Community Bankers Summit

July 25-27, 2021 | University of Colorado | Boulder, CO

Continuing Education

Our Community Bankers Summit is traditionally offered in person at the University of Colorado Boulder. Should risks due to COVID-19 require it, we will reassess the format of the Summit when the time comes. More information will be available Spring 2021. The biennial Community Bankers Summit offers senior managers of community banks three days of learning and networking on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus during the Annual School Session.


Every other year, GSBC’s president and Alumni Advisory Board curate a curriculum designed to foster discussion among Annual School Session faculty, industry experts and community bankers regarding strategies and best practices for community banks to thrive.

The 2020 Summit would have showcased a theme of “Celebrating Connections,” with session topics including:

  • Alumni Reunion & 70th Anniversary Celebration
  • Stop Selling & Start Connecting
  • Banking Marijuana & Hemp-Related Businesses
  • The Impact of Economic Conditions on Community Banking
  • Moderated Community Banker Roundtables (New!)
  • … and more!

Plan to Attend

Schedule Overview

The 2021 Community Bankers Summit is scheduled for July 25-27, 2021 during the Annual School Session.

Gather your classmates for a reunion in Boulder! Plan to arrive Saturday, July 24, so you can join us on the morning of Sunday, July 25, for the GSBC Alumni Association Golf Tournament and the Alumni Reunion & 70th Anniversary Celebration.

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Golf Tournament

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Gather your friends and colleagues for a day of golf before the seminar! The GSBC Alumni Association Annual Golf Tournament is attended by alumni, faculty, students and attendees of the Community Bankers Summit.

Registration & Fees

This is an intermediate/advanced level seminar that is best suited for the following individuals: GSBC alumni, CEOs, presidents, CFOs, chief risk officers, marketing officers, bank regulators, directors and members of senior management at community banks.

GSBC alumni and multiple-attendee discounts apply for this program.


Continuing Professional Education

Attendees can also count seminar hours toward Continuing Professional Education. GSBC is registered with the NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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Conference Facilities

This program is hosted in conference space at Village Center on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The conference space provides a functional, spacious learning environment that is ideal for fostering discussion in groups both large and small.

On-Campus Accommodations

GSBC invites attendees to stay on campus during the Summit! Williams Village East is a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art housing facility that’s within walking distance to the conference location.

Attendees may choose to add on-campus accommodations during registration or choose to make their own accommodations at a local hotel.


Speakers are a combination of Annual School Session faculty, community bankers, academics and consultants who will deliver real-life examples, best practices, case studies and unique models of technical instruction in a lively, discussion-based group setting.

Chris Carlson

Bellevue, WA
Don Childears

Don Childears

Denver, CO

Donna de St. Aubin

Glenview, IL

Mark Forbis

Bentonville, AR

Christopher Hill

Denver, CO
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Thomas Kenning

Glenwood Springs, CO
Timothy Koch

Timothy Koch

Westminster, CO

David Linaburg

Farmers Branch, TX

Patricia Perry

Richmond, VA
Greyson Tuck

Greyson Tuck

Memphis, TN

Stan Viner

Birmingham, AL

Lee Wetherington

Smyrna, GA

Tom Williams

Detroit, MI
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What People Are Saying

The Community Bankers Summit offers a very impactful view of our entire industry. There is not a banking hot topic that isn’t touched on – with valuable information to take back to your institution. The scope of this summit is beneficial to banks of all sizes, with an abundance of strategies for immediate implementation and future planning.

As a community banker today, it is imperative to be involved in ongoing formal collaboration and frequent sharing with other thought partners and industry leaders. This program takes place at one of the premier educational settings in the country, and GSBC's speakers and banking instruction are world class. Simply stated, the Summit offers an ideal format for community bankers to continue their development as leaders.

I look forward to attending the Community Bankers Summit each year it is offered! The stellar line up of speakers, coupled with the opportunity to visit with community bankers from across the country make this a not-to-miss event. The subject matter covered is always practical, timely and relevant....providing thought provoking take-aways to launch discussion or to implement at your bank.

Emily Mays
Emily Mays
Community Bankers Summit
2018 Attendee
Nathan Ewert
Nathan Ewert
Community Bankers Summit
2016 Attendee
Joy Kelly
Joy Kelly
Community Bankers Summit
2018 Attendee
Next Steps

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Are you a GSBC alum or senior manager looking for current information on how stay relevant in today's ever-changing banking environment? Join us in Boulder!