When & Where

April 24 to April 26, 2012

Hilton Burlington Hotel

Burlington, VT

2012 EDFS Conference

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Economic Development Finance Service (EDFS) Conference

The EDFS Conference brings together business loan fund staff that are working in rural and small metropolitan regions to hear best and promising practices from loan funds around the nation, learn about federal program updates from agency staff, and engage in meaningful and relevant discussions and information sharing with their peers.

Burlington is wonderfully situated on Lake Champlain, known as “America’s Sixth Great Lake.”  And, Burlington’s college town feel translates to a multitude of things for visitors to the city of 40,000 to do (when they are not attending conference sessions): restaurants, shops, recreational activities, and much more.

As always, the EDFS conference is planned with YOU in mind.  Sessions have been planned by a panel of your peers and include ideas and suggestions from EDFS members and others, as well as feedback from previous conferences.  The conference is small, allowing attendees a bounty of networking opportunities with peers and other small business finance stakeholders.

We strongly believe that a measure of a great conference is the extent to which attendees are able to engage in serious peer networking.  We build as much of that as we can into the conference…sessions are structured to promote dialog among attendees and speakers, breaks and special events are tailored to encourage attendees to learn from each other, and there is always much information exchange happening in the hotel hallways between sessions.  Our goal is for each attendee to leave the conference with new ideas and strategies for building your loan fund programs.

Plan to attend the 2012 EDFS conference which will be held at the Hilton Burlington Hotel April 24 – 26.  Please see Travel and Venue for room block information.


Questions?: Contact Laurie Thompson at (202) 624-5948 or [email protected]