2024 Emerging Scholars Program Now Open

2023 Emerging Scholars Applications are now being accepted for the Emerging Scholars program as part of the 2024 Community Banking Research Conference, sponsored by the Federal Reserve, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Conference News

  • 2023 Conference Videos Available to View

    If you could not tune into the live 2023 conference webcast, videos of each segment are now available to view via the CBRC website. more →

  • 2023 John W. Ryan Award Winner Announced

    The Community Banking Research Conference research committee is pleased to announce the selection of “Regulatory Risk Perception and Small Business Lending” as the paper chosen for the "John W. Ryan Award for Most Significant Contribution to Community Banking Research" as part of the 2023 Community Banking Research Conference. more →

  • CSBS Releases 2023 Annual Survey of Community Banks

    According to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ (CSBS) 2023 Annual Survey of Community Banks, community bankers across the nation ranked net interest margins, economic conditions and loan demand as their highest external risks. Inflation was described as a persistent, but manageable challenge. Meanwhile, cybersecurity remains the top internal challenge, although it dropped by 16% from last year as a very important risk, perhaps indicating that banks are more prepared. Despite these challenges, community bankers reported they expect the strength of relationship-based lending to expand more than transactional lending. more →

  • Welcome to the 2023 Conference!

    The 2023 planning committee welcomes registered attendees to the 11th annual Community Banking Research Conference. Please note: The conference will offer a livestream on communitybanking.org through the entirety of the conference. A recording of the conference will be posted at a later date. The conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, and from 8:30 a.m.- Noon Central time on Thursday, October 5, 2023. more →

  • CSBS Board Chair Kruse to Provide Welcome Remarks

    North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner and CSBS Chair Lise Kruse will provide welcome remarks for the 2023 Community Banking Research Conference, which will be held Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, 2023. more →

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