MONDAY, October 16

*The Financial Institutions Insurance Association sponsors a conference in Chicago on insurance and annuities. Through Tuesday at the Stouffer Renaissance Hotel. Call 800-521-4041.

*At a New York forum sponsored by the Social Compact, Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A. Ludwig, Federal Reserve Governor Lawrence Lindsey, NewYork Fed President William J. McDonough, and New York State Banking Superintendent Neil Levin will discuss neighborhood revitalization. 11 a.m., Dime Savings Bank, 9 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn. Call 202-686-9190.

*The Bank Administration Institute begins a two-day conference in Washington on national payment systems. Call 800-224-9889 and ask for Kay Bogolin at extension 343.

*The Consumer Bankers Association continues its Executive Retail Conference in Phoenix. Through Tuesday at the Arizona Biltmore. House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the group by two-way satellite hook-up from Washington. Call 703-276-3879.

*The House Banking and Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on the health of the Japanese financial system. 10 a.m., Rayburn House Office Building, room 2128 . Witnesses include Alicia Ogwawa, Salomon Brothers, Tokyo; Hiroski Ueki, Nikko Research Center Ltd.; and David Atkinson, Goldman Sachs, Tokyo. Call 202-225-7502.

TUESDAY, October 17

*The International Swaps and Derivatives Association holds a one-day conference in Montreal on derivatives risk management. At the Hotel- International. Call 212-332-1200, fax 212-332-2561, or E-mail conferences(isda.org.

*The House Banking Committee's financial institutions and consumer credit subcommittee will hold a hearing on interstate megamergers. 9:30 a.m., Rayburn House Office Building, room 2128. Witnesses include FDIC Chairman Ricki Helfer and Comptroller Ludwig. Call 225-2258.

WEDNESDAY, October 18

*The Bank Administration Institute begins its three-day conference in Nashville on image technology in banking. At the Opryland Hotel, 2800 Opryland Drive. Call 800-833-0375.

*The Financial Markets Association begins a three-day conference in San Antonio on securities operations. At the Plaza San Antonio. Call 202-728- 4479.

NOTE TO READERS

If you are planning a conference and want it listed, please send details to Dom Fontana, American Banker, One State Street Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10004.

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