The Opportunity Finance Network Conference is the premier event in the CDFI industry. Each year, more than 1,400 opportunity finance practitioners, funders, investors, and advocates convene to network, learn, and do business.
The 2019 OFN Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from October 20-23 and promises to attract CDFIs, investors, and policy leaders committed to expanding economic opportunity throughout the nation.
The OFN Conference provides an unparalleled platform to connect with CDFIs, as well as increased awareness of your commitment to support and strengthen the practice of opportunity finance.
The theme of the 2019 Conference is Lending Where It Counts.
Disinvested urban neighborhoods. Struggling Appalachian coal towns. Remote Indian country communities. The Rust Belt, the Black Belt, the Mississippi Delta. Places not typically associated with opportunity and new investment. Unless, that is, you are a special kind of lender. A community development financial institution, or CDFI.
CDFIs see true potential in the hard-to-serve places that millions of Americans call home. CDFIs have experience here, whether it’s financing affordable housing in a gentrifying urban neighborhood, a small-town main street business, a remote rural hospital, or energy efficiency improvements to an old home. Each investment makes a difference for the people and places CDFIs serve. CDFIs are ready and able to partner with communities when few others will take that first step. Reaching deep. Getting the job done. Lending where it counts.
Registration and hotel booking details for this year’s conference are coming soon!
In the meantime, OFN is seeking session proposals from a diverse and inclusive group of presenters that will help us build a curriculum that covers all the major industry issues and financing sectors. Read the complete Call for Sessions Guidelines and Practice Copy for more information.