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 2018 Annual Forecast Dinner | April 17, 2018 5:30PM | Shaw Convention Centre

2018 Annual Forecast Dinner
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With almost 400 members, the CFA Society Ottawa’s mission is:  To support the business and professional growth of its members by:  Promoting awareness of the CFA charter amongst the local community, key employers and the investing public; and providing opportunities for the local financial community to gather in a collegial atmosphere of knowledge sharing and networking.
Aligned with our mission, the annual CFA Society Ottawa Forecast Dinner is the foremost investment conference in the nation’s capital.



We wish to inform you of an important change to the program for the 2018 Annual Forecast Dinner, on Tuesday April 17, 2018.  

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, Scott Galloway is no longer able to participate as keynote speaker for the event.  While we were disappointed about this development, we are pleased to announce that a new keynote speaker has been secured.  

The 2018 Forecast Dinner will feature a keynote address by Christina Romer, Chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors in 2009-2010 and Professor of Economics at University of California, Berkeley, as well as Contributing Editor at Bloomberg News. 

We hope that you will continue to support the event, however please contact the CFA Society Ottawa if you have any questions or concerns.


Guest Speaker:


CHRISTINA ROMER | CHAIR, PRESIDENT OBAMA’S COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS (2009-2010) and Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley and Contributing Editor, Bloomberg News

Christina Romer is the Class of 1957—Garff B. Wilson professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.  She is also co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

From January 2009 until September 2010, Professor Romer served as Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.  In that role, she helped formulate the response to the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent recession, and contributed to the development and passage of the President’s health reform legislation.  She is a specialist in economic history and macroeconomics, and is best known for her work on the causes of the Great Depression and on the conduct and effects of macroeconomic policy.

Her current research focuses on the impact of financial crises in advanced economies.  Romer graduated from the College of William and Mary and received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of the National Science Foundation “Presidential Young Investigator Award”, fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation, the “Distinguished Teaching Award” from the University of California, Berkeley. 



Event Host and Moderator:


David Hemstad| Stand-up Comedian| Regular of CBC's The Debaters
A regular guest on The Debaters on CBC, comedy fans will recognize him from his numerous televised appearances from Just for Laughs and the Halifax Comedy Festival. Dave Hemstad was even voted Best Comedian in Canada by the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities.  As host of CBC Radio One’s wildly successful “The Debaters” since 2007. 

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