IMCA 2015 Annual Conference

Date:
April 26 2015 to April 29 2015
Location:
ARIA Las Vegas
3730 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158
United States
Phone:
+1 (866) 359-7757

The IMCA 2015 Annual Conference comes to Las Vegas in 2015! IMCA’s Annual Conference is the largest gathering of Certified Investment Management Analysts® (CIMA®) and Certified Private Wealth Advisors® (CPWA®) certificants. Take a deep dive in investment and wealth management theory and application by attending this world-class event.

General Session Speakers include:

Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions, and commercial spaceflight. Named one of Popular Mechanics “10 Innovators who Changed the World in 2013” and one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” he is best known for his work as chairman and chief executive officer of the X PRIZE Foundation and as author of the New York Times best-selling book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.

 

Annie Duke

Annie Duke has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker, public speaking, teaching, philanthropy, and parenting. For two decades, she was one of the top poker players in the world, winning several championships during her career. She has shared her knowledge through a series of best-selling poker instruction and theory books, Decide to Play Great Poker and The Middle Zone: Mastering the Most Difficult Hands in Hold’em Poker (both co-authored with John Vorhaus). 

 

Ilian Mihov, PhD

Ilian Mihov was appointed dean of INSEAD on October 1, 2013. Before that, since 2011 he served as INSEAD’s deputy dean for faculty and research responsible for the recruitment of new faculty, as well as for the development of more than 140 professors; he also oversees the PhD program and the research and development committee. He joined the INSEAD economics department in 1996 and has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD, and executive education programs as well as in the Global Leadership Fellows Program of the World Economic Forum. His research is on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy, and economic growth. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, United Kingdom). He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France’s Research Foundation (2002–2010) and of the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank. In 2010/11 and 2011/12 he served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises.

More details coming soon!

 

     

 

 

 

 

General Session
Sun. Apr 26
Mon. Apr 27
Tue. Apr 28
Wed. Apr 29
Pre-Conference Workshops
Sun. Apr 26
Workshops
Tue. Apr 28
Super Sessions
Mon. Apr 27

Peter Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions, and commercial spaceflight. Named one of Popular Mechanics “10 Innovators who Changed the World in 2013” and one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” he is best known for his work as chairman and chief executive officer of the X PRIZE Foundation and as author of the New York Times best-selling book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.

Citing anecdotes from his book and X PRIZE competitions in exploration, life sciences, energy, environment, education, and global development, Mr. Diamandis shares stories of innovations that are changing the way we think, work, and educate future generations. He promotes intelligent risk-taking, maverick thinking, and environments where failure is allowed and celebrated. He reveals how organizations can incentivize breakthroughs for new products and strategies and reinvent their industries. His presentations address technology and how to spur innovation. With the motto: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself,” Mr. Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity and create a world of breakthrough thinkers. He earned a BS in molecular genetics and an MS in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MD from Harvard Medical School. 

Annie Duke has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker, public speaking, teaching, philanthropy, and parenting.

For two decades, she was one of the top poker players in the world, winning several championships during her career. She has shared her knowledge through a series of best-selling poker instruction and theory books, Decide to Play Great Poker and The Middle Zone: Mastering the Most Difficult Hands in Hold’em Poker (both co-authored with John Vorhaus).

Through her academic training in cognitive psychology and her real-world experience at the poker table, Ms. Duke has mastered the art and science of strategic decision making. Marrying her academic studies in cognitive psychology with decision-making lessons gained through her experience at the poker table, Ms. Duke developed a series of inspirational and educational talks on topics such as decision fitness, emotional control, evaluation of feedback, sunk cost, and negotiation tactics, relating decision science concepts to a wide range of real-world situations. She has spoken to the sales forces of Gaylord Resorts and Pandora Radio; executive teams at Tremor Video, CitiBank and Bank of America; and other groups around the country. She is a contributor to The Huffington Post, blogging on decision making and critical thinking skills. She earned a BA in English and psychology from Columbia University and was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study cognitive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ilian Mihov was appointed dean of INSEAD on October 1, 2013. Before that, since 2011 he served as INSEAD’s deputy dean for faculty and research responsible for the recruitment of new faculty, as well as for the development of more than 140 professors; he also oversees the PhD program and the research and development committee. He joined the INSEAD economics department in 1996 and has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD, and executive education programs as well as in the Global Leadership Fellows Program of the World Economic Forum. His research is on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy, and economic growth. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, United Kingdom). He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France’s Research Foundation (2002–2010) and of the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank. In 2010/11 and 2011/12 he served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises.

Professor Mihov’s papers have appeared in many academic journals including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has given interviews for BBC, CNBC Asia, Agence France Press, Dow Jones Newswire, and others. He is a regular keynote speaker, lecturer, and panelist at events organized by the PwC, WEF, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard, Bloomberg, Swiss Re, Alstom, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, and other companies. He earned a PhD from Princeton University and a BS in business administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

The IMCA 2015 Annual Conference takes place at the ARIA Las Vegas Resort & Casino, located at 3730 Las Vegas Blvd within the CityCenter Complex.

IMCA has reserved a block of rooms at ARIA Las Vegas Resort & Casino at the special group rate of $189 single/double per night. A discounted resort fee of $20 per night will also apply.  To make your reservation, click here, or call the hotel at 866.359.7757 and reference the IMCA Annual Conference. This special rate is available through March 27, 2015; however, rooms at this rate are available on a first come, first-served basis. Please note that ARIA requires a deposit equal to a one-night stay when your reservation is made.  It is fully refundable if you cancel your reservation 48 priors to the beginning of your scheduled stay at the hotel.

Booking a room in the IMCA room block is an important way to support the association and ultimately keep overall meeting costs as low as possible. IMCA commits to a block of rooms at these hotels on behalf of conference attendees and has a financial obligation to fill those blocks. Please help us to avoid potential penalties and control costs for future events by staying at one of the official hotels. Staying “within the block” is also more convenient and helps you stay connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at the hotels during the conference. If you are required to reserve a room through your company’s travel department, please forward the booking link to them so that you can reserve a room in IMCA’s room block.

Transportation

Las Vegas is served by McCarran International Airport which is located just 2 miles from ARIA. A taxi from the airport to ARIA is approximately $10 each way.   Shuttle service is also available from a number of providers.  Information about shuttle service from the airport can be found here.

Parking & Directions

ARIA provides complimentary parking in a garage located within the CityCenter complex, accessed off Las Vegas Boulevard.  Complimentary valet service is available at both the main valet, off of Las Vegas Boulevard, as well as the north valet, off of Harmon Avenue.

Click here for a map and driving directions to the hotel.

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Rate1

By March 27, 2015

After March 27, 2015

 

IMCA Members

$895

$995

Register

Join & Go2

$1,040

$1,140

Register

  Pre-Conference Workshop (Member Rate)

$150

$200

Register

Nonmember

$1,345

$1,445

Register

  Pre-Conference Workshop (Nonmember Rate)

$250

$300

Register

Click here to download a hard-copy registration form.

1Both the registration form and payment must be received by March 27, 2015, to be eligible for the early-bird rate.
² Subject to change without notice.

Guest Registration

Guest registration is available for the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening receptions.  Guest registration is available for a spouse, significant other, family member or personal friend, NOT a business associate or anyone else in the financial services industry.  Guest attendees will not earn any continuing education credits.

For more information and to register a guest, contact conferences@imca.org or 303.850.3064.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy
Cancellations for conference registration must be received in writing. The registration fee less $50 cancellation fee will be refunded for cancellations received by April 10, 2015. A 30-percent cancellation fee will be applied for cancellations received between April 11 and April 19, 2015. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after April 20, 2015, or for nonattendance.

To print a receipt of this purchase, log in to "My IMCA" here. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 303.770.3377.

Your attendance at individual sessions will be automatically monitored using RFID technology as you enter each session.  Be sure to wear your conference badge at all times to ensure that you are properly credited for the sessions you attend.  You willnot be able to earn or report CE credits to IMCA, CFP Board of Standards, or other leading certification bodies without this proof of attendance.

CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® Marks – This conference will be accepted by IMCA for twenty (20) hours of continuing education (CE) credit. Additional continuing education credit is available for attending the pre-conference workshops on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (Program subject to change, which may affect the type and total number of hours delivered).

CFP® Certification—Information about approved sessions will be available on the CFP Board website.  IMCA will report your attendance at individual conference sessions to CFP Board on your behalf. Note that you must complete the following steps:

  1. Provide your CFP ID to IMCA. Enter your CFP ID in My IMCA in the "Update my demographics information" section. You also may enter your CFP ID when you register for a conference.
  2. Wear your conference badge at all times so your attendance at individual sessions is recorded using RFID technology.
  3. IMCA will provide information to the CFP Board. The CFP Board will notify you when this occurs.

Please note that IMCA is not able to report to CFP Board on your behalf if we do not have an accurate CFP ID.  Please check your My IMCA account to ensure the information is in our database and is accurate.

NASBA CPE – IMCA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of CE on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (ID 106054). State boards of accountancy have final authority about the acceptance of individual courses. Individuals are responsible for submitting any necessary paperwork and/or fees to their state boards. Upon request, IMCA will provide a certificate of attendance after the conference.

Other certifications/designations - IMCA does not submit programs to state insurance departments and bar associations. Individuals are responsible for submitting any necessary paperwork and/or fees to their state boards. IMCA will provide a certificate of attendance after the conference upon request.

Contact Lara Davies at ldavies@imca.org for exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Date: 
Sunday, April 26, 2015 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The IMCA 2015 Annual Conference comes to Las Vegas in 2015! IMCA’s Annual Conference is the largest gathering of Certified Investment Management Analysts® (CIMA®) and Certified Private Wealth Advisors® (CPWA®) certificants. Take a deep dive in investment and wealth management theory and application by attending this world-class event.

General Session Speakers include:

Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions, and commercial spaceflight. Named one of Popular Mechanics “10 Innovators who Changed the World in 2013” and one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” he is best known for his work as chairman and chief executive officer of the X PRIZE Foundation and as author of the New York Times best-selling book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.

 

Annie Duke

Annie Duke has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker, public speaking, teaching, philanthropy, and parenting. For two decades, she was one of the top poker players in the world, winning several championships during her career. She has shared her knowledge through a series of best-selling poker instruction and theory books, Decide to Play Great Poker and The Middle Zone: Mastering the Most Difficult Hands in Hold’em Poker (both co-authored with John Vorhaus). 

 

Ilian Mihov, PhD

Ilian Mihov was appointed dean of INSEAD on October 1, 2013. Before that, since 2011 he served as INSEAD’s deputy dean for faculty and research responsible for the recruitment of new faculty, as well as for the development of more than 140 professors; he also oversees the PhD program and the research and development committee. He joined the INSEAD economics department in 1996 and has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD, and executive education programs as well as in the Global Leadership Fellows Program of the World Economic Forum. His research is on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy, and economic growth. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, United Kingdom). He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France’s Research Foundation (2002–2010) and of the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank. In 2010/11 and 2011/12 he served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises.

More details coming soon!

 

     

 

 

 

 

Location: 
ARIA Las Vegas
3730 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158
United States
Phone: 
+1 (866) 359-7757