Speaking Engagements

At D2D, we believe knowledge sharing is an integral part of the innovation process. Whether speaking to a room of financial industry leaders or taking in the latest tech expo, D2D strives to spread scalable ideas and gain new perspective on sustainable and creative strategies to better serve low- and moderate-income consumers. D2D’s staff experts can share a breadth of lessons learned from the financial innovation process on a range of topics including: prize-linked savings models, prepaid cards, gamification, reimagining financial education, leveraging mobile and web technologies, and taking advantage of impulse saving at tax time. Below are some speaking engagements D2D’s staff experts have been a part of recently. We’d love to connect with you and your organization at an event soon. Simply email info@d2dfund.org or follow D2D on Twitter to see if we’re live-conference-tweeting!

Recent Engagements 

National Urban League Conference-- One Nation Underemployed: Bridges to Jobs and Justice 7/24-7/26/2014
Innovations for Financial Empowerment: New Wealth Building Tools and Strategies
Hosted by: National Urban League
D2D Expert: Kristen Bryant 

2014 National Convention: The Movement for Economic Justice: Changing the Narrative Together 6/9-6/11/2014
Financial Access through Innovation
Hosted by: National CAPACD
D2D Expert: Melanie Kwon Duch

CFSI EMERGE 6/4-6/6/2014
Hosted By:CFSI
D2D Expert: Timothy Flacke and Kristen Bryant 

Nebraska Credit Union League Annual Meeting 6/4-6/5/2014

Hosted By: Nebraska Credit Union League
D2D Expert:Amanda Hahnel and Melanie Kwon Duch

AFCPE/FPA Connect Webinar Series 5/15/2014
Encouraging Emergency Savings Through Fun
Hosted by: AFCPE/FPA
D2D Expert: Amanda Hahnel and Joanna Smith-Ramani

2014 Children's Savings Conference: From Aspirations to Achievement
4/28-4/29/2014
Innovative Ways to Improve Savings Uptake
Hosted by CFED
D2D Expert: Amanda Hahnel

Disrupting the Poverty Cycle 2014 Conference
 4/10/2014 
Pathways to Prosperity: How Behavioral Economics informs asset development among low-income families
Hosted by Crittenton Women's Union (CWU)
D2D Expert: Sarika Abbi 

Building Michigan Communities Conference 3/28/2014-3/30/2014
Building Assets at Tax Time: Promoting Education and Savings
D2D Expert: Melanie Kwon Duch

Upward Mobility: How a New Breed of Innovators Are Reaching the Unbanked through Mobile 3/26/2014
Hosted by NYPAYS
D2D Expert: Preeti Mehta 

All Payments Expo (APEX) 3/5/2014
Ready, Set, Gamification! How Games Transform Financial Services
D2D Expert: Nick Maynard 

NY Fintech Startups Meetup 2/5/2014
Hosted by MeetUp Group
D2D Expert: Tatiana Brezina 

National Guard Military Saves Day Event 1/30/2014
Hosted by National Guard and Military Saves
D2D Expert: Melanie Kwon Duch

The Consumer in the Financial Services Revolution 12/5/2013-12/6/2013
Hosted by Consumer Federation of America
D2D Expert: Melanie Kwon Duch

Fiscal Future: America's Financial Reality, Five Years After the Crash 11/22/2013
Hosted by Newseum, Allstate, National Journal, and The Atlantic
D2D Expert: Timothy Flacke

AFCPE's 2013 Symposium 11/20-11/22/2013
Saving for the Unexpected: Innovations to Help Consumers Manage Emergencies
D2D Experts: Shaheen Hasan and Melanie Kwon Duch
"Game-ifying" and "App-ifying" Financial Capability and Financial Access: Exploring how games and apps are changing the landscape
D2D Experts: Carolyn Hall McMahon and Nick Maynard 
Hosted by the Association for Financial Counseling, Planning, Education (AFCPE)

Creative Strategies for Linking Tax Filers to Asset Building Products 11/18/2013
Hosted by the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
D2D Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani 

Financial Capability Webinar from the Boston Fed 11/18/2013
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
D2D Expert: Nick Maynard 

MFEC 5th Financial Education Summit 10/29/2013
Showing Results & Telling Your Story
Gaming in Financial Education with Employers
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
D2D Experts: Winfred Fields and Jonas Parker 

AZ Assets Alliance Lunch and Learn 10/25/2013
Innovation in EITC/VITA Programs
Hosted by Arizona Assets Alliance 
D2D Expert: Tatiana Brezina 

Demos, Drinks, and Discussions about Mobile Development 10/21/2013
A monthly meetup for Boston-based mobile developers passionate about building for iPhone, Android, and more.
Hosted by Meetup at Ned Devine's
D2D Expert: Carolyn Hall McMahon 

Pathways to Prosperity 10/16-10/17/2013
Using Video Games to Improve Financial Capability: The Fun and Effective Way to Engage Users
Hosted by The Collaborative
D2D Expert: Amanda Hahnel

National Savings Forum 10/9/2013
Savings on Prepaid Cards
Hosted by the Consumer Federation of America 
D2D Expert: Sarika Abbi

NYS CDFI Coalition Conference 10/1/2013
Creating Opportunities for Innovative and Responsible Savings and Loan Products for Consumers 
Hosted by the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Coalition
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani 

Mobilizing Rural Communities 9/25-9/26/2013
Encouraging Savings Through Fun: Prize-linked savings in multiple forms, implementing PLS concepts in the community and at tax time
Hosted by Rural Dynamics, Inc. (RDI)
D2D Staff Expert: Amanda Hahnel

2013 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality 9/19/2013
Getting the Right Balance: Generating Income and Achieving Savings in a Post-Recession World
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani

Ideas to Impact 9/18/2013
Prize-Linked Savings: A Promising, and Fun, Way to Increase Emergency Savings 
Save to Win in Action, understanding STW through research and future applications of PLS
Hosted by the Washington Asset Building Coalition
D2D Staff Expert: Amanda Hahnel 

March Forward: 2013 NCTC National Conference 9/10-9/13/2013
Playing the Savings Game at Tax Time: Promotions and Fun to Motivate Saving!
D2D Staff Experts: Carolyn Hall McMahon
Driving Savings at Tax Time: Potential of saving features on a prepaid card
D2D Staff Experts: Elizabeth Tutella Straghalis
Not Your Grandma's Savings Bonds: Saving with U.S. Bonds via TreasuryDirect
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani
Hosted by the National Community Tax Coalition (NCTC) 

Delivering Dynamic Financial Capability and Investor Education Programmes--Changing Behavior Across Life Stages 6/20/2013
Financial Education for Children and Youth
Hosted by the International Forum for Investor Education
D2D Staff Expert: Nick Maynard 

Games for Change Festival 6/18/2013
Vampires + Bunnies = Financial Literacy Through Games
Hosted by Games for Change
D2D Staff Expert: Nick Maynard 

Clinton Global Initiative America 6/14/2013
Learning Lab-Incentive Prizes: A Tool for Change
Hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative 
D2D Staff Expert: Tim Flacke 

Underbanked Conference 6/7/2013
Democratization of Innovation in Fintech to Better Serve the Underserved 
Hosted by the Center for Financial Services Innovation
D2D Staff Expert: Preeti Mehta 

Underbanked Conference 6/6/2013
Financial Capability Impact: At the Intersection of Consumer Behavior and Innovation
Hosted by the Center for Financial Services Innovation
D2D Staff Expert: Nick Maynard 

Building Financial Capability Over the Life Course 6/6/2013
Mobile Technology for Financial Health: meeting your clients where they are with mobile technology
Hosted by UW-Madison Center for Financial Security
D2D Staff Expert: Carolyn Hall McMahon

Emergency Savings Project Salon 5/6-5/7/2013
Hosted by the Center for Financial Security
D2D Staff Expert: Sarika Abbi

Extreme Inclusion Conference 5/3/2013
Designing to What People Think, Not Just Do
Hosted by The Fletcher School
D2D Staff Expert: Tim Flacke

Financial Capability and Coaching Think Tank Session 5/2-5/3/2013
Hosted by Prosperity Works
D2D Staff Expert: Sarika Abbi

Business & Government Seminar Series 5/2/2013
New Ideas for Achieving Economic Inclusion and Mobility in the U.S.
Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School
D2D Staff Expert: Tim Flacke

The Cycles of Life in Financial Education 4/4/2013
Hosted by CAFE Montgomery MD
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani

Prepaid Expo 03/4-6/2013
Measuring Churn in GPR and Building Long-Lasting Relationships with Consumers
D2D Staff Expert: Sarika Abbi

QCAP Training for IDA Clients and Vita Volunteers 12/18/2012 and 01/15/2012
Hosted by QCAP
D2D Staff Expert: Carolyn Hall McMahon

The Role of Financial Institutions and Regulatory Agencies in Helping Consumers Build Precautionary Savings 11/29/2012
Hosted by Consumer Federation of America
D2D Staff Expert: Timothy Flacke

Empowering Low-Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers: Making the Case through Access, Data, and Scale 11/29/2012
Hosted by CFPB
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani

Global Financial Literacy Summit 11/14/2012
Hosted by Global Center for Financial Literacy & World Pension Summit
D2D Staff Expert: Tim Flacke

Promising Pathways to Wealth-Building Financial Services 10/25/2012
Hosted by The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, U.S. Treasury, & CFSI
D2D Staff Expert: Nick Maynard

ATM, Prepaid, Debit Forum 10/22/2012
Hosted by MasterCard
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani

Fifth Annual Financial Literacy Leadership Conference 10/15-16/2012
Mobile Financial Apps: The Future of Financial Education and Access?
Hosted by Society for Financial Education and Professional Development
D2D Staff Expert: Carolyn McMahon

Big. Bright. Minds. 10/10/2012
Hosted by Filene Research Institute
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani

Nebraska Credit Union Compliance Conference 10/10/2012
Hosted by the Nebraska Credit Union League
D2D Staff Expert: Amanda Hahnel

4th Annual MFEC Summit: Measuring Impact & Making a Difference 10/10/2012
Hosted by Massachusetts Financial Education Collaborative
D2D Staff Experts: Jonas Parker, Jeffrey Steinberg

Assets Learning Conference 09/19-21/2012
Tax, Savings, & Entrepeneurship Institute
Future of Prize-Linked Savings: New Strategies for Practicioners & Advocates
Understanding Prepaid Cards and Improving their Role in Consumer Outcomes
Testing New Strategies in Building Financial Capability
Hosted by CFED
D2D Staff Experts: Preeti Mehta, Joanna Smith-Ramani, Sarika Abbi, Nick Maynard

Common Cents Conference 08/28/2012
Hosted by Maryland CASH, Virginia CASH, & West Virginia CASH
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani

Financial Security Summit 07/10/2012
Hosted by the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security
D2D Staff Expert: Tim Flacke

Building Better Savings Products panel 07/30/2012
Hosted by the New America Foundation
D2D Staff Expert: Sarika Abbi

National Conference of State Legislatures Working Families Meeting 06/26/2012
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani

Points of Light Volunteer Conference 06/18/2012
Hosted by the Points of Light Foundation
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani

National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions Annual Conference 06/15/2012
D2D Staff Expert: Joanna Smith-Ramani

Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum 06/13/2012
Hosted by the Center for Financial Services Innovation
D2D Staff Experts: Sarika Abbi, Tim Flacke

From Financial Literacy to Financial Capability 05/22/2012
Hosted by Filene Research Institute
D2D Staff Expert: Nick Maynard

Disrupting the Poverty Cycle: Emerging Practices to Achieve Economic Mobility 05/01/2012
Hosted by the Crittendon Women's Union
D2D Staff Experts: Preeti Mehta, Liz Straghalis

Innovations in Youth Saving 04/24/2012
Hosted by Women’s World Banking
D2D Staff Expert: Preeti Mehta

The Financial Literacy Seminar Series 04/20/2012
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and GWU
D2D Staff Expert: Nick Maynard

Staples Employee Benefit Bootcamp 04/11/2012
Hosted by Staples
D2D Staff Experts: Nick Maynard, Jeffrey Steinberg

Pax East 04/08/2012
D2D Staff Expert: Jeffrey Steinberg

Self-Financed Communities: Exploring Innovative Models for Building Assets and Social Capital 2012
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of New Hampshire
D2D Staff Experts: Tim Flacke, Sarika Abbi, & Jonas Parker