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10th Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference

Registration for this conference is closed.

Conference Dates

Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
(Evening reception and poster session begins at 5:30 p.m.)
Friday, March 24, 2017  |  8 a.m.–2 p.m.


Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

The 10th biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference will explore high-quality and emerging research into the interplay between children's development and their communities. Evidence shows that kids with strong cognitive and social foundations are better-equipped to succeed in life and contribute to society at large. But recognizing that not all children have the same opportunities to grow and develop, how can we set young people on a strong course?

Featured speakers include Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen and former Harlem Children’s Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada. Check out the full agenda to see speaker and session specifics, and register soon to reserve your spot and take advantage of early-bird rates (available to the first 100 registrants). Registration fees vary; all rates include continental breakfasts, lunches and an evening welcome reception on March 23.

For questions or more information about the conference, please email

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Hotel Accommodations
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

A limited block of rooms at the conference hotel is open to attendees at the rate of $309 per night. Reserve your room at the special rate.