National Annual Conference

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The Council for Economic Education’s 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is a nationwide meeting of K–12 educators, CEE affiliates from across the country, Federal Reserve partners, and other educators in this field.

  • The conference features a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial literacy geared for elementary, middle and high school levels.
  • Topics include pedagogy and resources, curriculum strategy for schools/school districts, teaching strategies, assessment and research, new programs and best practices.
  • In addition to the workshops, outstanding speakers address current economic and financial topics to enable educators to bring these perspectives back to their classrooms.
  • The conference also features special roundtable sessions led by master teachers to discuss shared issues and successes, and informal opportunities for networking.

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Our 2015 conference was a great success with over 500 educators, industry thought-leaders and partners convening to address the most important issues in financial and economic education. Importantly, 227 K–12 teachers from 38 states attended, many on scholarships provided by CEE. Thank you to the teachers, CEE affiliates, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and all who attended the St. Petersburg conference.

Highlights from the 2015 Annual Conference

According to teachers who attended CEE’s annual conference, 100% would recommend the conference to a friend and 96% are still using information and resources gained at the conference in their classrooms.

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The following typifies the comments we received from teachers following the conference:

“The CEE conference is valuable on so many levels, it provides an opportunity for teachers, like myself, to reflect on their current practice and contribution to the fields of economics, financial literacy, and education. It gives teachers an opportunity to organize collaborative projects and grow partnerships. Teachers who teach economics and financial literacy subjects are usually singletons in the school so collaboration and sharing of best practices usually only occur in this type of setting. I really look forward to next years.”

Maddy Halbach, Academy of Finance Instructor, Applications and Research Laboratory, Howard County, MD

“Thank you to the CEE! They have shown a great commitment to improving the lives of children, through the gift of economic education. Not only do they provide terrific resources for teachers and students alike, but more importantly, they are dedicated to inspiring and connecting people together in this mission. A terrific conference indeed!!!”

Brian Held, Teacher, Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

“The whole experience was incredible and enlightening. How encouraging to witness educators from around the world sharing the common goal for financial literacy and soundness for all our students. I feel confident that what we impart to our classes will create better financial and economical awareness for their futures!”

Susan Vass, Teacher, Our Lady of Calvary, Philadelphia, PA

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