SOURCE: College for Financial Planning

College for Financial Planning

December 10, 2012 06:00 ET

College for Financial Planning National Conference to Focus on Diversity

Renowned National Speakers and Code of Ethics Presentation Highlight May Event

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO--(Marketwire - Dec 10, 2012) - The College for Financial Planning, the nation's premier provider of financial education and originator of the CFP Certification Professional Education Program, announces its 2013 National Conference, Diversity in Financial Planning.

The event will take place May 6-7, 2013, at the Paris Las Vegas Resort in Las Vegas, NV. For a limited time, attendees can register for just $450 per person. A special lodging rate is also available from the resort.

"This year's conference promises to be especially valuable for anyone looking to stay on top of the latest financial trends and earn up to 16 hours of continuing education credit," said John Sears, president of the College. "We have an exceptional lineup of speakers on a wealth of topics that will all be presented in a learning-focused environment. Our 2012 conference was a huge success and we hope to build upon that in 2013."

A variety of presentation topics and working sessions will allow conference attendees to earn up to 16 hours of continuing education (CE) credits over the course of the two-day conference.

The College's 2013 National Conference will focus upon the increasing role of diversity in the financial planning world. Session topics include financial planning for the Hispanic population, same-sex couples and financial planning across generations, and uncovering wealth in a client's executive compensation plan. The conference will also feature a CFP Board Code of Ethics presentation, which is a requirement for those who hold the CFP® certification. A regularly updated list of speakers and sessions is available on the College's website,

The nationally renowned speakers and authors who will lead the sessions are known to provide lively, thought-provoking discussions while delivering useful tips and action items attendees can implement immediately in their own practices.

Speakers include author and minority expert Louis Barajas, CFP®; medical-doctor-turned-financial-planner Carolyn McClanahan, MD, CFP®; multi-generational expert Amy Lynch; Gregory Cappelli, CEO of Apollo Group and Chairman of Apollo Global; and tax law expert and Ameriprise Financial VP Craig Brimhall.

"No other conference offers such a great place for financial planners and alumni to learn valuable new insights, network with one another, and earn continuing education credits," said Sears.

For more information about the College's 2013 National Conference or to register, visit

About the College for Financial Planning
Founded in 1972, the College for Financial Planning provides accessible and flexible degree, non-degree, and continuing professional education programs to students nationwide. Shortly after its founding, the College introduced the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, which has evolved into the world's most recognized and respected financial planning credential, with more than 60,000 professionals in the U.S. having earned the designation.

In addition to its CFP Certification Professional Education Program, the College offers a Master of Science degree program that provides more in-depth knowledge of the financial industry. Professional designation programs are also available, with specializations from asset management to retirement planning. The College for Financial Planning is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. More than 130,000 students have graduated from the College's programs. For more information, visit

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