2019

Conference Program (.pdf)
Full Program
Presidential Address (slides)
Presidential Address (video)

All conference events took place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel.

Program Chair

Gordon Phillips, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Keynote Speakers

Amit Seru, Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance, Stanford University
Lubos Pastor, Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Sponsors and Exhibitors

American Association of Individual Investors (AAII); Geoffrey A. Hirt, Ph.D.; the Quarterly Journal of Finance; Tippie College of Business (The University of Iowa); Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) (University of Pennsylvania); World Scientific; CRSP (Booth School of Business – University of Chicago); StockTrak.com; Tuck Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP); Palgrave Macmillan, S&P Global Market Intelligence


2018

March 1-3, San Antonio
Conference Program
Presidential Address
Outstanding Paper Awards

Keynote Speakers (view bios)

Jeff Korcheck, Sony Pictures Animation (James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address)
Gikas Hardouvelis, Former Greek Finance Minister
Kose John, New York University
David Scharfstein, Harvard University

Sponsors and Exhibitors

AAII (American Association of Individual Investors); Geoffrey A. Hirt, Ph.D.; the Quarterly Journal of Finance; Sy Syms School of Business (Yeshiva University); Tippie College of Business (The University of Iowa); Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) (University of Pennsylvania); World Scientific Publishing Company; CRSP (Booth School of Business – University of Chicago); equitysym; Hewlett-Packard; StockTrak.com.


2017

March 1-4, Chicago
Conference Program
Outstanding Paper Awards

Keynote Speakers (view bios)

Todd Pulvino, Founding Principal, CNH Partners, LLC (James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address)
Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Mitchell Petersen, Glen Vasel Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Loyola University Chicago-Quinlan School of Business, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, The Quarterly Journal of Finance, Professor Geoffrey Hirt – Paul Van Arsdell Award in Corporate Finance, AAII (American Association of Individual Investors), DePaul Center for Financial Services, Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), World Scientific Publishing Company, Bloomberg for Education, Bureau Van Dijk, CBOE Options Institute, CRSP, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), S&P Global Market Intelligence, thinkorswim Division of TD AMERITRADE, Inc.


2016

March 2-5, Atlanta
Conference Program
Outstanding Paper Awards
Programs Track Chairs and Review Committee

Keynote Speakers

Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Arno A. Rayner Chair in Finance and Management, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Gerald Garvey, Managing Director, BlackRock, Inc. (James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address)

Sponsors and Exhibitors

CFA Institute, The Quarterly Journal of Finance, Professor Geoffrey Hirt – Paul Van Arsdell Award in Corporate Finance, AAII (American Association of Individual Investors), World Scientific Publishing Company, University of Toronto, Bloomberg Institute, CRSP, Conley Smith ePublishing LLC, Equities Lab LLC, StockTrak, S&P Capital IQ and SNL, thinkorswim Division of TD AMERITRADE, Inc.


2015

March 4-7, Chicago
Conference Program
Outstanding Paper Awards

Keynote Speakers

Randall Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Andrew Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance, MIT
Patrick S. McGurn, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS)
James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business, CFA Institute, The Quarterly Journal of Finance, Professor Geoffrey Hirt – Paul Van Arsdell Award in Corporate Finance, AAII (American Association of Individual Investors), DePaul Center for Financial Services, World Scientific Publishing Company, CAIA Association, CRSP, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), StockTrak, Oxford University Press.


2014

March 5-8, Orlando
Conference Program
Outstanding Paper Awards

Featured Speakers (view bios)

Jay Ritter, Joseph Cordell Eminent Scholar in the Department of Finance, University of Florida
David Longworth, Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada and John Weatheral Distinguished Fellow, Queen’s University (James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address)
Jeffrey Wurgler, Nomura Professor of Finance, New York University
Andrew Karolyi, Alumni Professor in Asset Management, Cornell University

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Midwest Finance Education Foundation, Nasdaq/OMX Education Foundation, Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, CFA Institute, The Quarterly Journal of Finance, Professor Geoffrey Hirt – Paul Van Arsdell Award in Corporate Finance, AAII (American Association of Individual Investors), World Scientific Publishing Company, CRSP, S&P Capital IQ, StockTrak.


2013

March 13-16, Chicago, Illinois
Conference Program

Keynote Speakers

Robert L. McDonald, Erwin P. Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Martin Fridson, FridsonVision LLC (James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address) – View presentation slides


2012

February 22-25, New Orleans
Conference Program

Keynote Speakers

Wayne Ferson, Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Chair of Banking and Finance, University of Southern California
Anat Admati, George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford University – View presentation slides
Rene Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, Ohio State University – View presentation slides
Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania – View presentation slides
Nicolas R. Perkin, Co-Founder and President, The Receivables Exchange (James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address)


2011

March 2-5, Chicago

Keynote Speakers

Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreunership and Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Maureen O’Hara, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University
Robert C. Merton, Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT
Scot Warren, Managing Director, Equity Index Products, CME Group (James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address)


2010

February 24-27, Las Vegas

Keynote Speakers

Josef Zechner, Professor of Finance, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Richard Roll, Japan Alumni Chair in International Finance, University of California at Los Angeles
Laura Starks, Charles E. and Sarah M. Seay Regents Chair in Finance, University of Texas at Austin
Mark A. Lipparelli, Member, Nevada Gaming Control Board (James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address)


2009

March 4-7, Chicago, Illinois

Keynote Speakers

John McConnell, Emanuel T. Weiler Distinguished Professor of Management, Purdue University
Stephen Ross, Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics, MIT
Jonathan Karpoff, Norman J. Metcalfe Endowed Professor in Finance, University of Washington
Terry Duffy, Chairman, CME Group (James A. Gentry Distinguished Financial Executive State of the Industry Address)