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Events hosted in 2007 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

2007 Events

An Informed Discussion of Nontraditional Mortgage Products & Escalating Foreclosures 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Consumer and Community Affairs Division, in co-sponsorship with the University of Wisconsin Extension, and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), hosted a conference titled, “An Informed Discussion of Nontraditional Mortgage Products & Escalating Foreclosures”. The conference was held at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
December 11, 2007 to December 12, 2007 

 

Mergers and Acquisitions of Financial Institutions Conference
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, University of Kansas School of Business and Journal of Financial Services Research co-sponsored a research conference at which issues related to consolidation in the financial services were investigated.
November 30, 2007 to December 1, 2007

Twenty-First Annual Economic Outlook Symposium
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its twentieth-first annual Economic Outlook Symposium and highlighted some very high caliber speakers to discuss the major sectors of the economy and made their forecasts on economic activity for 2008.
November 30, 2007

 

Strategies for Improving Economic Mobility of Workers

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Economic Research and Consumer and Community Affairs Departments in partnership with the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, held a conference that brought together researchers, community development practitioners, and policy makers in an informed discussion regarding issues affecting the economic well being of low-income workers and vulnerable populations.
November 15, 2007 to November 16, 2007

 

What Will Sustain Rural Development: Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind?

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Consumer and Community Affairs division, in co-sponsorship with The Land Institute and the Chicago Botanic Garden, hosted a conference that provided a forum to explore the opportunity for developing affordable, renewable wind power and the potential impact on our Midwestern rural economies.
November 7, 2007

 

Saving the American Dream

Michigan has consistently ranked among the top ten in foreclosures in the country. “Saving the American Dream” is a one-day conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that will feature discussions with researchers, government officials and industry professionals on the impact of foreclosures in Michigan. Lenders and community leaders will share innovative strategies for foreclosure intervention.
October 16, 2007 

Cost-Effective Carbon Restrictions
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago — Detroit Branch
Market-based emission systems can be important in controlling the costs and impact of mandated reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Industry experts and policymakers at the Detroit conference discussed issues related to carbon emissions.
October 15, 2007

 

Advancing Asset Policy in Illinois

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Illinois Asset Building Group on October 4, 2007 joined for a discussion on Advancing Asset Policy in Illinois. Advocates, policymakers, financial institutions, regulators, community leaders, researchers, and others discussed implications and use of the 2007 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard for advancing asset policies in Illinois, learned about children’s savings accounts and other asset policies, and participated in communications training.
October 4, 2007 

Tenth Annual International Banking Conference
In conjunction with the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held its tenth annual International Banking Conference. This year's theme was Globalization and Systemic Risk.
September 27, 2007 to September 28, 2007

The Role of R&D in Agriculture and Related Industries: Today and Tomorrow
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference on the role of research and development in agriculture, biotechnology and the food industry. It focused on policies that promote industry growth and rural development.
September 24, 2007

Future State Business Tax Reforms: Perspectives from the Business, Government and Academic Communities
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Ernst & Young and the Office of Tax Policy Research at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan co-hosted a program examining developments in state business taxation. The program examined the complete range of business taxes including income, sales, property as well as value added and gross receipts taxation.
September 17, 2007

 

Nation’s Foreclosure Epidemic Forum in Indianapolis
Networks Financial Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago sponsored “The Nation’s Foreclosure Epidemic: Causes, Consequence and Remedies” to discuss the sub-prime loan problem and its implications for future foreclosures, and how the housing policy and other factors relate to foreclosure. 
September 5, 2007

 

Community Development in Rural Wisconsin

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago partnered with Community Bankers of Wisconsin, CAP Services/WISCAP, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) to host a conference on "Community Development in Rural Wisconsin." The conference was held at the Holiday Inn Stevens Point Convention Center.
June 27, 2007

 

Financial Access for Immigrants: Emerging Market Opportunities
The Consumer and Community Affairs division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, together with The Latino Connection and Black Hawk College, held a conference entitled, "Financial Access for Immigrants: Emerging Market Opportunities." The speakers for this event were area bankers, academics, regulatory specialists, immigrant leaders, and business representatives.
June 21, 2007

Using Payment Innovations to Improve Transportation Networks
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Chicago Metropolis 2020 co-sponsored a one-day workshop on transportation networks.
June 12, 2007

Transitions: The State of the Automotive Industry
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted a conference on the U.S. automotive industry, which is in the midst of dramatic changes. Key issues discussed included supply chain, labor, management, productivity and competitiveness.
June 11, 2007

Fourteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Fourteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium.
May 31, 2007 to June 1, 2007

Forty-Third Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition
The theme of this year's conference was The Mixing of Banking and Commerce.
May 16, 2007 to May 18, 2007

2007 Health Care Leaders Forum: The Value Chain Case for Health Care Reform
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Detroit Branch and the Detroit Regional Chamber co-sponsored a symposium at the Federal Reserve's facilities in Detroit.
April 24, 2007 to April 25, 2007

New Developments in State Business Taxation
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the National Tax Association of the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs co-sponsored a half-day conference on state business taxation.
April 4, 2007

Financing Community Development: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future
March 29-30, 2007

A Forum on Medicaid and State Budgets
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago co-sponsored a forum with the Civic Federation to consider the impact of Medicaid on state budgets.
March 15, 2007

Chicago Fed/NBER Workshop on Macroeconomic Perspectives
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the National Bureau of Economic Research co-hosted a workshop on macroeconomic perspectives at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
March 2, 2007 to March 3, 2007

 

An Informed Discussion of Nontraditional Mortgage Products and Other Risks
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Consumer and Community Affairs Division, hosted a conference titled, "An Informed Discussion of Nontraditional Mortgage Products and Other Risks" . The conference was held at the Reserve Bank, located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago.
January 31, 2007