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Community Bankers to Gather in Phoenix for 2009 ICBA National Convention and Techworld

Federal Reserve's Bernanke and FDIC's Bair to Speak in Person

WHAT: Register today for the Independent Community Bankers of America’s (ICBA) National Convention and Techworld—the largest, most comprehensive educational event for the nation’s community bankers. Attendees will hear from Washington’s top policymakers, while learning the latest top-of-mind community banking issues from more than 70 educational workshops.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, through Sunday, March 22, 2009

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, Ariz. 85004

Press room: North Building, Room 122B will be open throughout the convention.


9 a.m. Friday, March 20

  • Ben Bernanke, chairman, Federal Reserve System
  • Sheila Bair, chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Sam Donaldson, ABC News journalist

2:30 p.m. Friday, March 20

  • Reporters Roundtable with incoming ICBA Chairman R. Michael Menzies, ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine and Executive Vice President of Government Relations Karen Thomas

9 a.m. Saturday, March 21

  • Scott Polakoff, acting director, Office of Thrift Supervision
  • Alan Blinder, professor of economics and public affairs, Princeton University and co-director, Princeton's Center for Economic Policy Studies
  • Erik Wahl, artist and keynote speaker, The Art of Vision

For media registration, please email your name, news organization, business address, phone number and email address to aleis.stokes@icba.org.

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