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2019 Federal Reserve System Community Development Conference: Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class

Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class: Register Now!

February 11, 2019

We are delighted to announce that registration for the Eleventh Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference, “Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class,” is now open.  On May 9-10, 2019, the Conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss the latest research on promoting an inclusive middle class. 

The Conference agenda features some of the nation's foremost researchers and policy leaders exploring how insights from research can help identify the opportunities and challenges of entering the middle class and maintaining economic and financial security.  Confirmed keynote speakers include: Chairman Jerome Powell of the Federal Reserve Board, Governor Lael Brainard of the Federal Reserve Board, President Charles Evans of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Juan Salgado, Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago and a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. 

Topical areas include:

  • emerging trends in education, labor practices, entrepreneurship, housing, credit, wealth accumulation, indebtedness, economic mobility, and others affecting the middle class;
  • policy innovations and legacies that either encourage or discourage the creation of an inclusive middle class; and
  • actions by individuals and institutions, including governments, financial institutions, community groups, businesses and non-profits, to create new and enduring paths to the middle class.

Join us for this important and informative event on May 9-10, 2019 in Washington, D.C., where you will hear from Federal Reserve System leaders and other experts on these topics and more.

For additional information on the conference, hotel, and registration instructions, click on the conference homepage.

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