InvestmentNews.com - What is the FPA NexGen Gathering? - Sophia Bera, June 25, 2014
I attended a financial planning conference this past weekend, but it wasn't what you might imagine a conference to be. Most conferences are held in big cities, at fancy-schmancy convention centers with overpriced hotels attached to them. They are filled with vendors, PowerPoint presentations and lots of old white men wearing blue shirts. (I'm not sure why “blue” is the official color of men in financial planning, but it is).
I am generally one of the youngest people at these conferences by about 15 years. Sometimes I can find a group of other people in their 20s and 30s and then we end up sitting together, which can only look like “the kids' table” to the baby boomers in the room. But NexGen was a totally different experience.