Common Cents Conference

Save The Date: Virtual Conference

September 19 & 20, 2023

The Common Cents Conference will be held virtually on September 19 & 20 2023. Over 100 practitioners from around the region will gather virtually for interactive sessions focusing on the the challenges and opportunities in our field at this time. To view conference sessions from 2021 please click here.

Now in its 9th year, the Common Cents Conference (CCC) has grown to be one of the region’s best learning opportunities for a broad set of practitioners who care about helping individuals and families earn, keep, and save their money. This virtual conference included content on the Racial Wealth Gap, Free Tax Preparation program, FinTech products, Mental Health and more.

The Common Cents Conference is hosted by CASH Campaign of Maryland, Community Tax Aid, and Virginia Community Action Partnership. These nonprofits conduct critical outreach to ensure that low-income families receive all tax credits including Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit and Economic Impact Payments, provide free or low-cost tax preparation, and connect families to appropriate financial services and education

Call For Workshop Presenters

The Common Cents Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a workshop proposal. We are seeking educational presentations on a variety of asset building topics including (but not limited to): free tax preparation; financial education; workforce development; community assistance programs; creative partnerships; financial products; microenterprise; affordable housing; consumer protection; advocacy; behavioral economics; and related research. Presentations should aim to expand participants’ knowledge about the program/product/policy and connect to opportunities to assist low to moderate income families’ financial stability. You may also submit workshops on topics that help to build organizational capacity such as fundraising or leadership. You may submit a proposal for an individual presentation that could possibly be added to a panel of speakers by the conference organizers, or a proposal outlining a panel of speakers with whom you plan to present.