About this event

These topically-driven webinars are free to K-16 educators and professional development certificates will be provided to all who attend. We hope to see you at any or all of the events, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and our branches in Denver, Omaha and Oklahoma City.

As a thank you for participating in our event, those who register will be entered to win a prize. Winners are being selected at random and will be announced in an email following each webinar.

To accommodate those living in different time zones, the webinar will be posted on our website after the event. There is no cost to attend but advance registration is required.


K-16 educators


Jan. 14, 2021

5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Careers and Skills for the 21st Century

  • Zoom

Explore new research by Federal Reserve economists on preparing students for an ever-changing job market and priming them to achieve occupational mobility. This work provides innovative strategies on building digital skills in a job market characterized by technological innovation and advancement. It also highlights in-demand job skills that lead to economically mobile career pathways.

Feb. 11, 2021

5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Climate Risks and the Economy

  • Zoom

As risks from climate become more recognized, it’s important to understand what that means to consumers in the coming decades. Hear from Nicholas Sly, Denver Branch Executive, Economist and Assistant Vice President, and David Rodziewicz, Senior Specialist, as to how this can affect the economy in our region and across the country.

March 24, 2021

5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Disruptions in Agriculture

  • Zoom

The emergence of COVID-19 in the United States has created substantial challenges for all segments of the meat supply chain, but especially for producers and consumers. Nate Kauffman, Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive will discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the agricultural landscape for the region and nationally.

April 7, 2021

5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

The Changing Energy Landscape and its Effect on the Economy

  • Zoom

The energy industry has changed over the past few years and continues to evolve. Chad Wilkerson, Oklahoma City Branch Executive, Vice President and Economist, will discuss the outlook for oil and gas, the opportunities and risks of energy transitions to renewables and how it all affects the regional economy.

May 5, 2021

5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

The Coronavirus Shock: Implications for the Economy and Monetary Policy

  • Zoom

Learn about the Coronavirus’ impact on the U.S. economy and how fiscal and monetary policy have countered its aftermath. President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Esther George, will share insight about unique elements of this economic recession, extraordinary measures taken to combat unemployment and price instability, as well as signs of recovery within the economic outlook.