Financial Protection UW Consumer Issues Conference Theme

September 25, 2012

Major consumer financial protection issues will be covered during the 12th annual Consumer Issues Conference Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 3-5, at the University of Wyoming Union. This year’s theme is “Consumer Financial Protection: Who's in Charge?”

Attendance is free for UW students and employees. Regular registration is $65; the cost for senior citizens and active military members is $55.

Exhibitors and those with academic or project posters are welcome to attend, organizers say.

Conference highlights include a viewing of the movie “Inside Job” followed by a discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Details, registration and the full schedule are at

The conference features speakers on major consumer financial protection issues across three tracks: banking and payment issues, regulatory and legal issues and investing issues.

Keynote speakers are: Richard Alderman, director of the Consumer Law Center, University of Houston; Lori Stiegel, senior attorney, Commission on Law and Aging, American Bar Association; Holly Petraeus, Office of Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Tahira Hira, senior policy adviser to the president, Iowa State University

Conference sponsors include the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming; UW Extension; College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Academic Programs’ Office; President’s Office – UW Foundation; College of Law Dean’s Office; College of Business; Department of Management and Marketing; Department of Economics and Finance; Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; UW Financial Management Association; Wyoming Geriatric Education Center; and the Albany County Tourism Board.

For more information, contact Cole Ehmke at (307) 766-3782 or by email at

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