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.




AGENDA (as of 8/12/20)

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.

Download the registration form here, complete the fillable form and mail, email or fax your completed form to NCPERS. 

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


Public Pension Funding Forum
August 24 - 25, 2020
Virtual Event

In light of the current global pandemic, the 2020 Public Pension Funding Forum will be held virtually. In addition to the health and safety of the NCPERS team and our members, our top priority is to ensure that we continue to fulfill our mission and meet your educational needs. We hope you will join us on this new journey until we can resume safe in-person conferences and events again.

2020 Reg. Fees
Fund/Stakholder: $250
Service Provider: $300



Fairview Capital Partners

In an effort to be environmentally conscious, NCPERS will no longer print marketing materials. All information regarding this program will be sent via email.