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Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Room 310

Event Description

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT (Registration at 8:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Room 310, St. Louis, Missouri

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss a variety of issues facing consumers today, including mortgage and foreclosure issues, scams impacting immigrants, small dollar loans and their collection, and auto financing issues.  Conference participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, and discuss how groups can better collaborate and share information and resources.

See the Draft Agenda.

Preregistration Notice

The 2014 Midwest Region Common Ground Conference will be open to invited participants. There is no fee to attend. The FTC will accept pre-registration for this conference. Pre-registration is not necessary to attend, but is encouraged so that we may better plan this event. To pre-register, please email your name, affiliation, and your email address to A detailed agenda and additional information on the conference will be emailed to attendees.

When you pre-register, we collect your name, affiliation, and your email address. We use the name and affiliation you have provided for conference administration purposes – to estimate how many people will attend, prepare nametags, and better understand the likely audience for the conference, and we may use your email address to contact you with information about the conference.

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register for events that require registration. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s Privacy Act system for public records and comprehensive privacy policy.

This event will be open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded.  By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.