IBAT’s Annual Convention is a four-day event that takes an in-depth look at key issues impacting the banking industry, specifically those related to community banks. General sessions (often featuring renowned national speakers), learning labs, regulator roundtables and banker-peer resource sharing sessions are offered on the education front. Networking opportunities and entertainment options, including the Chairman’s Tailgate Party, PAC Auction/Dinner and Songwriters’ Late Show, round out the Convention schedule.
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World-Class Speakers

General Russel Honoré
Resilient Leadership: Prepare Today to Prevail Tomorrow
From global and domestic terrorist threats to natural disasters, we encounter risks to our individual, community and economic security each day.  While we can’t predict what’s around the corner, we can prepare—because when faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, it is strong leadership guided by clarity of purpose and practical tactics for overcoming adversities that drive us to prevail—better prepared and more resilient.  Gen. Russel Honoré expertly connects his 3+ decades of military leadership—including his crucial role in managing New Orleans’ relief efforts post Hurricane Katrina—to the natural disasters and man-made tragedies dominating global headlines to reveal critical strategies for transforming individuals into leaders and helping organizations and communities effectively prepare, react, rebound and unify. 

Lee Wetherington

Forget Fintechs: The Quiet Devastation of Silent Churn
Many financial institutions fear fintechs, but that fear is misplaced.  Relationships at secondary financial institutions remain the biggest threat.  While community FIs own 35% of primary checking relationships in the U.S., they own less than 20% of secondary relationships, and these secondary relationships are both more meaningful and profitable—think mortgages, credit cards, and auto loans.  In short, many community FIs are “primary” in name only, and most fail to recognize the difference.  Join Lee Wetherington, Director of Strategic Insight for Jack Henry & Associates, for a look at the silent churn that is quietly devastating many smaller financial institutions…and what to do about it.

Ray Perryman
Economic Outlook
Dr. Ray Perryman, president and CEO of The Perryman Group, is widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential and innovative economists.  His complex modeling systems form a basis for corporate and governmental planning around the globe.  His thousands of academic and trade articles and presentations span a wide variety of topics, gaining him international respect and acclaim.

2017 Tentative Schedule 

Saturday, September 30
12:45-3:00pm Associate Member Networking Event
3:00-6:00pm Chairman’s Tailgate Party 
  Evening Free
Sunday, October 1
7:00-7:30am Devotional
9:30-10:30am Concurrent Sessions
  Coffee Break
10:45am-12:00pm Regulator Roundtables
12:00-2:30pm Exhibitors Move In 
General Session / Lunch
3:00-5:00pm Exhibits
5:00-6:30pm Reception with Exhibitors
  Evening Free
Monday, October 2
7:15-9:45am General Session / Breakfast / Exhibitor Stage Demos
9:45-11:15am Exhibits
11:15am-1:00pm Exhibits Dismantled/Move Out
Concurrent Sessions
Best of Community Banking Awards Luncheon 
Concurrent Sessions
  Coffee Break
3:30-4:45pm General Session 
5:00-6:30pm Hospitality Suites
6:30-9:30pm 29th Annual PAC Auction
9:30-11:30pm Songwriters’ Late Show 
Tuesday, October 3
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Sessions
General Session (includes Brunch Buffet)

Registration Fees

IBAT Member Before August 11 After August 11
 IBAT Bank/Associate Member $735   $885
 IBAT Leadership Division Member  $695  $845
 IBAT Nonmember Bank $895 $995
 IBAT Nonassociate Member $895 $995
 IBAT Bank/Associate Member Spouse $475 $560
 Nonmember/Nonassociate Spouse $575   $660

2017 Sponsors

2017 Exhibitors

359 Solutions
Aporia Solutions (now Accume Partners)
AccuSystem, LLC
Advantage Health Plans Trust
American Deposit Management Company
The Baker Group
Bank Compensation Consulting, Inc.
BFS Group
BMA Banking Systems
Briggs & Veselka, Co.
Buzz Points
Capital Banking Solutions
Catalyst Financial Company
CenterState Bank
CFC Technology
Comptroller of the Currency
Computer Service Professionals Inc.
Condley and Company, L.L.P.
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.
CRIF Lending Solutions
Curtis 1000, Inc.
Davis Kinard & Co, PC
DBSI Incorporated
DCI (Data Center Inc.)
DEI Incorporated 
Deluxe Corporation
Eclipse Brand Builders
Equias Alliance
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
First Data Online Banking
Franklin American Mortgage Company
Garland Heart
Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC
Glory Global Solutions
Gulf Coast Business Credit
Hamby & Hengeli LLC
Harper & Pearson Company, P.C.
High Cotton USA
ICBA Securities
Independent Community Bankers of America
Jack Henry Banking
John M. Floyd & Associates
La Macchia Group
Main Street, Inc.
Marquis DocuMatix
MG Architects
Nicola Banking System, Inc.
Pentegra Retirement Services
Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC
PULSE, a Discover company
Real Estate Information Services
Rogers-Ford Architecture and Interior Design
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Securities Transfer Corporation
Smith Hamilton
Stellar Strategic Group
Texas Department of Banking
Top Flite Financial, Inc.
Total Energy Solutions
Visible Equity
West Gate Bank Mortgage