CAU to Host Financial Literacy, Innovation, Technology Conference


ATLANTA, GA -- March 27, 2019 – In observation of National Money Smart Week, Clark Atlanta University Office of Financial Literacy will host the 3rd Annual AUC Financial Literacy Innovation & Technology Conference, April 1-6, 2019. Empowered by Sparkhouse, a CAU/AUC STEM Entrepreneurial Initiative, this event seeks to increase student interest, faculty support, & participation in the innovation economy,

The week-long event includes a Financial Address from Chairman John Hope Bryant, who will personally deliver the memo on financial capability. 

  • Experience the Synergy Room, a new modern day fireside chat, with candid discussions given by industry elites from FICO, Merrill Lynch, Incomm, and FinTech Atlanta.
  • Watch Live Fintech Demonstrations featuring start-up Fintech CEO and mobile app developer, Sheena Allen.
  • Attend Fintech workshops like Block chain with Chris Jones of Dragonchain, or Digital Branding and Marketing with Atlanta Tech Village.
  • Join us for the Overnight Hack-a-thon, The Wolf Den Pitch Competition, amazing technology and Fintech exhibits from Comcast, PNC Bank and much more.

“This event will be a pinnacle time for our communities, Atlanta University Center and Historically Black Colleges and Universities as we collectively empower the evolution of financial wealth, entrepreneurship, consumer knowledge and innovation with the advancing industries of Financial Services, Technology and FinTech,” said Lakesha Landers, director, Financial Literacy. “The opportunities are unprecedented especially since this is underrepresented population in the FinTech industry.”

These events are free of charge, and open to the larger community! This event is empowered by SPARKHOUSE, a CAU/AUC Stem Entrepreneurial initiative (funded by the US Minority Business Development Agency).

For more information, please contact Lakesha Landers at or visit

About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators. From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. Visit  to learn more about Clark Atlanta University.