The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosts a range of events each year. They include banking conferences, community development and economic mobility panels, convenings around issues affecting the Seventh District, industry-specific talks, and more. All of our events center on the bank’s mission to advance a strong economy, promote a trusted financial system, and serve the public good. Here you can find recordings and transcripts of past events and discover upcoming ones.
October 12, 2023
Please join us Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm ET (7:30 am to 1:30 pm CT) at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
October 14–15, 2023
For the 7th year, the Chicago Fed is opening its doors for the Chicago Architecture Center’s signature (and free!) festival, Open House Chicago. Visit us on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 between 10am-5pm to get exclusive access to the 100-year-old Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago building and Money Museum.
November 28, 2023
Join us on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, either in person or virtually, for an event where we will examine Midwest farmland ownership and trends related to investing in agricultural ground.
The president and CEO of the Chicago Fed speaks regularly at events hosted by the Chicago Fed as well as other organizations. Here you can find his speaking schedule, read his formal remarks, and view videos of past speeches.Speaking Engagements
September 27, 2023
Held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET/11:00 am to 12:00 pm CT, this event featured a discussion exploring the benefits and challenges of comprehensive economic development involving multiple agencies from across different sectors.
September 26, 2023
The Economic Mobility Project’s virtual event, Minority-Owned Banks and Banking Access in Minority Communities, took place Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm CT (12:00 pm to 1:15 pm ET).
September 7, 2023
Austan D. Goolsbee, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, welcomed participants to the Fourth Annual Career Pathways in Economics and Related Fields Conference on September 7. The event is designed for Black high school and college students to hear from leaders in economics and related fields about their work and career journeys.
August 22, 2023
A discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities facing young people as they join the workforce in the post-pandemic economy.
August, 1-4, 2023
Business Smart Week featured top business diversity leaders and experts who provided diverse and small businesses with the tools and opportunities to grow their business.
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
The Economic Mobility Project hosted a virtual event that shared new research and explored policies and challenges impacting higher education accessibility and student loan financing for millions of American households.
Thursday, April 13, 2023
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Civic Federation, and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago convened for a transportation forum.
Thursday, April 6, 2023
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted the webinar featuring three top experts who gave a timely update on the Inflation Reduction Act clean vehicle credits. Event participants learned how industry, dealers, and unionized workers view the latest information and got answers to some of their most pressing questions.
February 15, 2023
The Midwest Cyber Workshop offered community bankers an opportunity to gather and network while also hearing from experts in the field regarding the top risks of cybersecurity.
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