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Diverse Economics Conference

October 21, 2022 @ 11:30 am 4:00 pm EDT


Diversity in economics is critical to ensuring that the right questions are being asked, yet less than 25 percent of economists are people of color, and no more than 30 percent of career economists are women. If you are an undergraduate student interested in learning where an economics degree can take you, we invite you to join us for the fourth annual Diverse Economics Conference (DivEc). The day-long conference will introduce you to diverse people in economics and share about the many career paths one can take in the field. One Field, Many Paths. 

Students who attend the conference will:

  • Network with economists and other professionals currently working in the economics field
  • Understand the variety of paths available to students in economics
  • Learn about opportunities for undergraduate students at the Richmond Fed
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work we do at the Richmond Fed
  • Connect with fellow students from schools around our District

If you’ve attended DivEc in the past, we encourage you to join us again! This year’s conference content and speakers will be different from years prior.

How to Attend

This year’s DivEc conference will take place in person in downtown Richmond, Virginia, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. We hope that you will travel to Richmond to spend the day networking with our speakers, research associates, economists and fellow students.

We do understand that travel is not possible for everyone. For those who prefer to attend virtually, we will offer a livestreamed version of the conference. Simply select the virtual attendance option at registration to receive a link to join the conference before it starts.

Once you register, follow us on social media and check out the #DivEc22 hashtag. We will be sharing experiences from previous attendees, tips for maximizing your conference experience and pictures from you and your fellow attendees!

Presented by

Robins School of Business

Virginia Commonwealth University


This hybrid event includes virtual and in-person attendance options. Simply select which option works best for you when you register. Please be aware that you must follow the Richmond Fed’s COVID-19 protocols while on our premises. Details will be provided in advance of the event.

701 E Byrd St
Richmond, Virginia 23219 United States
(804) 697-8000
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