MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2019 Open for Registration

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John Lothian

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When I was trying to figure out what I wanted to be in life, there was no such thing as the internet. Today, I am an online publisher.

My son Robby just graduated from high school and is contemplating his future. He will study information technology, a building block of everything we do today. We need people who can install, manage and fix technology in all spheres of enterprise. But where will his future lead? What speciality will he have?

Today’s markets are full of jobs that did not exist when I was starting my career. And many of the jobs I aspired to are gone, or nearly gone.

This perplexion, what to be when one grows up, is best addressed by talking to a lot of people. Or better, this perplexion is best managed by listening to a lot of people, perhaps the right people.

Today, the registration for MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity 2019 is open. The opportunity to hear from some of the most talented and accomplished people from our industry and beyond about how they managed this conundrum is available to young people looking at the markets. We have a balanced lineup of men and women to speak to the interns, college students and newer employees who will sign up for this our seventh year of presenting MarketsWiki Education.

The Chicago series consists of a two-day program held on July 16 and 17 at Trading Technologies’ offices and the Stewart School of Business at Illinois Tech respectively.

The goal of the World of Opportunity series is very simple. We bring together industry leaders and notable professionals to share information, stories and ideas about our financial markets with the next generation – students and young professionals. With short, personal and insightful presentations, we educate, inspire and aim to attract these interns and students to the financial markets.

We hope the presentations give the interns and students the insight to help them manage their careers, including for jobs that have not yet been created. More than one speaker, after participating in MarketsWiki Education, has said they wished there was something like it when they were young.

Here is the speaker lineup for the Chicago series of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity 2019.

On Tuesday, July 16 the speakers include Rumi Morales, Colleen Sullivan, Alli Brennan, Nancy Kaplan, Lori Kevan, Donna Heidkamp, Kathryn Trkla, Ray McKenzie and Todd Briggs

On Wednesday, July 17 speakers include Larry Israel, John McPartland, Jeff Carter, Robert Khoury, Rob Hocking, David Doig, Jason Manumaleuna, Donnie Roberts, Mike Nowak, Patty Schuler and Hillary Till

Additional speakers are still being added.

Cost for the series is $100 for the whole thing, or $50 per day. There is a 50% discount for firms that send 10 or more interns to both days.

On June 1 registration is open via our page

Contact me at with any questions.

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