Event Calendar
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
WHF 2019 Annual Symposium: Revolutionary Times in Housing and Finance
Jones Day
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Tuesday, April 09, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

As part of its 40th anniversary year, the Women in Housing & Finance 2019 Annual Symposium will focus on these revolutionary times in housing and finance. This day-long Symposium will highlight thought leaders who will discuss what’s now and, perhaps more importantly, what’s next.

Date: April 9, 2019 
Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 
Location: Jones Day, 300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001


WHF Member - Private Sector - $225.00
WHF Member - Government, Academic, or Public Service - $175.00
WHF Member - Retired/Associate - $150.00
WHF Member - Student - $100.00 
Non-Member - $300.00

Register Here


The day opens with the Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni and Laurie Goodman, director of the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center, discussing the state of housing today.  Following that, one of the blockchain leaders from FS Vector, (and founding CFPB Deputy Director) Raj Date, and others, will explain how blockchain is changing housing.

Our keynote remarks will be provided in a “fireside chat” with the General Counsel of the US Treasury Department, Brent McIntosh.  The next panel will discuss emerging uses of artificial intelligence in housing and finance (should we be wary?).  Then, we will hear from leadership of the CFTC’s “regulatory sandbox” efforts who will explain why “regulatory innovation” is not an oxymoron!

Our day concludes with a comprehensive cybersecurity panel with moderator Barbara Cooper Jones leading a panel of experts. Immediately following that panel will be a cyber “playground” (with adult refreshments) where attendees will navigate multiple stations with interactive cyber challenges, immersion experiences, and real-world demonstrations related to phishing and ethical hacking.

Come listen to representatives from government and industry discuss when the future will arrive!  In addition, during all of the panels, we will reflect on how we, as practitioners in these fields, can ensure that the housing and finance economy includes all the participation of all the diverse members of our community.

Check back soon for agenda details and speaker updates!

Donate your fashion accessories to job-seeking clients of Interfaith Works!  Help women prepare for job interviews by donating new or gently-used scarves, jewelry, or handbags which add a special touch to business outfits provided through Interfaith Works vocational services.  WHF members may bring donations to the WHF Symposium on April 9 or contact the WHF Foundation at 703-683-4742 or at https://www.whfdc.org to make other arrangements.