National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

Public Pension Funding Forum

The issue of pension funding gap, real or not, is often used to change pension plans as we know them. The most common solutions revolve around increasing employee and employer contributions, reducing benefits, and converting lifetime guarantee of defined benefit pensions into do it yourself pension schemes. Regardless of whether these fixes will work in the long run, they do have serious consequences for all stake holders, including employees, employers, taxpayers, local businesses and economies. Analysis of empirical data suggests that undermining pensions increases income inequality which in turn puts a drag on the economy, and in the end everyone suffers.

The Public Pension Funding Forum will examine the obstacles that stand in the way of closing public pension funding gap and explore new solutions to overcome such obstacles, including better risk management in economic cycles, use of new and improved debt instruments, and closing tax loopholes.
The overarching goal of the Forum is to inject some new thinking that might solve the funding challenges without dismantling public pensions, and hence enhance prosperity for all.



2018 Public Pension Funding Forum
September 16 - 18
Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel
Boston, MA

FINAL AGENDA (as of 8/2/18)


To register online, please have your login credentials handy. If you have forgotten your login credentials CLICK HERE to recover this information. If you are new to your organization and do not have an NCPERS membership profile, please send an email to or call 202-624-1456.

Downloadable Registration Form
Download the registration form and mail, email or fax your completed form to NCPERS.

Three sponsorship levels (Platinum, Gold, and Silver) are available to promote your brand, showcase your company’s services and show your support for public pension trustees.

Book your hotel stay at the Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel before Thursday, August 23 and receive the NCPERS discounted room rate of $249 per night. You must use GROUP CODE: 0915NCPERS to receive the discounted rate.

Unfortunately, the Royal Sonesta is sold out of rooms for the night of Sunday, September 16.  It is possible this may change due to cancellations, however, in the meantime, rooms can be secured at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel across the street 1-800-825-7140.