The Fed seeks paper submissions for its 10th biennial Community Development Research Conference. The event will focus on the role of community development in child and youth development and the implications such development has for the economy. The conference will take place next March 23–24 in Washington, DC.

The conference will explore the interplay between the development of children and their communities, with an understanding that "development" factors into key economic and social aspects of kids' lives. Research will be featured that can inform questions about important drivers of success, differences across subpopulations, scalable intervention strategies, and policy considerations. Research that explores the implications for lower-income, minority, or diverse populations is of particular interest.

Organizers seek original, high-quality research. Submissions for plenary, concurrent, and poster sessions should be consistent with one or more of these themes:

  • The context for child and youth development
  • The role of community development and key partners
  • Implications for the economy and workforce

Research that has already been published or presented in another forum may be considered. Abstracts of no more than 500 words, along with optional attachments, are due August 19, 2016. Additional consideration will be given to submissions that include attachments of papers nearer completion.

LearnOff-site link more about the conference and the call for paper guidelines, and submit a formal abstract. Please direct questions to or 612-204-6785.