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DCIIA Public Policy Forum
April 11-12, 2019
Washington, DC

The Public Policy Forum brings together industry leaders with policy makers and other thought leaders to discuss ways to improve the retirement security of American workers through the retirement savings system.  This year we're celebrating our 10th anniversary of the Forum!

Some of the Forum topics and speakers include:

View from the Hill
• Kara Getz, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means
• Kendra Isaacson, Senate HELP
Moderator: Melissa Kahn, State Street Global Advisors

Agency Staff Perspectives
• Roberta Ufford, Securities and Exchange Commission
Moderator: Michael Kreps, Groom Law

Litigation Review
• Nancy Ross, Mayer Brown

Industry Takeaways I
• Marla Kreindler, Morgan Lewis 
• Michele Varnhagen, AARP
Moderator: Joan McDonagh, Empower Retirement

Highlights from DCIIA’s Committees
• Global: Lee Freitag, Northern Trust
• Investment Policy & Design: Eileen Kwei, Artisan Partners
• Plan Design & Administration: Rob Austin, Alight
• Public Policy: David Levine, Groom Law
• Retirement Income: Neil Lloyd, Mercer
Moderator: Marianne Sullivan, DCIIA

Making Progress on Diversity & Inclusion
• Paul Francisco, State Street
• Jonathan McBride, BlackRock
Moderator: Peg Knox, DCIIA

State Case Study: CalSavers
• David Morse, K&L Gates
• Katie Selenski, CalSavers
Moderator: Lisa Massena, Ascensus

Federal versus State Initiatives, a Philosophical Debate Realized
• Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Economic Policy Institute
• Micah Hauptman, Consumer Federation of America
• Aliya Robinson, ERISA Industry Committee
Moderator: Lew Minsky, DCIIA

The Current Political Climate: An Insider's Perspective
• Mike Shields, Convergence Media

Industry Takeaways II
• Pete Swisher, Pentegra
• Toni Brown, Capital Group
Moderator: Joan McDonagh, Empower Retirement

For your travel planning purposes, please plan to arrive by 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 11th. The Forum will conclude on Friday, April 12th at 1:00 pm.

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.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

2019 Public Policy Forum
April 11-12 - Washington, DC
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Forum Location

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

1330 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024