More than 2,000 CDFI industry peers from across the country joined together in New York City from October 18-21 to discuss how CDFIs invest in change.
Together Again as One Industry
Back in person for the first time since 2019, the event featured four plenaries, the Native CDFI Awards, 70+ breakout sessions, 50+ exhibitors, seven CDFIs in Action tours across the city, and more.
Growing Support for CDFIs
For the first time in its 38-year history, the OFN Conference sold out. The event also welcomed more than 40 percent of attendees new to this signature convening for the CDFI industry.
Experience the 2022 OFN Conference through the videos included on this page, the many photographs of sessions, tours and gatherings, as well as links to session content.
You can also search hashtags #2022OFNConf and #InvestInChange on social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook) to see what attendees and other supporters had to say about this year’s conference!
Please note the closing plenary with Heather McGhee is not available to the public from OFN. Visit heathermcghee.com to access her select appearances on-demand.
Opening Remarks: Beth Lipson, OFN Interim President and CEO
Fireside Chat: Sarah Friar of Nextdoor with Lisa Mensah of Oregon Community Foundation
Investing in CDFIs: A Bold Strategy for Change
Update from CDFI Fund Director Jodie Harris
The Journey from Opportunity to Justice
2022 Native CDFI Awards Ceremony
CDFIs Investing in “Green”
2022 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance
Keynote Address: Graham Steele, U.S. Department of the Treasury