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2016 Fed/CSBS Community Banking Research Conference To Be Held Sept. 28-29

ST. LOUIS ― Community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank supervisors from around the country will meet Sept. 28-29 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for the fourth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The conference is hosted by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and features the latest in community banking research.

This year’s conference will be begin at 9 a.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and will conclude the afternoon of Sept. 29. The conference will be livestreamed via

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard will give welcoming remarks, along with CSBS Chairman and Texas Department of Banking Commissioner Charles Cooper.

Keynote speakers will include Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans, and H.E. "Gene" Rainbolt, chairman of BancFirst Corp. in Oklahoma City, Okla. John Ryan, CSBS president and CEO, will wrap up the conference on Sept. 29.

The research papers submitted and selected for the conference will be presented in three sessions, with each session including a panel discussion and Q&A led by both a moderator and a community banker. In addition, the conference will also feature a presentation from a team of students from Southeastern Louisiana University, the winners of the 2016 CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition. The conference will conclude with the release of the results from the 2016 Community Banking in the 21st Century national survey and a panel discussion of the survey findings.

More information about the 2016 conference, including a preliminary agenda, can be found at