National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

Program for Advanced Trustee Studies (PATS)

The Program for Advanced Trustee Studies (PATS) is a two day program designed for advanced trustees who seek a more intensive, in-depth learning experience. Held annually during the Annual Conference & Exhibition, each year’s program will focus on two topics of particular importance to pension plan trustees, enabling participants to dig deeper and fully explore issues with their counterparts from around the nation. Topics may include ethics, legal developments, and alternative investments, among other timely themes.

This unique program, developed more than a decade ago in consultation with Harvard Law School, is formatted to foster dialogue and interaction among attendees.

PATS attendees can earn up to eight (8) hours of continuing education credits.


 The Program for Advanced Trustee Studies (PATS) is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference & Exhibition. Separate registration fees apply. 

PATS 2020 
May 9 – 10, 2020
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV

2020 Call for Speakers (Submission deadline December 2)

Registration and housing for PATS 2020 will open in January 2020.

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