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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Keynote Speakers

Kevin Brown understands what drives organizational excellence and customer loyalty. He knows firsthand how great brands think, feel and act. Kevin’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking.

With a street-wise aptitude and a never quit attitude, he worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom. For nearly two decades Kevin was a sales and marketing executive that helped grow a little known family business into an industry giant with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars.

Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world class organizations and high performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results. And, as the father of an autistic child he knows firsthand how the principles of true success reach beyond the boardroom and into the lives of real people facing the challenges of everyday life.

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Before joining the Tribune, Ross was editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly for 15 years. He did a 28-month stint in government as associate deputy comptroller for policy and director of communications with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Before that, he reported for the Houston Chronicle from its Austin bureau and for the Dallas Times Herald, first on the business desk in Dallas and later as its Austin bureau chief, and worked as a Dallas-based freelance business writer, writing for regional and national magazines and newspapers. Ross got his start in journalism in broadcasting, covering news for radio stations in Denton and Dallas. 

2020 Tentative Schedule 

Saturday, September 26
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Associate Member and Banker Networking Event
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Chairman's Welcome Party
Sunday, September 27
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
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-In 
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
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 28
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
General Session / Stage Demos / Breakfast
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. Awards & Best of Community Banking Luncheon
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.
32nd Annual PAC Auction
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Nightcap Hospitality Suite
Tuesday, September 29
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Annual Meeting, Closing General Session and Brunch

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