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Friday, April 15, 2011

8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Campus of St. Olaf College

The financial crisis that struck the global economy in late 2007 produced the most significant economic downturn in the U.S. since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This international crisis has been accompanied by high and prolonged unemployment, massive financial losses, and severe disruption of the housing markets in the U.S. and Europe.

The 2011 St. Olaf Economic Summit brings together economists and business leaders from across the nation to discuss the events leading up to the crisis; the responses by various government agencies; the business and economic climate going forward; and the implications of the Great Recession for businesses in various sectors of the economy.

Distinguished St. Olaf alumni and friends of the college will engage in discussions of Crisis and Reform and The Way Forward, providing insights derived from their experience and positions of responsibility in the corporate and financial world. Collectively, they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

The summit's luncheon keynote speaker, Eugene Ludwig, will offer a unique perspective as former comptroller of the Currency of the United States and founder and CEO of the Promontory Financial Group.


All conference sessions will be streamed live and archived online by St. Olaf College. Learn more.