Princeton Fintech & Quant Conference

Register early for a discount
April 21, 2018
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friend Center, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Our Mission

The Princeton Fintech and Quant Conference seeks to bring together a unique cross-section of the leading experts from academia, industry, and government in a relaxed intellectual environment to catalyze discussions and strengthen ties across traditional boundaries. We will cover subjects ranging from high-frequency algorithmic trading and statistical arbitrage to model construction and validation. This event also provides a unique opportunity for leaders and students in quant trading related fields to directly interact.

The biggest trend right out in the Fintech space is blockchain technology. While Database and Networking technologies have evolved separately over the years, blockchain is at the intersection of these technologies and it enables systems that maintain a single version of data across a network using consensus algorithms. These consensus algorithms are based on cryptography concepts. We plan to invite speakers from this space as well as to include educational talks and workshops. The student and young alumni organizing committee is exclusively volunteer and 100% of all proceeds go to support education nonprofits fighting for economic mobility for underprivileged students. We’re building a legacy for the conference that extends beyond the ivory tower into the greater community.


Michael Li
Princeton University
Saikrishna Poddutur
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign '15
Marius Constantin
Yale University GS '19
Katelyn Schoenberger
Loyola University '18
Zlata Chernyshenko
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute '16
Adam Ratner
Northwestern University '17
Wenli Wu
Northwestern University GS '18
Jojo Tang
New York University '18
Ziyi Zhu
Rice University '19

Frequently Asked Questions

How technical is this conference going to be? Will there be lots of math I don’t understand?

The talks are geared towards students who are interested in trading but who don't necessarily know a lot about the topic. We usually have a variety of technical and non-technical talks for students of all backgrounds.

Is this event only for Princeton students?

We welcome students from all universities, as well as non-students.

Who is this event open to?

We welcome undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhDs, and Postdocs. In addition, a small number of tickets are made available for faculty and industry.

What is the appropriate dress code for this conference?

This conference is business casual.

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