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Capital Meets Purpose – Register Now for OFN’s 39th Annual Conference!   

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OFN’s conference for community lenders and partners takes place this October 15-18 in Washington, D.C. Our theme this year is Capital Meets Purpose. 

CDFIs invest capital with purpose.  

Over the past several years, CDFIs have proven we are a critical part of the financial ecosystem and strategic partners to the public and private sectors for lending in communities where mainstream finance doesn’t reach. It’s now time to take stock of where we are today and how our core purpose of social, economic, and racial justice needs to evolve for tomorrow.  

This October, 2,000 CDFI practitioners, funders, and investors, as well as policymakers and other industry stakeholders, will gather to explore where we can do more and work together to grow and scale; why climate justice must be part of our core purpose going forward; what it will take to build a future-ready CDFI workforce; and so much more. 

Don’t miss this must-attend event if you believe capital has a purpose far beyond profit! 

What to Expect at the OFN Conference 

The conference offers thought-provoking plenaries, educational and inspiring breakout sessions, interactive training, opportunities to connect with peers, tours of CDFI work and impact in and around the nation’s capital, and much more. 

  • 4 days of learning, collaborating, and networking 
  • 4 plenaries featuring distinguished leaders from the public and private sectors 
  • 80+ breakout and networking sessions across 13 tracks, informed by more than 200 proposals – the most ever submitted for the conference!
  • Opportunity to advocate for CDFIs on Capitol Hill 
  • 7 tours showcasing CDFI impact on the ground in D.C. 
  • In-depth training and workshops offering more comprehensive and interactive learning than our standard breakout sessions (on Sunday, October 15)
  • Expo featuring 50+ exhibitors with products and services designed to help CDFIs create even deeper impact 
  • Discounted rates for OFN members and allies 

Scholarship Opportunity for First-Time Attendees 

New this year, OFN will offer a limited number of scholarships that provide complimentary registration to first-time attendees. Priority will be given to attendees who work at organizations with less than $25 million in assets. We will review applications on a rolling basis and will make decisions by Friday, September 8.

Stay tuned for updates about the agenda, confirmed speakers, and more!  

Register Now! 

We expect the conference and OFN’s room block at the Washington Hilton to sell out quickly.

UPDATE: As of August 23, our room block at the Washington Hilton has officially sold out. We are working to secure additional rooms at a nearby hotel and will soon share a list of alternative nearby hotels. Stay tuned for more details!

Once you sign up, promote your participation in this premier event for mission-driven lenders using our marketing toolkit!

Please note: 

  • OFN is not affiliated with individuals or entities who directly solicit your registration or claim to assist with hotel booking. OFN only sends emails that have an “” email domain, and we never engage outside groups to sell conference attendance. 
  • Booking your hotel room does not guarantee registration. You must register separately.  
  • The conference is in-person only. Plenary session recordings will be available after the event.  

New to the OFN Conference? Visit OFN’s website to learn more, including highlights and sessions from our sold-out 2022 conference in NYC. 

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