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Chairman of the Fed Ben Bernanke to Speak at Georgetown

WHO: 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

Monday, May 16, 2011. The keynote address will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be followed by a roundtable discussion.

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


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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