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Upcoming Conference


Fri., Oct. 21, 2022

Diverse Economics Conference

11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Richmond Office or Virtual
Richmond, VA
Audience: College

Deadline for Registration: Oct. 12, 2022

Diversity in economics is critical to ensuring that the right questions are being asked, yet less than 25 percent of economists are people of color, and no more than 30 percent of career economists are women. If you are an undergraduate student interested in learning where an economics degree can take you, we invite you to join us for the fourth annual Diverse Economics Conference (DivEc). The day-long conference will introduce you to diverse people in economics and share about the many career paths one can take in the field. One Field, Many Paths. 

Students who attend the conference will:

  • Network with economists and other professionals currently working in the economics field
  • Understand the variety of paths available to students in economics
  • Learn about opportunities for undergraduate students at the Richmond Fed
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work we do at the Richmond Fed
  • Connect with fellow students from schools around our District

If you’ve attended DivEc in the past, we encourage you to join us again! This year’s conference content and speakers will be different from years prior.

How to Attend:

This year’s DivEc conference will take place in person in downtown Richmond, Virginia, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. We hope that you will travel to Richmond to spend the day networking with our speakers, research associates, economists and fellow students.

We do understand that travel is not possible for everyone. For those who prefer to attend virtually, we will offer a livestreamed version of the conference. Simply select the virtual attendance option at registration to receive a link to join the conference before it starts.

Once you register, follow us on social media and check out the #DivEc22 hashtag. We will be sharing experiences from previous attendees, tips for maximizing your conference experience and pictures from you and your fellow attendees!


headshot of Kartik Athreya

Kartik Athreya

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Naomi Boyd

Naomi Boyd

VCU School of Business
headshot of Jevay Grooms

Jevay Grooms

Howard University
headshot of Shakun Mago

Shakun Mago

University of Richmond
headshot of Dana Peterson

Dana Peterson

The Conference Board
headshot of Mickey QuiƱones

Mickey Quiñones

University of Richmond
headshot of Faraz Usmani

Faraz Usmani


Who Should Attend

Undergraduate students who are interested in the study of economics.

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