Demystifying Social Security

For interns, students & young professionals in DC

Don't leave Washington clueless about Social Security

Join the National Academy of Social Insurance and over 100 interns, students, and young professionals for this free, day-long event to learn the ins and outs of Social Security, and how the program—and the debate about the future of the program—affects young Americans. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the challenges facing the White House and Congress as they work to modify Social Security. The event will also feature prominent guest speakers, expert panels, and interactive activities, plus opportunities for networking. Register online at

Demystifying Social Security: Summer Academy 2012

Wednesday, July 11th 2012 at 8:30am-4pm

1330 G St NW

Washington, DC

Barbara Jordan Conference Center at the Kaiser Family Foundation (one block from Metro Center)

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9:00am WELCOME

9:10am OPENING SESSION - Why is Social Security Important?

9:45am SESSION I - Social Security: How Does it Work?


11:15am SESSION II - Social Security: How Big is the Financing Problem, and How Can We Pay for What We Want?

11:50am LUNCH

12:15pm INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY (PART A) - The Intern Solution for Social Security

1:15pm INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY (PART B) - What are Your Solutions for Social Security?


2:00pm SESSION III - Unfiltered: Straight Talk on Social Security

3:00pm CLOSING SESSION - Now What? How Can I Use This Information and Experience?


National Academy of Social Insurance

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.