Speakers Bureau Speakers Bureau

On a limited basis, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston provides speakers on topics including the purposes and functions of the Federal Reserve System, banking issues, regional and national economic conditions, and community development lending and efforts. Bank employees can speak to non-profit, professional, business and civic groups. Some examples include academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and civic or trade associations.

How Do I Schedule a Speaker?

Speaking engagements may be requested by clicking on the button below to complete the speakers bureau request form.

How Much Will It Cost?

This is a free service. However, Boston Fed speakers are provided only for events within the First District, which includes Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

How Are Requests Evaluated?

The Boston Fed Speakers Bureau evaluates speaker requests according to the forum, subject matter, and the availability of our speakers. Please note that there is limited availability of our speakers. In particular, speakers covering monetary policy, banking, or economic issues are not available during Federal Reserve blackout periods, which begin on midnight of the second Saturday preceding a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, and last until midnight the full day following the meeting.

2023 Blackout Dates

September 9 – 21
October 21 – November 2
December 2 – 14

2024 Blackout Dates

January 20 – February 1
March 9 – 21
April 20 – May 2
June 1 – 13
July 20 – August 1
September 7 – 19
October 26 – November 8
December 7 – 19

Boston Fed policy prohibits Bank officers and employees from accepting gifts, honoraria or compensation. We kindly ask that you do not purchase or present any gift or memento that our speakers would be required to decline or return.