–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 12, 2012–Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced that it will stream the 2012 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit featuring a host of thought leaders from both the business and nonprofit worlds live via its interactive platform KAPx.

Founded by Operation HOPE, Inc. CEO John Hope Bryant, this year marks the 20 th anniversary of the two-day event being held November 14-15 in Atlanta, Georgia. With more than 90 presenters, including U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the summit will focus on such topics as economic disaster preparedness, banking the unbanked, small business and credit, entrepreneurship and include a discussion involving the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness moderated by U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young.

Sessions that will be streamed include:

The Future of Global Jobs Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:00-8:30 pm ET Discussion featuring Ambassador Andrew Young, Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton, and Don Graves, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Housing and Community Development, U.S. Treasury

Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1:20-1:45 pm ET Luncheon Keynote

You must register to view the live stream of the sessions. Here’s how:

1. To register, please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your Internet browser. Then log on to . Registration will ensure that you receive a reminder to attend.

2. To attend the live stream on November 14 and 15, please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your Internet browser. Then log on to a few minutes prior to session times using your email address and the password you created when you registered for the event. If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, please register and we will email you the recording of this event.

With over 1,000 delegates representing 50 different countries, the 2012 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit is a solution-driven conference with speakers whose aim is to bring financial dignity and empowerment for long-term economic sustainability for all. The event will include plenary sessions and financial inclusion working group sessions focusing on various topics related to current financial issues that impact the world.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org ) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves nearly 50,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is one of Kaplan, Inc.’s higher education institutions, which serve approximately 73,000 students online and approximately 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. It is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest division. For more information about Kaplan University, visit  www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

About KAP x

Kaplan Inc.‘s new KAP x learning platform ( ) provides for student-instructor interaction with live feedback tools in an online “hangout” format, which can be used to engage participants across the country or around the world. KAP x is designed to promote student success and includes such features as allowing the presenter to remotely control the view that participants see in their course materials. The platform allows the presenter to webcast the sessions live, leveraging YouTube and Google+ Hangouts. It also permits participants to sign up in advance and allows the presenter to capture user data. Other functionalities include: real-time polling; question-and-answer sessions; and real-time chat between speakers and participants.

About Operation HOPE, Inc.

Since 1992, nonprofit Operation HOPE has grown to become the global leader in financial dignity, providing financial literacy and empowerment services to underserved communities worldwide. Through its four principle portfolios: Banking on Our Future, HOPE Coalition America, HOPE Financial Dignity & Literacy Empowerment Centers, and HOPE Corps, the organization addresses youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, bridges the digital divide and promotes home ownership, assists with credit management and foreclosure prevention. With the support of more than 400 private sector companies, 5000 nonprofit organizations and schools and government partners, HOPE has reached over 2 million low-wealth individuals in 273 U.S. cities and South Africa. This year, HOPE celebrates its 20th anniversary of “Silver Rights,” ensuring that free enterprise and capitalism work to provide a better future for underserved communities around the world. To learn more about HOPE, visit our blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Kaplan University

Pascious Prince, 954-515-3603




SOURCE: Kaplan University

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