One Day of Ideas, Insights + Inspiration!


MoneyShow University is 100% free to attend and will take place on February 9, 2018 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. MSU is a fantastic opportunity for students wanting to take control of their financial future and be part of a community who are passionate about investing, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. Our world-class speakers will teach you the latest ideas, best practices and innovative strategies to make an immediate impact on your future.

World-Class Speakers

The biggest names and brightest minds in Finance will teach you the latest ideas to pay off student loans, build a personal budget, and invest & save for your future.

Powerful Content

Packed with strategy sessions, inspirational keynotes and how-to presentations that are guaranteed to help you make good financial and life decisions in the real-world.


Join 500+ like-minded students and network with 100+ financial service companies to create new connections and career opportunities.

2018 Speakers

Schedule of Events

Schedule 2/9/2018
Kim Githler

Welcome Remarks at MoneyShow University

Fireside Chat with Kim Githler and Jordan Berger

The steak and the sizzle of entrepreneurship: how baby boomers and millennials can get together. Baby Boomers have the steak and Millennials have the sizzle. One can truly enhance the other. Join Kim Githler and Jordan Berger for a fireside chat as they discuss how they came together to mentor each other and the importance of connecting with the generations before us to gain important business insight.

Jordan Berger
Kim Githler
Edward Modla

Stories from a Trader and Why Options Might Be Right for You

Ed Modla, a former floor trader, electronic trader, and current exchange certified options instructor will describe his experience in the options trading business - the intensity, the excitement, the lessons learned, the highs and lows and everything in between. You'll get a feel for what it was like to spend the work day in the trading pits, along with the benefits and obstacles that this industry presents. Ed will also talk about options basics and cover some of the more important terminology and key concepts.

Jon Najarian

Cryptocurrencies vs. Stocks: Which Is Better?

Jon 'DRJ' Najarian was linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of contact sport, trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He became a member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME, and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for some 25 years.

Scott Connor

TD Ameritrade U and You

Learning financial and economic theories in the classroom is one thing. Giving students the opportunity to put those theories into practice using a real-time, virtual trading platform takes learning to a whole new level. TD Ameritrade U is the only program that provides free access to paperMoney® on the thinkorswim platform. And you can be a part of it.

The paperMoney® software application is for educational purposes only. Successful virtual trading during one time period does not guarantee successful investing of actual funds during a later time period as market conditions change continuously.

TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. © 2018 TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Tom Sosnoff

Ten Trades You Need to Know in Order to Make It in the Business of Finance

Tom Sosnoff shares his most important "must-have" skills to build a future in finance. This is a presentation he has never done before. You will be challenged!

Kristi Ross

Top 5 Things That Will Help You Be a Better Entrepreneur

From risk taking-to understanding your finances-to knowing your narrative, there are some key factors that will help you be a better entrepreneur...or simply help you approach your career with a fresh mindset.

Q&A with Charlie Shrem

Charlie Shrem, a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation and one of the most recognizable Bitcoin advocates, joins MoneyShow University as one of the closing keynotes. Charlie Shrem will share his views and visions for the future of digital assets.

Randall Oser
Charlie Shrem
Mark Skousen

The A&W Principle: How to Convert Students from Socialism to Free Markets in One Simple Lesson

Too often students are naively attracted to Senator Bernie Sanders and the socialists on campus who argue for socialized medicine (universal "single payer" systems), free college tuition, and universal basic income proposals. In this entertaining and educational session, Professor Mark Skousen shows how these two simple, but powerful A&W principles ("Accountability" and "Welfare") can clear the air and demonstrate the virtues of sound free-market economics.

After the demonstration, everyone will be invited to share a toast of A&W root beer!

Aaron West

Inspirational Closing Remarks

Free Bus Transportation For Students

We have arranged FREE bus transportation for students to and from the event. The bus departs from UCF Campus at Parking Garage A (Leo Lane loop) at 7:45 a.m. and will drop students back off at UCF around 5:30 p.m.

2018 Sponsors & Partners

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

The Options Industry TDU

Media Partners

Florida Trend Tasty Trade

Conference Venue

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

1500 Masters Boulevard
Championsgate, FL 33896

Surrounded by 36 holes of championship Orlando golf, the Leadbetter Golf Academy World Headquarters and 15 acres of recreation, this Four Diamond resort is one of the nation's premier golf, meeting and leisure retreats.