Community Bankers Summit

July 2022 | 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. *Due ongoing planning complications amid COVID-19, this program has been postponed until 2022.*


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 (cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic) was planned to include the below sessions:

  • 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!

A new program reflecting banking hot topics will be planned for 2022.

Plan to Attend

Schedule Overview

Each Summit is held for three days at the University of Colorado Boulder in late July. Community bankers from around the country are welcomed to Boulder to network, meet new friends and reconnect with peers. The next program will be hosted in July 2022.


Golf Tournament

Attendees of the Community Bankers Summit are encouraged to arrive early to participate in the GSBC Alumni Association Annual Golf Tournament. For information on the 2021 event, please contact the GSBC office.

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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.

Registration and fee details for the July 2022 program will be announced upon scheduling.

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.


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. The below individuals were scheduled to speak at the 2020 program:

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

David Linaburg

Farmers Branch, TX
Greyson Tuck

Greyson Tuck

Memphis, TN

Stan Viner

Birmingham, AL
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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
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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!