2018 Academic Research Colloquium
for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines

February 20-22

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February 22-23

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2018 ACADEMIC RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING AND RELATED DISCIPLINES

FEBRUARY 20, 2018, 1:00 PM ET—FEBRUARY 22, 2018, 12:00 PM ET

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning, in cooperation with Financial Planning Standards Council and Financial Planning Standards Board, is hosting the second annual Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines. This international meeting of researchers, practitioners, graduate students and leaders of financial planning practice is designed to be a forum to gather and share and provide a showcase for rigorous, relevant research within financial planning, as well as disciplines that directly or indirectly relate to the financial planning body of knowledge or financial planning practice.

The Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines will feature paper presentations; invited speakers; interviews for open financial planning faculty positions; and a special focus on poster/concurrent sessions for doctoral students within financial planning programs as well as related research areas.

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Call for Papers

The review committee welcomes papers on the following topics that relate or indirectly relate to financial planning practice/financial planning body of knowledge:

Retirement Planning
Financial Management
Taxation

Insurance/Risk Management
Investments
Estate Planning
Communication and Counseling
Behavioral finance
Marriage and Family Therapy
Psychology
Consumer Finance
Sociology
Financial Planner Education/Pedagogy
Financial Therapy
Other topics related to financial planning

 

Proposals for panel discussions devoted to research areas that affect financial planning practice or financial planner education will also be considered for inclusion in the program.

Submission Process

Please submit your paper or abstract at https://hq.ssrn.com/conference=ARC-2018. You will be required to upload a blind copy of the PDF in addition to a regular copy containing author information. The cover page of the regular copy should contain the names, addresses, and institutional affiliations of all authors with one author listed as the primary contact person. The blind copy should not contain any author identifying information on the PDF itself. The cover page of both versions should also list whether the submission should be considered for a paper/poster presentation or panel discussion. Each submission will be reviewed anonymously by at least two peer reviewers. One author from each accepted paper must be registered for the conference prior to October 31, 2017. Papers already accepted for publication in a refereed journal will not be considered. It is expected that submitted abstracts result in completed papers before presentation at the colloquium. Authors of accepted papers will also be asked to serve as discussants for other papers.

Abstract/Paper Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017

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Speakers

    Keynote Speakers:  
    Dr. Jennifer Greene | CFP Board Center for Financial Planning Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines Dr. Jennifer C. Greene is a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BA in psychology from Wellesley College and her PhD in educational psychology from Stanford University. Prior to Illinois, Greene held faculty positions at the University of Rhode Island and Cornell University.
    Dr. Abigail Sussman | CFP Board Center for Financial Planning Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines Dr. Abigail Sussman is an assistant professor of marketing at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is interested in how consumers form judgments and make decisions, from underlying mechanisms to applications. She investigates questions at the intersection of consumer behavior, psychology, and economics, with the aim of improving human welfare.
    Dr. Tom Warschauer | CFP Board Center for Financial Planning Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines Dr. Tom Warschauer, CFP® is Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the San Diego State University Fowler College of Business Administration. He is Program Director of SDSU’s three personal financial planning programs and is Co-Director of its Center for the Study of Personal Financial Planning. San Diego State’s Financial Planning programs were named among the top “stand-out” financial planning programs by Financial Planning magazine.
       
    Learn more about the speakers for the 2018 Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines »

Best Paper Awards

The Colloquium will feature a series of Best Paper Awards that will be presented at the event with a $2,500 cash prize for the author(s) of the winning paper.

    1. The TD Ameritrade Institutional Best Paper Award for Behavioral Finance will recognize the best research paper that brings psychological insight into human behavior and decision-making with implications for financial planning practice.   Review the award details »
    2. The Northwestern Mutual Best Paper Award for Insurance/Risk Management will recognize the best paper on the discipline of Insurance/Risk Management, with implications for financial planning practice. Review the award details »
    3. The Best Paper Award in Investments will recognize the best paper that focuses on the area of Investments, with implications for financial planning practice. Review the award details »
    4. The Best Paper Award in Consumer Finance will recognize the best paper that focuses on factors that impact the client-planner relationship, including but not limited
      to financial therapy, sociology, and communication and counseling. Review the award details »
    5. The Best Student Paper Award will recognize the best research paper by a student that directly or indirectly relates to financial planning practice. Authors who are enrolled in a graduate program of study, regardless of academic focus, are eligible for this award. Review the award details »

 

Additional Best Paper Awards and their sponsors will be announced in 2017.


Faculty Interviews at the 2018 Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines

For the first time, the Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines will offer the opportunity for faculty to interview for open positions across various colleges and universities. Learn More »


FEBRUARY 22, 2018, 12:00 PM ET—FEBRUARY 23, 2018, 12:00 PM ET

Immediately following the Colloquium, the CFP Board Registered Program Conference will bring together faculty and program directors from institutions around the country that deliver professional financial planning education and assist individuals in pursuing CFP® certification.

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Center for Financial Planning Founding Sponsors

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