FundersForum is the first conference organized for the small business finance industry, by the small business finance industry. It is an opportunity to engage and learn from industry thought leaders and policymakers while networking with fellow funders from across the country. In its first year, FundersForum will celebrate the small finance business industry and discuss solutions that will ensure a safe and transparent method of access to capital for small businesses in this country who need it the most.

Registration

Early Bird Registration fee: $695 (Through September 3rd) Early Bird Registration is now closed. 

Regular Registration fee: $995


Hotel & Travel


READY TO BOOK YOUR ROOM?

The conference and all receptions will be held at
The Willard Intercontinental, Washington D.C
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C 20004
(202) 628 – 9100

To access the special FundersForum rate of $379

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK POLICY*

FundersForum has a special discounted rate of $379 per night at The Willard Intercontinental for conference participants.

The final date for guests to make reservations is 5 PM (EST) on Monday, October 14th.

The group’s unique code is CFC should you wish to make a reservation through the reservation call center: 1.800.496.7621.


WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA AIRPORTS

The three airports in the Washington, D.C. area are Washington Reagan National (DCA), which is the closest to the hotel and accessible by Metro, Washington Dulles International (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International (BWI). Dulles is 25 miles from Washington in Chantilly, VA and BWI is 45 miles north of Washington in Baltimore, MD.

FAQ

What is FundersForum?

FundersForum is the first conference organized for the small business finance industry, by the small business finance industry. It is an opportunity to engage and learn from industry-
thought leaders and policymakers while networking with fellow funders from across the country. In its first year, FundersForum will celebrate the small finance business industry and discuss solutions that will ensure a safe and transparent method of access to capital for small businesses in this country who need it the most.

Who should attend FundersForum?

FundersForum welcomes small business financiers from across the country to Washington, D.C. to learn from and network with some of the nation’s top small business industry thought-leaders and policymakers.

Why should I attend?

This two-day program will provide you with the tools, strategies, and best practices you need to successfully compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

When is FundersForum?

FundersForum will take place from November 12-13 in Washington, D.C.

Where is FundersForum?

FundersForum will be hosted at The Willard Intercontinental in Washington, D.C.
The Willard Intercontinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C 20004
Phone: 202-628-9100

Is a discounted hotel room block available for attendees?

Yes, FundersForum attendees receive a discounted room rate of $379 per night at The Willard Intercontinental. The hotel is approximately 4 blocks from the McPherson Square and Federal Triangle Metro Stations and is conveniently located near a variety of dining options and area attractions. The cut-off date to book a hotel room at the discounted rate is 5PM (EST) on Monday, October 14, 2019. Hotel Registration

How can I get from the airport to the hotel?

The three airports in the Washington, D.C. area are Washington Reagan National (DCA), which is the closest to the hotel and accessible by Metro, Washington Dulles International (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International (BWI). Dulles is 25 miles from Washington in Chantilly, VA and BWI is 45 miles north of Washington in Baltimore, MD.

For directions to The Willard Intercontinental,click here.

What should I bring to FundersForum?

We encourage you to come ready to learn from some of the nation’s top small business finance experts and policy leaders. You will want your laptop or other mobile devices on hand to take notes during the interactive sessions. Free Wi-Fi will be provided throughout the main conference floors at The Willard Intercontinental.

Is there a Dress Code for this event?

Yes, the dress code for FundersForum is business casual. This includes the forum sessions as well as the networking events. We do suggest you bring a sweater or dress in layers, as the conference room temperatures can fluctuate.
The dress code for the PAC Dinner on Tuesday, November 12th is business.

The dress code for the Dream Big Awards Celebration on Tuesday, September 12th is cocktail or business.

What are your policies for cancellations, refunds, and transfers?

All refund requests must be received in writing via email (dianea@paragon-group.com) and will be issued within 30 days. All cancellations are subject to a $100 administrative fee.
Cancellations received by September 1st at 5:00 PM EST will be refunded 100% of payment, less the administration fee.
Cancellations received between September 1st and October 1st by 5:00 PM EST will be refunded 50% of payment, less the administrative fee.
Cancellations received after October 1st will not be eligible for a refund, and only entitled to transfer attendance to an individual from the same company or organization. The substitute attendee name must be submitted on or before November 1 st .

In the event that FunderForum must cancel the event, you will be notified accordingly and registration fees will be fully refunded within 30 business days. Our liability is limited to the return of these registration fees only. For questions on this policy, please contact hhalpern@polariswdc.com.

How can I become a sponsor or exhibitor at FundersForum?

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. For sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, contact Hilary Halpern at info@thefundersforum.com .

Who should I contact with other questions?

Please contact info@thefundersforum.com for more information on speaking opportunities, sponsorships or group registration rates.

Sponsors