Microfinance USA Conference
Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
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. With more than 200 speakers and over 40 panels, how will you make the most of your time at MFUSA this year? Below is a sample agenda, which you can customize to your own interests after registering! Tell @Kiva on Twitter which sessions you are most excited to attend! For a full agenda and speaker bios, visit this page.
9:30 (Monday) - Opening Session
Featuring Dean Karlan, Innovations for Poverty Action, Yale University
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.
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.
Tory Burch, Tory Burch LLC and the Tory Burch Foundation Donald Terry, World Bank, the U.N., the African Development Bank
6:00: Microfinance Meetup
For the latest in MFUSA conference updates and developments, follow @microfinanceusa on Twitter!