Personal Financial Literacy Conference

 18th Annual Conference for Personal Financial Literacy:
Creating #afinlitfuture!

You will not want to miss this key event designed especially for K-12 teachers – to help you connect with the materials, people and resources for understanding and teaching financial literacy.

New this year! Next Gen Personal Finance is bringing their FinCamp to Iowa during day two of the conference.

FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny
Breakfast and lunch provided!

Thursday, June 28, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm
18th Annual Conference for Personal Financial Literacy
Sponsored by the Iowa Jump$tart Coalition
Continental breakfast and registration begin at 7:30
Lunch Provided
Friday, June 29, 2018
8:00am – 3:30pm
NGPF FinCamp
Sponsored by Next Gen Personal Finance
Breakfast and Lunch Provided
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Conference Highlights

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National Jump$tart Educator Conference

It has been a tradition for Iowa Jump$tart to sponsor teachers to attend the National Jump$tart Teacher Conference.  If you are a K-12 Educator, please consider attending our conference to win a sponsorship to the national conference in November.  You must register for the Iowa Jump$tart conference, apply for the scholarship, and attend the Iowa Jump$tart Financial Literacy Conference in order to be eligible to win.

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Keynote Speakers

Jacob Clifford

Jacob Clifford is a nationally award-winning economics teacher from San Diego, California. In addition to being a popular YouTuber, Jacob leads professional development workshops throughout the world and has worked with tens of thousands of economics and financial literacy teachers. He focuses on teaching strategies that motivate and engage students. Jacob is also the creator of Skill-Building Boot Camp, a hands-on experiential learning program that has been implemented in thousands of schools. Jacob currently lives in Poway, CA with his wonderful wife and five young children.

Dr. Ryan Decker

Dr. Ryan Decker is the founder and Director of North Central College’s Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy, and professor of Economics and Finance. Prior to joining North Central College, Dr. Decker was an experienced Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers working predominantly in the Financial Transactions Transfer Pricing practice. Dr. Decker is passionate about demystifying personal finance and working to remove the taboo of talking about money. Dr. Decker is an accomplished international public speaker on financial literacy and consults with business on how best to effectively convey financial benefits to their employees. Dr. Decker believes that every member of society should have an opportunity to be financially literate. Dr. Decker holds a Ph.D. in Economics.

Breakout Sessions

The Handshake Market- Demand and Supply Activity
Teaching Soft Skills in the 21st Century
The Job Jungle- Labor Market Activity
EVERFI Financial Literacy
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: An Exploration of Student Loan Options
Marshmallow Towers- Revenue, Costs, and Profit Activity
Helping First in Family Students Develop a College Roadmap
What Teachers Need to Know about their Finances
The Chopper Challenge, Integrating STEM, Math & Financial Literacy
Introduction to High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) and Instructor Training