How do we shape the critical role of savings and asset
accumulation in the new economy?

The 2011 Pathways to Prosperity Conference on Asset-Building and Financial Education held on October 17-18 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC received rave reviews from attendees. The conference goals were to:

  • share innovations and vision in research and policy, showcasing best practices in the asset-building field.
  • better understand what the Great Recession has meant for poverty alleviation and wealth creation, the challenges that this presents for low-income people, and the gap in wealth between low- and high-income households.
  • better understand and address the impact of changes in consumer financial reform, including the criteria to qualify for debt and the impact that has on economic security.
  • connect diverse community leaders, and to provide skills and tools for practitioners in the asset-building field.

What you will learn...

  • Updates on recent consumer finance reforms
  • Communities' successes in building financial capability
  • Information from the country's asset-building experts
  • Innovations from leading service providers
  • Recent and relevant studies from top researchers