|Interior of the Auditorio de Valladolid in CCMD.|
When and where will the Summit take place?
The 2011 Global Microcredit Summit will be held from November 14-17, 2011 at the Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes (CCMD) in Valladolid, Spain. The Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes will be open for on-site registration all day Sunday, November 13 and starting at 7:30 am on Monday the 14th.
Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes (CCMD)
Avenida del Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Prado, 2, 47015 Valladolid, España
Phone: +34 983 385 604
|Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes.|
Website (in Spanish) for CCMD: http://www.fundacionsiglo.com/destacado_11_01_07/auditoriaSinfonica.html
Who is organizing the 2011 Global Microcredit Summit?
The Summit is being hosted by the Microcredit Summit Campaign (MCS), with the generous sponsorship of the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) the Citi Foundation, and other sponsors.Please follow the links below for more information on these organizations.
What are the registration fees for attending the Summit?
Summit participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation and accommodations, and for all meals and incidentals. For more information on registration fees and payment methods, please click here.
Are there opportunities to present at the conference?
Summit delegates (those who have submitted a 2011 Microcredit Summit Institutional Action Plan) who have registered and paid are eligible to apply to host one of a limited number of Associated sessions. These one-hour sessions will be presented in the Summit Program and visible in the online agenda. The Summit Organizers will select sessions based on the topic and the expertise of the presenters. A fee of 200€ will be charged to the presenter for each selected session. Applications to present an Associated Session must be received by August 1, 2011 and can be found here.
What is the difference between a delegate and an observer?
Delegates are conference attendees who belong to an organization that has submitted an Institutional Action Plan for 2011, or someone who has submitted a Personal Action Plan for the Council of Individual Supporters. Delegate status is a pre-requisite for attendees who wish to 1) host an Associated Session or 2) submit an application to receive a scholarship (see below “Are there scholarship opportunities?”). Separate application forms, costs, and additional requirements may apply, please see the relevant web page for further information. Anyone not submitting an Institutional Action Plan may still attend all of the sessions included in the Summit’s (November 14-17) program as an observer. To download your Action Plan, visit this page and select the appropriate form from the menu.
I am active/interested in the field of microfinance but I’m not part of an organization that is…can I attend the Summit as a delegate?
Registrants who wish to attend the conference as delegates but who are not affiliated with a microfinance institution or a supporting organization should:
Will a list of Summit participants be available before the event?
A participant list will NOT be available before the Summit but will be made available upon request after the closing of the conference. Attendees may opt out of being included on this list by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. Registrants are welcome to use the Delegate Forum as a means to network and communicate with others before the Summit.
Are there scholarship opportunities?
A limited number of full and partial scholarships will be made available to leading grassroots practitioners from the microfinance field. Applicants must represent microfinance institutions that are members of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Council of Practitioners and have submitted a 2011 Institutional Action Plan, available by clicking here. If you are unsure if your institution has submitted a 2011 IAP, please check with your institution. If you are still unsure, please inquire by emailing email@example.com. Scholarship applications are due by August 1. All applicants will be notified of the final decision after August 1. Applicants who are not selected to receive a scholarship and still plan to attend the Summit will be eligible to register at the rate in effect at the time their application was received.
Download a Scholarship Application Form.
Completed scholarship applications along with Institutional Action Plans can be submitted to:
Microcredit Summit Secretariat
Can I volunteer at the 2011 Summit?
The Microcredit Summit Secretariat will seek a limited number of highly qualified and motivated volunteers leading up to and during the Summit. Volunteer assignments include translating written Summit materials in the months before the Summit and/or on-site assistance at the Summit from November 13-18, 2011. Volunteers must be fluent in at least one of the three official languages of the Summit (English, French, or Spanish), and those with additional language skills will be given priority. For additional information please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have or would you like more experience in working with media at major events? Download a MEDIA Volunteer Application Form and email to email@example.com with the subject line: “2011 Summit Volunteer Application.”
Looking for a roommate?
Whether you are looking to reduce costs by sharing a hotel room or simply interested in discussing one of the exciting session titles to be presented at the Summit, you can find a place to do so in the Delegate Forum. It only takes a minute to sign up for a username and you can begin conversing with other future attendees or people interested in microfinance.