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, cash, community and economic development, economic conditions, household financial stability, monetary policy, and the purposes and functions of the Federal Reserve System.

To submit a request, please email speech.requests@sf.frb.org with the following information:

Organization name:
Organizer name:
Organizer email:
Organizer phone number:
Event name:
Event date and time:
Event location:
Event audience composition and size:
Requested speaker:
Requested format:
Requested topic:
Is the event open to the public and/or the media?:
When you need a response by:

All information must be supplied in order for a request to be considered.

Please note:

  • The fulfillment of your request is based on speaker availability. In general, it is best to give a minimum of 3 months advance notice.
  • We do not accept requests to speak at political gatherings or 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.
  • Speakers may not accept gifts, honoraria, or compensation.
  • 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