2019 Annual Meeting

October 15-16, 2019 ~ Minneapolis, MN, USA | Partnering with FPA® Annual Conference October 16-18

Minneapolis Convention Center ~ 1301 Second Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Conference Office: support@academyfinancial.org or (727) 940-2658 x 2005 (Hours 9a-5p EDT)


  • Sched.com (Online Agenda): afsannualmeeting2019.sched.com
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  • Overall Schedule at a Glance HERE
  • Search the oral and poster preliminary schedule HERE
AFS Registration

Registration - AFS Member and Presenter Registration - AFS 2019 Annual Meeting*
*If you are a presenter, this is the link you must use, even if you are also attending or presenting at FPA.
    • Members: Register HERE or go to   
    • https://academyfinancial.org/event-3510833
      Academics / Practitioners - $575 (Early Bird) and $625 after September 23, 2019
      Students - $400
    • Non-members:
      You must join AFS first to access the registration form. Find membership pricing and the membership application HERE.

Important information for all attendees, speakers, and presenters found here about two weeks before the conference.

Cross Attendance

For FPA Members
(Non AFS Members ONLY)

For AFS Members

The AFS 2019 Annual Meeting is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota in conjunction with the FPA® Annual Conference 2019 and overlaps on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

  • For FPA registrants who would like to attend the AFS sessions on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, there is an additional cost:
    Professionals - $299

    Students - $199
  • Registration - Contact the AFS Conference Administrators at (727) 940-2658 x 2005 or support@academyfinancial.org (online registration for this promotion is not available).
  • For AFS registrants who would like to attend the FPA sessions on Thursday and Friday, October 17-18, 2019, there is an additional cost:
    Academics / Practitioners - $349
    Students - $149
  • Registration - Contact FPA's member engagement at 1 (800) 322-4237 x 2 (online registration for this promotion is not available).
  1. Hilton Minneapolis (FPS Headquarter Hotel)
    Single/Double Occupancy: $259/night + taxes & fees
  2. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    Single/Double Occupancy: $249/night + taxes & fees
  3. Millennium Minneapolis
    Single/Double Occupancy: $219/night + taxes & fees
  • Commercial Sponsors:
    Download the Sponsor Prospectus for details
    Sponsor Opportunities: Coming Soon
  • University Sponsors:
    Download the University Sponsor Form for details
    University Sponsor Registration: Coming Soon
  • Call the Conference Administrators to discuss at (727) 940-2658 x 2005
Featured Speaker
Luncheon speaker:

Dr. Cora Pettipas
Senior Manager, Global Financial Planning
HSBC London

Dr. Cora Pettipas FCSI CIM CFP currently Senior Manager, Global Financial Planning with HSBC, and is focused on the regions of Europe and North America; and the Retirement initiatives. She is a highly accomplished Senior Executive, Thought Leader, and Entrepreneur with more than 15 years’ experience in the areas of financial services, communication, business development, wealth management, private investment, and Fintech. She was recognized by Wealth Professional magazine in 2016 and 2017 by being placed on the national industry top 50 ‘hot list’ for her efforts related to financial innovation in Canada. Cora has held leadership positions with National Exempt Market Association (NEMA), Melodic Twilight, and RBC Wealth Management. Cora is has previously consulted for an international education project in post-secondary e-learning, as well as for efficient advice delivery. Cora holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University, and a Master’s and PhD in Finance from Swiss Management Center University. She wrote a Dissertation on Fintech’s influence on financial planning internationally. Cora has served on the Directors of NEMA, and has represented Canada on the Education Working Group for the Financial Planners Standards Board, on the registrant committee for the OSC, and is a policy ambassador for the Financial Planners Standards Council. She has published and presented her work internationally.

Presenter Info Oral Session Presenters
  • Each presenter will have 25 minutes, including Q&A in a 50-minute session, or 30 minutes, including Q&A in a 60-minute session.
  • The order of the sessions is that "a" is first and "b" is second, which will be made clear when you look at the agenda. 
Poster Session Presenters
  • All posters will be displayed from 4:30-6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
  • Prepare your posters to take advantage of the full space provided to you on a poster board of 40 in high and 60 in long. You can use it horizontally or vertically. There is no template you must follow, but please include the AFS logo on your poster. Download logo HERE.

Executive VP-Program: Inga Timmerman, California State University, Northridge

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