The Pension Research Council

2004 Symposium: Reinventing the Retirement Paradigm
April 26-27, 2004

About the Conference

This symposium focused on pension policy and changes needed to support development of pensions in the coming years as we move toward the retirement of the baby boom cohort. Participants examined recent trends in retirement patterns and draw implications for the future of retirement. This symposium marked both the 30th Anniversary of ERISA and the 50th Anniversary of the Pension Research Council.

This symposium was a Wharton Impact Conference sponsored by the Wharton School's Pension Research Council and Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research.

Co-organized by Olivia S. Mitchell and Robert Clark

Conference Agenda

APRIL 26, 2004

Session I: Plan Sponsor Perspectives on Plan Risks and Rewards

Session II: Controlling Plan Sponsor Risks and Rewards Session III: Employee Perspectives Regarding Risk and Reward Session IV: Strategies for Containing Retirement Risk Reception & Dinner
Speaker: David Blitzstein, UFCWIU

APRIL 27, 2004

Session V: Pension Risks and Rewards: Public Sector Perspectives

Session VI: Round Table Round Table discussion: Larry Kochard, VRS; Kathleen Roin, IBM; Mark Smith, Loomis, Sayles & Co.

Floor Discussion

Closing Remarks: Olivia Mitchell