Updated: September 2018

National Consumer Empowerment Conference (2016)

7th Annual National Consumer Empowerment Conference

Consumer Action's 7th Annual National Consumer Empowerment Conference will be held on Nov. 16-17 near Chicago. The annual conference takes community outreach and consumer literacy training to the next level by providing our most effective community group partners—from cooperative extension offices and social service agencies to veterans advocates and credit and housing counselors—with the rare opportunity to learn from some of the country's top community educators and subject matter experts and to network with other adult consumer literacy education providers. During this two-day event, educators, consumer advocates, regulatory and industry representatives and other key stakeholders address critical consumer issues and share best practices in community-based consumer education and empowerment.

Click here to download the 2016 conference program (updated on 11/21/2016).

2016 conference sponsors

Capital One logoTracfone logo
Leadership Circle:

Bank of America logo

1800 Contacts logoCiti logo

Comcast logoFICO logo

Microsoft logo


Enterprise Rent-A-Car logo

American Express logoVISA logo

Walmart logo

Dezenhall Resources Ltd.

Conference highlights

The conference agenda consists of presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions. The 2016 agenda includes:

  • Targeting LMI Communities with Investor Education: Don Blandin, Investor Protection Trust
  • Tools to Prevent Financial Crimes and Consumer Scams: Laura Cook, National Center for Victims of Crime, and Emma Fletcher, BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust
  • Detecting the Latest Predatory Home Loans: Marilyn Mullane, Michigan Legal Services, and Ted Phillips, United Community Housing Coalition
  • CFPB Takes Action: Investigations and legal actions on behalf of consumers: Karen Meyers, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Conference details

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois 60018. There will be a pre-conference reception on Nov. 15. Conference attendance is by invitation only.

For more details regarding the National Consumer Empowerment Conference or to become a network partner, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (800-999-7981, ext. 750).

Become a sponsor

Because many of the non-profits that we support with free materials and training operate on a shoestring, Consumer Action does not charge participants to attend the conference. In addition, we provide travel stipends to cover much of participants' travel expenses. Our sponsorship levels include:

  • Underwriter ($15,000): provides the opportunity to make conference welcoming remarks; includes special recognition from the podium, acknowledgement on all materials, a full-page ad in the conference program and logo display on the conference webpage
  • Leadership Circle ($10,000): provides the opportunity to make welcoming remarks at the reception; includes acknowledgement on all materials, a half-page ad in the conference program and special recognition on the conference webpage
  • Benefactor ($5,000): includes acknowledgement on all materials, a quarter-page ad in the conference program and listing on the conference webpage
  • Sponsor ($2,500): includes acknowledgement on all materials and listing on the conference webpage

Of course, we welcome and appreciate contributions at any level. All donors will be listed in the printed and online conference program.

Consumer Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit education organization. All contributions are tax-deductible charitable donations.

To make a donation or to learn more about donor opportunities, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call him at 415-777-9648, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call her at 202-544-3088. If you prefer, you can mail a check payable to Consumer Action to 1170 Market Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102. (Please indicate that your donation is in support of the National Consumer Empowerment Conference.)



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