Community Banking in the 21st Century

The sixth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), will take place October 3-4 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The conference brings together community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank regulators to discuss the latest research on community banking.

The conference presents an innovative approach to the study of community banks. Academics explore issues raised by the industry in a neutral, empirical manner and present their findings at the conference. Community bankers contribute to an annual national survey prior to the conference and then participate directly in the conference by serving as keynote speakers and panelists and by providing feedback to the research presented.

This year’s guest speakers include Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles; CSBS Chair and Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance Commissioner Charlotte Corley; and CSBS President and CEO John Ryan. Keynote speakers include Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester.

The call for papers for this year's conference opened Feb. 2, 2018.

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