Updated September 15, 2021

The 2021 OFN Virtual Conference is next month! On October 19–21, join thousands of CDFI staff and partners, investors, funders, policymakers, students, and other advocates from across the country for three days of inspiring speakers, more than 20 engaging sessions, networking opportunities, and much more.

This year's speaker lineup includes U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and our latest confirmed speaker — U.S. SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more exciting speaker announcements as we finalize the agenda.

Breakout sessions will span six tracks: Growth and Sustainability, Financing and Development Strategies, Native CDFIs, Policy and Communications, Equity and Accountability, and Resilience and Climate.

Sessions include:

  • Creating Accountability in an Era of Good Intention, with the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs
  • Matching the Message to the Audience: A New Investor Narrative for CDFIs, with Fenton communications social change strategists
  • Mergers and Integrations for Addressing Racial Inequality at Scale, featuring the City First and Broadway Bank merger and the Capital Impact Partners / CDC Small Business Finance alliance
  • Redefining “Risk” Part 2: Interrogating Bias in Underwriting and Due Diligence, a follow-on to one of the 2020 OFN Conference's most popular sessions.

See the Agenda on the OFN Conference registration page for the latest announced sessions.

We encourage you to take advantage of low virtual event rates by registering yourself — and your entire team — to attend the 2021 OFN Conference. Use our marketing toolkit to help spread the word! 

Registration is just $75 for OFN member CDFIs and complimentary for students. 


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