Ascent on the Road Brings Orion’s Flagship Conference to Advisors Across the U.S.

Orion’s 2019 event tour creates more opportunities for platform users and tech partners to collaborate

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orion Advisor Services, LLC (“Orion”), the premier portfolio management solution provider for registered investment advisors, will take its flagship Ascent user conference on the road in 2019, hosting eight micro-events strategically located throughout the country.

In a departure from its prior format that attracted roughly 800 advisors and 45 tech partners in September 2018, the Ascent on the Road events will be held jointly with Orion’s integration partners. These co-hosted events will provide targeted training sessions, inspirational keynotes, access to industry experts, and one-on-one tech consultations all geared toward helping advisors—both existing platform users and those looking to leverage new technology—learn how to “Innovate on the Fundamentals.”

“Today, advisors are continuously challenged to disrupt their business, which can seem like a daunting task,” said Eric Clarke, CEO of Orion. “With Ascent on the Road, we want to show advisors that in order to innovate, disrupt and win, they don’t have to flip their business on its head. They can ‘Innovate on the Fundamentals’ by simply reimagining ways to provide value and powerful experiences with the help of smart and scalable technology solutions.”

Launching Ascent events across the U.S. in 2019 will make these experiences more intimate and accessible than ever before. Advisors can participate in Ascent on the Road in the following cities:

“Orion works with so many advisors who share our same passion and dedication for winning in their business,” said Randy Lambert, President of Orion. “As we kick-off this series of events in 2019, I am confident that the training, consultation, and support offered along the way will help even more firms unlock their full potential!”

Fuse is traveling, too!

Additionally in 2019, Orion is presenting its annual integration-innovation event, FUSE, in conjunction with its Ascent on the Road events, and launching mini hackathons at each stop along the way. For the last five years, FUSE has brought together the best advisor technology firms to build new integrations for Orion advisors. Each year the hackathon event has evolved to reach new heights, and this year is no different.

“Whether attendees already use our platform or they are part of the greater financial services community and would like to find ways to improve their business, bringing FUSE on the road with Ascent will create even more opportunities to drive innovation inspired by advisor feedback,” said Jeff Kliewer, Director of Integrations Partnership and Support at Orion.

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