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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

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020 

7:00 – 11:00am

Exhibition Set-up (In Exhibit Hall)

11:00 – 12:00pm

Registration, Refreshments and Networking (in Exhibit Hall)


Welcome to Washington DC: Introductions


Keynote Address


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

  • How will new court cases and regulatory changes affect YOU?
  • Will New 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 Co-sponsored by:


Valuation and Securitization Trends

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


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

  • What is the status of online Marketplace Lending, and partnerships and JVs with Traditional Lenders?
  • What does the Private Student Loan landscape look like over the next 12 months, and beyond?


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?


Evening Networking Reception

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020 


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


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

  • What is the Likelihood of new Regulations regarding Student Loan Forgiveness Policies?


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


AM Networking Break


Student Loans Collection Trends

With Defaults at an all-time high, how is the Collections Process Dealing with Distress and Re-financing Issues


Luncheon for Conference Participants


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?


Innovations in Student Loan Repayment Plans

  • From Income-based repayment products, to Employer Re-payment Plans, how are private lenders addressing the ever-increasing burden of Student Loan Debt? 
  • What is the status of pending legislation in Congress to make these plans tax-exempt?


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