Key objectives for the October event are to help educators better understand current economic conditions across the country and the process of conducting monetary policy, and how the Federal Reserve goes about achieving its dual mandate. Attendees will receive insight on the collaborative nature of data collection, the various methods of analysis, and how community members contribute to the process.

The program format will include a featured presentation followed by a moderated panel discussion with other subject matter experts during which attendees will be able to submit questions. Panelists will explore regional variations within the process, as well as published materials that inform Fed presidents and the Board of Governors prior to FOMC meetings.

Free curricular resources will also be shared.