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Last Updated: 12/07/15

2015 Events

Economic Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted the Twenty-Ninth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The symposium will focus on the forces shaping the U.S. expansion as it enters 2016.

December 4, 2015

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Annual Agriculture Conference

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held its Annual Agricultural Conference to explore labor issues affecting agriculture and the rural Midwest.

November 17, 2015

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Eighteenth Annual International Banking Conference

In collaboration with the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held its annual International Banking Conference. The purpose of the conference is to address important current issues affecting international financial markets.

November 5-6, 2015

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Third Annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness

The Third Annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness will convene premier leaders of business, government and academia to address the need for all sectors of our economy to work together to identify and promote strategies to keep our region on the competitive edge.

October 23, 2015

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Fifteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium

The Chicago Payments Symposium uncovers emerging payment trends by bringing together industry experts from around the world to interact with a diverse group of high-level industry participants.

September 24-25, 2015

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Revisiting the Promise and Problems of Inner City Economic Development

Presentations from the Inner city Economic Summit, hosted by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Economic Development Quarterly and Sage, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), have been published. The Summit featured a keynote address by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, as well as a number of sessions highlighting new research and discussing practitioner experiences on various aspects of inner city business development.

September 15-16, 2015

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Summer Workshop on Money, Banking, Payments and Finance

The economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is co-hosting a summer workshop on money, banking, payments and finance with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

August 10-14, 2015

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Investing in Healthy Rural Communities: Harvesting the Power of People, Place and Partnerships

The purpose of the conference is to discuss what makes a rural community “healthy.” Topics will include successful strategies that rural communities are using to work across sectors and advance sustainable community development.

July 1, 2015

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CRA Listening Session for Quad Cities: Davenport

This second of three meetings will offer community based organizations and other stakeholders an opportunity to discuss community economic development and economic inclusion needs and opportunities.

June 11, 2015

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Twenty-Second Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted the Twenty-Second Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Detroit Branch. Topics included the near-term automotive outlook and a discussion of how new technologies will impact the automotive market in the coming years.

May 29, 2015

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Cedar Rapids: An Industrial City

The purpose of the event is to highlight how the diversification of Cedar Rapids’ economy is achieved through a judicious assembly of economic development and workforce development strategies. 

April 23, 2015

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CRA Workshop for Quad Cities: Davenport

Please join us for a Community Reinvestment Act workshop for nonprofit organizations in the Quad Cities. This is the first of three meetings to help you learn more about a tool to attract loans, financial services, grants, and investments from your local financial institutions.

April 17, 2015

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Sin Taxes: The Sobering Fiscal Reality

The Civic Federation and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are pleased to announce our 2015 forum, “Sin Taxes: The Sobering Fiscal Reality”. The forum will examine why governments implement or raise sin taxes, whether they are a reliable source of revenue and ideas about their future use.

April 2, 2015

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Reaffirming Our Foundations: Risk and Regulation, Culture and Governance

The eighth annual Risk Conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and DePaul University’s Center for Financial Services, explores these questions with an array of noteworthy speakers and panelists that include perspectives from industry professionals, academics, and regulators.

March 31-April 1, 2015

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Tools Toward Market Restoration

This conference explored innovative strategies, policies and programs in community capital at work in midwestern urban areas that have been particularly affected by the Great Recession.

March 18-19, 2015

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Economic Development Forum: Growing Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

The event features a Federal Reserve economist providing an update on the current state of the economy; a keynote address by Rebecca Kleefisch, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin; and a panel discussion organized by the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of Business on growing entrepreneurship in Wisconsin.
February 26, 2015

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Economic Development Forum: Growing Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin (Madison)

The event featured a Federal Reserve economist providing an update on the current state of the economy; a keynote address by Rebecca Kleefisch, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin; and a panel discussion organized by the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of Business on growing entrepreneurship in Wisconsin.
February 5, 2015

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