Illinois Bankers Association

Conferences & Special Events

Immerse yourself in the banking industry, network with your peers and be exposed to a variety of events that are sure to increase your level of confidence and performance. Visit our upcoming programs calendar to view the latest details and to register.

Conferences

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.

August 22-23, 2018 | Crowne Plaza Springfield

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Annual Conference

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!

June 23-25, 2019 | JW Marriott Austin | Austin, Texas

Bank Counsel

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

December 7, 2018 | The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago

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BankTech

This event features experts and innovators in the Fintech space to help banks identify innovative products/services and potential partnerships with Fintech companies while considering risk factors in the development of Fintech strategy and associated processes.


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Compliance

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.

Summer 2019

Fall Compliance

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.

October 30, 2018 | Four Points by Sheraton, Fairview Heights

Midwest Bank Leaders

This annual event features 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.

October 25, 2018 | Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort

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Spring Law Review

Join us for the 2019 Spring Law Review, where members of the IBA will meet and greet each other and return to their banks with invaluable compliance tips, too! The IBA Law Department will provide in-depth analyses on important developments in Illinois and federal banking laws over the past twelve months, and how they can and will affect your bank.

Spring 2019 | IBA Training Center, Springfield

The ONE

The ONE features seven educational tracks, 37 informative sessions, an engaging trade show, and ample networking opportunities. Educational tracks include bank marketing, customer relations, financial management, human resources, leadership development, retail banking, and technology and operations.

February 28 - March 1 | Embassy Suites, East Peoria
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Women in Banking

October 16-17, 2018 | 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.

Powerhouse Lineup

The Amazon Prime Effect
Dave DeFazio, StrategyCorps

Explore the monumental shift in the way people buy products and services through retail services like Amazon Prime and Netflix and discover how banks can go beyond transactions in order to connect with today’s consumers.

Communicate to Innovate: How to Let the Best Ideas Win
Nan Gesche

Discover the tools that help eliminate employee silence and replace it with smarter strategies, more engaged employees and, ultimately, more innovative ways to enhance your bottom line.

Building a Network to Grow Your Career and Your Organization
Carol Sente, Carol Sente Consulting
Effectively building a strong network of contacts takes effort and focus. Learn how to leverage your network like a pro.

Challenges and Opportunities for Illinois Community Banks
Julie Stackhouse, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The headwinds facing community banks continue. It is critical to address these trends and challenges now to best position your bank for the future.

Try, Try Again
Laurie Stewart, Sound Community Bank

Hear one banker’s amazing story of her route to the CEO suite – via credit union land – and her engagement with advocacy at the state and national levels.

Climbing the Ladder Panel Discussion
IBA and ILFI Board members share the importance of being engaged in the industry and active in your community. They’ll offer tips on how to move into management or get a seat on a committee or board, whether in the community or at your organization.

Plus

  • Opportunities and Obstacles to Innovation - Fintech Roundtable
  • Capitalizing on Your Bank’s Competitive Advantages
  • Leadership and Next Gen Bankers
  • Onboarding Best Practices
  • Branch Managers’ Roundtable
  • Mutually Rewarding Mentor/Mentee Relationships
  • Improve Your Company’s Culture
  • Bankers’ Guide to the Cybersecurity Dilemma

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Special Events

Chicago Area Chapter Holiday Breakfast

This annual event is held exclusively for Illinois bankers to learn the latest in industry trends. It begins with a delicious breakfast followed by a brief business meeting and legislative update. The finale of the event is a keynote speaker who addresses a pressing topic relative to the banking industry.

December 6, 2018 | Sheraton Lisle Hotel

Economic Investment Day at the Capitol

Economic Investment Day at the Capitol focuses on promoting the vital role your bank plays in advancing Illinois’ economy.

 

You can expect to hear from top-rated economic experts and high-level elected officials, as well as gain insight with up-to-the-minute political and regulatory updates. We will also feature returning favorites such as our BANKPAC Brews fundraiser and our legislative networking reception.

 

Whether it's your first time or you're a veteran attendee, this is a “can’t miss” event for you and your team. Join your peers, share your bank's contributions and make an impact on the future of the banking industry.

Spring 2019 | Springfield

Fall Golf Outing

This event begins with a state and federal legislative report as well as a brief IBA update. The fun begins with an afternoon of golf followed by a cocktail reception for prizes, networking and more fun!

September 24, 2018 | Pekin Country Club

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Let's Talk Banking

You understand the day-in and day-out burdens of compliance and regulatory issues, but your legislators don't - unless they hear from YOU! That's why the IBA encourages you and your colleagues to participate in our new meeting series "Let's Talk Banking." Together, we can educate our elected officials about the challenges we face, and discuss the issues most pressing to our industry.

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Spring Golf Outing

This event begins with a state and federal legislative report as well as a brief IBA update. The fun begins with an afternoon of golf followed by a cocktail reception for prizes, networking and more fun!

Summer 2019 | St. Clair Country Club, Belleville

Washington Visit

Each year the IBA organizes a three-day fly-in to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal regulators, Illinois' Congressional delegation, and key legislative and federal agency staff. In addition, the visit includes an extensive update on regulatory and legislative proposals that could impact your business.

September 11-13, 2018 | Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

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Be sure to visit our upcoming programs calendar to view the latest details and to register. If an event is not listed, we are finalizing the details so your experience is exceptional.

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