National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 550 funds in the United States and Canada. It is a non-profit network of trustees, administrators, public officials and investment professionals who collectively manage nearly $3 trillion in pension assets held in trust for approximately 21 million public employees and retirees -- including firefighters, law enforcement officers, teachers, and other public servants. The theme of this year's annual meeting was "Unifying in a Changing Environment." Approximately 650 NCPERS members participated. Members attend seminars educating them on the newest advances in managing public sector pension plans, including funding, financial services, legislation, and regulation.