LendIt Fintech USA is back with its regular spring calendar slot – it will be held virtually on April 27-29. Our 2020 event set the bar high for virtual events as we focused our efforts to bring all the best parts of an in-person event to the virtual world.
But don’t take my word for it. Here is what Jon Thurston at TAB Bank had to say:
You all did an amazing job, you turned a tough situation into an opportunity and it was a truly excellent event! There were many aspects of the virtual event that I preferred to the in-person format. Thank you all for your efforts to put on the best show in the industry.
Now we turn our attention to the 2021 event. Your favorite elements will return including big name keynotes, insightful panel discussions, Women in Fintech program, the PitchIt@LendIt startup competition and one-on-one networking with Brella.
What’s New at LendIt Fintech USA 2021
We will be launching several new initiatives with our 2021 event:
- Industry Roundtables – these will be intimate discussions, curated by the LendIt Fintech team, focused on a niche topic. The idea is for these sessions to have limited attendance, be interactive and allow a deeper dive into topics than a typical panel discussion.
- Halftime Show – The LendIt Fintech content leaders will hold a lunchtime discussion focused on the morning keynotes. We will breaking down what was said and will share key lessons learned.
- Postgame Show – This is all about meeting with your peers to discuss the highlights from the day’s content. This open-ended session will provide the opportunity for any attendee to have your voice heard.
- New Content Themes – While we create new agenda topics every year, this year we will have an entire track dedicated to the coming green fintech wave. We will also be looking ahead to see what finance will look like in 5-10 years. And we will be spotlighting regtech initiatives that are moving the ball forward.
There is the Possibility of an In-Person Component
While LendIt Fintech USA 2021 will be a virtual event we are planning for the possibility of a limited in-person component. The event will be broadcast live from the Javits Center in New York City and if the stars align we hope to have an intimate VIP in-person event there. Of course, we will be following advice of city and state public health officials and will only consider such a move if it can be done safely. We will likely not know whether this will be possible until late March. But you can join the waiting list if you are interested.
Launch Pricing Ends on Friday
Our special launch pricing of $395 ends this Friday. Such a low price will likely never be repeated again. As always, as a Lend Academy reader you can save an additional 15% off the already discounted price. When you register just enter the code LENDACADEMYVIP at checkout.
I look forward to seeing you when the industry gathers for the 9th annual LendIt Fintech USA event in April.