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, community development lending and efforts, and economic and financial education. 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 contacting:
Communications Strategy Manager
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 the Tuesday preceding a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, and last until midnight the full day following the meeting.
2017 Blackout Dates
January 24 – February 2
March 7 – 16
April 25 – May 4
June 6 – 15
July 18 – 27
September 12 – 21
October 24 – November 2
December 5 – 14
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.