Events

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.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.

Remarks From the President

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
Past Events

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Racial Wealth Gains and Gaps: 9 Economic Facts about the Disparities

February 8, 2024

The Racial Wealth Gains and Gaps: 9 Economic Facts about the Disparities virtual event took place February 8, 2024, presented by the Economic Mobility Project.

30th Annual Automotive Insights Symposium

January 17-18, 2024

The 30th Annual Automotive Insights Symposium was held January 17-18, 2024, and took place at the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

37th Annual Economic Outlook Symposium

December 1, 2023

Held on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm CT, the 37th Annual Economic Outlook Symposium took place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. economy looking forward to 2024.

Midwest Agriculture Conference

November 28, 2023

Held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, an in person and virtual event took place that examined Midwest farmland ownership and trends related to investing in agricultural ground.

Community Bankers Symposium

November 17, 2023

The 17th Annual Community Bankers Symposium: Back to the New Basics invited community banking executives to come and learn from senior policymakers and industry experts about the challenges and opportunities impacting banking, with a special focus on current industry developments, strategic planning, commercial real estate and other important bank supervisory issues.

Understanding Neighborhood Racial Change

November 16, 2023

The Economic Mobility Project held a virtual event, Understanding Neighborhood Racial Change, that took place on November 16, 2023, from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm CT (12:00 pm to 1:15 pm ET), that highlighted research showing that households choose neighborhoods based on selected criteria, such as race makeup.

Open House Chicago

October 12-14, 2023

For the 7th year, the Chicago Fed opened its doors for the Chicago Architecture Center’s signature (and free!) festival, Open House Chicago.

The State of Southeast Michigan Real Estate and Development

October 12, 2023

The Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted a program that provided updates on Metro Detroit’s commercial and residential real estate markets. This event shared the outlook for future development that could bring significant change to the city of Detroit and surrounding areas.

Minority Owned Banks and Banking Access in Minority Communities

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).

Fourth Annual Career Pathways in Economics and Related Fields Conference

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.

Fed Listens: Joining the Labor Force After Covid —A Discussion on Youth Employment

August 22, 2023

A discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities facing young people as they join the workforce in the post-pandemic economy.

Business Smart Week 2023

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.

College as an Investment: Costs, Payoffs, and Financing

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.

Public Transit in a Post-Covid World: Building a Financially Stable, Equitable, and Accessible Mass Transit System

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.

An In-Depth View of the Inflation Reduction Act's Clean Vehicle Credits

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.

Midwest Cyber Workshop

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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