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Thank you! A great deal of energy, time and money goes into making the Symposium a success. Please be certain to thank our Symposium sponsors for their vital contributions to this conference. 

If you have questions, please visit the Symposium’s reception desk or email Ron Rhoades, Program Chair, at ron.rhoades@wku.edu. Thank you.

Practitioner Registration Fee:
Only $130 until August 19, 2019 ($140 thereafter)

WKU Alumnus Registration Fee:
Only $115 until August 19, 2019 ($125 thereafter)

Student Registration Fee:
(including students from other CFP Board-Registered Programs)

A limited number of needs-based scholarships have been made available from practitioners for WKU students attending the Symposium. Students - please contact Dr. Rhoades for more information.

Practitioners: Please consider sponsoring a student when you register for the Symposium.

Pre-Conference Gathering is on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Knicely Location2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: (270) 745-1912

Free parking is provided at the Knicely Conference Center. Guests to campus do not need any parking pass at the Knicely Conference Center – just park in the lot closest to the building.

When arriving at the Knicely Conference Center, please enter the West entrance (closest to the playing fields, furthest away from Nashville Road/31W), and please check in at the Reception Desk to receive your name badge and some hand-outs.

For those arriving the evening before, we recommend Staybridge Suites.

680 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 904-0480

The hotel is located within a block of the Knicely Conference Center, and room rates are quite reasonable.

Free connection to Wi-Fi signal “WKUGuest” is available. No password is needed.

Please share your conference experience on Twitter (#WKUPFP), Facebook (#WKUPFP), Instagram (#WKUPFP), and LinkedIn.

CFP Board CE Credit for up to 6 hours has been applied for.  To receive credit, you MUST attend the entire session, and you must sign in and out of each presentation. See separate sign-in sheets for CFP Board® CE credit, provided on the tables, for each session. We will then report the hours for you to the CFP® Board.

Materials and additional reading material for the session led by Michael Kitces can be found here: http://www.kitces.com/WKU19

David Beckworth - Are Big Changes Coming to the Fed?

Amanda Lich - Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Ron A. Rhoades - CFP Board Ethics Presentation and supporting materials (.zip)

Thomas Galgano - Advisors' Alpha

By attending, you consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded. Your attendance constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the university in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connect with the event presently entitled 2019 WKU Personal Financial Planning Symposium.

Out of consideration for our speakers and other attendees, please make certain that your cell phone is turned off. If you wish to network during presentations, please do so in the lobby area. 
With over 100 practitioners in attendance, this is a prime opportunity to share your bits of wisdom with the dozens of WKU Personal Financial Planning Students in attendance. Please act as mentors for them, and even provide them with “networking tips” and guidance. Anything you can do to assist in developing our students’ “soft skills” is more than welcome!
At the end of the Symposium, please complete the presenter/conference evaluation form, and return it with your name badge, to the Symposium’s reception desk.

For more information about the symposium and venue, please visit our Important Information page. 

Share your thoughts with other attendees on social media! Use #WKUPFP

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 Last Modified 9/25/19