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

 
Kelly McDonald
How to Work With & Lead People Not Like You

Whether you’re working with internal associates or external customers, it’s imperative that you know what motivates people—and what doesn’t. Kelly will discuss the many ways we can be different from one another and how those differences manifest themselves in work situations. She will show how employees can succeed in today’s diverse workplace and identify key ways in which you can effectively communicate, guide, and lead associates and colleagues who are not like you.
 


Scott Heitkamp
ICBA Update

Scott Heitkamp is immediate past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America and a past chairman of IBAT. Having served the community banking industry for decades, Scott will provide a unique view of the past, present and future of our industry.
 

 
Inquoris “Inky” Johnson
Control the Controllables

Inky Johnson’s dream had always been to play professional sports. In 2006 as a football player for the University of Tennessee, a routine tackle turned into a life-threatening injury, and nothing has been normal for Inky ever since. Not with a paralyzed right arm, daily pain and constant physical challenges. His injury could have crushed his spirit, but you’ll be inspired by his relentless determination. Whether the topic is leadership, teamwork, or perseverance, Inky inspires his audiences to embrace the challenges of life.
 

 
Sam Silverstein
The Accountable Leader’s Guide to Change
 
Sam Silverstein is dedicated to instilling the highest form of leadership in every organization, assisting institutions to transform the way they do business while growing their bottom line and their people. He helps companies create an organizational culture that prioritizes and inspires accountability. Sam writes, speaks and consults with companies, inspiring and challenging their people to think differently to achieve a better result. Sam’s work with entrepreneurs, multi-national companies and government agencies has transformed organizational cultures and driven increased engagement and productivity. He has written numerous books including Making Accountable Decisions, No More Excuses and, most recently, Non-Negotiable.

He is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, which is focused on building powerful communities filled with people and organizations that know their values, live their values and keep their commitments.

2018 Tentative Schedule 

Saturday, September 22
1:00-3:00pm Associate Member Networking Event
3:00-6:00pm Chairman’s Tailgate Party 
  Evening Free
Sunday, September 23
7:00-7:30am Devotional
10:45am-12:00pm General Session
 - How to Work With & Lead People Not Like You – Kelly McDonald
12:00-2:30pm Exhibitors Move In 
12:15-3:30pm
General Session / Lunch / Stage Demos 
 - ICBA Leader’s Remarks – Scott Heitkamp
 - M&A Panel Discussion –
Curtis Carpenter, Bob Walters, Dory Wiley; Peter Weinstock, moderator
 - Interview with IBAT Chairman Kim King
 - Best of Community Banking Awards
 - Exhibitor Stage Demos

3:30-5:00pm Exhibits
5:30-6:30pm Welcome Reception (with Exhibitors)
  Evening Free
Monday,September 24
7:15-9:45am General Session / Breakfast / Exhibitor Stage Demos
 - Regulator Panel – Bobby Coberly, Charles Cooper, Kristie Elmquist, Caroline Jones, Troy Thornton; Steve Scurlock, moderator
 - Exhibitor Stage Demos

9:45-11:15am Exhibits
11:15am-1:00pm Exhibits Dismantled/Move Out
11:25am-12:15pm
Concurrent Sessions
12:30-2:00pm
General Session / Luncheon 
 - Control the Controllables – Inky Johnson
 - Presentation of IBAT Chairman’s Award
 - Presentation of IBAT President’s Award

2:30-3:20pm
Concurrent Sessions
  Coffee Break
3:30-4:45pm General Session 
 - Attorney Panel – Rick Brophy, Sandy Brown, Chet Fenimore, Bruce Toppin, Peter Weinstock; Karen Neeley, moderator
5:00-6:30pm Hospitality Suites
6:30-9:30pm 30th Annual PAC Auction
9:30-11:30pm Songwriters’ Late Show 
Tuesday, September 25
8:00-8:50am
Concurrent Sessions
9:00-9:50am
Concurrent Sessions
10:00am-12:00pm
General Session / Brunch
 - Annual Meeting
 - New Chairman’s Address – Ronnie Miller
 - The Accountable Leader’s Guide to Change – Sam Silverstein
 - Chris Williston’s Farewell Address

Registration Fees

IBAT Member Before August 10 After August 10
 IBAT Bank/Associate Member $735   $885
 IBAT Leadership Division Member  $695  $845
Nonmember    
 IBAT Nonmember Bank $935 $1,035
 IBAT Nonassociate Member $935 $1,035
Spouse/Guest    
 IBAT Bank/Associate Member Spouse $495 $595
 Nonmember/Nonassociate Spouse $595   $695

2018 Sponsors

Annual Sponsors

DIAMOND PLATINUM
The Baker Group Advantage Health Plans Trust
Fitech Payments
PULSE, a Discover company
GOLD SILVER
Bank Compensation Consulting, Inc.
BKD, LLP
Diebold Nixdorf
Eide Bailly LLP
Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford LLP
Langley & Banack, Inc.



Convention Sponsors

PLATINUM

GOLD SILVER
Deluxe Corporation
Finastra
IBAT Services Inc.
 Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Piper Jaffray
RSM US LLP
TIB-The Independent BankersBank, NA
BRONZE BLUE RIBBON
 Alston & Bird LLP
American National Insurance Company
Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC
Bracewell LLP
Buzz Points
Deluxe Strategic Sourcing
Equias Alliance, an NFP Company
Glory Global Solutions
Kennedy Sutherland LLP
Moss Adams
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Strunk, LLC
Travelers Insurance
Whitley Penn
Accubranch LLC
Andrews Positive Change Projects, LLC
The Bank Advisory Group
The Bankers Bank
Commerce Street Capital, LLC
Crowe LLP
ePay Resources
Fiserv
Gulf Coast Business Credit
Henry & Peters, P.C.
MG Architects
Norton Rose Fulbright
PPDocs Inc.
Q2
Securities Transfer Corporation
Sheshunoff & Co Investment Banking
Stephens Inc.
Weaver
Yennik, Inc. 

2018 Exhibitors 

Accubranch LLC
Advantage Health Plans Trust
All Covered
Apiture First Data Online Banking
The Baker Group
Bancsource
Banc Statements, Inc.
Bank Compensation Consulting, Inc.
Bankers Mortgage
BFS Group
BMA Banking Systems
Briggs & Veselka, Co.
Buzz Points
CalTech
Capstone Banktech/Capital/Express
Catalyst Financial Company
CBANC Network
CFC Technology
Chandler Signs, LLC
Computer Services, Inc.
Computer Transition Services, Inc.
Condley and Company, L.L.P.
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.
CRMNEXT
Cummins-Allison Group
Curtis 1000, Inc.
DCI (Data Center Inc.)
DEI Incorporated
Deluxe Corporation
Diebold Nixdorf
Eclipse Brand Builders

Eide Bailly LLP

Equias Alliance, an NFP Company

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Finastra
FIS
Fitech Payments
FPS GOLD
Garland Heart
Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC
Glory Global Solutions
Gulf Coast Business Credit
Haberfeld
Hyosung
ICBA
ICBA Securities
Insperity
Jack Henry Banking
John M. Floyd & Associates
JRBT/CWC Bank Services
Kasasa
LiftFund, Inc.
MagTek, Inc.
Main Street, Inc.
McCune Construction Services Group
MG Architects
Millennium Trust Company
NewGround
Nicola Banking System, Inc.
North Texas CDC
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Outsource ATM
PhaseOne Design Builders
ProfitStars
Promontory Fulfillment Services LLC
Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC
PULSE, a Discover company
Q2
Real Estate Information Services/RattkinLaw
Reliable IT
RESULTS.com
RSM US LLP
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Secureworks
Securities Transfer Corporation
SHAZAM
Smith Hamilton
Strategic Resource Management
Strunk, LLC
Texas Department of Banking
The Texas Tech School of Banking
Top Flite Financial, Inc.
TransFund
UBEO Business Services
Visible Equity
Works24