With crowdfunding on the rise, the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to get stakeholders’ thoughts on the new method of raising capital in a public forum.

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In partnership with New York University’s Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions, the commission plans to bring together regulators, practitioners and academics for a half-day symposium on Feb. 28.

The event will focus on protecting investors while facilitating capital formation, according to the SEC, and will cover research, challenges, opportunities and the effect of crowdfunding on market participants.

Approximately $10 million of new capital has been raised since crowdfunding regulations came into effect in 2016.

The symposium is free and open to the public. It will be held at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, NE, in Washington, D.C., and webcast on SEC.gov. Those wishing to attend in person will need to register in advance and provide photo ID at the front desk.

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