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Last Updated: 10/21/16

Upcoming Events

CEDRIC serves as a system-wide clearinghouse for upcoming forums, conferences, seminars and workshops across the country. Events are listed in chronological order.

FDIC Consumer Research Symposium Webcast

October 28, 2016

The symposium will be held in Arlington, Virginia, and shown via webcast for those who cannot attend in person. The symposium will discuss recent research on consumers'  capabilities, knowledge, preferences and experiences in the market for financial products and services as well as the effects of public policy interventions and new regulations on consumers, households, communities and financial institutions. Register now...


What It's Worth: Race, Place and the Financial Future of Our Communities

November 1, 2016
St. Louis, MO

Join the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for an event focused on addressing racial and ethnic disparities to help build fiscal health and strengthen our financial future. This event will explore ways to help struggling Americans, including discussing the ideas in a new book, What It's Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation. Read more...


Growing Entrepreneurial Communities

November 3, 2016

Small business has been increasingly used as an economic development tool in hard to develop communities. This session will discuss what is occurring in the emerging field of entrepreneurship based economic development and provide information from communities that have effectively used entrepreneurship to generate local economic growth. Read more...

Building Community & Bank Partnerships: A Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Workshop for Community-Based Organizations

November 3, 2016
Racine, WI

Learn about the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and how it can benefit your organization and the communities you serve. This session will provide community stakeholders with information, resources and best practices for establishing collaborative relationships with financial institutions. Join this interactive training workshop designed specifically for non-profits, community-based organizations and public sector agencies that provide social services, housing, economic development, educational or employment services to small businesses, low- and moderate-income communities and underserved consumers. Read More...


Bringing Clarity to Impact Investing

November 17, 2016

In Navigating Impact Investing, a new report from consulting firm Tideline, social investment experts propose the creation of impact classes as a way to optimize the matching of an investor's unique risk, return and impact preferences with the right opportunities. In this one-hour session, two of the report's co-authors will share their proposed impact classes and the feedback they've received from stakeholders. Read more...

Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity

November 17, 2016
Austin, TX

Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, HousingWorks Austin, and Children's Optimal Health for Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity. This summit will bring together diverse audiences including health care, community development and financial institutions — to better understand challenges and opportunities around creating and investing in vibrant, healthy, mixed-income communities. Read more...

Economic Development Forum: Updates on the Midwest Economy and TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule Implementation

November 21, 2016
Madison, WI

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will host an economic development forum on Updates on the Midwest Economy and TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule Implementation. The forum will provide updates from two key departments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, economic research and supervision and regulation. The updates will explore the current state of the Midwest economy and perspectives on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule one year into its effective date. Register now

Investing in Healthy Communities: Ideas to Action for Healthy People, Places and Planet

December 7, 2016
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

What is a "healthy community?" What successful strategies are communities using to collaborate across sectors to promote healthy people and strong economies? What are the opportunities for strengthening the interdependence between urban and rural economies? How are banks, CDFIs, philanthropy and others investing to foster equitable access and regional prosperity for all? Why is investing in environmental sustainability important and wise for people and places?

This daylong conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Incourage, will share leading practices in healthy economic development, sustainability and investment, with a special focus on rural and urban approaches to move from ideas to action. The conference will also include strategies for ongoing collaborative work with a new administration in 2017. Read more...