Speakers Bureau

Request a speaker: speaker at the W Cobb Business Association

Atlanta Fed economists, senior officers, and subject-matter experts are available to speak to your organization.

Learn about available dates, our policies, and how you can book a speaker for your program or event below.


About the Speakers Bureau
As part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's outreach program, employees are available to speak to a variety of organizations on several topics, including but not limited to:

  • The Fed Explained
  • National economic outlook
  • Economic and financial education
  • Banking supervision
  • Payments and risk

How speaker requests are evaluated
We evaluate requests from business and civic groups, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and professional and trade associations in the Sixth District, which includes Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and parts of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The minimum audience size is approximately 25.

Speaking engagements are free of charge.

The Atlanta Fed evaluates speaker requests according to the forum, subject matter, and availability of speakers. Speakers are not available during the following Federal Reserve blackout periods:

2018
January 20–February 1
March 10–22
April 21–May 3
June 2–14
July 21–August 2
September 15–27
October 27–November 9
December 8–20

2019
January 19–31
March 9–21
April 20–May 2
June 8–20
July 20–August 1
September 7–19
October 19–31
November 30–December 12

Please note that Federal Reserve policy prohibits our employees from speaking to political organizations, at political gatherings, or at fundraising events. Other restrictions may apply.

Atlanta Fed policy also prohibits employees from accepting gifts, honoraria, or compensation. We kindly ask that you do not purchase or present any gifts that our speakers would be required to decline or return.

Contact: Charlotte Wessels 404-498-8268