Conventions & Seminars

16th Annual Conference Of African American Financial Professionals Triumphant Homecoming

The American College of Financial Services’ premier conference for Black financial professionals returns to the nation’s Capital

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA – Aug 1, 2022 – The largest gathering of Black and African American leaders, visionaries, and trailblazers across financial services returns in-person to continue the pursuit of equity, innovation, and generational impact. The grand homecoming of the Annual Conference of African American Financial Professionals (CAAFP), hosted by The American College of Financial Services—the nation’s largest accredited, non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services, will be held in Washington, D.C. August 8—10, 2022.

This marks the 16th year of The College hosting the CAAFP, featuring inspiring and thought-provoking sessions led by change agents and industry experts delivering timely and engaging information, continuing education credit, entertainment, and more.

Homecoming: Empowering Our Legacy

The three-day event makes a celebratory return to an in-person gathering following 2020 and 2021’s highly successful all-virtual conferences. The year’s conference will focus on our dynamic and powerful community; advancing strategies for economic empowerment across generations; and strengthening impact and transformational change with the theme of “Homecoming: Empowering Our Legacy.”

There will be a wide range of sessions covering a variety of personal and professional development topics with a focus on narrowing the wealth gap in African American communities. Guests will hear from thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds, including Morgan Stanley Senior Client Advisor Carla Harris; Fidelity Charitable President Jacob Pruitt; and NBA-superstar Dwight Howard. Sessions will tie back to four main themes: Connecting with colleagues and friends in the tradition of homecoming; Building industry knowledge and career insights; Strengthening and engaging intergenerational networks; Advancing the groundbreaking initiatives of the American College’s Center for Economic Empowerment and Equality.

The Conference of African American Financial Professionals

“The Conference of African American Financial Professionals started as an educational experiment over fifteen years ago and is now the largest gathering of its kind, within financial services, with a mission to advance, connect and empower African Americans working in the profession,” says George Nichols III, President, and CEO of The American College of Financial Services. “As the nation’s leading financial services educator, we look forward to gathering with this outstanding community and introducing innovative programs to empower future generations of Black financial professionals.”

The CAAFP helps uplift Black professionals and promote the advancement of all underserved and underrepresented communities through education and empowerment as we seek to narrow the wealth gap and create sustainable, generational change. To learn more about the CAAFP, visit




About the American College Of Financial Services
The American College of Financial Services was founded in 1927 and is the nation’s largest nonprofit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has educated one in five financial advisors across the United States and offers two master’s degrees in management and financial services, along with prestigious financial planning designations such as the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Wealth Management Certified Professional® (WMCP®), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®), Chartered Special Needs Consultant® (ChSNC®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), and education leading to the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification. The College’s faculty represents some of the foremost thought leaders in the financial services profession. Visit