At a time when many are wondering if short-term interest rates will hold steady, the Carroll School of Management is getting ready to host a Federal Reserve president and other experts at its annual Finance Conference in early June on the Chestnut Hill campus.

Headlining the June 6 discussions will be Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Steven Kaplan, who will deliver the keynote address that morning. Kaplan will speak two days before the start of the Fed’s traditional blackout period, which limits what officials can say publicly in advance of the central bank’s regular meetings to set monetary policy. So his remarks will draw attention from those looking for last-minute signals of action taken by policy makers at their mid-June meeting.

Joining Kaplan at the daylong conference will be a cross-section of prominent academics, practitioners, and policy makers. “This year, the Carroll School is pleased to welcome a number of high-profile speakers,” said the Carroll School’s John and Linda Powers Family Dean Andy Boynton, adding that these industry leaders and experts “will provide attendees with valuable insights on financial markets and investing.”

Uncertainty about the Fed’s next moves has been running high. Helping to throw light on not just this question but a raft of issues in finance will be panels at the conference with titles such as “Investment Insights,” “Inflation: What the Future Holds,” and “The State of the Globe: A Geopolitical Perspective,” as well as “The Transformation of Financial Advisory Services.”

Carroll School professors Jonathan Reuter and Jeffrey Pontiff, both of the Finance Department, will offer their insights at the gathering. Several alumni will take part as well, including panel moderators Daniel E. Holland III ’79, P’07, ’08, managing director of private wealth management at Goldman Sachs; Lindsay LoBue ’96, advisory director at Goldman; and Marc Seidner ’88, chief investment officer of non-traditional strategies at PIMCO.

The daylong conference is open to the public and attended by many Boston College alumni, who will also turn out for a reception and dinner at the Boston College Club in downtown Boston the night before. Information on registering for the event is available at the Carroll School’s website.

—William Bole