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Our speakers share expertise with business, community and academic audiences. We have specialists on the national and regional economies, banking and economic issues affecting local communities.
Explore speaking topics
Our speakers have expertise in many areas, and we can tailor economic presentations to audience interests. Popular topics include:
- Real Estate
Community development experts speak on issues affecting economic opportunity for lower-income populations. Common topics include:
- Economic Inclusion
- Community & Economic Development
- Workforce Development
- Digital Inclusion
- Small Business
We provide speakers for community and business groups as well as presentations for high school and college students that meet curriculum standards. Topics include:
- Intro to the Federal Reserve
- Financial Education
- College / Career Readiness
Our speakers have expertise in issues affecting banking, payments and the financial industry. Sample topics include:
- Payments & Fintech
- Cryptocurrency/ Blockchain
- Banking Regulation
Frequently asked questions
Dallas Fed staff generally do not speak publicly between a week prior to the Saturday preceding a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and the Thursday following that meeting. This time is referred to as the FOMC blackout period.
Federal Reserve blackout period:
|January 15–27||January 21–February 2|
|April 23–May 5||April 22–May 4|
|June 4–16||June 3–15|
|July 16–28||July 15–27|
|September 10–22||September 9–21|
|October 22–November 3||October 21–November 2|
|December 3–15||December 2–14|
|Get the latest FOMC schedule from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.|
Our speakers can speak to non-profit professional, business and civic groups, both virtual and in person. Examples include academic institutions, civic or trade associations, such as Chamber of Commerce.
Dallas Fed employees are prohibited from speaking to for-profit entities, political organizations, at political gatherings or at fundraising events. Fulfillment of requests is based on speaker availability, the forum, subject matter and at least 50 people in attendance.
Fill out the speaker request form.
Please submit requests at least 60 days but no more six months before your event to allow sufficient time for preparation.
There is no charge. Dallas Fed employees volunteer their time to engage with communities within the Eleventh District which includes Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico. Speeches can be provided in person or virtually.
Our ambassador program connects Dallas Fed employees with student audiences. Ambassador-led tours of our district exhibits provide a memorable on-site experience for student groups.
Additionally, our virtual Fed 101 program provides an overview of the Federal Reserve in a remote setting.
Financial education and college- and career-readiness training are currently available for student-group leaders through our speaker request form.