Speech Requests

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco welcomes opportunities for our senior leaders, economists, and subject matter experts to speak on a number of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Banking Supervision
  • Banking in Asia and the Pacific Rim
  • Cash Circulation, Trends, and Impact
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Economic Conditions
  • Household Financial Stability and Asset Building
  • Monetary Policy
  • Purposes and Functions of the Federal Reserve System

Please note that the fulfillment of your request may be based on speaker availability and timing restrictions for certain topics. In general, it is best to give a minimum of 3 months’ advance notice.

Speakers covering monetary policy, banking, or economic issues are not available during Federal Reserve blackout periods, which begin on midnight of the second Saturday preceding a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, and last until midnight the full day following the meeting.

2020 Blackout Dates
January 18 – 30
March 7 – 19
April 18 – 30
May 30 – June 11
July 18 – 30
September 5 – 17
October 24 – November 6
December 5 – 17

2021 Blackout Dates
January 16 – 28
February 27 – March 18
April 17 – 29
June 5 – 17
July 17 – 29
September 11 – 23
October 23 – November 4
December 4 – 16

We do not accept requests to speak at political gatherings or political organizations, fundraising events, events sponsored by investment or financial firms, or events where it is implied that an attendee or “client” may experience preferential access or treatment.

In addition, speakers may not accept gifts, honoraria, or compensation.

Please fill out the form below to submit your request. If you have any questions about our speakers, subjects, or this form, please contact us at speech.requests@sf.frb.org.

Request a Speaker