Microfinance Conference in SF and IDLO in Romania

Next month sees a couple of interesting events in the microfinance space. First there is the inaugural microfinance investors conference in San Francisco. I'm thrilled to see this finally happening out west given the robust microfinance community that's been here for some time already. More on the conference, agenda etc. can be found here.The next day I'll be Europe-bound for the upcoming IDLO law-and-microfinance course in Bucharest, Romania. It's slated to focus on MFIs in Eastern Europe and CIS. I'm looking forward not only to teaching and learning more about microfinance in this region, but also apparently the hotel venue appears to be as large as a small city (indeed, it's right next to Ceaucescu's Presidential Palace and I wonder if it gives the latter a run for its money!). Surely there will be ample opportunity for more travel stories and photos as well... all in due course.