#FinCon18, “The Comic-Con of Money,” Lands in Orlando in September
Over 2,000 influencers and brands will converge in Orlando for #FinCon18, a one-of-a-kind personal finance digital media and marketing conference, from September 26-29.
FinCon is more than a typical conference. It’s a movement designed to help thousands reach millions with a positive money message. Celebrating its 8th year, FinCon is four days filled with learning and networking, as fellow “money nerds” come together to share insights, talk strategies, celebrate successes, and do business with financial brands.
Over the four days, there will be workshops and break-out sessions, as well as an expo hall and an awards show. The event will kick-off Wednesday, September 26 with keynotes from two money superstars: best-selling author and YouTube personality Rachel Cruze and HerMoney podcast host and AARP personal finance ambassador Jean Chatzky. America’s #1 money couple Talaat and Tai McNeely of His and Her Money will also take the stage during the first Big Idea talk of the conference.
The event will close on September 29 with a keynote from financial coach and best-selling author Chris Hogan and another Big Idea talk, this time featuring early retiree and world-famous blogger Pete Adeney, otherwise known as Mr. Money Mustache. A closing party presented by Bloomly will follow.
Notable personal finance media companies Nerd Wallet, The Penny Hoarder, and Bankrate will attend. The conference also includes live podcasting and video showcases from top-ranked digital personal finance shows like Stacking Benjamins and The Financial Diet.
Martha Boudreau, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at AARP, says, “AARP is pleased to be the Presenting sponsor of #FinCon18. We’re looking forward to spending time sharing our perspective on financial education with the 2000 personal finance thought leaders who will be attending.” Boudreau adds, “Financial security is one of AARP’s key focus areas and we want to explore best practices in the areas of financial planning, retirement savings and investments, entrepreneurship and career advancement, as well as raising awareness of financial fraud.”
Senior Vice President at Capital One John Durrant says, “Listening is the doorway to understanding.” Durrant continues, “At Capital One, we’re focused on listening, learning and responding to the desires and needs of our customers and communities, so we can ultimately build a better bank for them. We’re excited to join the great minds at #FinCon18 to explore new ways of helping people better borrow, save and transact to achieve their goals.”
The FinCon community will continue its commitment to service this year. As in years past, everyone at #FinCon18 will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on service project. Last year, the FinCon community partnered with the National Endowment for Financial Education to provide relief for individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey; this year’s service project will help fulfill other immediate, local needs.
The FinCon FinTech Startup Competition is back for its fourth straight year. During this competition, FinTech companies are competing for cash prizes and social media shoutouts. Some of the competitors include Student Loanify, a program designed to help users optimize their loan repayments; Onist, a collaborative platform for family finances; Loved, a “kidvesting” tool to help parents teach their kids about investing; and Max Rewards, a tool to help users find the best credit cards and loan repayment plans. USAA is sponsoring this financial technology throwdown event.
Registration for #FinCon18 is open. Regular tickets are priced at $599, and the Pro Pass is available at $799. Ideal for influencers, Pro Pass tickets allow attendees to participate in a pro networking session with brands, in addition to a speaker mixer that allows more conversation and networking with speakers and panelists from the conference.
FinCon is the premier [Fin]ancial [Con]tent Expo, drawing influencers, brands, content creators, and attendees from around the world. Since its 2011 launch, FinCon (‘fin ‘kän) has been a world leader in spreading a positive money message. This event allows attendees to learn from thought leaders, connect with influencers, and get attention for new media content or brands. FinCon is owned and operated by PT Money Conferences, LLC, based in Frisco, TX. The full schedule, as well as more information about this “money nerd” conference, is available at www.FinConExpo.com.