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CDVCA Annual Conference - Register by Wednesday
Original message from: ktesdell@CDVCA.org
Register by Wednesday, February 4th for the Community Development
Venture Capital Alliance 2009 Annual Conference, to be held on Thursday
and Friday, March 5 and 6 at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in
Washington, D.C. The Annual Conference is the premier training and
networking event for anyone interested in social venture capital
investing. Visit www.cdvca.org/conference to register.
An introductory workshop precedes the conference on Wednesday, March 4.
This one-day workshop provides an overview of the industry and practice
of community development venture capital (CDVC) investing. Attending
this event provides an in-depth look at leading funds and best practices
in the industry, and serves as the ideal entry point to the conference
as a whole.
As a new administration and congress take over in Washington, this is
not a year to miss the CDVCA conference. We are working to win $1
billion for CDFIs from the TARP or "bailout" funds and $250 million from
stimulus funding, plus additional programs under the Small Business
Administration and Department of Agriculture. We recently celebrated a
victory, as the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to include $250
million-more than twice the highest previous funding levels-for CDFIs in
the stimulus bill currently working its way through congress.
Come to Washington to hear about these and other exciting new
opportunities. Also, learn practical strategies for guiding your fund
and portfolio through the financial crisis, and hear about opportunities
and best practices for investing in cleantech and other green
A block of rooms has been set aside for conference participants at the
Liaison Capitol Hill. To secure a room, please call the Liaison Capitol
Hill at 1-866-233-4642 to make a reservation. Identify yourself as a
2009 CDVCA Annual Conference attendee/guest to receive the conference
rate. Reservations must be made by February 4, 2009.
The Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA) is the
network for the rapidly growing field of community development venture
capital (CDVC) investing. CDVC funds provide equity capital to
businesses in underinvested markets, seeking market-rate financial
returns, as well as the creation of good jobs, wealth, and
For more information, contact cdvca "at sign" cdvca.org.