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Events hosted in 2010 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Last Updated: 12/06/10

2010 Events

Economic Outlook Symposium

The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. recovery during 2011. A press release providing a summary of the experts' forecasts is now available.

December 3, 2010

 

At the Crossroads in Wisconsin

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Community Development and Policy Studies division and the Helen Bader Foundation hosted a workshop to provide an opportunity to learn about and from each other, network, understand the state of the industry, explore issues of common concern and find ways in which the industry may move forward in unity and through collaboration.

December 1, 2010
 

Sixth Annual Community Bankers Symposium

This year's theme was Lessons to Lead Us Forward. The symposium was held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. As we continue to adjust to the recent financial crisis, including industry and regulatory changes, all parties will need to reflect upon and apply lessons learned to future endeavors.

November 18-19, 2010

 

Chicago Area Community and Economic Development Forum

This open forum will provide the platform to share information regarding community development and redevelopment issues and regulatory concerns among representatives of community groups, financial institutions and government.
November 18, 2010

 

Annual Agriculture Conference 

This theme of this year's Agriculture Conference examined the intersections of Midwest agriculture and rural development.

November 9, 2010

 

Milwaukee Community Development Forum

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Continuing Education, invited Eric Ness, U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Wisconsin District Director, to discuss the implications of the Small Business Jobs Act for SBA programs.

October 28, 2010

 

Mortgage Foreclosures and the Future of Housing Finance

The Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) co-hosted a two-day conference highlighting policy-oriented research focused on U.S. housing and mortgage markets.

October 25–26, 2010

 

Small Business Lending and Development in the Quad Cities: Surviving the Storm

Our focus was on finding ways to obtain bank credit, surviving the credit crunch, identifying tools to assist small businesses, including educational opportunities to enhance creditworthiness, and creating credible business plans.
October 6, 2010

 

Conversation with the Chairman

During the “Conversation with the Chairman,” Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke addressed teachers nationwide via videoconference. In addition, the chairman took questions from educators in the audience at the 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

September 30, 2010

 

Thirteenth Annual International Banking Conference

This year's theme was Macroprudential Regulatory Policies: The New Road to Financial Stability?

September 23-24, 2010

 

Milwaukee Community Development Forum

The Milwaukee Community Development Forum provided an open forum to share information regarding community development and redevelopment issues and regulatory concerns among representatives of community groups, financial institutions and government.

September 10, 2010

 

Public Policy Symposium on OTC Derivatives Clearing

The symposium addressed over the counter (OTC) derivatives policy issues related to the design, operation and regulation of central counterparties.

September 3, 2010
 

Annual Workshop on Money, Banking, Payment and Finance

This workshop brought together experts from academia and policy institutions around the world to discuss recent developments in the field.

August 12-18, 2010

Tenth Annual Private Equity Conference

Invitation Only Event

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Tenth Annual Private Equity Conference. The theme of this year's conference was The New World Order of Private Equity.

July 20–22, 2010

 

2010 Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative (HOPI) Annual Plenary 

The impact of the foreclosure crisis continues to be front and center for the Chicago region's towns, villages and cities. The 2010 Regional HOPI Annual Plenary meeting was an opportunity to hear from experts on economic and foreclosure trends, as well as a chance to share information about successes, challenges and emerging initiatives from peers and practitioners throughout the region.

July 15, 2010

 

Conference on Payment Markets: Theory, Evidence and Policy 

The University of Granada and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are pleased to announce an international Conference on Payment Markets: Theory, Evidence, and Policy. Electronic payments such as payment cards continue to replace cash as the preferred payment instrument around the world.

June 21-22, 2010

 

Charting Illinois's Fiscal Future: Dealing with Structural Deficits and the Implications of High Levels of Future Debt 

A conference was co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois and was designed to investigate the implications of fiscal insolvency as manifested by structural budget imbalance and high levels of state and local debt on government operations and economic growth.

June 17–18, 2010

 

Addressing the Financing Needs of Illinois Small Businesses 

Invitation Only Event

The roundtable identified existing credit gaps in small business financing, share promising practices and highlighted regional, local or industry-specific differences as well as national themes in credit access and technical support for small businesses.

June 11, 2010

 

Seventeenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium 

Presentations and Press Release Available

The symposium began with a tour of NextEnergy, a leading research and development center for alternative and renewable energy located in Detroit’s entrepreneurial TechTown. This year's symposium focused on the near-term outlook for sales and the long-term landscape of automotive production. Take a look at the Agenda and Material pages for presentations and the press release.

June 3– 4, 2010

 

Addressing the Financing Needs of Michigan’s Small Businesses 

The seminar identified existing credit gaps in small business financing, shared promising practices and highlighted regional differences as well as national themes in credit access and technical support for small businesses.

June 3, 2010

 

Addressing the Financing Needs of Wisconsin’s Small Businesses 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in collaboration with the Small Business Administration and the Community Bankers of Wisconsin, convened a roundtable meeting as part of a Federal Reserve System Series. The roundtable identified existing credit gaps in small business financing, share promising practices and highlight regional, local or industry-specific differences as well as national themes in credit access and technical support for small businesses.

May 27, 2010

 

Tenth Annual Payments Conference 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its tenth annual Payments Conference in the Conference Center at the Bank. This year's theme was Payment Innovations in the Wake of the Financial Crisis.
May 20–21, 2010

 

After the Perfect Storm: Competitive Forces Shaping the Auto Industry 

The U.S. auto industry has recently experienced its worst downturn in memory as all major markets around the world slowed down at the onset of the global recession. Two of the Detroit carmakers were near death until the U.S. government rescued them. As conditions return to normalcy, this conference focused on the question of which factors will shape the industry's competitiveness going forward.

May 10-11, 2010

46th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its 46th annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago. Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke gave a keynote.
May 5–7, 2010

Health Care, the Employer and Insurance

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Detroit Regional Chamber sponsored the fourth annual forum examining health care delivery in the U.S. This year’s program analyzed the role of insurance in the health care system.

April 26-27, 2010

Third Annual Risk Conference 

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Fed's Supervision and Regulation Department and DePaul University's Department of Finance. As the risk-management landscape continues to evolve, financial practitioners, academics and regulators offer lessons learned, perspectives on headline issues and insights on recent innovations in products and practices in the financial services industry.

April 6-7, 2010

New Perspectives on Health and Health Care Policy 

The Institute of Government and Public Affairs of the University of Illinois and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago co-sponsored a conference on health care issues. Leading researchers on health care policy discussed new perspectives on important policy topics.

March 22-23, 2010

 

Peoria Area Community and Economic Development Roundtable Forum 

This roundtable forum was an invitation only event.
March 2, 2010