April 12, 2017 // 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago celebrate their 11-year partnership co-hosting the Financial Literacy Summit. The 2017 program focuses on bridging gaps and overcoming barriers to universal financial education. The Summit will explore global challenges, including the gender gap and harnessing innovation in technology to improve financial education. The event convenes senior international financial education experts from governments, the financial services industry, NGOs, the news media and academia.
8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:05 a.m. – 8:09 a.m.
8:10 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Panel One Discussion // 8:17 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Access to financial education resources vary greatly globally. Governments and NGOs experience unique challenges in providing equal access as well as quality tools and programming to all ages, genders and income levels. The discussion will offer panelists the opportunity to analyze best practices and forward-looking policy regarding the issue of expanding equal access globally.
Program Showcase // 9:02 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
The centerpiece of the Federal Reserve Bank's financial education public awareness campaign is its Money Smart Week program, created in 2002. This discussion features an in depth look at a highly successful national program. Each year, Money Smart Week hosts a competition and honors a student for their personal finance essay. This portion of the program will include the announcement of the 2017 Money Smart Week winner.
Panel Two Discussion // 9:21 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Studies show that despite the strides women have made in education and the workplace, they continue to lag behind men when it comes to financial literacy. The discussion will offer panelists the opportunity to analyze why women in some nations in the survey displayed lower levels of financial literacy than men.
10:06 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Panel Three Discussion // 10:32 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Innovative resources and tools are changing the landscape of how individuals of all ages are receiving personal finance education. Panelists will discuss the need for delivering engaging teaching resources that are accessible and will help improve the financial health of the global citizenship.
Panel Four Discussion // 11:17 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Technology is poised to disrupt education as we know it. Cloud computing, wireless broadband, mobile devices and applications, and new teaching methods hold the promise to create educational experiences that are flexible, customizable and more relevant to the realities of students within and outside of the formal classroom. Learning will become more immersive and accessible. In this session, we join a diverse panel of experts at the forefront of education as they explore how new innovations and partnerships can move financial literacy into mainstream education.
12:01 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.