Our economists and subject matter experts are available to speak about a variety of topics including the economy; banking and payments; and the history and structure of the Federal Reserve. 

We consider speaking requests from not-for-profit organizations, civic groups, business associations, trade groups, academic institutions and/or events that are open to the public.

Our speakers are generally not able to speak at private events sponsored by a single, for-profit company or at events designed for clients or prospective clients.

Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Communication Blackout Periods

Due to Federal Reserve rules, there are certain times during the year when Federal Reserve staff members are not permitted to discuss the economy or financial developments.

A list of 2019 communication blackout periods is below:

  • 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

The 2020 blackout periods are:

  • January 18-30
  • March 7-19
  • April 18-30
  • May 31-June 11
  • July 18-30
  • September 5-17
  • October 24-November 6
  • December 5-17

Speaker Request Form

Complete the form to request a speaker. There is no fee for a speaking engagement. Please provide 90 days advance notice for a speech request. Appearances that require out-of-district travel will need longer notice. 

If your request is for President and CEO Esther George, please also provide an alternative option, as her availability is rare.

As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and its branches in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the seven states of the Tenth Federal Reserve District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri.