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Want to learn more about the Richmond Fed? We offer a wide range of speakers on a variety of economic and educational topics.

The Richmond Fed offers speakers who can talk about a variety of topics, including economic conditions, banking issues, payments systems and policies, cash and currency, and the history and role of the Federal Reserve System.

The Richmond Fed evaluates speaker requests according to the forum, subject matter, and availability of speakers. Please note that the Bank’s resources are limited and speakers are only available to audiences within the Fifth District, which encompasses the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. This service is free and we ask that you not present any gift or memento to our speakers.

Fed Ambassador Program

Learn about the Federal Reserve’s history, structure and functions from a member of our employee Fed Ambassador program. Our employee Fed Ambassadors help audiences better understand the Fed’s role in the economy. 

Economic Conditions

Our economists can discuss national and Fifth District economic conditions, labor markets, economic development, regional growth trends, and more. They are not available for presentations from ten days before through the Friday after a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The dates for those meetings can be found on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System website. Due to staff limitations, we require a minimum of 25 attendees and request that your organization limit speaker requests to no more than one event per year.

Banking Issues

Our Supervision, Regulation and Credit department can provide information and resources for bankers on such topics as corporate governance, fraud and evaluating financial performance and portfolio risk.

Payments Services

Our Payments Services departments can provide current research on topics including innovative payments systems and technologies; payments-related policy issues that affect communities, merchants and financial institutions; and trends in cash and currency usage and technology.

Request a Speaker

Complete our speaker request form to request a speaker. We will follow up if we need additional information, and to confirm or decline the engagement.

Additional Resources

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Corporate Communications (804) 697-8000

Fed Ambassadors

Due to social distancing guidelines, we aren’t offering in-person Fed Ambassador presentations right now, but we invite you to contact us if you have questions about our program or would like to schedule a future presentation.