Upcoming Events

Community Development Finance in Smaller Markets

The objectives for this event are to provide an overview of CDFIs and their role; inform current conversations and interests of municipal and regional organizations aspiring to form a CDFI or increase community development investment; introduce the CDFI Friendly City™ Model utilized in two Indiana municipal regions; and identify next steps to pursue at the local or regional level.

September 25, 2019

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Nineteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium

The payments industry is going through some exciting changes! The Chicago Payments Symposium is the event to engage and collaborate in cutting edge payments topics. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this premier industry payments conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

October 15-16, 2019

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Economic Development Forum — Milwaukee

This forum will feature updates from two key departments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Economic Research and Supervision & Regulation.

October 16, 2019

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Addressing Land Contracts through Research, Policy, and Practice: A Housing Symposium

This convening will highlight the latest research, policy developments, and programs responding to the use of land contracts, with a focus on Detroit and Flint. The research will include recent data on Detroit’s housing market, the places and people affected by land contract lending, and a historical analysis of predatory land contract lending to black homebuyers in Chicago. Policymakers will discuss responses to protect consumers and to revitalize housing markets. Community development practitioners will share knowledge of effective programs to provide safe pathways to homeownership and to support individuals affected by contract lending.

October 29, 2019

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Preserving Chicago's Middle Neighborhoods

Chicago is experiencing the loss of its traditional middle class minority neighborhoods as they either rapidly gentrify or decline. The goal of this forum is to address challenges affecting middle class communities of color, and offer up actionable ideas to support these communities, particularly those on the south and west sides of Chicago.

November 15, 2019

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Annual Agriculture Conference

On November 20, 2019, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will hold a conference to examine environmental issues related to Midwest agriculture, with a particular focus on conservation practices. Experts from academia, industry, and policy institutions will gather to discuss the connections between midwestern agriculture, the environment, and the regional economy. The goals of the conference include understanding the impacts of agriculture and conservation practices on the health of populations and their surroundings; analyzing farming policies that affect natural resources; and exploring how environmental considerations may affect the financing and sustainability of agriculture, which has generally been less profitable in recent years.

November 20, 2019

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14th Community Bankers Symposium

The conference will consist of presentations on current industry developments and key bank supervision issues, as well as provide an opportunity for attendees to have a dialogue on areas of supervisory focus, the banking environment, and regulatory updates.

November 22, 2019

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