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World Investor Week is a global campaign promoted by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection. During October 5-11, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (national coordinator), Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, National Futures Association, and supporters are working together with interested government agencies, localities, and organizations to promote World Investor Week and its goals in the United States.

For information about participating in World Investor Week events and activities, review the information below or contact us at WIW@sec.gov.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

  • Saving and Investing for Students, Florida International University Honors College, Miami, Florida (guest speaker Commissioner Peirce) (1–2 pm EDT)
  • Saving and Investing for Students, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

  • Saving and Investing for Students, Florida International University, Alpha Bet Psi, Honorary Accounting Group, Miami, Florida (6–7 pm EDT)
  • Empowering Seniors 2020, Fort Worth, TX

Monday, October 5th

  • The Senior Zone – WYCB, 1340AM Radio Program World Investor Week Discussion (10-10:30 am EST)
  • Military Saving and Investing, Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, TX
  • Investor Education for Cassata High School Community, Fort Worth, TX
  • Silver Spring, MD Library Event (virtual) (7-8:30 PM EST)

Tuesday, October 6th

  • TSP/SEC Retirement Program, “What to Think About When Nearing Retirement or Considering Leaving the Government” (2-3:00 pm EDT)
  • How to Spot Investment Fraud (4 pm EDT -- virtual event hosted by Youth Business Alliance with SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office (LARO)).
  • How to Spot Financial Fraud (4-5:00 pm EDT). This virtual event features speakers from the SEC’s Philadelphia Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission, FBI, and U.S. Attorney’s Office. 
    • Join event by visiting SEC.gov on Oct. 6 just prior to event and clicking the event link
  • Avoiding Financial Scams for the Faith Community (6-7:00 pm EDT). This virtual event features speakers from the SEC’s Atlanta Regional Office (ARO), Alabama Securities Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 
  • Saving and Investing for High School Students (virtual event hosted by Youth Business Alliance with SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office (LARO)).
  • Saving and Investing for Students, Plantation High School, Plantation, Florida (8:30–10 am EDT)
  • Florida State University College of Law presentation to Cuban American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association Student Divisions, Tallahassee, Florida (5:30–6:30 pm. EDT)
  • Targeting Investment Fraud, Nevada. This virtual training for law enforcement is offered by the FINRA Foundation and the National White Collar Crime Center, and includes special guests from the SEC and the Nevada Securities Division
  • Military Saving and Investing, Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, TX
  • Military Saving and Investing, Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC

Wednesday, October 7th

  • Avoiding Financial Scams For Educators and Veterans (5-6 pm EDT). This virtual event features speakers from ARO, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Tennessee Deparment of Commerce and Insurance, Securities Division, and University of Tennessee.
  • Retirement Training, Smart Investing Strategies, and Fraud Prevention for Federal Employees and the Military (virtual event with LARO, Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board, and Thrift Savings Plan)
  • Saving and Investing for Students, University of Miami Business School, Coral Gables, Florida (6:30–7:30 pm EDT)
  • Protecting Your Finances: A Tele Town Hall with AARP New York. FINRA and the CFTC will join the AARP Fraud Watch Network to talk to New Yorkers about how to protect their finances in the current environment.
  • Joint Twitter chat at 1 p.m. EDT with SEC, CFTC, FINRA and NFA on protecting your money and planning for life’s unexpected challenges. Join the conversation using hashtag #WIWchat.

Thursday, October 8th

  • Avoiding Financial Scams for Seniors (10-11 am EDT). This virtual event features speakers from ARO, Federal Trade Commission, South Carolina Office of the Attorney General, Securities Division, and AARP South Carolina.
  • Army JAG School Briefing for Newly Minted JAG Lieutenants (virtual), Charlottesville, VA
  • Junior League of Washington, DC (7-8:00 pm EDT)

Friday, October 9th

  • George Mason University Honors Business Class Presentation (virtual) (12-1:00 pm EDT)
  • What’s in Your Retirement Portfolio? (virtual event with LARO, Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board, Thrift Savings Plan, and Social Security Administration)
  • Saving and Investing for Students, Florida International University, Honors College, Miami, Florida (1–2 pm EDT)
  • Saving and Investing: Military Financial Readiness, Naval Support Activity, NSAPC, Panama City, Florida (7-9 pm EDT)
  • Fraud and the Elderly Presentation in conjunction with Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services, Division, Area Agency on Aging of Broward County, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. and other older retired community advocates, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (2–3:30 pm EDT)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

  • Moolah Palooza Virtual Educator Fest, Edinburg, TX

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

  • Saving and Investing for Students (virtual), Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Make Smart Investing Decisions (virtual), New York Public Library, New York, NY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

  • What’s in Your Retirement Portfolio? (virtual event with LARO, Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board, Thrift Savings Plan, and Social Security Administration)
  • Saving and Investing, University of Miami, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Coral Gables, Florida (12-1 pm EDT)
  • Virtual Financial Education For Women (7:00-8:30 pm), Davis Library, Montgomery County, MD

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

  • Protect Yourself From Investment Scams (virtual event hosted by Los Angeles Public Library’s Financial Planning Week)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

  • Miltary Saving and Investing, Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, TX

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

  • Protect Yourself From Investment Scams (virtual event hosted by AARP-California)