Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Pittsburgh's Opportunity Zone Catalyst Event

Aaron Grau, OZAA Executive Director

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:30 PM - Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM (EDT)

Pittsburgh's Opportunity Zone Catalyst Event

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Nonprofit Organization Aug 8, 2019 $150.00 $10.76
Government Organization Aug 8, 2019 $150.00 $10.76
OZAA Member Aug 8, 2019 $150.00 $10.76
General Admission | Non-Member Aug 8, 2019 $200.00 $13.80

Share Pittsburgh's Opportunity Zone Catalyst Event

Event Details

The Opportunity Zone Association of America will host Pittsburgh’s first OZ Catalyst Event at Duquesne University in August to discuss the region’s opportunity zone assets & hurdles and ignite new regional investment. 

  • National authorities & policy makers will lend their expertise to regional issues.
  • Regional opportunity zones will showcase their viability. 
  • Qualified Opportunity Funds will discuss what works and what does not.
  • Learn about this major federal program and how it can shape our region.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

*Note: the purchase of one ticket gives you access to the complete conference.


August 7


1:30 - 2:30 pm
OZ 101 & Community Background Presentations at Duquesne University


2:30 - 4:30 pm
Pittsburgh OZ Community Tours: See First Hand Pittsburgh’s Possibilities


4:30 pm
Bus Tours Returning to Duquesne University


5:00 - 7:00 pm
Pre-Event Reception at Duquesne University



August 8


8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:00 - 9:45 am
Welcome & Opening Keynote Address


9:45 - 10:45 am
Panel Discussion: Public/Private Partnerships & Anchor Institutions

  • Bill Generett, Duquense University, Vice President for Public Outreach (moderator)

  • Lance Chimka, Allegheny County Director of Economic Development

  • John Persinger, Erie Downtown Development Corporation

  • More to come


10:45 - 11:45 am

Panel Discussion: Opportunity Zone Technicians

  • Jill Homan, OZAA Board Member; Owner, Javelin 19

  • (Invited) Steve Freidman, Cohen Reznick

  • More to come


11:45 am
Break and transition to lunch


12:00 - 1:30 pm
Lunch and Keynote Address

  • (Invited) Mekael Teshome, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Pittsburgh Branch VP and Senior Regional Officer

  • (Invited) Scott Turner, Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council


1:45 - 2:45 pm
Networking Opportunity

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Investors and Qualified Opportunity Funds

  • Kyle Walker, OZAA Board Chairman; Owner, Agora XLT (moderator)

  • Jide Famuagun, President, Alpha Capital Partners

  • (Invited) David Serafini, Senior VP/Market Manager PNC Bank

  • (Invited) Jayson White

  • More to come

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Closing Remarks


4:30 - 6:00 pm
Closing Networking Reception & Project Showcase


*DISCLAIMER: Some items subject to change. Check back for updates.


Silver Sponsor:


Our Partners:





Our Hosts:

Have questions about Pittsburgh's Opportunity Zone Catalyst Event? Contact Aaron Grau, OZAA Executive Director

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

The Power Center at Duquesne University
1015 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:30 PM - Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM (EDT)

  Add to my calendar


Aaron Grau, OZAA Executive Director

Contact Aaron Grau, OZAA Executive Director at for all inquiries and for more information.

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.