Student Rachel Moon presents the keynote speakers onstage at the GAME Forum in New York City.

Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. Forum

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Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VIII Forum will continue as scheduled

The tri-state area is expected to experience inclement weather on Wednesday, March 21. The G.A.M.E. Forum will take place March 22-24 in New York City as currently scheduled.


The largest student-run financial conference in the world, Quinnipiac’s Global Asset Management Education Forum offers participants the rarest of opportunities: the chance to discuss and debate financial best practices with world-renowned industry leaders.


Getting into the G.A.M.E.

Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VII Forum logo

The three-day forum, held annually in the spring, gathers some of the most successful people in finance together to share their knowledge, expertise and outlook for the future with graduate and undergraduate students.

G.A.M.E. VIII will take place March 22-24, 2018 in New York City and will feature the following:

  • Keynote panels and perspectives
  • Breakout panels and workshops
  • Career panels
  • Networking opportunities
  • Optional portfolio competition
  • Faculty development opportunities
  • Nasdaq closing bell ceremony

G.A.M.E. VII Event Recap

The Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VII Forum was held March 30-April 1, 2017 in New York City. On day one, keynote panels discussed the global markets, corporate governance, global economy and global investment strategy. Day two included a variety of breakout discussion panels, workshops and keynote perspectives. The forum concluded on day three with panels discussing career opportunities within the financial services industry.


Countries Represented


College Students in Attendance


States Represented


Colleges and Universities




Companies and Organizations

“The networking opportunities between current and future leaders from the financial services industry are unprecedented. The G.A.M.E. Forum provides a unique, interactive learning environment where students and faculty can see the connection between what is learned in the classroom and industry best practices.”
David Sauer, PhD, Professor of Finance
Founder, Executive Director and Program Chair, Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. Forum

Academic Registration

March 22-24, 2018

Students and their faculty mentors may attend the forum March 22-24, 2018. Early registration fees are $325 for students and $400 for faculty until February 1, 2018. After that date, registration fees increase to $375 for students and $450 for faculty. A late registration fee of $50 will be added to registrations received after February 22, 2018. Registration closes on March 1, 2018 and onsite registration is not available.

For a limited time and subject to availability, we are also offering an additional $25 registration discount for participants who reserve a three-night stay at the conference hotel prior to February 1, 2018. With a three-night stay at the conference hotel, the special early registration fees are $300 for students and $375 for faculty. Proof of hotel reservation is required in order to receive this additional discount. Limited availability.

Academic Registration Fees

Early Registration Special* (ends Feb. 1, 2018)
Requires proof of 3-night New York Hilton Midtown Hotel reservation.  Limited availability.
Students: $300; Faculty: $375

Early Registration (ends Feb. 1, 2018)
Students: $325; Faculty: $400

Regular Registration (Feb. 2-22, 2018)
Students: $375; Faculty: $450

Late Registration (Feb. 23 - March 1, 2018)
Students: $425; Faculty: $500

Registration closes March 1, 2018. Pre-registration is required and onsite registration is not available.

If you have questions, please email or call 203-582-3888.

Professional Registration

March 22, 2018

Professionals may attend the forum on March 22, 2018. Early professional registration fees are $500 until February 1, 2018. After that date, professional registration fees increase to $550. A late registration fee of $50 will be added to registrations received after February 22, 2018.

Professional Registration Fees

Early Registration (ends Feb. 1, 2018): $500

Regular Registration (Feb. 2-22, 2018): $550

Late Registration (Feb. 23 - March 1, 2018): $600

Registration closes on March 1, 2018. Pre-registration is required and onsite registration is not available.

If you have questions, please email or call 203-582-5400.


Student Thomas Crociata introduces the keynote speakers at the GAME Forum in New York City.

Taking the stage

Thomas Crociata ’16, MBA ’17, introduces the keynote speakers at the latest G.A.M.E. Forum in Manhattan. “This is my second year attending G.A.M.E. and I am once again amazed that this impressive list of industry leaders from around the globe have come together to share best practices and answer our questions," he said.

The Student Experience

From the classroom to the Big Apple

It’s rare for a conference of this size and visibility to be hosted by students.

In the months leading up to the conference, each student organizer has a lot riding on his or her shoulders, from managing a team to communicating with speakers and attendees. Their work puts them in direct contact with presenters, often a “Who’s Who” of financial industry leaders: Abby Joseph Cohen, CFA, of Goldman Sachs, Charles Evans of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Dr. David Kelly, CFA, of J.P. Morgan Funds, and Tom Keene, CFA, of Bloomberg News, among other notables. 

Students gain new perspectives not only from speakers, but also from students across the country and from overseas who look at world events through the lens of their own experience. On day one, keynote panels discuss the global markets, corporate governance, global economy and global investment strategy. Day two includes a variety of breakout discussion panels, workshops and keynote perspectives. The forum concludes on day three with panels discussing career opportunities within the financial services industry. In total, 100 companies and organizations participated by providing 140 keynote speakers, panelists, workshop hosts and judges.

“Nowhere else can someone close the stock market, meet with chief investment officers of top investment firms, compete in a student-managed portfolio competition against international teams, and meet students and professionals from across the U.S. and 41 countries, all while staying in the financial capital of the world, New York City, for three days.”
Chris Gosselin '17, MBA '18
G.A.M.E. Forum Oversight Chairman

Photo Gallery


Representatives of the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VI Forum visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to ring the closing bell.

Ringing the bell

Representatives of the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VI Forum visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to ring the closing bell.

Nasdaq Closing Bell Ceremony

The first 40 colleges and universities to register for the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VIII Forum will have an opportunity to nominate one student to attend the Nasdaq Closing Bell Ceremony on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Strategic Partners

Nasdaq logo

Nasdaq (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and one in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,900 listed companies with a market value of over $12 trillion. To learn more, visit

CFA Institute logo

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors' interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has over 142,000 members in 159 countries and territories, including 147,000 CFA charterholders, and 147 member societies. For more information, visit

Charles Schwab logo

The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisers. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co. (member SIPC), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisers; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisers through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending services and products. For more information, visit

Davidson Investment Advisors logo

Davidson Investment Advisors, an SEC-registered investment adviser, has provided asset management services for corporations, employee benefit plans, foundations and trusts since 1975, applying a consistent, repeatable and time-tested approach to portfolio management with a particular focus on the application of independent thought within the context of a team orientation. The firm offers four distinct investment strategies, managed by a team of investment professionals whose considerable depth and breadth of experience within the capital markets allows for a truly unique perspective. Davidson's investment base of operations is equally divided between Great Falls, Montana, and Seattle while Denver serves as a marketing and client servicing office. More information available at

Eagle Asset Management logo

Since 1976 Eagle has been committed to employing investment managers with extensive experience in the investment-management industry. In fact, our managing directors have an average 25 years of investment experience and average firm tenure of more than a decade. Over the years, we've sought portfolio managers who we believe possess the rare talent and insight required to construct portfolios that limit downside risk and add alpha over time. Eagle is as committed to providing our clients superior performance today as the day we were founded more than 40 years ago. It's that unwavering dedication that helps ensure we'll be around for at least another 4 decades. Additional information is available at

The Hartford logo

Celebrating 200+ years of helping its customers achieve what's ahead, The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) is an insurance and wealth management company. Through its unique focus on customer needs, the company serves businesses and consumers by providing the products and solutions they need to protect their assets and income from risks and manage their wealth and retirement needs. A Fortune 500 company, The Hartford is recognized widely for its service expertise and as one of the world's most ethical companies. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at

Interactive Brokers logo

Interactive Brokers Group affiliates provide automated trade execution and custody of securities, commodities and foreign exchange around the clock on more than 120 markets in numerous countries and currencies from a single IB Universal Account to customers worldwide. The firm services individual investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, financial advisers and introducing brokers. Its four decades of focus on technology and automation have enabled it to equip customers with a uniquely sophisticated platform to manage their investment portfolios at extremely low cost relative to the financial services industry. Interactive Brokers strives to provide customers with advantageous execution prices and trading, risk and portfolio management tools, research facilities and investment products, all at unusually low prices, positioning them to achieve superior returns by providing low costs compared to its competitors. For more information, visit

International Securities Exchange logo

The International Securities Exchange (ISE), now part of Nasdaq, is the owner and operator of three electronic options exchanges: ISE, ISE Gemini and ISE Mercury. Through its comprehensive exchange offering, ISE Options delivers a superior trading experience to its member firms through its patented market structure, industry-leading technology, unique functionality for trading complex orders, and award-winning customer service. In addition to its options business, ISE also operates ISE ETF Ventures, which provides its partners with a broad range of capabilities in index development, index licensing, financing and marketing of exchange-traded products. Total assets under management for ETPs tied to ISE ETF Ventures is approximately $3 billion. ISE also owns Longitude and licenses its proprietary technology for event-driven applications in a diverse range of industries. ISE is part of Nasdaq, Inc. For more information, visit

LPL Financial logo

LPL Financial was founded with the vision of helping entrepreneurial financial advisers establish successful businesses through which they could offer truly independent financial guidance and advice. Today, with headquarters in Boston, Charlotte and San Diego, LPL Financial and its more than 3,400 employees support more than 14,000 financial advisers in communities across the United States, enabling them to provide objective, conflict-free financial advice to millions of Main Street Americans. For more information about LPL Financial, visit

Mainstay Capital Management LLC logo

Mainstay Capital Management, LLC (MCM) was founded to help investors who do not have the time or inclination to give their retirement savings accounts and other investments the thorough research and analysis they require. Through our portfolio development and management process, MCM takes full advantage of the investment options available in a client's 401(k), 403(b), IRA, or other type of managed account to meet his or her long-term goals and tolerance for risk. Additionally, with our staff of Certified Financial PlannersTM  and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorsSM, Mainstay Capital Management can offer counsel and develop comprehensive solutions for any financial aspect of your life. For more information, visit

Morningstar logo

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on more than 544,400 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 17 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries and has more than $200 billion in assets under advisement or management as of Dec. 31, 2015. The company has operations in 27 countries.  Additional information is available at

The Options Industry Council logo

The Options Industry Council (OIC) is an industry resource funded by OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization. OIC’s mission is to provide free and unbiased education to investors and financial advisors on the benefits and risks of using exchange-listed options to gain market exposure, generate income and as risk-management solutions. Managed by OCC, OIC delivers its education through the Options Education Program, a structured platform offering self-directed online courses, webinars, videos, podcasts, live events and live assistance from OIC’s options professionals. OIC’s resources can be accessed online at

TD Ameritrade logo

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD), through its brokerage subsidiaries, combines innovative trading technology, easy-to-use and understand trading tools, investment services, investor education and outstanding client service. TD Ameritrade provides millions of retail investors, traders and independent RIAs the tools, service and support they need to help build confidence in today's rapidly changing market environment. For more information, visit

Forum Leadership

Professor David Sauer, PhD, Founder, Executive Director and Program Chair, Quinnipiac University
Dr. Bob Froehlich, Moderator and Program Co-chair, Independent Director
David Kudla, Program Co-chair, Mainstay Capital Management LLC
Jeff Rombach, CPA, Program Co-chair, Stifel Bank & Trust

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

David Sauer, PhD
Founder, Executive Director and Program Chair, Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. Forum
Professor of Finance

Academic Inquiries:
Phone: 203-582-3888

Professional Inquiries:
Phone: 203-582-5400

Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

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David Sauer, PhD

Founder, Executive Director and Program Chair, Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. Forum