FFC/2024: The 25th Federal Forecasters Conference

Thu, 23 May, 2024 9:00am - 4:30pm

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Location: U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
  • Call for papers (PDF): Abstract submissions due March 22, 2024
  • Registration details to follow

Conference Theme: Forecasting Under Rapid Change with Extreme Events

Forecasters increasingly produce forecasts in rapidly changing environments with extreme and uncertain events. Examples of recent events include global pandemics, international conflicts, shifting trade relations, migrations, financial and economic crises, and an evolving climate with weather disasters. Whether these events impact individuals or societies, each of these events presents unique challenges to forecasters and can induce major policy responses that require new methods and alternative data sources. They can also evolve rapidly in unanticipated ways that require regular monitoring. The 2024 Federal Forecasters Conference will consider how different forecasters have developed approaches to monitor and forecast rapidly changing extreme events. What methods and data sources are useful for forecasting in a rapidly changing environment? How do you convey uncertainty and risks to policymakers so that they can quickly and appropriately make informed decisions?

Plenary Speakers TBA

Sponsoring Agencies

Bureau of Economic Analysis • Bureau of Labor Statistics • Congressional Budget Office • Department of Veterans Affairs • Economic Research Service, USDA • Federal Aviation Administration • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission • Federal Reserve Board • Internal Revenue Service • Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury • U.S. Census Bureau • U.S. Department of Labor • U.S. Energy Information Administration, Office of Energy Analysis • U.S. Geological Survey

Partnering Organizations

H.O. Stekler Research Program on Forecasting, The George Washington University

Society of Government Economists


U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC 20220

Open to everyone.

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