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.
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:
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.
Explore detailed session descriptions and speaker bios.
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.
BB&T / Federal Home Loan Bank System / SunTrust Bank / Surdna Foundation
Fifth Third Bank / HSBC Bank USA, N.A. / ImpactUs Marketplace / Morgan Stanley / NeighborWorks America / Northern Trust / PNC Bank, NA / Sam’s Club / TD Bank
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
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.
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