IBA - Illinois Bankers Association

Education & Events


The ONE - Opportunity, Networking and Education

The ONE Conference features seven educational tracks, 37 informative sessions, an engaging trade show, and ample networking opportunities into one mega-conference. Educational tracks include marketing, financial management, human resources, leadership, lending, retail banking, and technology/operations.

Annual Conference & Trade Show

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. Listen to top-name speakers, tee up for prizes at the ILLINOIS BANKPAC golf outing and visit the trade show with more than 50 exhibiting companies. There is something for everyone!

Ag Banking

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.

Bank Counsel

The year-in-review on state and federal banking industry developments, legislation, regulation, court decisions, and the regulators' latest hot button issues.

Bank Directors

Community banking requires a board of directors that is actively engaged in fulfilling its responsibilities to the bank, the stockholders and the community. Thorough training plays a significant role in preparing directors to fulfill their strategic roles -- helping to assure that qualified directors are in place and looked upon favorably by regulators. This conference examines corporate governance, credit risk management and other important issues that directly affect directors and identifies best practices, tools and techniques for improved performance.


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

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.

Women in Banking

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.