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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This workshop brought together experts from academia and policy institutions around the world to discuss recent developments in the field.
August 12-18, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This roundtable forum was an invitation only event.
March 2, 2010