FDIC’s consumer research conference (Oct. 18) opens registration

Registration is open for the 9th Annual Consumer Research Symposium, Oct. 18 in Arlington, Va., sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), the agency announced Thursday.

The event (which gets underway at 8 a.m. and runs to 5 p.m.) features recent research on consumers’ take on markets for financial products and services, as well as the impact of rules and policies on consumers and financial institutions.

Speakers will include FDIC Board Chairman Jelena McWilliams and Professor John Abowd of Cornell University and the U.S. Census Bureau. Abowd will deliver the distinguished guest lecture, “The Census Bureau Tries to Be a Good Data Steward in the 21st Century.” The event also includes research paper panels on a variety of subjects (including debt restructuring, credit access, defaults and savings behavior, and mortgage markets).

Those wishing to register for the symposium – or to view the event via live web streaming – can do so through the FDIC website. There is no charge to attend; registration closes on Oct. 10 (or when capacity is reached).

FDIC Consumer Research Symposium