5 New Things to Expect for #FinCon15
We recently announced the date and location for #FinCon15. We’ll be in Charlotte, NC on Sept. 17-20, 2015.
Make plans to purchase your pass this Monday or Tuesday, February 2-3, 2015 during our 48 hour launch sale.
You need to know what to expect before you purchase your pass and make your travel plans. Therefore, we thought we’d release some important changes you’ll see for the 2015 event.
Most of these changes come from your post-conference survey feedback. Thank you for helping to evolve the event.
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4 Days of Fun
#FinCon15 starts at Noon on Thursday, September 17th and ends at Noon on Sunday, September 20th.
Make plans to arrive Thursday morning (or Wednesday evening) so you can make the most of Day 1.
You won’t want to miss our first event, a lunch outside the hotel with some of Charlotte’s best food trucks. The FinCon Expo Hall and sessions will begin at 1pm.
Don’t plan to leave town until Sunday late afternoon because we’ll have sessions and a final keynote on Sunday morning.
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2 New Content Stages
Introducing the Innovation Center Stage and the Solutions Center Stage (located inside the FinCon Expo Hall).
The Innovation Center Stage, a space for attendees to learn what’s on the cutting edge in consumer personal finance and investing technology. The stage will host mini-sessions and panels on topics such as crowd-funding, mobile payments, wearable tech, financial apps/software, and crypto-currencies. The stage will also host the first annual FinTech Startup Competition (more below).
The Solutions Center Stage, a space for attendees to learn tips and strategies to create, promote, and profit from personal finance and investing related digital content. The stage will host mini-sessions and panels on topics such as email marketing, affiliate marketing and monetization, writing and content management, social media, podcasting and video, as well as, entrepreneurship and small business.
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FinCon Startup Competition for Early-Stage FinTech
Introducing the first ever FinCon FinTech Startup Competition and Award.
FinCon will reward the best technology startups in personal finance and investing today. The competition will consist of a preliminary round of judging (prior to #FinCon15), and 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.
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Dedicated Advisor & Podcast/Video Tracks
#FinCon15 will feature two dedicated content tracks: one for the advisor community ($99 fee) and one for the podcasting/video community.
In an effort to meet the demands of these two fast growing education groups, we will dedicate two rooms/tracks for content only in these areas. The advisor track ($99 upgrade fee) will be taught by advisors and contain traditional FinCon content (create, promote, profit) with an advisor slant (i.e. no affiliate marketing talk). Don’t worry, these two new tracks won’t come at the expense of our normal content.
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2 Pre-Conference Events
FinCon Camp will make way for the XY Planning Network Conference and Digital CoLab.
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. Their first ever event will take place Sept. 15-17, 2015, before #FinCon15.
Digital CoLab is a network of web professionals looking to grow their influence and income in the digital space. The 2015 Digital CoLab event (Sept. 16-17, 2015) 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.
We’re honored to be collocating with these two fantastic groups and look forward to the new energy their groups will bring to Charlotte.
Besides FinCon Camp, we will continue to offer everything you’ve come to expect from FinCon: keynotes, sessions and panels across our three main content areas (create, promote, profit), networking meals and events, Expo Hall, community meetups, podcasting stage, Ask the Expert tables, community service event, Ignite FinCon, our mentoring program, and an expanded Freelancer’s Marketplace. Of course, we will also host the annual Plutus Awards Ceremony.
Any questions about these new items? Fire away in the comment section below…