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Twenty-Fifth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its twenty-fifth annual Economic Outlook Symposium at its third floor conference center. The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. expansion as it enters 2012.


press release with the 2011 forecast is now available.  

Friday, 12/02/11
8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Charles L Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
John Silvia, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company
Robert DiCianni, Marketing Manager, ArcelorMittal USA
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Small Business Presentation
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, NFIB
2:15 PM
Heavy Machinery Presentation
Frank Manfredi, President, Manfredi & Associates
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks




Last Updated: 12/01/2011

Hotel Information

Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago ,  IL   60604
(312) 427-4800

Rate: $173.00 + 20% surcharge
Cut-off date:  Friday, November 11.  Reservations made after the cut-off date will be subject to availability and prevailing rate.

Reservations:  Please call the Union League Club at (312) 427-7800 and request the group rate for the Federal Reserve Bank Annual Economic Outlook Symposium.  A major credit card is required at the time of booking to confirm the reservation.


The Union League Club is about 2 blocks from the Chicago Fed. Guests of the Union League Club can enjoy all of the club's amenities including it's art collection, library and multiple level gym with a 5 lane lap pool, racquet ball, squash and basketball courts, a golf practice room and much more.


If you have any questions or need assistance making a reservation, please e-mail Sandy Schneider or call her at (312) 322-8203 or Ella Dukes or at (312) 322-5757.

Conference Supplemental Information

A link to a summary of last year's symposium is here. We also have included a link to our symposium series, where you can review past conferences and Chicago Fed Letter summaries.

Event Information
Event Contact
Ella Dukes
(312) 322-5757
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Friday, December 2, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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