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CDVCA Annual Conference--3 days left to make your hotel reservations
Original message from: ktesdell@CDVCA.org
Register by Wednesday, February 11th 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.
Speakers include CDFI Director Donna Gambrell; nominated Administrator
of the Small Business Administrator Karen Mills (invited), and National
Venture Capital Association president, Mark Heesen.
As a new administration and congress take over in Washington, this is
not a year to miss the CDVCA conference. The Senate stimulus bill
contains $250,000 million for CDFIs, even after the reduction negotiated
by Senate moderates. We are working to win $1 billion for CDFIs from
the TARP or "bailout" funds. All of these funds would be made
available under new and different rules, including waiver of the private
sector matching requirement. We are also working on additional programs
under the Small Business Administration and Department of Agriculture,
plus changes to the Community Reinvestment Act.
Come to Washington to hear about these and other exciting new
opportunities. In addition, 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
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 11, 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