Planning for the 2016 OFN Conference is heating up—and it's not just because it's July! We are working out all the details for our annual convening in Atlanta: refining the agenda, scheduling speakers, mapping out tours, and brainstorming events. All of this activity revolves around a central theme: Rethink.

Our industry finds itself at an inflection point. We’re seeing demand for new capital options, continuing operating challenges, and shifts in the external environment. CDFIs must continue to respond with creativity and flexibility. Sometimes that means rethinking how we do what we do.

The OFN Conference is the single largest gathering in the CDFI industry. This year, more than 1,200 practitioners, investors, funders, researchers, policymakers, and students will come together in October in Atlanta. We will focus on rethinking CDFI business models, capital acquisition, program strategies, and advocacy—to expand economic inclusion nationwide.

CDFIs turn challenges into opportunities every day. We work through options, incorporate fresh perspectives, examine solutions. We rethink.

Join us at the Hilton Atlanta for the 2016 OFN Conference. Conference registration will open in August. But you can reserve your hotel room today. If you reserve a room before September 23, 2016 you will receive the Conference rate of $159.00 + taxes and fees. The room block fills fast, so book now.

 

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