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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

FDIC Consumer Research Symposium


The FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection holds a Consumer Research Symposium every fall at its facilities in Arlington, Virginia. The goal of the symposium is to facilitate discussion of recent research on consumers’ capabilities, knowledge, preferences, and experiences in markets for financial products and services, as well as the effects of public policy interventions and new regulations on consumers, households, communities, and financial institutions. The symposium is typically attended by a diverse audience from academia, government agencies, nonprofit agencies, and industry.

2019 Conference

The 9th Annual Consumer Research Symposium is tentatively scheduled for October 18, 2019. Additional information will be posted on this website in coming months.

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2018 Conference

The 8th Annual Consumer Research Symposium was held on October 12, 2018, at the FDIC L. William Seidman Center in Arlington, Virginia. The papers, presentations, and archived webcast from the 2018 event are posted in the conference archives below.

Conference Archives

Contact Information

The conference organizing committee includes Nick Frazier, Ryan Goodstein, Alicia Lloro, and Jeffrey Weinstein.

Please direct any questions or requests for additional information to the conference organizers at

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