Federal Reserve Hosts Educators Workshops, Chairman Ben Bernanke Talks with Teachers
Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will talk with educators from across the country on August 7, 2012, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT.
An audience of K-12 educators will join the Chairman at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., and about 70 Ohio educators (35 from northeast Ohio) will gather at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to participate via videoconference. The Chairman will give brief remarks about the importance of personal finance education in the wake of the recent financial crisis, and then respond to questions from both in-person and videoconference participants at Reserve Banks throughout the country.
The "Conversation with the Chairman" will be part of a day-long educators workshop hosted by the Cleveland Reserve Bank. The Cleveland workshop - Personal Finance in the Classroom and Around the World – is being co-hosted via videoconference by the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and Dallas. The workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Media wishing to attend the Cleveland workshop must register by Monday, August 6, by contacting Anne DiTeodoro at (216) 774-2514 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The "Conversation with the Chairman" will be webcast live at http://www.ustream.tv/federalreserve. Twitter users can also follow the Federal Reserve Board's feed, @FederalReserve, and join the discussion about the event by using the hashtag: #FedTownHall. After the event, the Board of Governors will post a transcript and video recording at www.federalreserve.gov.
About the Cleveland Fed
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, DC, comprise the Federal Reserve System. As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates US monetary policy, supervises certain banks and other financial institutions, and provides payment services to financial institutions and to the US government. Payment services include check clearing, electronic payments, and the distribution of currency and coin.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves the Fourth Federal Reserve District, which includes Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. For more information on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, see www.clevelandfed.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@ClevelandFed).