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iiBIG’s 10th Annual Education Finance & Loan Symposium, will take place in Alexandria, VA on May 9-10, 2018.  This event has become known as the only conference of its kind to attract a 360-degree cross-section of all the key players in the education finance/student loan industry. Over 150 attended last year’s event – and early indications are that this year’s conference – like the industry itself – will continue this upward trend.


Interactive, roundtable presentations and discussions, will focus on topics such as:


  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: FSA Next Generation Financial Services
  • Opening Panel: State of the Education Finance and Lending Industry in 2018
  • Valuation and Securitization TrendsFeeding the Beast: How’s the Secondary Market for Student Loans Looking in 2018?
  • Student Loans Collection Trends: Dealing with Distress and Re-financing Issues
  • Loan Servicing Dynamics: Expanding Servicing Options for Federal Student Loans?
  • Student/Parent Consolidation Loans: An Update
  • Online Marketplace Student Loan LendingThe Growing Role of Marketplace Lenders in the Student Loan Market
  • Private Lenders Roundtable: Facilitating Customer Acquisition, Origination and Underwriting of Private Student Loans
  • Investors’ RoundtableAs regulations become more relaxed, more private student loan lenders are entering the market.
  • College and University Roundtable: An Update from Financial Aid Leaders from For-profit and Non-profit Schools
  • There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Legal/Regulatory Outlook for Student Loans at the State & Federal Level
  • The EdTech Revolution: How are EdTech Innovations Changing Higher Education Delivery-Models, and adding Value to the Recruiting Process?


The 10th Annual Education Finance & Loan Symposium will feature over 40 expert speakers and presenters – from both the private and the public sector – along with other key industry participants in the education finance and student loan markets.


Representatives from higher education (including US- and Internationally-based for-profit and non-profit colleges and universities), investors, banks, online marketplace and other alternative lenders, loan servicers, ratings agencies, regulators, attorneys and more will join us again in 2017. More specifically attendees will include:

  • Student Loan Lenders and Providers
  • For- and Not-for-Profit Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Investment Bankers and Capital Market Specialists
  • Cloud-based Online Marketplace Lending Platforms
  • Institutional Investors
  • Asset Backed Securities Professionals
  • Financial Aid Officers
  • Government Regulators
  • Student Aid Representatives
  • Student Aid Administrators
  • Student Loan Servicers
  • Student Loan Investors
  • Asset Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Credit Union Officers
  • Credit Managers
  • Rating Agencies
  • Credit Analysts
  • Corporate Finance Professionals
  • Trustees
  • Attorneys
  • Student Loan Consultants
  • Hedge Fund Investors
  • Corporate Issuers
Registration Rate

This rate applies to for-profit lenders, investment banks, investors, investment consultants, law firms, ratings agencies, accounting firms, and other financial service providers..

Groups of 3 or More:
Register for $1295 per person
(Rates in effect all the time – no deadlines)

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Government /
Academic Rate

This rate applies to Federal, State and Local regulators; and academic financial aid officers, and all others from for-profit or non-profit academic institutions.

Groups of 3 or More:
Register for $695 per person

(Rates in effect all the time – no deadlines)

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Additional discounted registration rates are available OFFLINE for groups of FIVE (5) or more.

For more information, contact:

Hank Woji,
VP Business Development, iiBIG
Phone: 512-692-9839
Email: HankW@iiBIG.com

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*Special Notice regarding Early-Bird Registrations: Registrations must be PAID on or before expiration date of the early-bird discount. To insure lowest rates, it is advised that payment be made to “iiBIG” by credit card simultaneous with online registration. If payment is not received on or before the early-bird deadline, the amount due will be increased to the amount that is applicable on the date that payment is received.

**Special Note regarding Investor Rate: To qualify for the investor rate, registrants must be investors directly employed by buy-side firms investing in securitized products whose principal professional responsibilities include investment analysis, investment decision-making, and/or portfolio management functions. Qualified registrants must also be directly involved in their firm’s investment in securitized products. All registrations are subject to review and approval.


Applications are now being reviewed from executives who wish to contribute as members of our Executive Speaking Faculty. If you have extensive knowledge of education finance/student loans and would like to apply for a position on our speaking faculty please complete our online JOIN OUR FACULTY APPLICATION. Or contact:

Don Buford,
Founder & CEO, iiBIG 
Phone: 212-300-2521
Email: DonB@iibig.com




Conference sponsorship provides an opportunity for companies seeking increased brand awareness and a platform to demonstrate expertise, products, or services. If confirmed early, conference sponsorship may include the opportunity to be represented on the executive speaking faculty. For more information, contact:

Hank Woji,
VP, Business Development, iiBIG 

Phone: 512-692-9839
Email: HankW@iiBIG.com 



Co-branding/marketing opportunities are available for publications, digital and print newsletters, professional associations, or other organizations that provide news and information to the education finance/student loan industry. For more information on these opportunities, please contact:

Marisa Colandrea,
Director, Meeting Planning & Logistics, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2522
Email: MarisaC@iiBIG.com 



Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conferences. Upon request conference attendees will be provided with a “Certificate of Attendance” and a copy of the conference agenda, showing topics, length of sessions, and name(s) and professional affiliation(s) of presenter(s) for each session. Attendees wishing to apply for continuing education credits for attending this conference may submit this documentation to the relevant organization in his/her state when applying for such credits.

International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.