AFS 2018 Annual Meeting*

October 2-3, 2018 ~ Chicago, IL, USA   |  *Partnering with FPA Annual Conference October 3-5

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Conference Office: or (727) 940-2658 x 2005 (Hours 9a-5p EDT)

AFS Registration

Registration - AFS Member and Presenter Registration - AFS 2018 Annual Meeting*
*If you are a presenter, this is the link you must use, even if you are also attending or presenting at FPA.
  • Important information for all attendees, speakers, and presenters found here:
Cross Attendance

For FPA Members
(Non AFS Members ONLY)

For AFS Members

The AFS Annual Meeting is being held at at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in conjunction with the FPA Annual Conference and overlaps on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

  • For FPA registrants who would like to attend the AFS sessions on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, there is an additional cost:
    Professionals - $299

    Students - $199
  • Registration - Contact the AFS Conference Administrators at (727) 940-2658 x 2005 or (online registration for this promotion is not available).
  • For AFS registrants who would like to attend the FPA sessions on Thursday and Friday, October 4-5, 2018, there is an additional cost:
    Academics / Practitioners - $299
    Students - $125
  • Registration - Contact FPA's member engagement at 1 (800) 322-4237 x 2 (online registration for this promotion is not available).
  • Please book under FPA's block by going to
  • Block cut off date: September 10, 2018
  • Single/Double Occupancy rate is $269 per night plus taxes & fees
  • If booking by phone, be sure to mention that you are attending the 2018 FPA Annual Conference
  • Commercial Sponsors:
    Download the Sponsor Prospectus for details
    Sponsor Registration: HERE
  • University Sponsors:
    Download the University Sponsor Form for details
    University Sponsor Registration: HERE
  • Call the Conference Administrators to discuss at (727) 940-2658 x 2005
Featured Speaker

Luncheon speaker, Tuesday, October 2.

Christine Benz
Director of Personal Finance at Morningstar

Christine holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Russian/East European studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1993, Christine has been an integral part of Morningstar's effort to create and dispense quality financial investment information to Morningstar's clients worldwide. Prior to her current position, she was Director of Mutual Fund Analysis at Morningstar. Christine has also co-authored a number of books touching on personal financial management strategies.

Presenter Info Oral Session Presenters
  • Each presenter will have 25 minutes, including Q&A in a 50-minute session, or 30 minutes, including Q&A in a 60-minute session.
  • The order of the sessions is that "a" is first and "b" is second, which will be made clear when you look at the agenda. 
Poster Session Presenters
  • All posters will be displayed from 4:30-6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 2.
  • Prepare your posters to take advantage of the full space provided to you on a poster board of 40 in high and 60 in long. You can use it horizontally or vertically. There is no template you must follow, but please include the AFS logo on your poster. Download logo HERE.

Executive VP-Program: Janine Scott, Shepherd University

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