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CDFA Summer School
August 3-7, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

-Overview

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CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. CDFA Summer School will offer five different training courses at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Learn from our expert practitioners and experience CDFA's most interactive educational event of the year live in Philadelphia.

All courses at CDFA Summer School qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during this week-long event. Complete three courses, and you will have fulfilled half of the requirements for the DFCP Program. Join us in Philadelphia, and start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

The schedule for CDFA Summer School is outlined below. Click on the course name to learn more about the topic and agenda:

CDFA Summer School: Course Schedule

Monday
August 3, 2020
Tuesday & Wednesday
August 4-5, 2020
Thursday & Friday
August 6-7, 2020


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Course Objectives

  • Complete half of the course requirements for the DFCP Program
  • Learn about essential development finance tools and techniques
  • Meet industry peers from across the country
  • Discover new financing programs to create in your community
  • Build your professional skills in financing economic development
  • Network with the top minds in development finance

Topics Covered

  • Bonds
  • Tax Increment Finance
  • Brownfields
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Federal Programs
  • Best Practices of Development Finance Agencies

Who Should Attend?

  • Bond Issuers
  • Economic Development Professionals
  • Community Development Professionals
  • P3 Practitioners
  • Developers
  • Broker/Dealers and Underwriters
  • Elected Officials
  • Government and Nonprofit Finance Officers
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Financial Advisors
  • Policy Makers

Course Advisor

Toby Rittner Toby Rittner
Council of Development Finance Agencies
President & CEO
Toby Rittner is the President & CEO of Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most... (More)
Darnell Moses Darnell Moses
Council of Development Finance Agencies
Vice President
As Vice President of Development Finance with CDFA, Mr. Moses works within all facets of CDFA. His expertise enhances the work in Research and Technical Assistance, including working on CDFA Publications; Government Affairs including participating... (More)
Katie Kramer Katie Kramer
Council of Development Finance Agencies
Vice President
Katie Kramer is a Vice President at the Council of Development Finance Agencies and has been with CDFA since 2005. She is an accomplished non-profit executive with expertise in fundraising, grant writing, operations, and building organizational... (More)

-Agenda

Monday, August 3, 2020

Mon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course
The fundamentals course provides the foundation for all of CDFA’s educational offerings. The course helps attendees understand the basics of bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, federal programs, and best practices of development finance agencies. This course provides the insight and practical information needed to critically understand how economic development is financed and the tools, strategies and techniques used to build strong communities. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tue 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Intro Bond Finance Course - Day One
The Intro Bond Finance Course provides an in-depth look at the various types of bonds and when to use them. The course also teaches best practices for successful issuances, and examines the bond transaction from start to finish. This course is essential for public leaders, economic development professionals, financial experts and anyone working to address local economic challenges.
Intro Brownfields Finance Course - Day One
The Intro Brownfields Finance Course is the industry’s only comprehensive training curriculum that helps economic developers, policy makers and real estate professionals understand and master the financing strategies for the lifecycle of a brownfield property. During this course, attendees will walk through the entire brownfields redevelopment process from understanding the basics of brownfields and legal and regulatory challenges to unearthing the myriad financing tools available to both clean-up and build-up these contaminated or polluted sites.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Wed 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Intro Bond Finance Course - Day Two
At the start of Day 2, this course reviews some important terms and sets the stage for the remaining sessions focused on the more technical aspects of bond financing, including the rules and structuring the bond issue.
Intro Brownfields Finance Course - Day Two
At the start of Day 2, this course will covering financing tools for brownfields redevelopment including bonds, tax increment financing, and tax credits.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Thu 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance Course - Day One
The Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance Course examines this emerging development finance model with a focus on how development finance agencies can adopt P3 principles to address a variety of projects. This course covers basic P3 concepts, key players involved in transactions, asset valuation, contract negotiation, risk assessment, revenue stream development, and feasibility analysis. In addition, several P3 projects from across the country will be presented, and P3 experts will analyze the successful elements in each deal.
Intro Tax Increment Finance Course - Day One
The Intro Tax Increment Finance Course offers an in-depth look at the guiding principles and appropriate application of TIF. This course brings TIF deal-making and best practices into focus through a two-day program targeting the entire TIF community including economic developers, public agency representatives, bond issuers, legal professionals, developers, financial advisors, and other stakeholders. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Fri 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance Course - Day Two
At the start of Day 2, attendees review some important terms and set the stage for the remaining sessions focused on negotiating the terms of P3 deals and how to manage risk.
Intro Tax Increment Finance Course - Day Two
At the start of Day 2, this course reviews some important terms and sets the stage for the remaining sessions focused on the more technical aspects of TIF including underwriting and deal-making, bond financing and combining and leveraging TIF with other tools.

-Location


CDFA Summer School will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing which is located in Philadelphia's historic downtown.

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 South Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-521-6500

>>>Reserve Your Room Now!

CDFA has arranged a significantly reduced room rate of $199.00 (plus tax) per night for a standard room (single or double occupancy). A select number of hotel rooms are available from August 2-6, 2020 at the reduced rate if reservations are made before July 13, 2020. This rate is not guaranteed if reservations are made after the cut-off date or if the hotel is sold-out. Please reserve your room early. For individual reservations click on the link above or call 215-521-6500 and reference CDFA Summer School.

-Registration

CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School.


Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program, and submit your application today.

Register before July 10, 2020 for Early-Bird Rates.

When you register for three courses during CDFA Summer School, you will receive a $200 discount off the total registration fee.

Click the Register button to view the total fees and discounts available for CDFA Summer School.

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CDFA National Sponsors

  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
  • BNY Mellon
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Business Oregon
  • CohnReznick
  • FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Kutak Rock LLP
  • McCarter & English, LLP
  • McGuireWoods
  • MuniCap, Inc.
  • NW Financial Group, LLC
  • Petros PACE Finance
  • SB Friedman Development Advisors
  • Stern Brothers
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • Z. The Bond Buyer
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