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 (10) 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.

NCPERS is continuously monitoring information and following all guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health agencies regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, with the health and safety for all our members in mind, we have decided to cancel the in-person 2021 Annual Conference (unless current conditions change). 

Please stay tuned for more information on future dates for this conference.


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