April 4-6, 2023 | Waco

A new event designed to meet the educational needs of community bankers in Texas and beyond. 

Hosted by the Education Foundation of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, this two-and-a-half-day event is designed to help you Educate, Develop, Guide and Empower your team to take the next steps in their careers, for the good of your bank and its customers. 

The first two days will be bookended by general sessions featuring thought provoking and inspiring keynote speakers. During days 1 and 2, attendees will be able to pick from 48 breakout sessions, divided into six tracks: Information Security, Operations, Credit/Lending, Emerging Technology, Strategy, and Compliance.

Each breakout session will provide the opportunity to dive deep into hot topic issues related to each track. On the final morning, attendees will come back together for a half-day workshop focused on management and leadership growth. No matter what your role is in the bank, you will benefit from greater knowledge of how you can build a team and affect positive outcomes in your organization.

Who Should Attend and Pricing

This event was designed with your team in mind. It is intended to be a "one-stop shop" for live education and networking for a diverse group of bank officers and emerging leaders.

Registration for EDGE is $750 for the first attendee and $650 for each additional attendee from the same bank/company.

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Andy Neillie, CSP

Neillie Leadership Group
The Golden Principle:  Life & Leadership Lessons from a Rescue Dog
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Rebeca Romero Rainey

President and CEO, ICBA
A Fireside Chat with IBAT’s Christopher Williston
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Breakout Session Tracks - April 4 & 5

EDGE includes educational breakout tracks focused on six distinct topic areas.  Attendees may choose a single track to follow for the entire event or jump from track to track to create the learning experience that best supports your career growth.  Check out the full schedule as we get closer to the event to see the full lineup of topics and presenters. 



Information Security


The banking industry is faced with a long list of changing rules, making it overwhelming to juggle. This track offers comprehensive sessions to mitigate risk and find an efficient approach to manage compliance.        In-depth sessions covering key components for fraud prevention and risk mitigation for every aspect. Learn best practices for cyber fraud prevention, trends in data protection, as well as current examples of bank cyber incidents.   Geared toward credit and lending officers, we’ll cover best practices in finance for a sound loan portfolio, regulatory overview on lending, as well as creating new opportunities of engagement for market growth. 


Emerging Technology

The most varied of all the tracks, these sessions will cover a wide range of topics from staffing, project management, marketing, to product development. These sessions will help you optimize and bring resilience to your back-office operations structure.     The ultimate guide to digital banking products, covering banking as a service, fintech process automation and beyond to help you understand what the future of banking looks like and how to position your bank for the new frontier in technology.   A comprehensive guide to banking strategy in 2023. We will review the power behind technology advancements to grow business, processes to deploy smarter strategies for market expansion, and how to exceed customer expectations.   

Leadership and Management Deep Dive - April 6

The final day of EDGE will feature a half-day leadership and management deep dive with Dr. Andy Neillie.  

The Four Leadership Necessities 

Moving from management to leadership.

April 6 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Details here.

Location and Hotels

All events of IBAT EDGE will be hosted at the Waco Convention Center in Downtown Waco.  Downtown Waco provides attendees with a variety of hotel options at prices to fit your bank’s budget. Attendees may make their reservations directly with hotels listed below. 

For a list of other nearby hotels, click here.

2023 IBAT EDGE Sponsors









BHG Financial
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
CP Insurance Associates
Glory Global Solutions


Agent IQ
Bankers Helping Bankers
Bedel Security
Data Business Equipment, Inc. (DBE)
Genesys Technology Group
IBT Apps
JRBT and JRBT Bank Consulting
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Adlumin Inc.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
CRA Partners
Curated Cyber

Exhibit Encounters

Adlumin Inc.
Advantage Health Plans Trust
Agent IQ
AIS Portfolio Services
Baker Asset Management/Plan Group Financial
The Baker Group
CalTech | Integris

CD Construction Consulting
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
Community Bankers Webinar Network
CP Insurance Associates
Data Business Equipment, Inc. (DBE)
DocFox Inc.
Federal Protection, Inc.

Genesys Technology Group
Glory Global Solutions
IBT Apps
Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA®)

NuSource Financial
Purple Wave Auction
S&P Global Market Intelligence
SEI Sphere