ERISA 50th Anniversary Symposium and Gala

The SPARK Institute Association and 10 organizations will host the ERISA 50th Anniversary Symposium and Gala on Thursday, September 12, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

The Symposium will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, and the Gala will be held at the National Building Museum. It will mark five decades since the landmark law’s passage.

The ERISA 50th Anniversary Symposium is a one-day program designed to honor, reflect upon, and envision ERISA’s past, present, and future. For those unable to join in person, the Symposium will be accessible virtually. The ERISA 50th Anniversary Gala will follow.

Currently, the Event Sponsors are AARP; Accenture LLP; Accenture Federal Services; American Council of Life Insurers; American Retirement Association; Bank of America; Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; CVS Health; Davis & Harman LLP; Empower; Faegre Drinker; Fidelity Investments; Groom Law Group, Chartered; Investment Company Institute; Lincoln Financial Group; Mercer; MetLife; Miller & Chevalier Chartered; Milliman; Morningstar Retirement; NRECA | America’s Electric Cooperatives; PGIM; Principal Financial Group; Retirement Clearinghouse; Segal; SS&C Technologies, Inc.; State Street Global Advisors; T.Rowe Price Associates, Inc.; TIAA | Nuveen; and Winston & Strawn LLP.

In addition to the Host Committee, the following organizations serve on the Advisory Committee, which is tasked with developing the symposium agenda: The Aspen Institute; The Bipartisan Policy Center; Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Pension Rights Center; Georgetown University Center for Retirement Initiatives at the McCourt School of Public Policy; The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel; Employee Benefits Research Institute; The SPARK Institute, Inc. and Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER).

The Academy of Actuaries and Employee Benefit Research Institute serves on the Research Committee, which is tasked with collecting and identifying research materials. If interested in being an Event Sponsor or purchasing a table for the Gala, please fill out this form. For more information, visit

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About SPARK Institute
The SPARK Institute represents the interests of a broad-based cross section of retirement plan service providers and investment managers, including members that are banks, mutual fund companies, insurance companies, third-party administrators, trade clearing firms, and benefits consultants. Through the combined expertise of its member companies, the Institute provides research, education, testimony, and comments on pending legislative and regulatory issues to members of Congress and relevant Government agency officials. Collectively, its members serve approximately 100 million participants in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans.

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