Learn about innovative potential solutions to possible debt & economic bubbles
Wharton Club Members invited at preferred rates

The Monetary Innovation Conference will offer potential solutions

to possibly inevitable future debt and economic bubble calamities

Sir Michael Moritz, Chairman of Sequoia Capital, recently reviewed the new bestseller “The Courage to Act” by Ben Bernanke.  Dr. Moritz (Wharton Graduate) wrote in his review:

“The unnerving aspect of The Courage to Act is the knowledge that a calamity like the 2008 fiasco will occur again and that, just like trying to predict the timing of a massive earthquake, it’s impossible to forecast when and where.

Yet you only need look at the financial statements of the State of California to know that the fuse on a problem far larger than the sub-prime housing meltdown (albeit a fiscal, rather than monetary, one) is burning to the quick. Many of the same characters are gathered around:  politicians eager to delay the need to face reality; rating agencies doling out deceptive reports; bankers peddling dubious bonds; foreign buyers willing to purchase U.S. financial products; and no clear nationwide picture of the scale and gravity of the problem.

Suffice it to say within just one state – California - the State and City pensions are underfunded by almost one trillion dollars, and the magnitude of this issue when multiplied by 49 other states and countless municipalities, makes the $360 billion used to unwind AIG and bailout Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac seem like spilled change”.

The only real solutions may come from innovation. 

The Monetary Innovation Conference will convene experts and leaders across monetary sectors to debate real-world problems and find potential solutions that cutting-edge digital currencies, manufacturing, and block chain tech might offer.  These innovations cut across multiple and diverse sectors, with the potential to impact everyone from Wall Street to the world's unbanked.

The Monetary Innovation Conference features Speakers and attendees by professionals driving change in the fields of:

  • Innovation departments at banks
  • Compliance teams
  • Executives in remittance and money-transfer firms
  • Finance executives and policy-makers in global aid and development organizations
  • executives in global card and payments companies
  • Merchant payment processors
  • Providers of identity and reputation management
  • Regulators
  • Researchers for central banks
  • Legislators and researchers in government
  • Leading thinkers and academics in computer science, sociology, cryptography and economics
  • The leading members of the digital currency and block chain technology world
  • Private wealth managers
  • Financial experts in structured finance and derivatives
  • Money-laundering and fraud experts at Forensics and anti-fraud investigators 

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MIC 2015 Speakers


Dr. Adam Trexler, CEO of Valaurum, Inc. will be a keynote speaker at the Monetary Innovation Conference in Washington, D.C. and in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Trexler will explain how the Aurum, which is the newest technological innovation in precious metal ownership, has the potential to reverse historical trends in seigniorage. 


  • Jaime Narbon is a master’s student in political economy at the Swiss Management Center University. He is also an economist at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the president of the National Economists Club. Jaime previously worked in finance at Wells Fargo Financial, British Schools of America, and Language Line Services. He earned his MBA in finance and his BS in business administration from Mount St. Mary’s University. Jaime was a Mercatus Center Frédéric Bastiat Fellow during the 2014-2015 academic year. Twitter: @NarbonEconomics
  1. Norbert Michel, The Heritage Foundation’s research fellow in financial regulations, studies and writes about financial markets and monetary policy, including the reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Working in Heritage’s Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Michel also focuses on the best way to address difficulties at large financial companies (the “too big to fail” problem).  
  • Before rejoining Heritage in 2013, Michel was a tenured professor at Nicholls State University’s College of Business, teaching finance, economics and statistics at the AACSB-accredited school in Thibodaux, La. His earlier stint at Heritage was as a tax policy analyst in the think tank’s Center for Data Analysis from 2002 to 2005. 
  • He previously was with the global energy company Entergy, where he built a logistic regression model to help predict bankruptcies of commercial clients. His work allowed Entergy to better monitor monetary losses caused by customers’ delinquent payments. 
  • Michel holds a doctoral degree in financial economics from the University of New Orleans.  He received his bachelor of business administration degree in finance and economics from Loyola University. He currently resides in Alexandria, VA.
  • Keith Weiner is president of the Gold Standard Institute USA in Phoenix, AZ, and CEO of precious metals fund manager Monetary Metals. He created DiamondWare, a technology company that he sold to Nortel Networks in 2008. He speaks and writes about free markets, money, credit, and gold.
  • As a serial entrepreneur and perpetual student, Reggie Middleton's unconventional experience has given him the ability to recognize value, or the lack thereof, well before much of the professional populace. His ability to identify opportunity and his "out-the-box" mind-set are due to years of entrepreneurial pursuits in insurance, financial valuation/modeling, technology, media, and real estate.
    Twitter: @ReggieMiddleton

  • Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan Mark Finchem settled in Tucson after retiring as a Public Safety Officer with the City of Kalamazoo.2001 to 2007 Senior Manager with Fortune 100 software maker Intuit Inc., focused on quality.
  • 2007 Entered the Realtor profession during the market collapse.
  • 2008 to 2013 Every year recognized as an “A” Rated Realtor by and Long Realty
  • 2010 to 2013 Every year a recipient of the Angie’s List “Super Service Award” based on reviews.
  • 2013 Awarded the Long Realty Company “1926 Circle of Excellence Award”
  • 2014 Represents NW Tucson in the 52nd Arizona Legislature.
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