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2017 Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference

  • Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel 444 North Summit Street Toledo, OH, 43604 United States (map)

Registration has closed for the conference. We'll see you in Toledo!

Join Ohio CDC Association at its 33rd annual conference as we explore The Glass City under the theme Glass Half Full, Resilience in the Face of Adversity. It will be held at the newly renovated Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, with its beautiful views of the river and downtown Toledo. Explore the the city and its wave of redevelopment and culture of creative placemaking. Learn from the many workshops, featuring experts from Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit, and more! Come network with over 250 community development practitioners from around Ohio and other parts of the Midwest.

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Manuel Pastor
Dr. Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He currently directs the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at USC and USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII). Pastor holds an economics Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the inaugural holder of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Unofficial Pre-Conference Networking Event – Fleetwood’s Tap Room in Hensville

Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am: Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:15 am - 10:45 am: Workshop Session I
Cultivating Local Food Culture
Local Hiring for Development
What's Happening in Our Nation's Capitol
11:00 am - 11:45 am: Ohio CDC Association Annual Business Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm: Opening Keynote Luncheon
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Neighborhood Tours
Celebrating Creative Communities
Downtown and UpTown: A Renaissance in the Making
Exploring the Broadway Coalition
Innovative and Affordable Housing Facing Challenging Times
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Evening Reception

Friday, October 6, 2017
8:00 am - 8:45 am: Conference Registration
8:30 am - 9:45 am: Member Awards Breakfast
10:00 am - 11:15 am: Workshop Session II
Business Corridors for and with Residents
Emerging Opportunity: Elevating the Economic Impact of Immigrants, Refugees, & People of Diverse Cultures
Successful Strategies for Single Family Scattered Site LIHTC Projects
11:30 am - 12:45 pm: Workshop Session III
Building Family Income and Wealth: Lessons from the Field
Environmental Challenges for Legacy Cities
Inclusivity in Community Development: Progress and Participation at all Levels
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm: Boxed Lunches & Conference Departure

Earlier Event: September 13
Advanced Real Estate Development
Later Event: October 24
Kiva: Community Backed Loans