Life University
In September, 2018 Life University will once more become a reality. But this time it will be a virtual reality.

What's that mean? It means that for three days - September 11 - 13, 2018 - Nationwide Financial Network (NFN) financial service agents from around the country will be meeting together to learn from the best minds and most successful agents in our profession, but they'll be doing so from the comfort and privacy of their home or office computer screens.

Why Virtual?

Because we listened to you. You wanted an event that would make optimal use of your time and minimize, and if possible eliminate, travel airports, and hotels. You wanted an event that would make better use of recent technological innovations. And you wanted an event that would be open to everyone, that would recognize outstanding performers but still offer learning opportunities to your colleagues regardless of their performance numbers.

We're providing exactly that. The 2018 Life University will offer the same opportunities to learn from the best and most successful experts inside and outside Nationwide, but the sessions will be streamlined to better fit your busy schedules. Each day, we'll focus on a particular topic -- one selected by you, through your feedback on this website. Want to learn more about annuities? Or long-term care? Or some other topic? Let us know, and we'll accommodate your interests as best we can. We'll feature a live stream of a keynote speaker offering focused commentary on the topic during the late morning, and opportunities for Nationwide experts to lead breakout sessions on the topic during the early afternoon. That way we can accommodate our agents and agencies throughout the country during a three-hour window. We'll pack in the learning opportunities and still leave you with plenty of time to focus on your business.

What About Qualifications and Recognition?

Qualifications will still apply, just as they have in the past. Although the 2018 Life University will be open to all NFN agents and agencies, those who qualify will be recognized and honored during the three days of the event.

The Dean's List ceremony will occur just as it has in previous years, and our top 20 agents and agencies will be especially recognized and honored. We'll still provide letter jackets to all Dean's List honorees. And those agents and agencies who meet the qualification criteria will be honored as well. We'll offer a new recognition component and rewards this year for those who meet our highest standards, which are outlined in the Qualification Criteria tab of this website.

What Should You Do Now?

Complete the survey found in the Survey tab of this website by (date). We'll compile the results and begin the process of lining up experts to address the topics that interest you the most.

We encourage you to browse the tabs at the top of this site to learn more about 2018 Life University, and we'll update you with new developments throughout this process. We look forward to greeting your from the first virtual Life University!