Crowdfunding Conferences: Best-of-the-Best for Fall 2014

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While crowdfunding is booming, the weather is getting crisper – meaning there are more great industry events coming up for the fall season!

There are numerous forums and workshops to attend, based on your field, location and travel budget, but these are the top five we recommend, to stay current on all things crowdfunding.

Kickercon – 8/28-30 – Houston, TX

Thousands looking to learn more about equity- and reward-based crowdfunding will gather in the Lone Star State this week. The industry’s laws are changing rapidly, so the event will keep inventors, entrepreneurs and investors up-to-date.

IMN Crowdfunding Forum for Real Estate – 9/8-9 – Santa Monica, CA

More and more real estate professionals are turning to alternative financing channels, increasing interest and growth. To meet the educational and networking needs of the real estate investment community regarding these new methods, IMN has constructed this agenda for developers, financial advisors and RIAs.

CfPA Education Summit – 9/29-10/1 – Washington, D.C.

The premier annual education event of the crowdfunding industry’s inclusive trade association (the Crowdfunding Professional Association, or CfPA), consisting of practical, topical and up-to-­the-­minute information for all stakeholders will be held among Washington’s power elite at the downtown Hogan Lovells law firm. Join now!

CFGE Crowdfund Banking and Lending Summit – 10/16-17 – San Francisco, CA

Presented by Coastal Shows, this two-day event will dive into new opportunities in finance and peer-to-peer crowdfunding. Attendees will be empowered with knowledge, to stay at the forefront of new banking and lending techniques and trends.

Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp – 10/23-25 – Las Vegas, NV

Entrepreneurs, investors, VCs, portals and more can learn and celebrate with the industry’s leaders. Crowdfunding is exploding, and this is a time to network and share what worked and what didn’t, to plan for a better future.

Metropole Global Forum – 11/21 – Los Angeles, CA

Last year’s forum was sold out, so don’t miss this year’s exciting opportunity to mingle with investors and entrepreneurs, to learn about new industry opportunities.

CFIRA’s Regulatory & Advocacy Summit – November 2014 – Washington, D.C.

CFIRA is anticipating the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation to be held on Thursday, November 20th. They will use this opportunity to hold several CFIRA events around the conference, such as a “Day on the Hill” to visit with members of Congress and a half-day conference to discuss the industry with lawmakers, representatives and thought leaders.

We’re looking forward to exchanging ideas and hearing success stories at each of these, to further build up our sector – and we hope to see you there!