Come hear the experts from the government agencies navigate the world of financial regulation and consumer protection so that you can better help your constituents and be a more informed consumer and investor.
Friday, June 21, 2019- 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Computers have brought in a dynamic access to data and information. In the finance world, there are 10+ financial agencies and federal watchdog groups committed to protecting consumers in the fast-moving realm of financial technology, also known as Fintech. Consumers today have ever greater options to store, share, and spend money with the aid of new technologies entering the market at breakneck speed. These emerging financial technologies can empower consumers by providing greater financial choices and unprecedented convenience. At the same time, companies offering these exciting new products must keep in mind important consumer protection principles as they continue to innovate for consumer’s benefit.
Based in Washington, D.C. each regulator does something unique in service to public officials and other American citizens. Who are these agencies? What do they do? What output do they generate that will be of interest and use to patrons of business, economic , policy, and government librarians? This output is in the public domain and available to be used in the financial technology (FinTech) world.
This Pre-Conference will take representatives from the three natural group of agencies and have a librarian lead a discussion that will focus on:
- who do they regulate?
- What role do they have in protecting citizens?
- What do you wish people understood about your agency?
- How do you work with libraries?
- What resources do you make available for free and for a fee?
Don’t miss an opportunity to hear directly from representatives!
Add this preconference when you register for the ALA Annual Conference at https://2019.alaannual.org/registration/register-now. If you have already registered, use the dashboard link on your registration confirmation email to add this preconference.