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Federal Reserve System Community Development
Research Conference

Registration is now closed for the 2019 Community Development Research Conference.

Can't join #CommDev2019 in person? Watch selected sessions live here:

Dates: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 (map it)

This spring, please join the biennial conference to hear from:

  • Jerome Powell, Chairman, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Charles Evans, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Lael Brainard, Governor, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

At the #CommDev2019 conference, you will also learn about cutting-edge research from experts in various fields, including economics, sociology, and public policy. The conference will explore evidence on opportunities and impediments to reaching and staying in the middle class. Speakers will discuss education, labor practices, financial security, wealth creation, and the role of local communities in supporting middle class attainment.

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