Microfinance USA Conference
May 23-24, 2011
Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
*A limited quantity of tickets are still available for this event. Visit www.microfinanceusaconference.org to register today!*
As we prepare for the Microfinance USA Conference 2011 later this month, we want to tell you more about what to expect from this much-anticipated event! Kiva is co-presenting this year's conference with Opportunity Fund and AccionUSA to explore and expand the latest conversation on microfinance in the US.
For a full agenda and speaker bios, visit this page.
May 23, Day 1
9:30 (Monday) - Opening Session
Featuring Dean Karlan, Innovations for Poverty Action, Yale University
12:00 - Microentrepreneur Tour
Hop on a bus and visit microfinance borrowers at their places of business throughout the New York City Area. Hear from entrepreneurs directly. Visit cafes, beauty salons, clothing stores, and more! Boxed lunch will be provided.
1:00 - Financial Diaries: New Focus on the U.S. from the Authors of Portfolios of the Poor - Session Room: Manhattan
Daryl Collins, Bankable Frontiers
Jonathan Morduch, NYU Wagner School, New York University
Rachel Schneider, CFSI
Eleni Constantine, Pew Charitable Trusts
Rachel Schneider, Center for Financial Services Innovation
Justine Zinkin, Credit Where Credit Is Due
3:15 - Networking Break - or stop by the Conference Bookstore!
Simonida Cvejic, Bay Area Medical Academy
Susan Davis, BRAC USA
Jessica Jackley, ProFounder
Natalia Oberti Noguera, Pipeline Fund
5:30 - Cocktail Reception
Join us at 230 Fifth, one of NYC's premiere rooftop bars, for spectacular views and tasty bites from ACCION's microfinance entrepreneurs. Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres will be served with the backdrop of the city immediately following the first day of the conference.
May 24th - Day Two
9:30 (Tuesday) - Balancing Act: Mission, Profit & Impact
Carlos Danel, Compartamos
Errol Damelin, Wonga
Adam Davidson, Planet Money, NPR
Ananya Roy, University of California, Berkeley
Felix Salmon, Reuters
Eric Weaver, Opportunity Fund
Tory Burch, Tory Burch LLC and the Tory Burch Foundation
Jim Koch, Sam Adams
Stacy Madison, Fireman Capital Partners
Russ Yarrow, Chevron
Steve Karp, SunTrust Bank
Robert Mengani, New York State Banking Department
Kai Schmitz, World Bank
Donald Terry, World Bank, the U.N., the African Development Bank
Susan Hume, The College of New Jersey
Noga Leviner, Lumni USA
Giovanna Masci, Kiva
Ashni Mohnot, Enzi
6:00: Microfinance Meetup
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