When the annual economic policy symposium comes again to Jackson Hole in August, one prominent figure will be missing. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced he would not be in Jackson Hole for the event, citing a personal scheduling conflict. Bernanke has delivered the keynote speech since 2006. The event hastypically been used to discuss proposed important US central bank actions. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen is anticipated to assume the task of delivering the meeting’s keynote address. The event, held each year at Jackson Lake Lodge, has served to not only provide the nation insight into its financial affairs, but to expose the valley to national audiences.