Williams’ Public Speaking Events to Be Streamed Online

Photo of John Williams speech streaming iPhone

Open and transparent communication is a cornerstone of effective monetary policy, and technology keeps giving us new ways to reach the public. In that spirit, I’m pleased to announce that the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will begin livestreaming my public speaking engagements whenever possible.

Starting April 12th, at the LENDIT conference in San Francisco, my public events will stream on Periscope and Twitter. Both services are accessible via mobile apps, and can be found online at http://www.twitter.com/sffed. Afterwards, these speeches will be archived at our new Youtube page.

It’s important to me that the decisions we make about monetary policy, the research we undertake, and the way we see the economy unfolding are as accessible as possible to the public. While some Fed watchers and policy mavens will still look to text, others may find they prefer the access and availability of online streaming. In any event, it’s just one more step we’re taking to ensure that the dialogue with the public stays open, relevant, and adaptable.

The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the management of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.