Community Development Events

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Upcoming Events

Interagency CRA Workshop for Banks
September 12, 2014
At the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, in downtown Minneapolis, MN

This event designed for small and intermediate-small bank Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers and related staff will cover CRA basics and provide information on the CRA examination experience, including the performance context, the definition of community development, and guidance for designing a CRA strategy. Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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Rail~Volution: Building Livable Communities with Transit
September 21-24, 2014
Minneapolis, MN

Hear from the best minds on livability in the country and the world. This national gathering of transit-minded activists, policymakers, planners, and developers will feature more than 80 workshops, networking events, and toolbox sessions on rediscovering community.

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Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference 2014
September 22-23, 2014
Kansas City, MO

An opportunity to interactively share and explore how thinking creatively about community development can unlock new and innovative solutions that can be implemented immediately. Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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30th Annual Minnesota Policy Conference
October 15, 2014
St. Paul, MN

Formerly known as the Annual Conference on Policy Analysis, this event will examine how policy can support a prosperous and sustainable future for Minnesota. The keynote, concurrent, and closing sessions will consider changes in Minnesota and a range of policy solutions designed to inform, challenge, and spark debate. Featuring a keynote address by State Demographer Susan Brower and State Economist Laura Kalambokidis. Sponsored by the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota.

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Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century
October 15–17, 2014
At Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ

Join national experts to share perspectives on transformative education and workforce development strategies and policies to improve opportunities for job seekers and meet the needs of employers. Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City and the J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

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Food Access Summit 2014: Organize for Equity
October 29-30, 2014
Duluth, MN

This gathering of professionals who work to improve access to healthy food for underserved populations in Minnesota will provide policy tools, training, and action-oriented ideas to make the food system more equitable for all. Sponsored by more than a dozen partner organizations, including AARP, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Emergency Foodshelf Network.

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2015 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference
Economic Mobility: Research and Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities, and the Economy
April 2–3, 2015
Washington, D.C.

Have profound economic forces changed how people move up the economic ladder in the U.S.? Join the debate and hear high-quality, emerging research on how people and communities get ahead, where impediments exist, how factors such as inequality play a role, and what has changed over time. Featuring remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Registration details will be posted on the conference information page


President's Speech: Clarifying the Objectives of Monetary Policy