National Summit Agenda
The full agenda for the National Development Finance Summit will be posted this summer.
The tentative agenda includes:
Intro Food Finance Course (extra fee event prior to National Summit)
Advanced Tax Increment Finance Course (extra fee event prior to National Summit)
National Summit Kickoff Opening Reception
All day session programming
Tampa Dining Adventures
Half day session programming with adjournment at 12:00 PM
Call for Presentations
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:
- Manufacturing - Advanced, Small Manufacturers, Rural
- Environment - Water, Clean Energy, EE/RE, Resiliency, Brownfields
- Infrastructure - Transportation, Parking, Transit, Green Infrastructure
- Housing - Mixed-use, Affordable, Rural, Assisted Living
- Arts & Culture - 501(c)3, Tourism, Creative Industries, Historic
- Revitalization - Brownfields, Redevelopment, Adaptive-Reuse
- Health & Higher Education - Hospitals, Clinics, Charter School, Universities
- Food & Agriculture - Food Systems, Farming, Scarcity
- Access to Capital - Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurs, Small/Minority/Women Owned Business
CDFA is looking for diversity in the deals, projects and programs that present. Submissions are encouraged to focus 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, EB-5, special assessment and early stage capital. Deals, projects or programs that include multiple funding sources are highly encourage. Complex and innovative uses of financing to solve private sector market challenges is critical.
Submit Your Proposal Here
Submissions will be accepted through the end of June. Please read the submission requirements below.
Please note the following important session considerations prior to submitting:
- Each speaker will be given one complimentary registration to attend the CDFA National Summit. This complimentary registration covers all CDFA National Summit events from November 6-8. It does not cover pre-Summit workshops and/or trainings. No other compensation (travel/hotel) is provided.
- Each session may be selected to present twice during the CDFA National Summit. Speakers/panelists should expect to be at the event for entire duration.
- CDFA encourages a “low-tech” approach to sessions. Speakers are welcome to use PowerPoint presentations but they are not required. Innovative session approaches are highly encouraged.
- Each session will be appointed a CDFA selected moderator to facilitate the session on-site.
- CDFA may combine similar submissions together to form comprehensive sessions. Submissions should expect to be part of a group presentation.
- CDFA highly encourages private and public sector partners to collaborate on submissions. Collaborative sessions will be given greater consideration.
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:
Submit Your Proposal Here
- 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.
- 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.
By the end of July, CDFA will make selections and notify presenters. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact CDFA at 614-705-1300 or email@example.com