2016 Events

American Society on Aging Web Seminars:
"Women and Retirement Security: Challenges and Solutions"

December 9, 2016
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz presented on this webinar along with Jenny Werwa, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association; Jocelyn Wright, The American College State Farm Chair for Women and Financial Services; and Lorraine Geraci, NRMLA Education Committee & VP of Learning and Development at Finance of America Reverse.

Gerontological Society of America's 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting
New Orleans, LA
November 16-20, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on the panel, "Recent Developments in Understanding and Combating Senior Financial Exploitation Session"

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Expert Panel: The State of Retirement
Washington, DC
November 16, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell participated as an expert panel discussant.

The Champions of Retirement Security Awards Luncheon
Hosted by the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI)
Washington, DC
November 15, 2016
WISER Senior Fellow Linda Stone presented on issues impacting women's lifetime income during the luncheon's panel discussion.

National Aging and Law Conference
Washington, DC
October 28, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell will present on the panel, "Recent Developments in Understanding and Combating Senior Financial Exploitation."

Women's Housing & Finance Foundation Forum
Washington, DC
October 27, 2016
WISER, along with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, and the U.S. Treasury discussed the retirement savings crisis for women.

WHYY-FM: "When I'm 65"
Flagship National Public Radio Station serving Philadelphia, PA and the Delaware Valley
Philadelphia, PA
October 26, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell participated in a screening and panel discussion for the documentary, "When I'm 65." Watch the complete documentary which takes a look at how we can re-think retirement in America.

Marin County Commission on Aging
Marin City, CA - Marguerita Johnson Senior Center
October 6, 2016
WISER Senior Fellow, Linda Stone presented a keynote on the topic of "The Impact of Running out of Money: A Look at Retirement Risks for Women."

WISER's 20th Anniversary Forum & Celebration
Improving Retirement Security: Problems & Possibilities

Washington, DC
September 20, 2016
WISER hosted a forum and honored nine individuals with WISER Hero Awards:
AGENDA
2016 WISER Hero Awards Program 
2016 WISER Hero Awardee Bios 
20th Anniversary Press Release 
Speaker bios 

National Adult Protective Services Association's Annual Conference and 7th Annual Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation
Philadelphia, PA
August 29 - September 1, 2016
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz and WISER Senior Fellow Linda Stone presented a workshop, "Your Future Paycheck: What You Need to Know About Social Security, Pensions, Savings, and Investments. WISER was also an exhibitor at the event.

American Association of Service Coordinators' National Conference
Atlanta, GA
August 21-24, 2016
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz and WISER Community Educator Vickie Elisa presented a workshop, "How to Grow Old Without Going Broke: Retirement Risks & Strategies for Increasing Financial Security." WISER was also an exhibitor at the event.

n4a 41st Annual Conference & Tradeshow
San Diego, CA
July 24-28, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell and Maureen Kelly with Thanks Mom and Dad Fund presented on the panel, "The Impact of Running Out of Money: A Look at Retirement Risks for Women." WISER also exhibited during the event.

Pension Protection Act: 10 Years Later
Washington, DC
July 12, 2016
Forum hosted by Financial Services Roundtable, DCIIA, WISER, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Pension Rights Center.

WISER Forum: The Millennial Perspective: An Intergenerational Discussion on Retirement Solutions
Washington, DC
June 28, 2016
Learn more about the event.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans - 2016 Trustees and Administrators Institute
Las Vegas, NV
June 27-29, 2016
WISER Senior Fellow Linda K. Stone presented on a panel, "Case Studies: Retirement Security."

Morningstar's 28th Annual Investment Conference
Chicago, IL
June 13-15, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on the panel, "Retirement Success for Women," along with Mark Miller, columnist for Reuters, Morningstar, and WealthManagement.com. The panel outlined women's financial challenges in retirement and highlight smart strategies for goal-setting and portfolio construction.

Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference
May 11, 2016
Denver, CO
WISER presented on the panel, "Strategies for Educating Consumers About Financing Long Term Care."

Plan Sponsor Council of America's 69th Annual National Conference
May 4, 2016
Nashville, TN
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on the panel, "The Influence of Gender on Retirement Savings."

"Getting Older is Not Optional: How You Deal With It Is!" - Forum hosted by the Howard County Citizens Association, Howard County Office on Aging, and Howard County Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees
Columbia, Maryland
April 16, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented the keynote address.

"Retirement Planning Realities: A Demographic Download" - A Capitol Hill luncheon
Washington, DC
April 13, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on a panel at this event celebrating National Retirement Planning Week.

"Promoting Retirement Security Makes Good Business Sense"
An event co-hosted by the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington DC
April 5, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on the panel, "Increasing Retirement Readiness."

DCIIA's 7th Annual Public Policy Forum
Washington, DC
April 4-6, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell moderated a panel.

American Society on Aging's "Aging in America" Annual Conference
Washington, DC
March 23, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on the panel, "Deciding Which Retirement Strategies and Solutions Work for You." Co-presenters include John Migliaccio, President of Maturity Mark Services Co. and Sandra Timmermann, Business and Aging Strategist

"Helping Women Make History" - Capitol Hill Education Luncheon hosted by Fidelity
Washington, DC - Russell Senate Office Building (SR-385)
March 18, 2016
WISER President CIndy Hounsell presented on the panel. 

A WISER Forum Co-sponsored by Franklin Templeton Investments
Seeking Better Outcomes: Expanding Coverage, Enhancing Portability, Improving Plan Design & Solving Retirement Income Issues

Windows on Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
March 10, 2016
See the complete AGENDA

NIRS Annual Retirement Policy Conference
Director of Programs Lara Hinz presented about WISER's Appalachian Savings Project on the panel "Women's Voices on Retirement."
Watch a recording of the event.
March 1, 2016

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans - 2016 Trustees and Administrators Institute
Orlando, FL
February 15-17, 2016
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz presented on a panel, "Case Studies: Retirement Security".

Financial Planning for Caregivers - webinar
January 21, 2016, 3:00-4:00pm EST
The National Alliance for Caregiving, WISER, and Genworth presented recent research and discuss financial resources for caregivers.
View the archived webinar. (Please note, you will need to enter your name and email to access the webinar.)

Financial Literacy Seminar hosted by MANA de Texas Gulf Coast
Baytown, Texas
January 16, 2016
WISER President Cindy Hounsell was a featured speaker and seminar leader at this event