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Academic Forum

DCIIA's Annual Academic Forum

November 20-21, 2019

New York City

The DCIIA Academic Forum is an annual day-long event that brings together leading academics, innovative plan sponsors, and industry practitioners to share insights about how to improve retirement outcomes for America's workers.

Our preliminary agenda:


  • Plan Sponsor Meeting (11:00 am - 2:00 pm) hosted by American Express
    Hear from your peers about new and innovative defined contribution solutions at this plan sponsor-only event
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Research, Data, and Real-World Insights (2:30 pm - 4:45 pm) hosted by BNY Mellon
    Learn more about diversity and inclusion at this event co-hosted by DCIIA and Women in Pensions Network (WiPN). Click here to learn more about our speakers.
    Important note: Please be sure to register for this event if you plan to attend as it is separate from the Academic Forum registration.
  • Opening Reception (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm) hosted by Goldman Sachs
    Connect with old friends and meet new ones at our opening reception followed by small group dinners at area restaurants 


  • Academic Forum (9:30 am - 4:30 pm) hosted by Goldman Sachs
    Refresh your perspective on the retirement industry in this one-day master class conducted by leading academics and researchers from around the country
  • Closing Reception (4:30 pm - 5:30 pm) hosted by Goldman Sachs
    Discuss what you've learned over drinks before wrapping up for the day

Click here to learn more about our event speakers.

We'd like to thank our generous member hosts American Express, BNY Mellon and Goldman Sachs.

DCIIA members, please check with your DCIIA Board Member representative before registering for a Forum event.  You may access the Board Member representative list here.

Plan sponsors are welcome to register and join any DCIIA event without a registration fee.  Please contact us for registration information and for an invitation to plan sponsor only events at the Forum.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

November 20-21, 2019
New York City
Register Now!