Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to Speak - Sold Out, View Live Webcast

May 13, 2011

Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, will give the keynote address at an economic development conference taking place at Georgetown University. The title of the chairman's speech is "Innovation, Research and Development: The Government's Role." The conference, titled "New Building Blocks for Jobs and Economic Growth" will include roundtable discussions and working groups on U.S. competitiveness, innovation and job growth.

A live webcast of the keynote address will be made available at http://www.georgetown.edu/news/webcasts.html

Monday, May 16, 2011. The keynote address will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be followed by a roundtable discussion. For more information please visit: http://www.oecd.org/document/49/0,3746,en_2649_33703_47484209_1_1_1_1,00.html

Lohrfink Auditorium (Hariri Building)
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057

Athena Alliance
The Conference Board
Kauffman Foundation
U.S. National Academies
Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Space is extremely limited. Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rob Mathis at (202) 687-4328 or rwm33@georgetown.edu. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus. Print reporters are encouraged to view the webcast.