Monday, October 28, 2013

JumpStart Coalition Annual Conference: Nov 6!

Into the Recovery: Rebuilding Financial Strength and Resilience
The 2013 Financial Education in Oklahoma Conference
Register online here by Thursday, Oct. 31

Have you asked any of these questions lately?
·         What are the financial effects of natural disasters on families and communities?
·         How can you prepare financially to withstand natural disasters?
·         What can be done in the face of furloughs, sequestrations and uncertainty?
·         How can you protect yourself from financial crises?

Join the Federal Reserve Bank and the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition to explore how these questions affect you and the stakeholders you serve at the statewide conference, Into the Recovery: Rebuilding Financial Strength and Resilience.

You will benefit from this conference as an educator, employer, advocate or community leader - financial education and consumer credit issues effect everyone and all of our communities.

By attending this conference, you will gain:
- Knowledge, insights and tools about disaster preparedness and response and how it affects our communities,
- Understanding of the history and context of financial crises and asset bubbles
- Information on how to prepare small business owners to weather natural disasters
- Insights on how America’s household balance sheets can be strengthened, and
- New contacts with other financial educators.

Speakers include:
- Ray Boshara, Senior Adviser and Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
- Mary Jane Coffman, Community Recovery & Resiliency Manager, American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma
- Dr. Kevin Simmons, Professor of Economics at Austin College and author of Deadly Season: Analysis of the 2011 Tornado Outbreaks
- Jason Yancey, Director of HOPE Coalition of America

When: November 6, 2012 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus, Oklahoma City

Who Should Attend:  Financial educators, teachers, bank and credit union staff, United Way and charitable foundation staff, business and civic leaders and individuals interested in improving financial education opportunities for Oklahomans.

Sponsored by:  The Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch

Registration information:
Register online or contact Annette Phillips at 405-270-8404 by Oct. 31, 2013. The $25 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch buffet.

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