Jun 10

Past Event

The Automatic Revolution: Changing How America Saves


Ten years ago, the US Treasury Department first announced that automatic saving mechanisms (such as "opt out" 401(k) plans) were legal. In the ensuing decade, the structure of 401(k) plans has shifted dramatically to embrace automatic features. The conference highlighted the implications of these changes for American workers and companies and the prospects for the future, through presentations and discussions with leading practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Speakers and panelists took audience questions.

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Event Agenda

  • Welcome

  • Opening Comments

    • The Honorable Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

      United States Senate

    • The Honorable Anna Escobedo Cabral

      Treasurer of the United States

  • Panel One: Automatic 401(k)s: Moving in the Right Direction

    • Terri Hill

      Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Nationwide

    • Gregory T. Long

      Executive Director, Federal Thrift Investment Board

    • Mike Butler

      Senior Vice President, Compensation and Benefits, Cablevision

  • Panel Two: Pursuing Universal Retirement Security through Automatic IRAs

    • Roger Campos

      President and CEO, Minority Business Roundtable

    • Tim Jones

      Chief Executive, Personal Delivery Authority, United Kingdom

    • Dr. Thomas Nelson

      Chief Operating Officer, AARP

  • Panel Two Moderators

  • Panel Three: Expanding Lifetime Income Options

    • Dr. Olivia Mitchell

      Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    • Jane Bryant Quinn

      Contributing Editor, Newsweek

  • Lunch and Retirement Policy Outlook

    • Dr. Martin Feldstein

      President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research

      George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University

    • Dr. Peter Orszag

      Director, Congressional Budget Office

  • Lunch Panel Moderator


June 10, 2008

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

National Press Club


529 14th Street NW


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