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.



2017 Public Pension Funding Forum
September 10 - 12
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Final Agenda (as of August  21, 2017)

2017 Public Pension Funding Forum Brochure

Online Registration
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
If you prefer to mail or fax your registration form, please click this link to download the fillable registration form.

Sponsorship Opportunities
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Hotel Reservations
Book your hotel reservation at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway. Call 866-272-7098 and mention the NCPERS Funding Forum to receive the discounted room rate of $259 per night. Reservation deadline is Friday, August 18. If you wish to extend your stay outside of the conference dates, you will need to book a separate reservation on the website or contact the hotel at 866-272-7098.




Analytic Investors

Pomerantz LLP

A. Michael Spence is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Philip H. Knight professor and dean, emeritus, at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to the analysis of markets with asymmetric information.