Navigating as a Newbie
Are you a first-time attendee — or have general questions about the conference? Here are tips and resources for navigating ASPPA2021:
- Make and keep connections! Use the to setup connections and exchange business cards.
- Stay connected with ASPPA! Get involved in the association; stop by the ASPPA booth to learn more!
- Share and discuss the new ideas you learned with your co-workers.
Design Your Conference
- Once you have registered, use the conference agenda to plan your itinerary — follow one of designated the tracks or chart your own course of sessions you wish to attend.
- Identify two sessions that interest you for each time slot, to ensure you have a plan B if a session is full or the topic isn’t what you thought it would be.
- Check out the list of sponsors and exhibitors, before the conference begins, to plan which booths to visit.
Calling all ASPPA Annual ambassadors!
Help first-timers enjoy their ASPPA2021 experience by connecting with them. When you see a newbie, introduce yourself and some of your colleagues. Invite them to sit with you during sessions. This outreach will help them feel at ease and help you expand your professional network and, potentially make great new friends.
Frank Porter, QPA, QKA, Empower Retirement — ASPPA President
Natalie R. E. Wyatt, QKA, QPFC, Innovest — ASPPA President-Elect
Lynn M. Young, MSPA, Pinnacle Plan Design, LLC — Conferences Co-Chair
Margaret A. Younis, CPC, TGPC, Lincoln Financial Group — Conferences Co-Chair
Angie Vadnais, Pension Benefits Unlimited, Inc.
Genelle M. Brakefield, QKA, QPFC, TGPC, Ekon Benefits
Amanda R. Iverson, Pinnacle Plan Design, LLC
Wesley T. Stohler, CPC, QPA, QKA, Associated Benefit Planners, Ltd.
Toni Superneau, QPA, QKA, Retirement Strategies Group, LLC
John T. Webb, QPA, QKA, CPFA, TGPC, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp
Thank you, volunteers!
ASPPA thanks all its volunteers for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the organization this past year! Volunteering provides members with a great opportunity for networking, involvement in the organization, and a closer look at how ASPPA and its efforts directly affect our industry. It is also a pathway to ASPPA leadership positions. Learn how to get involved.
Event Code of Conduct
The American Retirement Association, the umbrella organization for the individual membership organizations: ASPPA, ASEA, NAPA, NTSA and PSCA (collectively the “ARA”), is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants at ARA events. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, service providers and ARA staff members, and all others are expected to abide by this Events Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all ARA events (in-person and virtual), including all meetings and conferences, as well as events sponsored by organizations other than ARA but held in conjunction with ARA events. Read the full Code of Conduct.
The American Retirement Association, the umbrella organization for five affiliate organizations, ASPPA, ASEA, NAPA, NTSA and PSCA (collectively the “ARA”), assigns the highest priority to full compliance with both the letter and the spirit of antitrust laws and it is vital that any ARA meetings be conducted in a manner consistent with this policy. Read the full Antitrust Policy.
The views and opinions expressed by speakers or others who have provided materials to and for this conference are not necessarily those of ASPPA or ARA or its affiliate organizations. ASPPA, ARA, and its affiliate organizations assume no responsibility for, nor endorse, any of the comments, recommendations or materials that are provided.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images
Your registration and attendance at, or participation in, the ASPPA annual conference and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to grant ASPPA permission to use photos taken of you at the event for news, promotion and similar purposes.
Solicitation of business by anyone other than ASPPA exhibitors and sponsors is strictly prohibited. Please report any violations to the registration desk.
Save These Dates
Make plans now to attend future ASPPA Annual conferences at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
- October 23–26, 2022
- October 22–25, 2023
- October 20–23, 2024
- October 19–22, 2025
Please feel free to email the Conferences department.