2024 Small Business Finance Forum & Trainings

Starts:  Jun 12, 2024 09:00 AM (CT)
Ends:  Jun 14, 2024 05:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Open Forum

After selling out in 2023, OFN's Small Business Finance Forum returns to downtown Chicago’s magnificent mile in 2024 in a new, larger location from June 13-14! The 11th annual forum will bring together over 500 mission-driven small business lenders, partners, and advocates for a day-and-a-half of learning and networking that supports the shared goal of helping our nation’s small businesses succeed. 

For the last decade, the forum has provided small business and microlending CDFIs with timely content, inspiration, and the chance to connect. In 2024, the forum will feature over 25 interactive breakout sessions across six distinct tracks; opportunities for peer learning and networking; and a Small Business Partner Showcase with products and organizations that help CDFI small business lenders do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. 

Attendees can also opt to arrive a day early to take advantage of the new pre-forum training day on June 12, which will offer training opportunities, including:

  • Financial Management Workshop
  • CDFI 101: Orientation to the Industry
  • Executive Training for CDFI Board Members
  • Small Business Lending 101
  • Operationalizing REIA into Lending Practices


Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611