2012 Events, Conferences & Symposia
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February 27-28, 2012
​St. Louis, Missouri​The Work & Livable Lives Conference addressed current exmployment-related challenges and how they limit the ability of US households to lead secure and stable lives, raise children successfully, and contribute to the community.
March 29-30, 2012
​The University of Kansas - Lawrence

​Co-sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and CSD, the symposium provided a forum for researchers to share new knowledge on assets and education and identify new directions for the field. Selected papers from the symposium are forthcoming in a special issue of Economics of Education Review.


April 17, 2012
​St. Louis, Missouri​​CSD hosted a Symposium on International Research and Innovation to examine the process and experiences of building international research partnerships and highlight innovations in economic empowerment and financial inclusion in international settings.
September 28-29, 2012
​St. Louis, MissouriThe interdisciplinary leadership summit is designed to increase awareness of current issues affecting minority communities.It will foster effective implementation of academic and practical expertise related to diversity, cultural competence, and inclusion. Throughout this summit, participants will work to define specific steps that will create change in practice and policy in mulitcultural environments.
October 24-26, 2012
St. Louis, MissouriFinancial Capability across the Life Course is hosted by Washington University’s Center for Social Development at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health. The conference provides a valuable forum for interdisciplinary collaboration on efforts to advance economic security among older adults.
October 31, 2012 - November 2, 2012
Philadelphia, Mississippi​The Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition Project (SRABC) and partners from across the Gulf Coast States cordially invite you to attend the fifth annual 2012 Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition conference.  The conference, titled Closing the Wealth Gap: Diversity of People, Policy and Research, will take place October 31-November 2, 2012, at Pearl River Resorts in Philadelphia, Mississippi. 

November 16-18, 2012
​Beijing, China​​The conference on Lifelong Asset Building will harness the experiences and brainpower of leading scholars, policy makers, practitioners, corporate leaders, and funders to provide a platform for knowledge sharing of innovations in asset building policies and programs, build a network of scholars, practitioners, policymakers, government officials, donors, and other key stakeholders in Asia, and explore strategies and chart promising directions to advance asset building in Asia and beyond.