At this year’s ICBA LEAD FWD Summit, up-and-coming community bankers gathered from around the country to strengthen their leadership, technical banking and advocacy skills. The leadership conference hosted 26 speakers that helped attendees prepare for the future of banking.

ICBA LIVE is back this month

For the first time since the pandemic started, community bankers from across the country have a space to gather. ICBA LIVE 2022 starts at the end of this month, and attendees will have the opportunity to forge new connections, learn from a wide range of speakers and learn how to better serve their communities.

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How to elevate your bank’s virtual events

Online events and meetings have become par for the course for many community banks and their customers. Refresh your virtual event planning with advice from one of ICBA’s event experts—and be inspired by this month’s ICBA Connect.

What to expect at ICBA Connect

ICBA Connect is your moment to relax, reflect and recharge. This virtual event will be unlike anything you’ve seen before. On March 9 and 10, expect to be surprised. You, your team and community bankers all over the country will come together, be inspired and hear from one-of-a-kind thinkers and doers.

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Photos: ICBA LIVE 2020 in Orlando

A new decade of community banking comes into clear focus in Orlando At ICBA LIVE 2020 in Orlando, Fla., thousands of community bankers and their families came together to set a bold vision for the next decade for the industry. Through learning labs, energizing general sessions and networking events, community bankers took valuable experiences back […]

Diana Kander

Diana Kander: Success takes more than a poker face

Diana Kander likens business to poker. Success means staying curious, covering your blind spots and taking risks. The bestselling author and ICBA LIVE 2020 general session speaker says these are key strategies for innovating, problem-solving and future-proofing your community bank. By Eric Best Curious about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Try watching […]

Community banks make banking magic in Orlando

With 1,500 people moving there every week—and stellar job growth over the past four years—the Orlando, Fla., metro features a competitive banking environment where the opportunities are open for enterprising community banks. By Bridget McCrea | Illustrations by James Taylor Orlando, Fla., is well-known for its warm climate, short drive to the beach and one […]

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown: Redefining heroism

We’re here to be not ordinary, but extraordinary, says Kevin Brown, a general session speaker at ICBA LIVE 2020. The author of The Hero Effect explains why we all have the capacity to be heroes at home, in the community and at work. By Roshan McArthur What do you think about when you think about […]

ICBA LIVE speaker Alison Levine on reaching your peak

Alison Levine, a general session speaker at ICBA LIVE 2020, has dedicated her life to sharing the lessons she’s learned while reaching the tallest, and often most dangerous, points on the planet. By Eric Best Near the top of Mount Everest, a single step requires at least five breaths. The desolate peak’s freezing temperatures—even in the […]

Photos: 2019’s LEAD FWD Summit

Helping future leaders flourish This year’s ICBA LEAD FWD Summit saw community bankers come together to glean insights from experts on the big issues facing the community banking industry. The conference, held Sept. 16–17 in New Orleans, isn’t a listen-only event. Over two days, attendees experience fast-paced workshops, unique networking opportunities, whiteboarding sessions with industry leaders […]