August 21-22, 2018 

Federal Reserve Bank Chicago-Detroit Branch | Detroit, MI  

More information coming soon! 

Interested in presenting at this conference? Download the RFP and submit your session here  


What is Destination: Vibrant Communities & Financial Empowerment Summit?

This year we've combined Destination: Vibrant Communities and the Michigan Financial Empowerment Summit into one, two-day conference! Join us for this event designed to inspire and equip practitioners and advocates with the community economic development and financial capability tools needed to positively transform your community. 

Our first day will provide attendees with longer sessions (Secrets of the Fundraising Universe and Metrics that Matter: Standardizing Financial Coaching Data to Better Track Program Outcomes) designed to give you more of the tools you need to implement these strategies when you return to your organization. 

The second day will include shorter sessions and cover topics such as: financial coaching, equity in community development, real estate development, inclusion of immigrant groups in your city, children's savings accounts and more. 

Learn best practices, innovative ideas and engage with peers while you choose the content that best suits your interests and organization's needs: 

2017 Topics 

Financial Coaching Fund Development  Equity in Development & Employment
Active Inclusion of Immigrants Storytelling  Policy Advocacy
Children's Savings Accounts Real Estate Development Tracking Program Outcomes 

Can't see the image? View the draft agenda here.

This training is appropriate for management, experienced and new employees. 

2017 Rates

  Early Bird Regular
 CEDAM Member $149 $249
 CDAD Member $149 $249
 Nonmember/ General Public$199 $299

The Early Bird rate ends on October 13, 2017. Registration closes on November 8, 2017.

If four or more people from your organization plan to attend this event, contact Susan Andrews to discuss discount options. 

If you are an IACED or Ohio CDC member, please contact Susan Andrews to discuss discount pricing. 

Susan can be reached via email or by phone at 517.485.3588. 

Gene Kuthy Award

To honor the late Gene Kuthy, CEDAM is honoring a current or former board member of a CEDAM member who embodies Gene's positive and unique attributes: fun, larger than life, generous, an incredible networker, a champion of a particular program and more. The Award will be given at this year's Destination: Vibrant Communities & Financial Empowerment Conference. Read more about Gene and download the nomination application. Thank you to Cinnaire for sponsoring this award. 

 Thank you 2017 Sponsors!




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