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Education Finance & Loan Symposium

MAY 15-16, 2023

Hilton Crystal City,
Washington, DC

Detailed Agenda

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7:00AM – 11:00AM
Exhibition Set-up 
(In Exhibit Hall)

11:00AM – 12:00PM
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
(in Exhibit Hall)

Welcome to Alexandria: Introductions

Opening Panel: State of the Public & Private Education Finance and Student Lending Industry in 2023 & Beyond

Education Finance Thought Leaders address key issues from ’30 thousand feet:
  • How will new legislative and regulatory changes affect the Student Loan business?
  • What are the implications if/when Student Loan repayment deferrals are lifted?
  • If the Supreme Court strikes down Loan Forgiveness by Executive Order, what’s next?
  • How are States coordinating with the Federal Government regarding Student Financial Aid Policies?

Higher Education Regulatory Roundtable

  • Legal/Regulatory Outlook for Student Loans at the State & Federal Level in 2023 and beyond.
  • How will the regulatory environment change if/when the Student Loan Repayment Freeze is Lifted?
  • What is the Likelihood of new Legislation & Regulations regarding Student Loan Policies?

PM Networking Break

Student Loan Forgiveness Roundtable

  • What are the ramifications and unintended consequences of the Administration’s Loan Forgiveness Policy?
  • How does Student Loan Forgiveness affect the overall economy for better or worse?
  • If the courts disallow the Administration’s forgiveness policy, what’s next?

Valuation & Securitization of Student Loans

  • How is the Secondary Market for Student Loans Shaping up in 2023 and beyond?
  • Where are valuations on Student Loan portfolios headed in 2023 and beyond?
  • What does the expected surge in refinancing deals mean for the secondary pipeline?
  • How has the SLABS market been affected by the Freeze on Student Loan Repayments?
  • What is expected in terms of Student Loan Bond Deals in 2023 & beyond?

Evening Networking Reception


Day Two Registration Continental Breakfast and Networking (in Exhibit Hall)


Student Loan Refinancing & Originations Roundtable

  • With repayment deferrals coming to an end, will lenders specializing in refinancing grow market share?
  • Will Lenders who have focused on originating new loans adjust their business models to begin offering more refinancing options?
  • How are private student lenders leveraging third-party tools and services to make the lending process more cost-efficient?
  • In general, what does the Private Student Originations & Refinancing landscape look like over the next 12 months, and beyond?

Student Loan Servicing Roundtable

  • What are the latest developments in the servicing of Private & Federal Student Loans?
  • How has the Federal Loan Repayment Freeze affected the Servicing Industry? 
  • Will there be a surge in activity related to loan servicing when the covid era pause in re-payments ends?

Luncheon for Conference Participants

Student Loan Collections Roundtable: Dealing with Distressed & Delinquent Student Loan Accounts

  • After almost three years, the moratorium on student loan repayments is expected to be lifted in 2023.
  • With high mobility and changing economic conditions — particularly among holders of student loan debt – will there be a surge in third party collection activity?
  • How will the CFPB and other Biden-era regulators affect private and public student loan collections?

Innovations in Student Loan Repayment Plans

  • From Income-based repayment products to Employer Re-payment Plans, how are private lenders innovating repayment plans to address the ever-increasing burden of Student Loan Debt?
  • What can (or will) Congress do to make these plans tax-exempt?
  • How can repayment plans be structured for the benefit of lower-income students?

College and University Financial Aid Roundtable

  • An Update from Higher Education Financial Aid Leaders
  • How has the job of Financial Aid administrators changed due to and during the pandemic?
  • What is the financial aid outlook for the next 24 to 48 months as the country returns to a post-covid “normal?”

Conference Concludes
An iiBIG Thanks to our Executive Faculties, Attendees & Sponsors for over 13-years of Thought Leadership in the Education Finance & Student Loan Sectors


Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conference attendees. 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.

CE Credits
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