The Digital Future: Fintech, AI, and the Path to Economic Prosperity and Financial Inclusion

December 11, 2023

IFC and the Lab for Inclusive Fintech (LIFT) at the University of California, Berkeley will co-host a two-day conference titled “The Digital Future: Fintech, AI, and the Path to Financial Inclusion.”

Policymakers, industry partners, leaders, and researchers will come together to discuss strategies and implications of digital innovation, financial technologies, blockchain solutions, and artificial intelligence (AI), and the role they can play to foster financial health, economic resilience, and prosperity for underserved populations.

The conference will seek to identify focus areas for future research, based on industry and policy needs, and harness the research insights to guide policy and industry operations.

Sessions will take place in person at UC Berkeley. Participants can attend in person or join remotely via livestream.

Event Details


Monday, December 11, 2023, from 2:00 - 5:30pm (Pacific Time)
Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 8:30am - 5:00pm (Pacific Time)


Spieker Forum, Chou Hall | Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and Online

Keynote Speaker

Dean Karlan
Professor of Economics and Finance at Northwestern University; Chief Economist at USAID