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WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 26–28, 2017

CDFIs are an essential part of our nation’s financial ecosystem. And we are here to stay. Our work takes us where mainstream capital is scarce. We empower people to act in the best interests of their communities, themselves, and future generations.

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Add to My Calendar 2017-09-26 08:00:00 2017-09-28 20:30:00 America/New_York 2017 OFN Conference Join us in Washington, D.C. for this year’s OFN Annual Conference Washington, D.C. OFN info@ofn.org

HIGHLIGHTS

Keynote Sessions: The OFN Conference features top industry leaders speaking on our general session stage. Confirmed speakers include Counselor to the Secretary of the US Treasury Craig Phillips and CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan.

Industry Awards: The OFN Conference is the place where we recognize leadership, commitment, and innovation in our field. Awards to be presented  include:

  • Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance: Our industry’s highest honor, it is presented annually to an individual who has advanced the opportunity finance field through a lifetime of action and results.
  • Native Awards Ceremony: The 12th Annual Native CDFI Awards ceremony on Wednesday night honors this year’s Circle of Honor and Visionary Leader awardees.
  • Justice Grant: Selected by the Conference Co-hosts, this award is made on behalf of OFN Conference attendees to a nonprofit organization whose mission is consistent with OFN’s core purpose of aligning capital with social, economic, and political justice.

OFN Membership Meeting: This year, OFN Members convene to welcome new OFN President and CEO, Lisa Mensah! Members will cast votes to fill four open seats on the OFN Board.

CDFIsInvest on the Hill: As Congress continues to work on the FY18 budget, they need to hear from constituents like you who know first-hand about the impact CDFIs have nationwide. Register by Friday, August 25 to advocate for the CDFI industry on Capitol Hill! This event is open to all Conference attendees. Participants are responsible for scheduling their meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

Breakout Sessions: More than 60 breakout sessions across 12 tracks, including Financial Resources, Financial Management and Operations, Healthy Communities, Impact, Collaborations, Public Policy, and more!

Networking Opportunities: From facilitated networking sessions to designated networking locations to informal networking at the OFN Expo and in the halls, you’ll love all the opportunities to interact with your colleagues from across the country, and meet exhibitors serving the CDFI Industry.

Tours: Get out of the hotel and into our nation’s capital to see CDFI impact in action. This year’s Conference tours highlight D.C. neighborhoods, giving attendees a feel for the breadth and depth of CDFI impact by showcasing a variety of CDFI financed projects in each neighborhood.

AGENDA

Explore detailed session descriptions and speaker bios.

Native Gathering

8:00 AM–3:00 PM

Tour

10:00 AM–4:00 PM

CDFIsInvest on the Hill

11:30 AM–5:00 PM

Impact Investing Training for CDFIs

12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Welcome Reception and OFN Expo

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

OFN Expo

7:00 AM–7:00 PM

Breakfast with the CDFI Fund

7:30 AM–8:30 AM

Opening Plenary: Closing the Gap in Communities Left Behind

8:30 AM–10:45 AM

Networking Sessions and Time to Visit the OFN Expo

10:45 AM–12:00 PM

Lunch with OFN CEO Lisa Mensah and the 2017 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance

12:15 PM–2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions and Tours

2:15 PM–5:30 PM

CDFIs Invest Reception Sponsored by Bank of America

5:45 PM–7:30 PM

Native Awards Reception and Ceremony

7:00 PM–8:15 PM

Justice Fun Run

6:00 AM–7:00 AM

Breakfast

7:30 AM–8:30 AM

OFN Members Sign in to Vote in Board Election

8:00 AM–8:30 AM

Congressional Welcome and Membership Meeting

8:30 AM–10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM–11:45 AM

Lunch with Counselor to the Secretary of the US Treasury Craig Phillips and CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan

12:00 PM–1:45 PM

Breakout Sessions and Tours

2:00 PM–4:45 PM

Closing Plenary

5:00 PM–6:30 PM

DC Neighborhood Networking Dinners

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

TRACKS

This year’s curriculum offers sessions across 12 tracks reflecting the breadth of the CDFI Industry’s current—and emerging—financing sectors and issues. Our presenters include practitioners, investors, researchers, and subject matter experts.

Visit the Conference registration website for the session schedule and a complete list of detailed session descriptions.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
(Sponsored by The Kresge Foundation)
COLLABORATIONS
(Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase)
COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
CONSUMER FINANCE
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS
(Sponsored by Wells Fargo)
FINANCIAL RESOURCES
(Sponsored by Bank of America)
IMPACT
(Sponsored by BBVA Compass)
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
(Sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
NATIVE CDFIs
(Sponsored by Wells Fargo)
PUBLIC POLICY
RURAL
(Sponsored by Bank of America)
SMALL BUSINESS
(Sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses)

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

 

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FEES

OFN Member
$750
  • $700 with Early Bird discount

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OFN Ally

Become an Ally and save on registration!

$900
  • $850 with Early Bird discount

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General Registration
$1,125
  • $1,075 with Early Bird discount

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Start-up CDFI
$750
  • $700 with Early Bird discount

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Federal Government Employee
$400
  • No Early Bird discount

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Student
$550
  • No Early Bird discount

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OUR 2017 SPONSORS

Our Lead Sponsor

 

Platinum

 

Gold

 

Silver

Bronze

BB&T / Federal Home Loan Bank System / SunTrust Bank / Surdna Foundation

Opportunity Leader

Fifth Third Bank / HSBC Bank USA, N.A. / ImpactUs Marketplace / Morgan Stanley / NeighborWorks America / Northern Trust / PNC Bank, NA / Sam’s Club / TD Bank

Opportunity Partner

Amalgamated Bank / Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP / Bank of the West / Capital Plus Financial / Charles Schwab Bank / Cinnaire / CohnReznick, LLP / Deutsche Bank / Fannie Mae / Ohio Capital Finance Corporation / RSM US LLP / S&P Global Ratings

BECOME A SPONSOR

The OFN Conference provides an unparalleled platform for Sponsors and Exhibitors to connect and do business with CDFIs and an ever-growing audience of investors, consultants, supporters, and others. For information on sponsoring the 2017 OFN Conference, download the sponsorship brochure or contact Amanda Joseph at 215.320.4323.

CO-HOSTS

Building Hope / Capital Impact Partners / City First Enterprises / Enterprise Community Loan Fund / Housing Assistance Council / Housing Partnership Fund / Latino Economic Development Corporation / Local Initiatives Support Corporation / Low Income Investment Fund / National Housing Trust Community Development Fund / NeighborWorks Capital / Partners for the Common Good / Self-Help

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ADDRESS

Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Website

202.483.3000

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CONTACT

If you have any questions about Conference registration, please contact Jacqueline Fox.

jfox@ofn.org

215.320.4313

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