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401kTV • 2019 • DC GENIE | AWARDS | Recognizing Innovation & Technology in Defined Contribution Plans
What is DCGA?
The regional DC Genie Awards (DCGA) are half day programs focused on implemented innovation that has improved retirement outcomes with a focus on creative use of technology followed by an award reception and luncheon announcing winners. There will be 4 panels of award finalists covering:
1. Plan Design
2. Investment Design
3. Employee Communication
4. Employee Education & Advice (Financial Wellness)
5. Technology
The panels will include table discussions between advisors and plan sponsors facilitated by a provider/Table Captain on what ideas the table believes will be most effective. Advisors and providers move to new tables of plan sponsors every panel. The Award reception will highlight innovative technology being used to improve outcomes and plan administration.
Adults learn more by peer to peer interaction. DCGA will highlight proven innovation that has made a positive impact inspiring others. Progress to improve retirement security will come only from real collaboration — DCGA is the only industry program combining plan sponsors, advisors and providers. Each half day program and award reception will be capped at 50 plan sponsors, 50 advisors and 50 providers (people).
New York City
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Park Lane Hotel, 2nd Floor
(Central Park South)
Thursday, December 5, 2019
University of Chicago,
Booth School, Gleacher Center
Los Angeles
Pending: 2020
UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin
Conference Center
New York City | Chicago | Los Angeles
DC Genie Awards Agenda
7:45 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Breakfast: Registration & Sign In
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Program Opening: by Fred Barstein, CEO & Steff Chalk Executive Director 401kTV TRAU & TPSU
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Panel: 4–5 Finalists — Plan Design
9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Table Discussion
9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Panel: 4–5 Finalists — Employee Communication
10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Table Discussion
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Panel: 4–5 Finalists — Investment Design
11:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Table Discussion
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Panel 4–5 Finalists — Financial Wellness & Advice
12:00 p.m.–12:15 p.m. Table Discussion
12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m. Reception
12:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Luncheon Announcing DC Genie Awards
DCGA Collaborators
TPSU: Almost 5,000 plan sponsors have attended one of 400
half-day TPSU Program conducted since 2013
401kTV: 55,000 small and mid market DC plan sponsor subscribers; 13,000 plan advisors
TRAU: Almost 2,500 advisors have attended C(k)P training at UCLA, dozens of regional half day regional programs and TRAU’s Master Class for elite plan advisors
Founder & CEO of 401kTV
Fred Barstein, JD, C(k)P explains the 401kTV Genie Awards.
Check out highlights from the 401kTV Genie Awards in NYC on Aug. 22, 2019
Registration & Nomination
For more information, contact or call 855-755-4015 x:104.
Registration: Click here to register to attend a DC Genie Program
Nomination: Click here to nominate a plan sponsor, advisor, or provider for the DC Genie Awards
Hotel Information

For those needing room accommodations, please see our room block information below:

Loews Chicago Hotel
455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL  60611
Room Block Rate: $249

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