IBA - Illinois Bankers Association

Education & Events


Ag Banking

August 24-25, 2016 - Crowne Plaza Springfield
Ag lending requires highly specialized lending skills and an understanding of the unique markets available to farmers in Illinois. As in all other industries, ag banking is constantly changing. Ag lenders need to stay current on the latest issues in agricultural markets, economics and risk management. The Ag Banking Conference addresses these and other important issues to increase your knowledge and improve your ability to serve ag customers.

Annual Conference

June 21-23, 2017 - Nashville, TN
The IBA's Annual Conference and Trade Show is the showcase event of the year. The Conference offers a perfect mix of education and professional development opportunities and networking events. There is something for everyone!

Bank Counsel

December 2, 2016 - Westin Chicago River North
The year-in-review on state and federal banking industry developments, legislation, regulation, court decisions, and the regulators' latest hot button issues. Registration Now Open


June 3, 2016 - Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Whether you are a full-time compliance officer or an internal auditor, or if compliance is one of your many hats, this conference will help you identify and manage cutting edge issues that are central to a successful compliance or audit program.

Midwest Bank Leaders

October 28, 2016 - Westin Chicago River North
Norman Bobins chairs this annual event featuring industry experts, banking leaders, and regulators addressing issues critical to the banking industry. Chief executive officers, presidents, senior managers and directors will benefit from the educational programming and peer-to-peer networking.

The ONE - Opportunity, Networking and Education

March 2-3, 2017 - Embassy Suites, East Peoria
The ONE features six educational tracks, 33 informative sessions, an engaging trade show, and ample networking opportunities. Educational tracks include bank marketing, customer relations, financial management, human resources, leadership development, and technology and operations.

Women in Banking

September 13-14, 2016 - Crowne Plaza Springfield
Network with your peers, compare notes with those who have similar challenges and successes, and learn from top-rated speakers on management, leadership, industry issues and personal development. The conference focuses on helping your bank stand out and succeed during these tough economic times.