The 2018 OFN Conference brought 1,450 CDFI practitioners, funders, investors, students, and more to Chicago for two and a half days of intensive learning and networking. Together, across more than 90 sessions, we learned what it takes to be an Agent of Change. We examined our past and looked forward for new ways to address the challenges facing our communities and transform them into opportunities.
Over 48 hours, more than 1,400 CDFI practitioners, staff, and partners participated in or attended four plenaries and more than 60 sessions and events. Enjoy our day-by-day photo albums on Facebook—tag yourself, friends, and colleagues!
PRE-CONFERENCE DAY – October 8
BB&T / Fannie Mae / Fifth Third Bank / Northern Trust / SunTrust Bank
Federal Home Loan Bank System / Freddie Mac / Morgan Stanley / NeighborWorks America / PNC Bank, NA / TD Bank
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP / Bank of the West / Capital Plus Financial / Charles Schwab Bank / CIBC / Cinnaire / Deutsche Bank / Flagstar Bank / FUND Consulting / HSBC Bank USA, N.A. / Incapital / Ohio Capital Finance Corporation / PetSmart Charities / 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 more information , download the sponsorship brochure or contact Amanda Joseph at 215-320-4323.
Accion Chicago / Chicago Community Loan Fund / Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Micro Finance Group / Cinnaire / Community Investment Corporation / Community Reinvestment Fund, USA / Corporation for Supportive Housing / IFF / LISC Chicago / NHS of Chicago / North Side Community Federal Credit Union / Second Federal a division of Self-Help FCU / Valley Economic Development Center
PowerPoints from the 2018 OFN Conference have been uploaded to a library on CDFI Connect Community, OFN’s online, interactive community. Access to CDFI Connect Community is free to all, though a user name and password will be required. If you have not signed up, or are not sure, check your status on the Login page