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Consumer Research Symposium

Last Updated: January 16, 2023
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The Consumer Research Symposium, hosted by the FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, facilitates a discussion of the newest research in consumer finance among academics, financial regulators, and the private sector.

Register For This Event

Registration is now open for the 12th Symposium, which will be held on March 15, 2024. Registration will close on February 23, 2024. The event will take place in the Sheila C. Bair Auditorium at the FDIC L. William Seidman Center, located at 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia.

This year’s Symposium will feature a Distinguished Guest Lecture from Professor Annamaria Lusardi of Stanford University: “The Importance of Financial Literacy.” Professor Lusardi is a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Director of the Financial Freedom Initiative at Stanford University. Networking breaks will be offered after all panels to facilitate interactions with presenters and attendees.

Please direct any questions or requests for additional information to the conference organizers (Garret Christensen, Ryan Goodstein, and Connor Redpath) at To receive email updates about this event, please sign up for our mailing list.


The 11th symposium was held on March 10 and 11, 2022. The 2022 Program includes links to selected materials including paper drafts and presentation slides. A video recording of the event is also available.

Previous programs are available below.

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