Saturday, May 8, 2010

Microfinance USA Conference is only a couple weeks away!

This year's Microfinance USA Conference is only a couple weeks away! It will take place on May 20-21 in San Francisco, CA. The conference will bring together investors, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, practitioners, small business owners, and curious individuals to explore how microfinance produces jobs, increases incomes, and creates opportunities to build stable and sustainable communities.

Presented by: Opportunity Fund, Kiva, and the ACCION U.S. Network
Full conference schedule and session descriptions

Registration Details - Click here to register!
Full Conference Pass: $275
Student Conference Pass: $50
*New!* Single Session Admission for plenaries, breakouts, and optional lunchtime sessions: $50/session

Featured Speakers
Martin Eakes, Founder of Self-Help
Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco
Premal Shah, President of Kiva
Maria Shriver, First Lady of California

Conference Features
Microfinance Careers Roundtable
Microloan Client Tours
MicroEntrepreneurs Food Festival & Cocktail Reception

Kiva Lender-Borrower Meet-Up
Come meet entrepreneurs whose microloans have been funded on Kiva! This Lender-Borrower Meet-Up is a unique chance for Kiva lenders to hear from local borrowers offline – making the Kiva connection even more personal. Hear from borrowers who are volunteering their time to talk about how business is going, what they think of the investors who supported them on Kiva, and what challenges and opportunities these small business owners see around the corner. This is an informal lunchtime conversation on Friday, May 21st. After borrowers introduce themselves and their businesses, the floor will be open for learning and casual conversation.

We hope to see you there!