Thursday, February 17, 2011

ederal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Dynamic Keynote Speakers Highlight 2011 Exploring Innovation Conference Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:58 AM

Exploring Innovatio:n a Conference on Community Development Finance
May 9–11, 2011
Chase Park Plaza | St. Louis, Mo.
Visit for conference agenda and registration information.
We’ve lined up three keynote speakers who truly define “innovation” to enlighten attendees on some critical areas of community development—regulatory reform, microlending and comprehensive positive community change. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best!
Elizabeth Duke, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, will kick off the conference with a discussion on regulatory reform and the future of financial services. In the recent debate over financial reform, Governor Duke drew on her extensive background in banking to emerge as a pivotal figure in moving the legislation to implementation.
Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer online microlending service, will tell the story of Kiva. Ms. Jackley is currently founder and CEO of ProFounder (, a platform providing new ways for small business entrepreneurs in the U.S. to access start-up capital through crowdfunding and community involvement.
AC Wharton, mayor of Memphis, Tenn., will close the conference with innovative solutions to on-the-ground community challenges and opportunities. He’ll share his formula for comprehensive positive community change.
Who Should Attend
  • Bank CEOs and CRA officers
  • Philanthropic leaders
  • Government leaders and community economic developers
  • Leaders of nonprofits and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
  • Students
Don’t miss out! Save money and ensure your spot by registering today. Space is limited, and early bird registration closes on March 14.
Register Today!
Monday, May 9, through
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Chase Park Plaza
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
see conference site for details
For more information
See conference web site:
Julie Kerr at 501-324-8297

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