Registration for OFN’s annual Conference opens today. The largest annual gathering in the industry, the OFN Conference is the place where more than 1,500 CDFI practitioners, investors, funders, and more will gather to learn and celebrate the work we do

“This might be the largest OFN Conference to date,” said Donna Fabiani, Executive Vice President of Knowledge Sharing at OFN. “There are 14 tracks on the agenda and more than 90 sessions—the most we’ve ever included. It’s a very rich and diverse agenda.”

The OFN Conference offers attendees a broad, expansive experience each year, with a host of networking opportunities, a practitioner-driven curriculum of sessions, inspiring speeches from industry leaders, and a growing Expo featuring solution providers that focus on the industry.

According to Seth Julyan, OFN’s Senior Vice President of Membership, one of the most popular features of the Conference each year are the tours. “Each year, I work with the co-hosts to brainstorm the tours that will best highlight the work of CDFIs in our host city,” he said. “Our 2018 co-hosts have worked very hard on putting together six tours highlighting the diversity of CDFI investment in neighborhoods across Chicago. And one of them is a bike tour—another first for this year’s Conference.” 

“I’m thrilled to see the OFN Conference return to Chicago, a city that was an early epicenter for the CDFI industry, with a great tradition of community activism,” added Donna Fabiani.

Registration for the 2018 OFN Conference is now open. Register before September 6 to save $50. For more information about the Marriott Marquis Chicago visit their website here. The Marriott Marquis is offering rooms for $299/night if you reserve by September 15.

 

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