As we prepare for our 2023 events, we invite you to help shape the curriculum for our 2023 Connect+ and Small Business Finance Forums! These events will feature expert-led sessions on a variety of topics.
- OFN’s Connect+ Forum is a free, half-day virtual forum with plenaries and breakout sessions centered around topics that are trending in the industry and/or are of the highest priority for CDFI staff. In 2023, the Connect+ Forum will take place on March 21 and focus on CDFI Operations & Human Capital.
- OFN’s Small Business Finance Forum is returning in person for the first time in four years to Chicago, IL, from June 20-21, 2023! Now in its 10th year, this annual Forum is a day-and-a-half event for CDFIs, mission-driven small business lenders, and their partners. The event features over 20 sessions and opportunities for peer learning, training, and networking.
OFN is now seeking session proposals for both forums from a diverse group of organizations and presenters that offer a wide range of perspectives. Before preparing and submitting a session proposal, please read the complete “Call for Sessions Guidelines and Practice Copy.”
Please submit your proposal via our online form. Hard copies will not be accepted. Session proposals are due by Friday, January 20, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET.
Registration will open in February for the 2023 Connect+ Forum and in April for the 2023 Small Business Finance Forum. In the meantime, take advantage of our special hotel rate for the Small Business Finance Forum and book today!