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Events hosted in 2009 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

2009 Events

Mortgage Foreclosure Policy: Past, Present and Future 

The evolution, current impact and likely outcomes of the foreclosure crisis on home owners, lenders, housing counseling agencies, the secondary market, regulators and all levels of government discussed topics in a conference that the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago and the Woodstock Institute cosponsored.
December 9, 2009 to December 10, 2009


Economic Outlook Symposium

On December 4, 2009, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its twenty-third annual Economic Outlook Symposium at its third floor conference center. The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. economy as we enter 2010.
December 4, 2009


Perspectives on the Future of Agriculture in the Midwest

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference to examine issues that will shape the future of agriculture in the Midwest. This conference gathered experts from academia, industry and policy institutions to discuss aspects of possibilities for agriculture and the Midwest.
December 1, 2009


Asset Price Bubbles and Monetary Policy

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Banque de France jointly sponsored a conference held on site at the Banque de France in Paris, France. The aim of the conference was to convene leading economists working on understanding why asset prices can diverge from the underlying fundamental worth of these assets, and how policymakers should respond if and when such events occur.
November 13, 2009 to November 14, 2009


Fifth Annual Community Bankers Symposium

The Community Bankers Symposium theme was Are We There Yet? A frequent question in the current economic environment is, "When will the downturn end?" The symposium provided a venue to discuss concerns and hear various perspectives on when we will get "there," including what "there" might look like. November 6, 2009


Foreclosures in Wisconsin: Responses and Resources for Living Beyond the Bubble

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the City of Milwaukee cosponsored a day-long conference that 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 5, 2009


Saving the American Dream – Are We Moving Toward Recovery?

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will sponsor a free half-day conference entitled "Saving the American Dream – Are We Moving Toward Recovery?" This conference will address how the changes over the past year have impacted homeownership preservation, and if we are moving toward recovery from the foreclosure crisis.
October 13, 2009 


Automotive Communities and Work Force Adjustment
This conference will gather experts and policymakers from academia, foundations, nonprofits and government to discuss the knowledge foundations of various work force adjustment assistance policies along with planned and ongoing work force and human capital initiatives.
October 8, 2009 to October 9, 2009


Twelfth Annual International Conference

In conjunction with the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held its twelfth annual International Banking Conference in September. This year's theme was The International Financial Crisis: Have the Rules of Finance Changed?
September 24, 2009 to September 25, 2009


Financial Literacy, Financial Education and the Federal Reserve: Strategies for Success

The goal of this conference was to bring individuals within the Federal Reserve System who had an interest in economic and financial education together with researchers and representatives of partner organizations to share strategies, discuss research and learn from partners about what works.
September 11, 2009

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, payments and finance.
August 10, 2009 to August 21, 2009


Confronting the Foreclosure Crisis in Indiana
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago sponsored a free half-day conference which focused on efforts in Indiana to address the foreclosure crisis using foreclosure prevention and community stabilization programs.
June 10, 2009


Sixteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its annual Automotive Outlook Symposium.
June 4, 2009 to June 5, 2009 


2009 Payments Conference
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its ninth annual Payments Conference, Payments Pricing: Who Bears the Cost? It was a two-day event held at the Chicago Fed.
May 14, 2009 to May 15, 2009


Assessing the State and Local Sector—Where Will the Money Come from?
State and local governments are suffering from turbulent economic conditions. Access to revenue is being challenged as slower economic conditions depress tax revenues while turmoil in the financial markets strain the ability to issue debt. A conference to consider these issues was co-sponsored by the Chicago Fed, National Association of State Budget Officers and National Tax Association.
May 12, 2009


Forty-Fifth Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its 45th annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition, Financial Regulatory Reform, on May 6–8, 2009. The program not only highlighted the conference theme but also featured sessions on other topics.
May 6, 2009 to May 8, 2009 

Federal Reserve System Community Affairs Research Conference
The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System hosted Innovative Financial Services for the Underserved: Opportunities and Outcomes, the sixth biennial Community Affairs Research Conference to encourage objective research into financial services issues affecting low- and moderate-income individuals, families, and communities.
April 16, 2009 to April 17, 2009 

Risks & Resolutions: The "Day After" for Financial Institutions

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and DePaul University's Center for Financial Services hosted the second annual Financial Institutions Risk Management Conference. Panel discussions focused on lessons learned, the role of capital in providing risk discipline and the systemic risk presented by institutions that are "too big to fail."

April 14, 2009 to April 15, 2009


2009 Health Care Leader Forum
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Detroit Regional Chamber co-sponsored the third annual forum examining health care delivery in the U.S. at the Bank's Detroit Branch. This program analyzed the role of employers in creating value in the health care industry.
March 30, 2009 to March 31, 2009


Back to Grad School Day
Renowned speaker David Colander of Middlebury College talked about the state of the economy .
March 5, 2009


Microenterprise: Moving Forward in Michigan
The Consumer and Community Affairs Division co-sponsored a conference entitled "Microenterprise: Moving Forward in Michigan" to present providers and policymakers an overview of the state of microenterprise in Michigan, highlight innovations and best practices, and allow participants to offer feedback on a plan to keep microenterprise moving forward in Michigan.
February 19, 2009