• 18 Jan 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Denver Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1026 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80202


  • Available until Sunday Jan 7
  • Available beginning Monday Jan 8
  • Complementary registration for Sponsors and their guests

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Join DBS at the Federal Reserve Bank for an informative evening with local economic experts.  We will have a panel discussion led by Allison Felix from the Fed on the economic outlook for 2018 both here in Colorado and the USA.  Learn how the recent changes in Washington may impact your business and personal economic outlook.  Seats and registration for this event are limited - registration ends Fri Jan 12th at noon. No walk-up registrations for this event.

January 18, 2018 

5:30 – 6:30 PM Networking Reception

6:30 – 8:30 PM Panel Discussion with Q&A


Denver Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

1026 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80202

Main entrance is located on Curtis St, between 15th and 16th streets.

(Metered parking is nearby and the Denver Performing Arts Complex garage is two blocks from the bank at Arapahoe and 14th)

Important - Venue Security Screening

The Federal Reserve Bank is subject to strict security protocols which we need to adhere to for this event, so please remember the following points:

  • All guests are required to provide a government-issued ID, either a driver’s license or a passport. The name on the ID must match the name listed on the individual's event registration.  
  • All guests must go through metal detectors and belongings must be scanned as soon as they enter the building.  


Alison Felix is vice president and Denver Branch executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In this role, she serves as the Bank's regional economist and representative in the states of Colorado, Wyoming and northern New Mexico. Felix also recruits and works closely with the Branch’s board of directors and is responsible for briefing the Kansas City Fed’s president—a member of the Federal Open Market Committee—on economic and business activity in the Denver region's states. Felix’s research focuses on public finance and labor issues, with an emphasis on tax policy, state and local government finance and the economics of education. Allison holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Kansas State University.

Richard L. Wobbekind is Executive Director of the Business Research Division and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Colorado Boulder.  As Executive Director of the Business Research Division his responsibilities include developing an annual consensus forecast of the Colorado economy and performing various economic impact assessments of the Colorado economy.

Dr. Jack Strauss joins Daniels from Saint Louis University (SLU), where he was a professor of economics and director of the Simon Center for Regional Forecasting. His research focuses on new forecasting methods and applications, including forecasting housing prices, stock returns and employment growth. Strauss won the award for Best Research for Full Professor at SLU’s John Cook School of Business. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Ukraine and a three-time recipient of the Duke University Sloan Research Scholarship in International Economics.

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