Tenth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference


March 23, 2017 to March 24, 2017

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference is a unique event that convenes researchers, policymakers, and practitioners across sectors to consider important issues that low- to moderate-income people and communities face.

The theme for the March 2017 conference is Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities. This conference will include plenary and concurrent sessions on housing and community conditions, economy and workforce issues, and early childhood development. Featured speakers include Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Harlem Children’s Zone President Geoffrey Canada. The 2017 conference will explore the interplay between the development of kids and their communities, with an understanding that “development” factors into key economic and social aspects of kids’ lives. High-quality and emerging research from multiple disciplines will be presented in a dialogue with policymakers and community practitioners who can utilize the lessons gleaned from the research. This event will spotlight research that can inform questions about key drivers to success, differences across subpopulations, scalable intervention strategies, and policy considerations. 

This conference is open to the public. Attendance by academic, government, nonprofit, and foundation employees is strongly encouraged. 

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Registration deadline: 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Economic Development