Fed Symposium

June 6, 2013 from 8 - 12 p.m. in the SMI building

SMI 222

8:00-8:45 - Meet & Greet with students and faculty - light breakfast of OJ and pastries

SMI 240

8:45-9:00 - Welcome and Introductions

9:00-9:30 - The Biggest Challenge Facing Banks Today with Robin Rockwood, Vice President & Branch Manager, SLC Branch

9:30-10:00 - Why Business People and Students Should Understand the Fed with Albert Wada, Chairman of Wada Farms in Pingree, Idaho, and Director, SLC Branch

10:00-10:30 - Intro to Monetary Policy and Q&A with Gary Zimmerman and Yelena Takhtamanova

10:30-10:45 - Break

10:45-12:15 - FOMC Simulation with Gary Zimmerman, Senior Economist, FRB San Francisco, and/or staff taking the first part to Introduce the FOMC, monetary policy, unconventional policy, etc., and then the remaining time for five student presentations, 8-10 minutes each

12:15-12:30 - Wrap-Up & Questions