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Speakers

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

NBA Legend, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Matthew McConaughey

Academy Award-Winning Actor

Victoria Arlen

Gold Medalist and Television Personality

Vinh Giang

Magician and Founder of 52Kards

Jessica O. Matthews

Founder and CEO of Uncharted Power

Michelle Poler

Branding Strategist and Founder of Hello Fears

Dan Thurmon

Leadership Coach and Teacher

Schedule

All times listed are in Eastern Time and subject to change.


Tuesday, March 9

Rebeca Romero Rainey

ICBA President & CEO

Washington, D.C.

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Noah Wilcox

ICBA Chairman, President, CEO and Chairman Grand Rapids State Bank

Grand Rapids, MN

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Welcome & ICBA Association Address

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

NBA Legend, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

The Magic of Winning

Earvin “Magic” Johnson was the number one pick of the 1979 NBA Draft and one of the most talented and decorated players in the history of the NBA. After retiring from professional basketball, Magic has since turned his interest into entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and addressing the needs of ethnically diverse and underserved communities.

Already with a legacy on the court, Johnson is now leaving his legacy off the court through his company Magic Johnson Enterprises. In his presentation, Johnson delivers a passionate message about his life story and how we can make a difference in our community.

Noah Wilcox

ICBA Chairman, President, CEO and Chairman Grand Rapids State Bank

Grand Rapids, MN

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A Conversation with ICBA Chairman Noah Wilcox

Michelle Poler

Branding Strategist and Founder of Hello Fears

Fear Less, Do More

How you perceive fear can both motivate you or hold you back from achieving your fullest. Michelle's humorous and inspiring approach empowers you to change your perception of fear and teaches you how to redefine fear from obstacle to opportunity. 

With authentic storytelling, engaging visuals and her 100 Days Without Fear experience, Michelle shows you how to challenge your comfort zone to tap into your full potential.

Vinh Giang

Magician and Founder of 52Kards

Amplify the Best Parts of You

Have you ever asked yourself, “How much is the way I am communicating, or not communicating, costing me?”

That’s the question Vinh Giang helps answer for professionals around the globe. He shares the value of learning to use your ‘instrument’, our ability to communicate and connect, in a masterful way.

Most of our life experiences both professionally and personally are based around relationships, and those relationships affect the quality of our business and life. The better you get at using your instrument, the better quality of life you’ll have.  

Get ready to bring powerful business and life changing communication skills to your team. 

Rebeca Romero Rainey

ICBA President & CEO

Washington, D.C.

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Day One Closing Remarks

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Wednesday, March 10

Rebeca Romero Rainey

ICBA President & CEO

Washington, D.C.

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Twitter

Noah Wilcox

ICBA Chairman, President, CEO and Chairman Grand Rapids State Bank

Grand Rapids, MN

Twitter

Welcome Remarks

Victoria Arlen

Gold Medalist and Television Personality

Face It. Embrace It. Defy It. Conquer It.

We all face challenges and obstacles in pursuit of our personal and business dreams. Victoria Arlen was in a vegetative state for four years and written off by medical experts , but her family didn’t give up and she slowly recovered.

Arlen uses her story to share how you can face what seems impossible and not just overcome it but to achieve at a high level. Since her recovery Arlen has won Paralympic Gold and Silver in swimming, become an ESPN host, starred on Dancing with the Stars, and authored her memoir Locked In.

Dan Thurmon

Leadership Coach and Teacher

Off Balance on Purpose 

COVID-19 has forced many organizations to face massive change — to be off balance. Energy has suffered, productivity has decreased, and team members have felt stuck.

During this live, virtual presentation, Dan Thurmon provides a shift in thinking plus strategies to transform the current disruption into your biggest opportunity for growth—to put you back on purpose.

He will also teach a very different and effective model for integrating your work and your life so that you can be more fulfilled personally while you succeed professionally.

Introduction of New ICBA Chairman & 2021-2022 ICBA Executive Committee

Rebeca Romero Rainey

ICBA President & CEO

Washington, D.C.

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Noah Wilcox

ICBA Chairman, President, CEO and Chairman Grand Rapids State Bank

Grand Rapids, MN

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Robert Fisher

President & CEO

Tioga State Bank, Spencer, N.Y.

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Jessica O. Matthews

Founder and CEO of Uncharted Power

Power, Redefined: Leadership Acumen From the New Tech Frontier  

Successful tech companies typically start in Silicon Valley, not Harlem. But why is this the over-riding norm?

Jessica reveals the obstacles she faced in moving her company to Harlem, and why it's important to question the status quo, go against the grain, and create something that works for you—no matter your location, background, or circumstances.

Her motto "succeed not despite of who you are, but because of who you are unapologetically" encourages individuals and organizations to embrace differences and recognize that personal struggle and challenges can give birth to solutions, if you let them.

By leading with the simple understanding of focusing on what you can control, she inspires audiences to start with daily achievable goals and to lead by example. 

Matthew McConaughey

Academy Award-Winning Actor

Just Keep Livin’ (A Conversation with Matthew McConaughey)

Academy Award-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey's impressive career has spanned 40 feature films that have grossed over $1 billion dollars. A Texas native heralded for his constant career reinvention, McConaughey is a dedicated philanthropist whose just keep livin Foundation empowers high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future.

A force of nature both onscreen and in business, McConaughey serves as creative director for Wild Turkey, has co-created his own bourbon called Longbranch, is part owner of Austin FC, and serves as the Minister of Culture/M.O.C for the University of Texas sports arena and Austin FC MLS Soccer Club.

In his New York Times #1 bestselling book, Greenlights, McConaughey writes what he calls a love letter to life.  Greenlights takes readers on a journey of lessons he grappled with throughout his life reminding us to connect with grace, truth, and the beauty of being alive.

In this keynote conversation, that is equal parts empowering and entertaining, McConaughey shares lessons from his life and career, the impact of his philanthropic efforts, and the importance of chasing your passion.