Leadership Conference

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Leadership Conference is the IBAT Leadership Division’s annual flagship event. It provides an opportunity for IBAT members to receive education and leadership development while strengthening the industry through personal connections. This event offers focused leadership training, networking opportunities, and hot topic general and breakout sessions in addition to exhibitor demos. It is family friendly and filled with entertainment opportunities for all, including a golf tournament, kid’s money camp and family fun night. 


Anne Grady
Entrepreneur – Speaker – Author

Anne Grady is an entrepreneur, author and expert in organizational communication. With a master’s degree in organizational development and over fifteen years of experience, Anne has helped lead organizations toward changes that build teamwork, increase productivity, and reduce stress. Her topics cover the entire spectrum of conversations that organizations need to have to be engaged, productive & profitable.


With humor, passion and straight talk, she grew her business as an internationally recognized speaker and consultant, while raising her special needs child. Anne shares the lessons she has learned in her book, 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work.

Luke Williams

Luke Williams is a globally recognized authority on innovation leadership. He works with organizations on challenges ranging from creating new products and services, to transforming organizational processes and behaviors.


Williams is professor of Innovation and executive director of the Berkley Entrepreneurship Center at New York University's Stern School of Business and a fellow at frog, one of the world's most influential innovation companies. He is a sought-after commentator on disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship and cultural change. He is invited to speak worldwide, and his views are regularly featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, GQ, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and MSNBC. He is the inventor of over fifty United States patents and the best-selling author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business.

2016 Agenda

Wednesday, June 22
6:15 am Coffee, Donuts & Check in – Fishing Tournament
7:30 am Fishing Tournament Begins
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
2:00pm - 4:00om Associate Member Advisory Council Meeting
3:00pm - 5:00pm Leadership Board of Directors Meeting
3:00pm - 5:00pm Exhibitor Table Top Setup
6:30pm - 9:00pm Leadership Board of Directors Reception and Dinner
Thursday, June 23
7:30am - Noon Golf Tournament 
10:00am - 1:00pm Exhibitor Table Top Set Up
10:00am - 5:00pm Conference Registration
1:30pm - 7:30pm Exhibitor Table Tops
1:45pm - 2:30pm Connecting Leaders Gathering - Join your fellow region members for general session
2:45pm – 3:15pm Opening General Session - Exhibitor one-minute stage demos, booths 1-15
3:15pm – 4:30pm General Session – The Art of Leadership: Unleashing Your Inner Superhero (Anne Grady)
4:00pm - 6:00pm Kids Money Camp
4:30pm – 5:00pm General Session - Exhibitor one-minute stage demos, booths 16-29
5:15pm – 7:30pm Opening Reception with Exhibitors
Friday, June 24
7:30am - Noon Registration
7:30am - 9:30am Buffet Breakfast
8:15am - 9:15am

Hot Topic Breakouts

  • Marketing
  • Lending
  • Operations
9:15am - 9:30am Refreshment Break
9:30am - 10:30am General Session  Disrupt: Sparking Business With Innovation (Luke Williams)
10:30am - 11:30am Disruption Panel - A Battle Between Generations
11:30am - Noon Changing of the Guard & Awards
Noon - 12:30pm Lunch – Buffet Lunch Served by the Leadership Board of Directors for the entire family
12:30pm - 2:00pm General Session 
2:30pm - 5:30pm Afternoon Free
6:30pm - 10:00pm Friday Night Family Fun - Dinner & Dancing
Saturday, June 25

2016 Hotel Information

Moody Gardens Resort and Spa
7 Hope Blvd  |  Galveston, Texas 77554