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Join us for the CDFA National Development Finance Summit in Atlanta, Georgia! Save the date for this exciting event. More information about the agenda, session topics, and speakers will be posted soon. Check back regularly for more information or contact CDFA to get involved.

Call for Presentations

Once again, the CDFA National Summit will be a forward-thinking event, focused on the current wave of cutting-edge deals, projects and programs in development finance. In 2017, the theme will focus on leveraging private-sector capital using a public-sector financing approach. The CDFA National Summit will explore deals, projects and programs that expand private-sector capital investment.

CDFA needs your help to source deals, projects and programs and will be accepting submissions for potential deals, projects and program presentations. Submissions must fit into at least one of the following broad categories:

CDFA is looking for diversity in the deals, projects and programs that present. Submissions must be focused on leveraging private-sector capital using a public-sector financing approach. CDFA will place an emphasis on bonds, tax increment, tax credits, access to capital funds, special assessment and early stage capital. Deals, projects or programs that include multiple funding sources are highly encouraged. Complex and innovative use of financing to solve private sector market challenges is critical.

Submission deadline is May 12, 2017. Please read the submission requirements below.

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Presentation Details

Please note the following important session considerations prior to submitting:

Submission Requirements

Please pay close attention to the following submission requirements. Submissions that fail to provide the necessary information will not be accepted. Those interested in submitting should provide the following information:
  1. A short two-three paragraph overview of the deal, project or program. Provide as much detail on the type of tool(s) used in the financing and explain how this deal, project or program leverages private sector capital using a public-sector financing approach.

  2. Complete contact information for the session organizer and the names and complete contact information of those willing to speak. It will be the responsibility of those submitting to secure speaker commitments. Do not send suggested speakers. Speakers should be confirmed prior to submission. CDFA recommends no more than three panelists per submission. Single speaker submissions are welcomed as well.

  3. All submissions should be completed via the submission form by May 12, 2017.
By early July, CDFA will make selections and notify presenters. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Pete Mathews at 614-705-1300 or pmathews@cdfa.net.

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The CDFA National Development Finance Summit will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, overlooking the vibrant streets of Midtown Atlanta. Located on the Georgia Tech campus in Technology Square - the heart of Midtown Atlanta's thriving retail neighborhood - the hotel is only moments from the city's best restaurants, coolest shops and most fascinating attractions.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-347-9440

Reserving a Room

CDFA has arranged a significantly reduced room rate of $179.00 (plus tax and service fees) per night for a standard room (single or double occupancy). Hotel rooms are available from November 14 to November 17 at the reduced rate if reservations are made before October 24. 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.

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History of the National Summit

To learn more about the National Summit, view the presentations from CDFA's most recent gatherings:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the CDFA National Development Finance Summit? To learn more, contact CDFA.

CDFA National Sponsors

  • Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • BNY Mellon
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Business Oregon
  • CohnReznick
  • FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC
  • Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Kutak Rock LLP
  • MB Financial Bank, NA
  • McCarter & English, LLP
  • McGuireWoods
  • NW Financial Group, LLC
  • SB Friedman Development Advisors
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Stern Brothers
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • Wilmington Trust
  • Z. The Bond Buyer
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