May 7 - 8, 2020


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Augusta Civic Center 
76 Community Dr
Augusta, ME 04332

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Steve Kautz

Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools
11th Annual Conference

Join us for the 11th annual Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference, Maine's premier financial education training event for K-12 educators, higher education professionals, counselors, and community educators. This year’s two-day event will include an Unconference and a FinCamp (presented by NextGen Personal Finance), as well as a full-day traditional conference. Attendees can register for the full two days, or can attend any one of the following: 
May 7th: Financial Education Unconference

Take charge of your professional development at this first-of-its-kind financial education Unconference in Maine. Unconferences are frequently named among the best professional development experiences available where the lines between attendees and presenters are erased, and ideas and sharing flow freely. Attendees can learn from others, share a topic, or present/facilitate a discussion. Check out these links for more information.

May 7th: NextGen Personal Finance FINCAMP!
Tim Ranzetta, NGPF founder, will be on hand to facilitate the ever-popular NGPF FinCamp. Attendees will be eligible to receive 8.5 credits towards their NGPF Academy Profile for attendance at the Unconference and FinCamp.

May 8th: 2020 Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference
Day two of our conference will feature extensive financial education resources and best practices delivered by classroom teachers, national experts, and statewide financial education organizations. There will also be a track for K-8 educators, and exhibitors, who will share resources and expertise.

Schedule Overview:

Thursday, May 7th
Unconference: 8:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
FinCamp: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Cocktails & Appetizers: 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 8th
The conference will be held in a traditional format, with a keynote speaker, exhibitors, and a track for K-8 educators. For last year's agenda and conference materials, please click here.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days.
  • Cocktail hour and appetizers will be provided following the FinCamp
  • Attendees will earn contact hours.

Conference Cost:

A $50 conference fee is required upon registration. Classroom teachers, including JMG Specialists, are eligible to have the fee waived by entering the code CLASSROOM when registering. Substitute teacher reimbursement is also available to all Maine teachers.

Maine Jump$tart will reserve and cover the cost of rooms at the Best Western near the Augusta Civic Center for eligible participants based on the following guidelines:

  • May 6th: Benefit is for classroom teachers attending at minimum the May 7th event and traveling 99+ miles one way.
  • May 7th: Benefit is for classroom teachers attending at minimum the May 8th event and traveling 99+ miles one way.
  • Anyone attending events on both days is eligible for a room on May 7th, regardless of distance traveled.
If this applies to you, please select which nights you will be needing accommodation when registering.

Event Contact:

Steve Kautz


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