Payments Events Series
An industry led forum hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
In 1999, the Chicago Fed payments team convened an annual payments conference, which serves to advance the team's knowledge and research agenda as well as to foster dialogue among senior payments executives. The conference uncovers emerging payment trends by bringing industry and academic experts from around the world to interact with a diverse group of high-level industry participants.
In 2012, our Customer Relations and Support Office, which includes our Fedline® services, took on responsibility for organizing this annual event and changed the format into a symposium.
Today, this event is regarded as one of the premier industry payment conferences and provides a neutral forum for discussion most pressing payments issues of the day, including public policy concerns. The event provides an opportunity to learn from leaders from across the payments ecosystem and engage in discussions on the industry’s current state and exciting future.
Twenty-first Annual Chicago Payments Symposium
September 28-29, 2021
Twentieth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary, virtually!
September 22-23, 2020
Nineteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium
October 15-16, 2019
Eighteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium
October 1–2, 2018
Seventeenth Annual Chicago Payment Symposium
September 26-27, 2017
Sixteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium
October 11-13, 2016
Fifteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium
September 24-25, 2015
Fourteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium
September 25-26, 2014
Thirteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium
September 24-25, 2013
This year's symposium will uncover emerging payment trends by bringing industry and academic experts from around the world to interact with a diverse group of high–level industry participants.
Twelfth Annual Payments Symposium
October 22-23, 2012
This year's symposium focused on the state of payments, challenges of mobile banking and related issues.
The New Face of Retail Payments: Markets, Strategies and Regulations
May 19–20, 2011
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its eleventh annual Payments Conference.
Payments Pricing: Who Bears the Cost?
May 14–15, 2009
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its ninth payments conference at the Chicago Fed. The conference highlighted the role of public authorites in the payments system and the ongoing innovation in payments vehicles.
Payments Fraud: Perception versus Reality
June 5–6, 2008
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its eighth payments conference on June 5–6, 2008, at the Chicago Fed. The conference, which highlighted threats to the security of the payments system and explored solutions to those challenges, covered such topics as identifying security issues in the retail payments system; preventing and containing payments fraud; allocating losses when payments fraud occurs; exploring fraud in emerging payment channels; and evaluating public and private responses to payments fraud.
Competitive Forces Shaping the Payments Environment: What's Next?
May 10–11, 2007
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its seventh annual payments conference that focused on a broad range of topics, such as consumer and merchant payment decisions, the viability of mobile payments in the United States, the replacement of cash with electronic alternatives, the blurring of banking and commerce and growth opportunities in the cross-border remittance market.
Investing in Payment Innovations: Risks and Rewards
May 11–12, 2006
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its sixth payments conference at the Chicago Fed. Conference participants learned about successful payment investment strategies, end-user benefits to adopting new payment technologies and security challenges impacting the changing payments marketplace.
Innovations, Incentives and Regulation: Forces Shaping the Payments Environment
May 18–19, 2005
The Chicago Fed hosted its fifth payments conference at the Chicago Fed. This conference explored recent trends in the adoption of payment technologies along with the underlying market environment.
An Electronic Supply Chain: Will Payments Follow?
May 26–27, 2004
The Chicago Fed hosted its fourth payments conference where payments industry leaders shared their perspectives on the necessary success factors for electronic supply chain and e-payments integration.
Can Existing Networks Meet Future Needs?
May 29–30, 2003
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's third payments conference was held at the Chicago Fed.
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Workshop on Promoting the Use of Electronic Payments: Considering Future Requirements
October 10–11, 2000
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan co-hosted a two-day event in Chicago that addressed the future development and broader use of electronic payments as the financial services industry enters the twenty-first century.
Promoting the Use of Electronic Payments: Assessing the Business, Technological and Legal Infrastructure
October 7–8, 1999
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Chicago–Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Technology hosted a two–day workship that considered what was needed from business, technological and legal infrastructures to further the development and use of electronic payments.