Ric Edelman – Keynote Speaker

Founder, Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals, Preeminent Personal Finance Thought Leader and bestselling author of 'The Truth About Your Future'

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Specialist Subjects

  • Exponential Technologies
  • Blockchain & Digital Assets
  • Longevity
  • Retirement Security
  • Health & Wellness


  • English


All three leading trade publications (Investment Advisor, RIABiz and InvestmentNews) say Ric Edelman is one of the most influential people in the financial planning and investment management profession. He’s in both Research magazine’s Financial Advisor Hall of Fame and Barron’s Hall of Fame, and was ranked three times as the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron’s. Ric is the recipient of the IARFC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and he holds two patents for financial product innovation.

Ric is a leading financial educator and champion of improving financial literacy for all Americans. He’s been on the air for more than 30 years, named by TALKERS as one of the “Heavy Hundred” – the most important talk show hosts in America – and he’s host of The Truth About Your Future with Ric Edelman, heard on dozens of radio stations across the country. Ric has also produced several award-winning specials for Public Television, and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 10 books on personal finance. His newest book, The Truth About Crypto, debuts in May.

Ric Edelman taught personal finance for 9 years at Georgetown University and is now Distinguished Lecturer at his alma mater, Rowan University, which awarded Ric an Honorary Doctorate in 1999 and in 2020 named its communications school the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts.
Ric is the founder of the Digital Asset Council of Professionals, his media company, The Truth About Your Future, and the Funding Our Future Coalition.

Ric and his wife Jean live in Northern Virginia. They serve on a variety of nonprofit boards and are benefactors of the Edelman Center for Nursing at Inova Hospital Foundation, the Edelman Indoor Arena at Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, and Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium and Edelman Fossil Park.

Popular Talks by Ric Edelman

Exponential Technologies

AI, Robotics, 3D Printing, Nanotech, Biotech, Bioinformatics, Energy, Big Data, Medicine & Neuroscience, Network Systems, EdTech, FinTech and more – all massive innovations with huge implications for college & careers, home ownership, even family – and offering a wealth of new investment opportunities.

Topics Covered

  • AI
  • Robotics
  • 3D Printing
  • Nanotech
  • Biotech & Bioinformatics
  • Medicine & Neuroscience
  • Energy & Environmental Systems
  • Big Data
  • Networks & Computer Systems
  • AgriTech
  • EdTech
  • FinTech

Blockchain & Digital Assets

These innovations offer the greatest impact on global commerce since the invention of the Internet itself. Unprecedented investment opportunities await investors in digital assets, staking & lending, NFTs, DAOs and the picks & shovels supporting and surrounding this new ecosystem.

Topics Covered

  • Blockchain
  • All Digital Assets, including Bitcoin and Ether
  • Stablecoins
  • Lending & Staking
  • Non-Fungible Tokens
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • Decentralized Finance
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organization

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