Please make plans to join us on February 1, 2019 for the 12th Annual UGA Financial Planning Banquet and the UGA Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics (FHCE) Internship & Career Fair. These events, hosted by the UGA Financial Planning program, allows alumni and industry professionals to visit Athens to see the beautiful campus of The University of Georgia and connect with some of the top-rated financial planning students and alumni in the world.

Keynote Speaker

This year at the UGA Financial Planning Banquet, we are excited to announce the keynote speaker this year is Alan Moore (UGA Financial Planning alum: BS 2009; MS 2012). Alan Moore, MS, CFP® is the co-founder of the XY Planning Network, a support network for advisors looking to serve next generation clients. He is also the CEO of AdvicePay, the first and only compliant payment processor for financial advisors. He is passionate about helping financial planners start and grow their own fee-only firms to serve Gen X & Gen Y clients largely ignored by traditional firms. Alan has been recognized by Investment News as a top “40 Under 40″ in financial planning, by Wealth Management as one of “The 10 to Watch in 2015″, and was the first recipient of the NAPFA Young Professional award in 2015. Alan frequently speaks on topics related to technology, marketing, and business coaching, and has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The New York Times. He is also the host of XYPN Radio, one of the largest podcasts for independent financial advisors.


The FHCE Internship & Career Fair will be held on the UGA campus at the Tate Center. The UGA Financial Planning Banquet will begin with a networking social hour (cash bar) followed by the dinner and program. We are excited to announce that this year we will be hosting our first ever UGA Financial Planning Alumni After-party beginning at 8:30 pm after the conclusion of the banquet. 





UGA FHCE Internship & Career Fair 

10 am to 2 pm  

(Employer check-in begins at 8:30 AM; Lunch is included in registration for employers)

UGA Financial Planning Banquet

5 to 8 pm 

(Networking social hour starts at 5 pm followed by dinner and program at 6.)

Classic Center - The Oconee River Room

UGA Financial Planning Alumni After-party

8:30 pm  

Not required

For Alumni

We're excited to host our first UGA Financial Planning Alumni event at Creature Comforts Brewery at 8:30pm Friday after the banquet. No reservation is required and all are welcome. We hope you will come back to Athens and connect with your colleagues and friends as a part of these events.  

We’ve reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn for $159/night. It is in downtown Athens and is walking distance to both the Classic Center (where the banquet will be held) and Creature Comforts Brewing Company (where the alumni after-party will be held). Please note that this special price and hotel block will only be available until January 16, 2019, so reserve your spot today! 

Finally, meet us on Saturday (February 2nd) at the Blind Pig Downtown (312 E Washington St., Athens, GA 30601) for an Alumni Watch party. The UGA men’s basketball team will be taking on the South Carolina Gamecocks in Athens. Join us for a game you won’t want to miss. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Please RSVP to Alden Mergenthal at by January 25th. 

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For Industry

These events are designed to provide your company representatives with an intimate opportunity to get to know our students and alumni. With your support, you will receive exclusive benefits for the UGA Financial Planning Banquet. 

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You may also be interested in attending and/or sponsoring the FHCE Internship & Career Fair earlier that day. Employers who attended last year’s FHCE Internship and Career Fair reported that students were well prepared, and most employers connected with at least 1-3 potential candidates for currently open and/or predicted vacancies (with some employers reporting connecting with 10 or more viable candidates). 

We welcome you to our beautiful university and are excited to introduce you to some of the best financial planning students and alumni in the country. 

Please note these are two separate events, registration is required for each, and sponsorships are available for each event exclusive of the other.

Sponsor the UGA Financial Planning Banquet Sponsor the FHCE Internship & Career Fair

2019 Banquet Sponsors 

We are pleased to announce the 2019 UGA Financial Planning banquet sponsors:  

Gold Sponsors

narwhal logo

truewealth logo

Silver Sponsors 

vanguard logo

Cannon Financial Strategists logo

Bronze Sponsors  

homrich logo

suntrust logo

elwood goetz logo

brighthouse financial logo

bbt logo
Theis Financial Group

mercer advisors logo

Thank you to our sponsors!

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