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 on midnight of the second Saturday preceding a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, and last until midnight the full day following the meeting.
2018 Blackout Dates
January 20 – February 1
March 10 – March 22
April 21 – May 3
June 2 – June 14
July 21 – August 2
September 15 – September 27
October 27 – November 9
December 8 – December 20
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.