The CFPB has announced that it will hold a research conference in Washington, D.C. on
May 7-8, 2015.  According to the announcement, the conference “will be focused on high-quality consumer finance research, with academic and government researchers presenting their research papers.”

The CFPB further states that the conference’s goal is to “connect the core community of researchers and policymakers with the best research being conducted across the wide range of disciplines and approaches that can inform the topic of consumer finance.”  The CFPB hopes the conference will be attended by “a diverse audience from academia, government agencies, nonprofit agencies, and industry.”

The announcement states that the event is open to the public, “space permitting,” and requires registration by May 1.