Join DCIIA and the SPARK Institute for Our
2020 Public Policy Forum

Update on April Events

In light of recent guidance from the CDC and our ongoing discussions regarding spring events, we are postponing the DCIIA/SPARK Public Policy Forum and Diversity & Inclusion Awards dinner that were scheduled for April 29-30, 2020, in Washington, DC.

We are in ongoing conversations with SPARK as we look at ways to combine topics and events with the DCIIA/SPARK Global Forum June 23-24. Those who are currently registered for the April events will be updated when we have additional details, and we will continue to share news and updates with all members as things unfold. Thank you for your flexibility, understanding, and support in these challenging times. Please contact us on with any questions.

Public Policy Forum
June 23-24, 2020 | Washington, DC

To learn, share ideas and engage on important issues, consider attending this summer’s first-ever joint public policy conference, co-hosted by DCIIA and SPARK Institute. The conference will examine critical trends in domestic and global defined contribution workplace investment plans, with a view to evolving best practices. Featured conferees include elected government officials, policy experts, academics and practitioners from across the spectrum of recordkeeping, asset management, personal wealth management and financial technologies.

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Visit the SPARK website for more information on attending or sponsoring the event, speakers, hotel information, and more!

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Founded in 2010, the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) is a non-profit association dedicated to enhancing the retirement security of America’s workers. To do this, DCIIA fosters a dialogue among the leaders of the defined contribution community who are passionate about improving defined contribution outcomes. DCIIA’s diverse group of members include investment managers, consultants and advisors, law firms, record keepers, insurance companies, plan sponsors and other thought leaders who are collectively committed to the best interests of plan participants. For more information, visit:

About the SPARK Institute

The SPARK Institute represents the interests of a broad-based cross section of retirement plan service providers and investment managers, including members that are banks, mutual fund companies, insurance companies, third-party administrators, trade clearing firms, and benefits consultants. Through the combined expertise of its member companies, the Institute provides research, education, testimony, and comments on pending legislative and regulatory issues to members of Congress and relevant government agency officials. Collectively, its members serve approximately 100 million participants in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans. For more information, visit: