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Last Updated: 12/3/2012

Twenty-Sixth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Twenty–Sixth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. expansion as it enters 2013. Please visit the tab labeled Conference Materials for the conference summary and a press release about the forecasts.

Friday, 11/30/12
8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Daniel G Sullivan, Executive Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Carl Tannenbaum, Chief Economist, Northern Trust
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Mary D’Ascoli, Economic Analyst, Strategic Planning and Research, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Robert DiCianni, Marketing Manager, ArcelorMittal USA
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Energy Presentation
Loren Scott, President, Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc.
2:15 PM
Heavy Machinery Presentation
Don Johnson, Chief Economist, Caterpillar, Inc.
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Hotel Information

Club Quarters
111 W Adams St
Chicago ,  IL   60603
(312) 214-6400

Room rate: $104/standard + 16.4% hotel occupancy tax

Reservations: Please call member services at (203) 905-2100 during business hours and use group code FRB112 for the special conference rate. You will need a credit card to guarantee the reservation.

Cut-off date: October 29, 2012


Club Quarters is a club-like hotel in the center of "the Loop," Chicago's Central Business District and a two block walk to the Bank. This vibrant area is bound on the west and north by the Chicago River, on the east by Lake Michigan and on the south by Roosevelt Road. Club Quarters is minutes from Michigan Avenue and a short walk to the Symphony Center, the Art Institute, Board of Trade, the Willis Tower, the River Front, theaters, Grant Park and world famous Magnificent Mile.


Club Living Room: Living room exclusively for guest use - featuring comfortable seating areas, oversized television, computer workstations, complimentary WIFI, coffee, tea and newspapers.


Elephant and Castle Pub Restaurant: The onsite restaurant with authentic British décor boasts Chicago's most comprehensive menu of beer and whiskey. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature both American and British classic casual fare at reasonable prices.


Multi-menu Delivery: Chicago is one of the best cities in the world when it comes to food. Club Quarters has arranged for multiple restaurants to deliver to Club Quarters guests and menus are available in the guest rooms.

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

Registration Deadline
Monday, November 26, 2012
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Friday, November 30, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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