon again this year. The ceremony itself is a lot of fun with ample participation (and surprises) from the community.
Now in its sixth year, the Plutus Awards celebrate the best in personal finance blogging, social media, and financial technology and products.
This year, the Plutus Awards and FinCon are teaming up for a post-ceremony celebration party Saturday night. It’s going to be epic!
Where’s FinCon Camp? Camp will make way for the XY Planning Network Conference and Digital CoLab. We’re honored to be collocating with these two fantastic groups and look forward to the new energy their groups will bring to Charlotte.
Digital CoLab is a network of web professionals looking to grow their influence and income in the digital space. The 2015 Digital CoLab event is for web publishers from all niches. The event will focus on growing your business and increasing your revenue, geared toward intermediate and advanced publishers.
XY Planning Network Conference
Are you excited about a new kind of financial planning conference? #XYPN15 isn’t your father’s financial planning conference! More conference information will be announced shortly! The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients.
Schedule at a Glance
1pm – Expo Hall
4pm – Pro Networking (Pro Pass Only) & Sessions
6pm – Speaker/Pro Mixer (Pro Pass Only)
7pm – Kick-Off Party
9am – FinTech Startup Competition
10am – Expo Hall
1pm – Freelance Marketplace
4pm – Sessions
8pm – Ignite FinCon
10am – Sessions
10am – Community Service Project
1pm – Blog Mentoring
3pm – Sessions
7:30pm – Plutus Awards
9pm – After Party
9am – Sessions
11am – Keynote