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Applications are now being reviewed from executives who wish to become members of our Executive Speaking Faculty. To apply to become a member of the speaking faculty, and to indicate agenda topics of interest, please complete our online JOIN OUR FACULTY application or contact:

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

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020 

7:00 – 11:00am

Exhibition Set-up (In Exhibit Hall)

11:00 – 12:00pm

Registration, Refreshments and Networking (in Exhibit Hall)


Welcome to Alexandria: Introductions


Keynote Address


Opening Panel: State of the Education Finance and Student Lending Industry in 2020s

  • How will new court cases and regulatory changes affect YOU?
  • Will Student Loan Forgiveness Policies be Revolutionary or Realistic in 2020?
  • Are new private/for-profit players entering this market? Why or why not?
  • How are States coordinating with the Federal Government regarding Student Financial Aid Policies?


PM Networking Break


Valuation and Securitization Trends

  • How’s the Secondary Market for Student Loans Looking in 2020 and beyond?


Private Lenders Roundtable: Facilitating Customer Acquisition, Origination and Underwriting of Private Student Loans.

  • What does the Private Student Loan landscape look like over the next 12 months, and beyond?


Evening Networking Reception

TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020 


Day Two Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking(In Exhibition area)


Online Marketplace Student Loan Lending: 
A discussion of the Growing Role of Marketplace Lenders in the Student Loan Market


Loan Servicing Dynamics: Expanding Servicing Options for Federal Student Loans

  • What are the latest developments in the servicing of student loans?
  • How is the DOE’s ‘NextGen Financial Services Environment’ initiative affecting Student Loan Servicing?


AM Networking Break


Higher Education Regulatory Roundtable
Legal/Regulatory Outlook for Student Loans at the State & Federal Level in 2020 and beyond



College and University Roundtable

  • An Update from Higher Education Financial Aid Leaders from For-profit and Non-profit Higher Education Colleges, Universities & Community Colleges. 
  • How has the job of Financial Aid administrators changed in the last year and what is the outlook for the next two (2) to five (5) years?


Luncheon for Conference Participants


Student Loans Collection Trends: Dealing with Distress and Re-financing Issues 


Student/Parent Consolidation Loans: An Update


The EdTech Revolution

  • How are EdTech Innovations Changing Higher Education Delivery-Models, and adding Value to the Recruiting Process?


Conference Concludes
An iiBIG Thanks to our Executive Faculties, Attendees & Sponsors for 12-years of Thought Leadership
in the Education Finance & Student Loan Sectors