44th Annual Convention - Additional Activities

IBAT 30th Annual LIVE & SILENT Auction Fundraiser

Help raise funds for the IBAT Political Action Committee (PAC) by donating to the PAC Auction, held once a year during the IBAT Annual Convention. The IBAT PAC is exclusively dedicated to promoting the community banking industry. PAC funds enable IBAT to support candidates who understand the important role that community banks play across Texas. The IBAT PAC is an essential tool in the association’s government relations efforts and the PAC Auction is its major fundraising event.

There are two ways to participate:
  1. Donate An Item
    Choose something unique. Be creative! Don’t have time to shop? You can make a personal contribution and let the IBAT staff do the shopping for you - and you’ll get all the credit! The PAC Auction is one of the most popular events during the IBAT Annual Convention. Fill out the online Auction Pledge Form or download a PDF here. Due to Texas Law, the PAC is not permitted to auction any alcoholic beverages, including wine.
  2. Purchase An Item
    Enjoy the live and silent auctions and make a purchase from the many gift items your colleagues have chosen to entice you
  • When and Where can I purchase items?
    Item purchases can only be made at the Annual Convention.

2018 Songwriters' Late Show

The songwriters’ show has been a long-time staple of the IBAT convention, and this year we’re bringing back three of Chris Williston’s favorites. Stay up late to hear these award-winning songwriters perform their hit songs and tell stories of life in the music business.

Dean Dillon

Paul Overstreet 

Allen Shamblin

2018 Dream Vacation

IBAT's Dream Vacation is a great way for all bank and associate member employees to be involved in PAC fundraising for a suggested $10 contribution. The winning entry will be drawn during the 2017 IBAT Annual Convention, September 22-25, 2018 at La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio. Prize must be claimed by November 1, 2018. Winners are solely responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. 

Entry Form PDF

Thank you to our sponsors:
Bank of the West
, Grapevine; Brady National Bank, Brady; Independent Bank, McKinney; TIB-The Independent BankersBank, Dallas; ValueBank Texas, Corpus Christi

Please make your personal check payable to the “IBAT PAC.” Contributions cannot be from corporations or persons prohibited by law from contributing to political action committees. State law requires committees to report the name, mailing address and occupation for each individual whose contribution exceeds $50.00.  IBAT PAC contributions are voluntary.  You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Donations are not tax deductible. To enter without a contribution, see official rules.

Chairman's Tailgate Party

Join us from on Saturday, September 30 for our Chairman’s Tailgate Party and watch your favorite teams play on big screen TVs while you network. At the come-and-go event you can enjoy a variety of tailgating-friendly foods and beverages. Don’t forget to wear your favorite team jersey!

Best of Community Banking Awards

This is our 27th year of celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of IBAT members with the 2018 Best of Community Banking Awards competition. This program recognizes the vital role your bank plays in your community.

The Best of Community Banking competition is an opportunity to showcase and honor the best-of-the-best efforts of IBAT members in five categories: architectural design, community service, financial education, marketing, and new this year, bank culture. Another exciting change this year is entries are free!

Take this opportunity to tell the story of your bank’s critical involvement both in the community and in your bank by sharing with us the exceptional projects you’ve taken on throughout the past year.

This awards program is open to all IBAT members in good standing. Entries must be received at the IBAT office by Friday, June 22, 2018.  All gold, silver and bronze award entries will be on display during the IBAT Annual Convention with gold award winners recognized at the Best of Community Banking Awards Luncheon on Sunday, September 23 at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio. 

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors:
Bank Compensation Consulting; BKD, LLP; CalTech; Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford; Garland Heart; Melion Marketing; Rogers-Ford, L.C.; Main Street, Inc.; TransFund.

Spouse and Guest Activities

Registered spouses and guests are welcome to attend the following: 

Saturday, September 22

  • Chairman’s Tailgate Party

Sunday, September 23 

  • Devotional
  • Luncheon
  • Reception with Exhibitors

 Monday, September 24

  • Breakfast
  • Awards Luncheon
  • Hospitality Suites
  • PAC Auction
  • Songwriters’ Late Show

Tuesday, September 25

  • Brunch