Annual Directors Conference

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Annual Directors Conference

Oct 11 - Oct 13, 2023 | LIVE EVENT

The ICBA Annual Directors Conference will give you the tools to guide your bank’s growth and profitability and sustain its vision for the future. Learn about innovative practices, new strategies, and actionable takeaways that you can bring back to your bank and implement immediately! 

This annual event gives community bank boards from across the U.S. a rare opportunity to engage with peers and learn about strategies to help preserve growth and profitability. Over three days, you will network with fellow community bank directors and hear the latest on compliance news, credit trends, cybersecurity, employment law, how to assess key financial measurements, and much more.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of internal audit and the key elements of a bank’s audit program.

  • Define internal control and the methods of testing internal controls.

  • Outline what should be included in your internal audit charter.

  • Identify common fraud losses affecting banks and who commits fraud.

  • Determine how your audit function should be structured for appropriate governance over IT.

  • Learn how your organization can appropriately assess risks and understand the requirements when performing risk assessments.

  • Distinguish between the types of data analytics and tools used for effective review.

  • Understand the processes for auditing liabilities and assets.

  • And more!

Information (Central Time unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday, October 11

Welcome Reception

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Thursday, October 12

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am

General Session

9:00am – 3:15pm

Friday, October 13


8:00am – 9:00am

General Session

9:00am – 4:15pm

Closing Reception

4:15pm – 5:30pm


ICBA Member

First Director: $1,095
Additional Director: $995


First Director: $1,495
Additional Director: $1,395

Bank Director Program Participants

First Director: $895
Additional Director: $795

Bank Director Program Participants (Non-Member)

First Director: $1,295
Additional Director: $1,195

Guests: $425
A guest is a spouse, significant other, or friend who is not in a financial occupation. Paid guests are invited to all receptions, breakfasts and lunches with directors.

Attendance/Cancellation Policy:

  • Registration fee is valid only for the individual registered. Each attendee must register.
  • Full payment is required prior to event attendance.
  • If registration is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the event start date, you will receive a full refund.
  • If cancellation is within 30 days prior to the event start date, 20 percent of the registration fee paid will be deducted for costs.
  • A substitute registration will be accepted.
  • No refunds will be issued once the bank has received event materials or after the event start date.
  • All rights are reserved by ICBA. No recording or distribution of the content is permitted unless expressly agreed by ICBA.

For more information, call 800-422-7285.

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

2100 Costa Del Mar Road

Carlsbad, CA 92009

ICBA Room Rate: $319 until Sept. 11, 2023. Reservations can be made by calling: Omni Reservations at 1-800-THE-OMNI or (800) 843-666 or book via the ICBA Group webpage at:

ICBA Booking Link

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Who should attend: Directors, C-Suite

Prerequisites: No previous experience or training required

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE Credit Hours: 13.5

Code of Conduct

Registration, attendance, or participation at this event constitutes an agreement to adhere to the ICBA code of conduct and complaint policy. ICBA LIVE aims to be welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible.

As such, The Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA” or the “Association”) has adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

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Suitcasing Policy

Suitcasing is the act of soliciting business by non-exhibiting companies in the during the event or in other public spaces, including another company's booth, a convention center, or a hotel lobby. It is ICBA event management’s objective to do everything legally possible to protect its exhibitors and community banker attendees from suitcasing.