EVENT: Archive Aug 25, 2011

Day 1: Conference on Commodity Markets

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Office of Chief Economist will host a high-level research conference on August 25-26, 2011, to discuss key issues affecting commodity markets.


Thursday, August 25, 2011, 9:00 a.m.


CFTC’s Conference Center, 1155 21st, NW, Washington DC


The first day of the conference will feature presentations of academic papers grouped into three distinct subject areas: commodity index trading, market sentiment, and hedging and arbitrage.

Listening Information:


Call-in to a toll-free or toll-telephone line to connect to a live audio feed. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name and affiliation. Conference call information is listed below


Domestic Toll-Free Number: (203) 369-5026
Domestic Toll-Free Number:
(866) 844-9416
Participant Passcode/Pin:

The meeting will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

Press Release 6094-11


Conference Video

Opening Remarks, Chairman Gary Gensler

Last Updated: August 31, 2011