WHAT: Investment Adviser Association Annual Conference

WHEN: April 25-27, 2012

WHERE: Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

HOW: via San Francisco International Airport

HOW MUCH: Conference rate: $1,295; $925 per additional company rep; Hotel rate: $275

WHY: To hear from featured speakers:

Geraldine Buckingham, associate partner, McKinsey & Co.; Michelle Draper, SVP/institutional services marketing, Charles Schwab & Co.; Meir Statman, Glenn Klimek professor of finance, Santa Clara University; Jason Hsu, CIO, Research Affiliates; Michael Murphy, political consultant

To learn from conference sessions:

Growth in a Time of Uncertainty; The Evolving RIA Industry; Lessons From Behavioral Finance; The "3D" Hurricane and the New Global "Normal"; Campaign 2012: Where We've Been and Where We're Going; IAA Town Meeting

For coverage of hot topics:

Social media, changing attitudes in consumer wealth, investing in Asia, the global economy

To network:

More than 180 industry professionals are expected to attend.

EAT: * Sheba Piano Lounge, Ethiopian, entrees: $21-$30; (415) 440-7414

* Alamo Square Seafood Grill, American and seafood, entrees: $20-$30; (415) 440-2828

* Lark Creek Steak, steakhouse, entrees: $40; (415) 593-4100

PLAY: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Marrakech Magic Theater, Lands End, Twin Peaks, cable cars

CONTACT: (202) 293-293-4222; investmentadviser.org


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