Our economists and subject matter experts are available to speak about a variety of topics including the economy; banking and payments; and the history and structure of the Federal Reserve. 

We consider speaking requests from not-for-profit organizations, civic groups, business associations, trade groups, academic institutions and/or events that are open to the public.

Our speakers are generally not able to speak at private events sponsored by a single, for-profit company or at events designed for clients or prospective clients.

Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Communication Blackout Periods

Due to Federal Reserve rules, there are certain times during the year when Federal Reserve staff members are not permitted to discuss the economy or financial developments.

The remaining 2020 communication blackout periods are:

  • October 24-November 6
  • December 5-17

2021 blackout dates are:

  • January 16-28
  • March 6-18
  • April 17-29
  • June 5-17
  • July 17-29
  • Sept. 11-23
  • October 23-November 4
  • December 4-16


Speaker Request Form

Complete the form to request a speaker. There is no fee for a speaking engagement. Please provide 90 days advance notice for a speech request. Appearances that require out-of-district travel will need longer notice. 

If your request is for President and CEO Esther George, please also provide an alternative option, as her availability is rare.

As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and its branches in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the seven states of the Tenth Federal Reserve District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri.