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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the Federal Reserve’s history, structure and functions from a member of our employee Fed Ambassador program. Fed Ambassadors help audiences better understand the Fed’s role in the economy. Also, Fed Ambassadors are available to visit classrooms to deliver an interactive presentation specially designed to address economics and personal finance standards related to the Federal Reserve.
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.
Invite one of our Fed Ambassadors to speak to your group about who we are and what we do on behalf of America's economy.
The Fed Ambassador program consists of employees from departments across our Richmond, Baltimore and Charlotte offices. Ambassadors are available to give high-level overviews about the Fed to your organization. Also, as our Bank marks its 100th anniversary, Fed Ambassadors can speak about our history.