Bogleheads® Conferences


US Conference organizing committee. From left to right: Marlene Lindauer, Mel Lindauer, Gail Cox, Mel Turner-(aka; “Tom”-The Other Mel), Kathy Turner, Patti Rager, and Ed Rager. Photo courtesy of Kathleen L. Ryan.

The first U.S. Boglehead Conference took place in Miami Florida on March 10-11, 2000. The Conference has since become an annual affair. In Taiwan, the Taiwan Bogleheads have held two conferences, the first in 2013; the second in 2015.

The U.S. conferences

The conferences include a social reception, a keynote address, panel discussions, presentations, question and answer sessions, and a book signing session. The book signing session is usually accompanied by breakout sessions. The conferences also include a visit to the Vanguard campus, where Vanguard officials provide conference attendees with workshops, panel discussions and a question and answer segment.

Upcoming conference dates are announced in the Bogleheads forum, the Financial Page blog and The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy. Subscription for the event is usually completed within two or three days after the announcement.

Wiki resources


Bogleheads 16 (photo by Pongo)

The Bogleheads® wiki contains more in-depth information about the conferences. The pages below provide a history of the event, as well as archival material.

Comprehensive written reports about the conferences began in 2007 with the Diehards VI conference and continued through Bogleheads® 11. Video recordings of conference presentations, “fireside chats” with Mr.Bogle and author William Bernstein, and question and answer sessions begin in 2009 and continue to the present. The table below provides links to reports and videos.



Report Video
Diehards VI June 10-12, 2007 Report
Bogleheads® 7 Sept. 22-24, 2008 Report
Bogleheads® 8 Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2009 Report
Bogleheads® 9 Oct. 13 – Oct. 15, 2010 Report
Bogleheads® 10 Oct. 12 – Oct. 14, 2011 Report
Bogleheads® 11 Oct. 17 – Oct.19, 2012 Report

Morningstar also records video interviews with John Bogle at the conferences. The wiki provides access to these videos.

Conference Date Video
Bogleheads® 7 Sept. 22-24, 2008  Link
Bogleheads® 9 Oct. 13 – Oct. 15, 2010  Link
Bogleheads® 10 Oct. 12 – Oct. 14, 2011  Link
Bogleheads® 11 Oct. 17 – Oct. 19, 2012  Link
Bogleheads® 12 Oct. 16 – Oct. 18, 2013  Link
Bogleheads® 13 Oct. 22 – Oct. 24, 2014 Link
Bogleheads® 14 Oct. 15 – Oct. 17, 2015 Link
Bogleheads® 15 Sept. 28 – Sept. 30, 2016  Link
Bogleheads® 16 Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2017  Link
Bogleheads® 17 Oct. 3 – Oct. 5, 2018 Link

Financial Page

Here on Financial Page you can read an account of the Bogleheads® 16 Conference with Notes from Bogleheads® 16.

Taiwan conferences


Mr. Chen addressing the 2015 conference

The first Taiwan Bogleheads conference was held on May 11, 2013. The event took place at Mr. Brown Coffee, Taipei City, Taiwan.  The 2015 conference was held on March 28 at the GIS NTU Convention Center, Taipei City, Taiwan.

The conferences include speaker presentations, question and answer sessions, and coffee breaks.

Conference details can be found in these wiki pages and Financial Page picture galleries:

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