World Investor Week
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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 1-7, 2019, individual investors, investment professionals, teachers, parents, researchers, and other interested individuals - as well as firms, regulators, and organizations - are encouraged to make a special effort to promote investor education and, in particular, World Investor Week's key messages. 

As part of World Investor Week, IOSCO securities regulators and supporters across the globe will provide a variety of activities, including launching investor-focused communications and services, promoting investor education initiatives, organizing workshops and conferences, and conducting local/national campaigns in their own jurisdictions.

The SEC (national coordinator), CFTC, FINRA and supporters are working together with interested government agencies, localities, and organizations to promote World Investor Week and its goals in the United States.

Planned Events and Activities (updated weekly).  For more detailed information about WIW events and activities, contact us at

Tuesday, October 1

Wednesday, October 2

  • Research Conference: The State of Financial Fraud in America – Washington, DC (presentation)
  • 2019 Senior Expo of Santa Barbara: Active Aging Fair for Seniors and Caregivers – Santa Barbara, CA (exhibitor)
  • Association of Latino Professionals for America and Beta Alpha Psi Florida International University Ahead of the Game Accounting and Business Expo, Miami, FL (exhibitor)
  • Basic Investing – Joint Base Andrews (briefing)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Station New York (briefing)
  • St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL (presentation)
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ (presentation)
  • University of Denver Law School, Denver, CO (presentation)
  • Bronx Works Senior Center, Bronx, NY (presentation)
  • Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center, Forest Hills, NY (presentation)
  • Thompson-Markward Hall, Washington, DC (presentation)
  • WISER’s Annual Symposium on Women’s Retirement, Washington, DC (panelist)
  • Massachusetts’s Council on Aging Fall Conference - Danvers, MA (panelist)
  • Financial Readiness Basics – Travis Air Force Base (briefing - morning)
  • Understanding Investing and Avoiding Fraud – Travis Air Force Base (briefing - afternoon)
  • Southwest Miami Senior High School, Miami, FL (presentation)
  • Yellow Ribbon Event for Deploying Servicemembers  - Concord, NH (exhibitor)

Thursday, October 3

  • Roundtable on Combatting Elder Investment Fraud – SEC Headquarters, Washington, DC
  • WIW Twitter chat, 2-3 pm EST
  • Senior Expo – Pennsylvania State University – Brandywine Campus, Media, PA (exhibitor)
  • Women and Investing 101 Workshop – Junior League of Washington, Washington, DC (presentation)
  • Schools of the Future Conference – Honolulu, HI (exhibitor)
  • Women's Law Society, Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL (presentation)
  • Florida International University, Honors College, Miami, Florida (presentation)
  • Basic Investing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (briefing)
  • Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY (presentation)
  • Global Blockchain Summit - Westminster, CO (panelist)
  • Cryptocurrency and Securities Regulation in the Digital Age, Boca Raton, FL (panelist)
  • Stop Scams LA - Los Angelos, CA (exhibitor)

Friday, October 4

  • 58th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference – Los Angeles, CA (speaker and exhibitor)
  • Schools of the Future Conference – Honolulu, HI (exhibitor)
  • Miami Southridge Senior High School, Miami, FL (presentation)
  • Senior Health & Wellness Fair – Cerritos, CA (exhibitor)
  • Miccosukee Leadership Academy, Miami, FL (presentation)
  • 11th Annual Empowering Seniors Expo – Bedford, TX (exhibitor)
  • Coast Guard Station Miami Beach (briefing)
  • San Francisco United School District’s BenefitCon 2019 – James Lick Middle School, San Francisco, CA (workshop)
  • World Investor Week Webinar  - National Futures Association (presentation)

Saturday, October 5

  • 58th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference – Los Angeles, CA (speaker and exhibitor)
  • Annual FUNclusion Event – Mary Collin Community Center, Miami Lakes, FL (presentation)
  • Los Angeles Financial Planning Day – Central Library, Los Angeles, CA (exhibitor)

Sunday, October 6

  • Beacon 50+ Expo – Silver Spring, MD (exhibitor)
  • Iglesia Bautista Poder de Dios - Miami Beach, FL (presentation)

Monday, October 7

  • 12th Annual Financial Literacy Leadership Conference – Arlington, VA (exhibitor and panelist)
  • Second Annual Financial Fair – Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library, Inglewood, CA (exhibitor)
  • Plantation High School – Plantation, FL (presentation)

Tuesday, October 8

  • Investor Roundtable – Silver Spring Library, Silver Spring, MD (presentation)
  • Navy Support Activity – Bethesda, MD (briefing)
  • Financial Readiness Basics – Coast Guard Base Alameda (briefing)
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (presentation)