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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.

A list of communication blackout periods is below:

  • March 4-16, 2017
  • April 22-May 4, 2017
  • June 3-15, 2017
  • July 15-27, 2017
  • September 9-21, 2017
  • October 21 - November 2, 2017
  • December 2-14, 2017

Speaker Request Form

Complete the form to request a speaker. There is no fee for a speaking engagement. Please provide 60 days advance notice for a speech request.