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 Luau, PAC Auction/Dinner and Songwriters’ Showcase, round out the Convention schedule.
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2019 Schedule 


Friday, September 20
6:30 p.m. Region 9 Fishing Tournament Meet & Greet
7:00 p.m. Region 9 Fishing Tournament Dinner 
Saturday, September 21
5:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Region 9 Fishing Tournament
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Associate Member and Banker Networking Event
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Chairman's Luau
Sunday,September 22
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Devotional
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Opening General Session & Lunch
Featuring Economist Dr. Ray Perryman and ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy
Stage Demos

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-In 
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Briefing
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception with Exhibitors
Evening Free
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Songwriters' Showcase
Monday, September 23
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
General Session / Stage Demos / Breakfast
Featuring Inspirational Speaker John O'Leary
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-Out
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Best of Community Banking Luncheon
Featuring a "Best of Community Bankers" Panel
1:45 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
2:45 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
3:45 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hospitality Suites
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
31st Annual PAC Auction
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Nightcap Hospitality Suite
Tuesday, September 24
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
General Session & Brunch
Featuring Speaker, Writer and Bank Advocate Dave Martin

2019 Speakers and Sessions

Dr. Ray Perryman
The Current Status and Future Outlook for the Texas Economy
Sunday, September 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Dr. Ray Perryman will discuss current economic conditions in the state, as well as his projections for the future. Trends and patterns influencing growth will be described, including the energy sector, trade policy, labor force and immigration, regional factors and competitive position.

Preston Kennedy
Conversation with ICBA Chairman
Sunday, September 22 | 11:30 a.m.-Noon

Preston L. Kennedy is chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the only national advocacy organization that exclusively represents community banks. President and CEO of Zachary Bancshares Inc., in Zachary, LA, Kennedy has served many leadership roles at ICBA leading up to his current position. He has always maintained longstanding ties to his community. Kennedy is a past president of the Feliciana Chamber of Commerce, the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Zachary, as well as having served on boards of small business incubator Dixie Business Center and the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation. Kennedy attended Silliman Institute, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University’s (LSU) E. J. Ourso School of Business and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

John O’ Leary
The Power of One
Monday, September 23 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Expected to die, John O’Leary now teaches others how to truly live. O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100 percent of his body. Given less than one percent chance of survival, O’Leary is proof of the power of the human spirit. O’Leary is consistently referenced as “the best speaker we’ve ever had.” His book, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, was an instant No. 1 national bestseller, has sold 100,000-plus copies and been translated into 12 languages.

Dave Martin
Good People Win
Tuesday, September 24 | 11:15 a.m.-Noon

Like many in the banking industry, Dave Martin was an accidental banker. After early careers as a radio morning man, marketing director for an oil field industry supplier and a stretch working in the finance department of a university research facility, Martin was recruited by a friend to join a bank. Specifically, he was hired to run that institution’s first in-store branch location. Two decades and stints as a senior bank executive and trainer/consultant later, Martin’s core beliefs about banking remain intact. Banking remains a people business, and organizations with good people win. Martin has become one of the most prolific writers in the banking industry. His columns and newsletters are read in thousands of financial institutions each month. He is also a member of the guest faculty of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

Registration Fees

IBAT Member  
 IBAT Bank/Associate Member  $885
 IBAT Leadership Division Member  $845
 IBAT Nonmember Bank $1,035
 IBAT Nonassociate Member $1,035
 IBAT Bank/Associate Member Spouse $595
 Nonmember/Nonassociate Spouse  $695

2019 Sponsors

Convention and Annual Sponsors 



CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
College Ave Student Loans
Diebold Nixdorf
Eide Bailly, LLP
Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP
Glory Global Solutions
Haberfeld Associates
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Langley & Banack, Inc
Piper Jaffray & Co.
TIB-The Independent BankersBank
American National Insurance Company
NFP/Equias Alliance, an NFP Company
Profit Resources, Inc. (PRI)
S&P Global Market Intelligence
StreetShares, Inc.
UBEO Business Services
Whitley Penn
Alston & Bird LLP
Andrews Positive Change Projects LLC
Graduate School of Banking at Colorado
Griffin Financial
Gulf Coast Business Credit
Henry & Peters, P.C.
MG Architects
Stephens Inc.
Strategic Resource Management
The Bankers Bank
Yennik, Inc. 

2019 Exhibitors 

Advantage Health Plans Trust
Agent IQ
All Covered IT
America's Choice Home Loans
Apiture - First Data Online Banking
APS Payroll
The Baker Group
Bank Compensation Consulting, Inc.
Bankers Mortgage
BankTrends, Informa Financial Intelligence
Briggs and Veselka Co.
Catalyst Financial Company
CBANC Network
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
College Ave Student Loans
ComCo Systems
Computer Services, Inc.
Condley and Company, LLP
Cummins Allison Corp
Curtis 1000, Inc.
DCI (Data Center Inc.)
DEI Incorporated
Dell, Inc.
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Strategic Sourcing
Diebold Nixdorf

Doeren Mayhew
Eclipse Brand Builders
Eide Bailly, LLP
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Financial Solutions by GuideIT, A Perot Company
Fitech Payments
FPS Gold
Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank
Glory Global Solutions
Gulf Coast Business Credit
IBT Apps
ICBA Securities
InfoAgora Inc.
Informa Financial Intelligence
IWS Group
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
John M. Floyd & Associates
JRBT and JRBT Consulting
Main Street Inc.
McCune Construction Services Group
 Meriplex Communications

MG Architects
MoneyGram Payment Systems

Nautilus Hyosung
nCino + Visible Equity, an nCino Company
NFP/Equias Alliance, an NFP Company
Nicola Banking System, Inc.
North Texas Certified Development Corp.
Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
PhaseOne Design Builders
Pinnacle Financial Strategies
Profit Resources, Inc. (PRI)
Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC
PULSE, A Discover Company
Q2 Software, Inc.
Rogers-Ford L.C. Architecture & Interior Design 
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Secureworks Inc.
Simple Nexus
StreetShares, Inc.
Strunk LLC
Texas Department of Banking
Top Flite Financial, Inc.
21st Century Financial Services
Whitehat Virtual Technologies
Works24/Bank On Hold