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2020 Cherry Blossom Financial Education Institute Postponed

Due to the developing Covid-19 situation and growing health concerns, we have decided to postpone April’s Cherry Blossom Financial Education Institute to a later date. We are now tentatively planning to host the Institute on October 15-16, 2020 in Washington, DC.

We will update this webpage with new information as it is available.

This is the fifth year that the National Endowment for Financial Education is generously sponsoring the event.


Policymaker Keynote Speaker – Professor Claudia M. Buch

Claudia M. Buch, the Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, will offer the policymaker keynote address this April.

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Academic Keynote Speaker: Professor Jill E. Fisch

Jill E. Fisch, the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, to offer the academic keynote address this April.

She will speak about workplace financial wellness programs from the perspective of her legal scholarship.

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A Financial Literacy Research Award, sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education, will be presented to the authors of the best paper submitted for presentation at the 5th Cherry Blossom Financial Education Institute. The award includes a prize of $5,000.

For the first time, the Rising Financial Literacy Scholar Award will be presented for the best poster presentation by a PhD student. The award includes a $750 prize.



Submissions were due February 1, 2020. 




The George Washington University School of Business, Washington, D.C.