Conference Program: Day 2

National Financial Literacy Conference 2014, Strenghtening financial literacy through collaboration - Nov.6-7, 2014 

Below are the Conference program and the presentations given by our speakers. The presentations appear in the language they were delivered in, unless otherwise indicated. Please note that not all speakers had formal presentations.

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Day 2 – Friday, November 7, 2014

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Breakfast / Exhibitor fair (Grand Ballroom CD)

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The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)

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Special Session

Recap of Day 1 Consultations: The Big Themes and Lessons

To kick-off Day 2, members of Canada’s National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy will summarize the major themes, ideas and possibilities that surfaced during the roundtable discussions held on Day 1.


  • Mr. Pat Foran, journalist and financial author
  • Ms. Kelley Keehn, personal finance expert, speaker, media personality and author

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Panel discussion

Beyond Financial Education: Other Approaches to Changing Behaviour

We know that people’s financial choices are shaped not only by knowledge, but also by a wide range of psychological, social and institutional factors. Inspired by huge advances in the study of decision-making and behaviour, organizations across all sectors are experimenting with other interventions – outside the realm of financial education – to drive positive financial outcomes. This session will showcase Canadian examples.

Moderator: Mr. Larry M. Berman, Chief Investment Officer, Partner, ETF Capital Management  


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Networking Break / Exhibitor fair (Grand Ballroom CD)

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Mr. Josh Wright, Executive Director, ideas42 (P​D​F, 5,929 KB​)​


Nudge: The Rise of Behavioural Economics

Can the science of behavioural economics change the world? Our keynote speaker – a leading U.S. specialist in the area – believes so. His behavioural ideas lab is pioneering cutting-edge work globally in applying behavioural economics to help solve pressing social problems, such as reducing the number of college drop-outs, increasing saving rates, and improving family planning in the developing world. This session will not only be example-packed, but highly interactive and entertaining, with hands-on demonstrations that illuminate the power of behavioural economics in action. ​

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Master of ceremony and conference hosts

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