Community Bankers Summit

July 26-28, 2020 | University of Colorado | Boulder, CO

Continuing Education

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. Plan on attending July 26-28 this summer!


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.

This year’s summit will feature:

  • A 70th anniversary celebration/alumni reunion
  • Discussion on what makes community banks imperative to rural America’s success
  • Breakout sessions (new!)
  • Discussion regarding community bank mergers and acqusitions

Plan to Attend

Schedule Overview

The 2020 Community Bankers Summit is scheduled for July 26-28 during the 70th Annual School Session. Arrive Saturday, July 25, so you can join us on the morning of Sunday, July 26, for the GSBC Alumni Association Golf Tournament and the Alumni Reunion/70th Anniversary Celebration.

Final agenda TBA.

Golf Tournament

Sunday, July 26, 2020
Legacy Ridge Golf Course, Westminster, CO

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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Welcome to Campus!

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

Attendees may also choose to make their own accommodations; no hotel group rate will be offered for this event.


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. Speakers for the 2020 program are TBA.

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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.

Emily Mays
Emily Mays
Community Bankers Summit
2018 Attendee
Nathan Ewert
Nathan Ewert
Community Bankers Summit
2016 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!