• 2020 Call for Papers Open Through June 5

    Research Panel 1 Black The call for papers for the 2020 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference is now open through June 5. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 19, 2019. Each of the academic papers chosen to be presented at the conference will also be considered for an award that recognizes the paper that makes the most significant contribution to banking policy. The conference, sponsored by the Federal Reserve, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

  • Save the Date for 2020

    Research Panel1 The eighth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct.1. The conference, sponsored by the Federal Reserve, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and webcast live. More information will be posted soon. To look back at the 2019 conference and view an individual presentation or speech, select its respective video link from the 2019 agenda.


Conference News

  • 2019's "Most Significant Contribution to Banking Policy" Paper Announced

    The conference committee has announced the selection of “Who’s Holding the Bag? Regulatory Compliance Pressure and Bank Risk-Shifting” by Lamont Black of DePaul University and John Hackney of the University of South Carolina as the paper that made the “most significant contribution to banking policy” at the 2019 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. more →

  • 2019 Survey Shows Community Bankers' Concerns Shift to Funding

    Funding and cybersecurity top the concerns for community banks, according to the latest annual community bank survey conducted by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). The survey was released Tuesday with the conference volume of the seventh annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The conference, which is sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, CSBS and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is hosted each fall at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. more →

  • 2019 Conference Kicks Off Tuesday Morning

    Community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank supervisors from across the country will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for the seventh annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The conference, sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., features the latest in community banking research and will be webcast live throughout both days. more →

  • 2019 Commissioner Perspectives: Lise Kruse of North Dakota

    Lise Kruse, commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions, discusses the importance of community banking in her state. Her department not only oversees 68 state-chartered banks with total assets of $26 billion, it oversees the only state-owned bank in the nation, with assets of close to $7 billion. more →

  • 2019 Spotlight: American State Bank and Trust, Williston, North Dakota

    Dave Hanson, president and CEO of American State Bank and Trust Company in Williston, North Dakota, discusses the bank's 113 years in the community and how it survived several oil and gas booms and busts over the decades. He also reflects on the bank's relationship with long-time customer Industrial Equipment, which began as a start-up in 1999 in the home of one of the three founders and which has experienced great commercial success in the oil and gas sector. more →

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