2021 Call for Papers And Award for Top Paper Now Open

The call for papers for the 2021 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference is now open through June 4. This is the ninth year for the conference, which is sponsored by the Federal Reserve, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). The goal of the conference is to bring together leading academics, CEOs and presidents of community banks, and senior leadership from the Fed, CSBS and the FDIC.


Conference News

  • 2020 Community Banking Conference Continues Thursday

    The second day of the eighth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference continues Thursday from at 1-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Laurie Stewart, president and CEO of Seattle, Washington-based Sound Community Bank, will kick things off with this year's community banker keynote speech. The conference is being held virtually via the Webex meeting platform this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also being livestreamed and can be viewed via this website's homepage. more →

  • CSBS "Five Questions for Five Bankers" Now Available Online

    The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has released its "Five Questions for Five Bankers" compilation as a separate publication this year. The compilation, usually included as part of the annual CSBS National Survey of Community Banks, is comprised of responses from bankers from around the country that provide qualitative insights that complement the data reported in the survey. more →

  • 2020 Community Banking Virtual Conference Starts Today

    Attendees from around the world will participate in the eighth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference, which will begins today at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference is being held virtually via the Webex meeting platform this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also being livestreamed and can be viewed via this website's homepage. more →

  • CSBS Survey Shows Pandemic Impact on Community Banks

    Concern about business conditions surpassed funding as the greatest challenge for community banks as they navigated the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ (CSBS) seventh annual national survey of community banks. more →

  • 2020 Conference Recognizes Two Additional Research Papers of Topical Note

    Due to the significant number of submissions to the 2020 conference, a number of high quality papers were not able to be fully integrated into this year’s proceedings. The conference’s research committee identified two such papers that it wanted to highlight on the conference website. These “additional papers of topical note” have been posted to the website, along with a recorded video presentation by an author from each team in which they discuss their key findings. more →

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