Annual Convention

Save the Date!

42nd Annual Convention
September 24-27, 2016
La Cantera Resort | San Antonio


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.

2015 Tentative Schedule

Saturday, September 19
3:00-6:00pm Chairman’s Tailgate Party 
  Evening Free
Sunday, September 20
7:00-7:30am Devotional
10:45am-12:00pm Regulator Roundtables, choose from:
  • State Banks – Charles Cooper, DOB; Caroline Jones, SML; Kristie Elmquist, FDIC; Robert Triplett, Fed
  • National Banks – Gil Barker, Randy Ryskamp and Janice McQuary, OCC 
General Session (includes lunch buffet)
  • Economic Update – Dr. Ray Perryman
  • ICBA Update – Jack Hartings, The Peoples Bank Co., Coldwater, OH
  • Building Passionate Customer Loyalty – Graeme Newell, 602 Communications
3:00-5:00pm Exhibits
5:00-7:00pm Reception with Exhibitors
  Evening Free
Monday, September 21
7:30-9:00am Breakfast featuring Exhibitor Stage Demos
9:00-11:00am Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions, choose from:
  • Interest Rates
  • Succession Planning
  • Community Development Financial Institutions
Best of Community Banking Awards Luncheon - Congressman Roger Williams
General Session
  • Bank 3.0 – Brett King
  • Attorney Panel
5:00-6:30pm Hospitality Suites
6:30-9:30pm 27th Annual PAC Auction/Dinner
9:30-11:30pm Songwriters’ Late Show - David Lee Murphy, Victoria Shaw, Jeffrey Steele
Tuesday, September 22
Concurrent Sessions, choose from:
  • Capital Strategies 
  • Efficiency Strategies 
  • Latest Trends in Cybersecurity
Concurrent Sessions, choose from:
  • Trends in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Legal & Compliance Hot Topics
  • Compensation Strategies 
General Session and Brunch
  • Annual Meeting
  • Lessons Learned from a Date with Destiny/An Historic and Inspirational View of 9/11/01 – Joe Dittmar

Hotel Scam!

Thank you for your support of community banking and your anticipated attendance in Galveston at our annual Convention in September.  

It’s been brought to our attention that someone claiming to be an IBAT employee has been calling about housing for the event. 
This is a SCAM! ALL hotel room reservations must be made through IBAT, using either IBAT's online registration site or the print registration form. 

If you are contacted by any other outside company claiming to be making hotel reservations for the IBAT Convention, DO NOT REPLY.  These companies have NOT been hired by IBAT to take room reservations for the 2015 Convention!

If you have any questions about the IBAT Convention, please do not hesitate to email or call us at 800-749-4228.

Estimated Hotel and Registration Fees

IBAT Member Before 8/7 After 8/7
IBAT Bank/Associate Member  $695 $820
IBAT Leadership Division Member $665 $765
IBAT Nonmember Bank $845 $970
IBAT Nonassociate Member $845 $970
IBAT Bank/Associate Member Spouse $425 $510
Nonmember/Nonassociate Spouse $525 $610
Hotel Information and Fees
The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77551
Room Rate – $215* plus applicable taxes
The Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77551
Room Rate – $190* plus applicable taxes

*Room rates include a $15 surcharge to defer hotel convention setup charges.

2015 Exhibitors