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Annual Professors Conference - Topics and Tools for the College Classroom

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 - (includes reception and dinner immediately following)
8:30 a.m. - Noon | Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 - (lunch immediately following)

Don't miss your opportunity to join us for this year's professors conference! Past participants have told us that it is "the best conference they attend all year" because it provides relevant content with discussion and tools that they can take back into the classroom and use. Plus, they have the chance to interact with colleagues and share ideas.

We have a great program planned for you this year, including two presentations:

The European Debt Crisis and Its Implications for the United States
Economist Christopher Neely will discuss how Europe got into trouble,  whether they can get out and what the European situation implies for the U.S.

Economic Research: the Devil is in the Details
Economist Daniel Thornton will explore how his best research has been motivated by reading other research and observing things that just don’t seem consistent with economic or econometric theory.  He will give concrete examples and the subsequent research that was generated by pursuing the anomalies.

The program also includes:

  • A question-and-answer session with St. Louis Fed economists Daniel Thornton, Christopher Neely and Kevin Kliesen
  • An economic outlook from economist Kevin Kliesen
  • An introduction to new tools for Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED®) by Michael Cassidy

The concurrent sessions on Friday morning will include presentations by Cecil Bohanon, Ball State University and Gail Hafer, St. Louis Community College–Meremac on teaching economics through art and movies. Gail Hoyt from the University of Kentucky will provide interactive lecture demonstrations and Mike Salemi will demonstrate ideas for using clickers for peer teaching.

Attire: Business Casual

Hotel/Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.  Rooms for this conference have been reserved at Hilton St. Louis-Downtown Hotel at the special rate of $104/night plus tax (if applicable) for Nov. 1-2.  Rooms must be reserved no later than 14 days before the conference. When registering, please mention "Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Professors' Conference" to receive the special rate.

Hilton St. Louis Downtown
400 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO  63102
Hilton St. Louis Downtown web site