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Events hosted in 2008 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

2008 Events

Economic Outlook Symposium
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its twenty-second annual Economic Outlook Symposium.
December 5, 2008

 

Fair Lending/Fair Housing in the Foreclosure Crisis

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Iowa and Davenport Civil Rights Commissions sponsored a half-day symposium. This event was a continuation of a series of conferences and other meetings around the 7th Federal Reserve District (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin) to bring current information and informed discussions regarding the current mortgage/foreclosure crisis and the rights and resources available to local communities to deal with housing issues.
November 13, 2008

 

Fresh Water and the Great Lakes Economic Future

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted a symposium to explore the increasing value of the Great Lakes region's fresh water and associated habitat to its residents. As the nation's population and income have grown, the recreational use of lakes, wetlands and other open spaces has increased. How much will the recreational use of the Great Lakes grow and in what ways?
November 10, 2008 

 

NCIF Annual Development Banking Conference
The National Community Investment Fund (NCIF) sponsored its Annual Development Banking Conference to share experiences and contribute to the future of the community development finance industry. The NCIF Conference continued its focus on providing Actionable Strategies for Community Development Banks and Credit Unions that can be replicated to improve financial performance and enhance development impact. This Conference was held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Bank of Chicago.
November 6, 2008 to November 7, 2008 

 

Examining Successful Collaborations & Ongoing Barriers to Foreclosure Prevention
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin Extension, and Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority cosponsored a conference entitled, "Examining Successful Collaborations & Ongoing Barriers to Foreclosure Prevention." This conference was a continuation of a series of events that have been held in Wisconsin to address the issues and concerns surrounding Wisconsin's increasing number of foreclosures.
November 6, 2008

 

Saving the American Dream: Preventing Foreclosure & Preserving Homeownership

The Consumer & Community Affairs Division sponsored a conference entitled "Saving the American Dream: Preventing Foreclosure & Preserving Homeownership" that was held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch. This free conference was a continuation of efforts from the previous year to identify and promote information and resources available from Regulatory Agencies, Financial Institutions, Government Agencies, and others to help mitigate the impact of foreclosures within the Detroit Metro Area.
October 16, 2008

 

Agricultural Markets and Food Price Inflation

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference on the economic impacts of volatile agricultural costs and food price inflation. This conference brought together experts from industry, academia and policy institutions to discuss agricultural and food policy, including their intersection with the macroeconomy through food price inflation. The goals of the conference included examining the roots of increases in agricultural prices, particularly underlying global factors; exploring the implications of these increases for the food industry; and discussing the potential implications of persistent changes in food prices on price stability at the macroeconomic level.

October 2, 2008

 

Eleventh Annual International Banking Conference

The European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago co-sponsored the Fed's eleventh annual International Banking Conference titled The Credit Market Turmoil of 2007–08: Implications for Public Policy.
September 25, 2008 to September 26, 2008

 

Clean Technologies & Sustainability: Global Perspectives & Opportunities—Chicago
Reflecting the increased global awareness and demand for cleaner technologies, this conference brought together local, Midwest and international entrepreneurs, practitioners and policymakers to share best practices and discover new synergies for collaboration, cooperation and commercialization.
September 9, 2008

 

Chicago Fed Summer Workshop on Money, Banking and Payments
The Financial Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted a summer workshop on money, banking and payments. This workshop brought together experts from academia and policy institutions around the world to discuss recent developments in the field.
August 11, 2008 to August 22, 2008

 

Fifteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Fifteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium.
June 5, 2008 to June 6, 2008

 

2008 Payments Conference
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its eighth payments conference, Payments Fraud: Perception versus Reality. The conference highlighted threats to the security of the payments system and explored solutions to those challenges. A special edition of Economic Perspectives offers a conference proceedings.
June 5, 2008 to June 6, 2008

 

44th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition
The theme of this year's conference was Credit Market Turmoil: Causes, Consequences and Cures.
May 14, 2008 to May 16, 2008

 

2008 Health Care Leader Forum: The Value Chain Approach—Maximizing Value 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Detroit Branch and the Detroit Regional Chamber co-sponsored a forum at the Federal Reserve's facilities in Detroit.
April 14, 2008 to April 15, 2008

 

Wisconsin Moves Forward to Address Foreclosures
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin Extension, and Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority cosponsored an event during which participants continued to address the problems wrought by foreclosures in Wisconsin. This served as the joint plenary meeting for three separate task forces that are working on building an effective community response. March 13, 2008 

 

Facing the Challenge of Retiree Health Care: Liabilities and Responses of State and Local Governments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and The Civic Federation presented a forum on retiree health care for state and local governments.
March 12, 2008

 

Risk: Keeping Ahead of the Curve

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and De Paul University hosted the first annual Risk Conference.
March 6, 2008 to March 7, 2008