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2012 Events

APPG Fifth Annual Business Leaders of Color Panel Discussion

During the discussion, you will hear from and interact with senior business leaders that participate on and chair corporate boards; energize organizations and communities; and help promote the next generation of leaders.

December 12, 2012


Twenty-Sixth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium

The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. expansion as it enters 2013.

November 30, 2012


Farmland Leases: Tales, Types and Trends

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will hold a conference to examine trends in farmland leasing and analyze various types of leases, within the context of the changes facing agriculture in the Midwest.

November 27, 2012

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Fifteenth Annual International Banking Conference

This year's conference theme is The Social Value of the Financial Sector: Too Big to Fail or Just Too Big? The conference is co-hosted by In conjunction with the Center for Economic Policy Research.

November 15-16, 2012


Community Bankers Symposium

We are pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Community Bankers Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

November 9, 2012


Twelfth Annual Payments Conference

Hosted in late October.

October 2012


Small Business Development and Finance: Opportunities in the Quad Cities

This conference provided resources for small business development, including technical and financial assistance.

October 25, 2012


Developing Small Businesses and Leveraging Resources in Detroit

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Michigan Bankers Association and the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan will address the issues of small business credit and financing in the city of Detroit.

October 16-17, 2012


Annual Conference of the Census Research Data Center

This year's conference showcased research from the nationwide network of RDCs – including research using demographic, business and linked employee-employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau. There was also a business meeting business meeting for Census staff, Research Data Center (RDC) administrators and directors, organizers of potential RDCs and officials from government statistical agencies on the second day of the annual conference.

September 20-21, 2012

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National Black MBA Association 34th Annual Conference

As a prelude to the annual conference, the National Black MBA Association, headquartered in Chicago, celebrated with a Conference Kickoff Networking Reception at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

August 27, 2012


Conversation with the Chairman

Chairman Bernanke chatted with teacher at a webinar about the importance of financial literacy.

August 7, 2012


Summer Workshop on Money, Banking, Payments and Finance

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

August 6-11, 2012


Women's and Veterans' Career Expo

The Federal Reserve Bank, in partnership and collaboration with Prudential Financial, held a job expo for women and for veterans.

July 10, 2012


Banker Roundtable Discussion

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) convened a Banker Roundtable for banks and thrifts in the Chicago MSA.

July 9, 2012


Exploring Low-Income Neighborhoods in the Regional Context

This conference discussed some of the hard questions around low-income neighborhood connections to the regional economy.

June 20, 2012


Nineteenth Automotive Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Nineteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium at its Detroit Branch. The symposium included near-term automotive and outlook and the long-term structure of the industry.

May 31-June 1, 2012


48th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is hosting its 48th annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition, Bank Capital: How Much Is Enough, on May 9-11, 2012, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Chicago. As in past years, the program will highlight a conference theme, but will also feature sessions on an array of topical financial issues.

May 9-11, 2012


Fifth Annual Risk Conference

This year's conference will explore the changing shape of financial regulation. Practitioners, regulators and industry observers will contribute their thoughts on what might be on the horizon.

April 10-11, 2012


Symposium on Central Clearing of Over-the-Counter Derivatives

This symposium on the central clearing of over-the-counter derivatives will address policy issues related to the design, operation and regulation of central counterparties.

April 6, 2012


Beyond Parking Meters: The Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Illinois

 The Civic Federation, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will present a half-day conference on the subject of public-private partnerships.

March 14, 2012
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Industrial Cities Initiative Symposium

This conference identified policies and programs that promote (or inhibit) economic growth and vitality in industrial cities.

February 28, 2012


The Many Faces of Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and local, state and federal government, business and not for profit organizations from twelve states in America’s heartland joined us to discuss successful models and opportunities in the local food system arena.

February 3, 2012


Neighborhoods and Housing MarketsComprehensive Community Development in the Metropolitan Context

This panel explored ways in which neighborhoods within metropolitan areas are linked to one another through flows of population and investment from neighborhood to neighborhood and how regional policymakers and community developers can work together to influence these flows to produce better neighborhoods and regions.

January 23, 2012
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Day Ahead Conference on Financial Markets and Institutions

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas  co-sponsored the fifth annual “day ahead” conference (the day before the beginning of the 2012 ASSA meetings in Chicago).

January 5, 2012

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