Annual Microfinance Summit

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2014 San Diego Microfinance Summit: Expanding Horizons of Microfinance 
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Review the sessions:

Opening Remarks

Morning Panel Session

Afternoon Plenary Session


  • Larry Reed, Director, Microcredit Summit Campaign 

Larry Reed is the director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. He has worked for more than 25 years in designing, supporting and leading activities and organizations that empower impoverished people to transform their lives and their communities. For most of that time Reed worked with Opportunitiy International, including five years as their Africa regional director and eight years as the first CEO of the opportunity International Network. 

The 6th Annual San Diego Microfinance Summit will bring together leading microfinance practitioners, social entrepreneurs, students and members of the general public to explore the expanding horizons of the microfinance industry. Larry Reed, the Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign, will be the keynote speaker. The event will feature speakers from innovative organizations such as KivaGiveDirectlyEdify and Puddle. Panels and presentations throughout the day will center on discussions about new ways to expand the reach and impact of microfinance by bringing vital financing to underserved markets. 

The San Diego Microfinance Alliance
(SDMFA) is a consortium of local microfinance practitioners, donors, educators, students, and professionals. We are committed to raising the profile of microfinance in the San Diego region through a central organization that facilitates learning opportunities for the public, microfinance practitioners, and their clients. The Alliance brings one online location that offers information about the Alliances partner organizations, a central calendar of microfinance-related activities in San Diego, and collaborative tools designed for networking and practical use for those involved in local microfinance.

Join us for the Pre-Summit Networking Mixer:

Ritual Tavern (a microfinance-funded establishment)
Monday, April 7th; 6:00 - 8:00pm
Cost: $12, including appetizers and one drink

Come meet and mingle before the summit with guest speakers, summit organizers and like-minded individuals at Ritual Tavern in North Park. Ritual Tavern has generously reserved the entire restaurant for this event, and will be offering a special spread of hors d'oeuvres for our group. Each registrant will receive one drink ticket which may be used for alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. 
*Networking mixer available to paid Summit registrants only.*