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Sept. 21-22, 2021 • Virtual Event

Learn More About the LEAD FWD Summit

For 2021, the LEAD FWD Summit will be open to more community bankers than ever, thanks to its virtual format.

Join us to rethink the status quo and expand what you know about leadership, technology, and the vital role of community banks as the life blood of local communities across the nation.

WHO ATTENDS:
Community bank CFOs, SVPs, VPs, AVPs, Chief Risk Officers, Senior Accountants, Loan Officers, Insurance Managers, HR Professionals, and more.

Inspiring Speakers

Hear from influential thought leaders who will help you unleash your creativity to create more possibilities and improve your work life.


What You'll Learn

  • Tools to improve communication and navigate change.
  • How to challenge assumptions and find new ways to innovate.
  • Secrets for developing resiliency to ensure you reach your potential.

New Strategies & Insights

Learn about game-changing trends and technologies that are reshaping the financial services landscape.


What You'll Experience

  • Case studies packed with best practices and lessons learned.
  • New revenue generating ideas to optimize profitability.
  • A community of like-minded peers.

New Connections with Community Bankers

Connect with your fellow community bankers, online. Engage in small group discussions and hear how your peers are managing industry transformation.


How You'll Engage

  • Live Q&A and interactive discussions.
  • Tactical small group sessions.
  • Turn your camera on and keep your mind open!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)


Participants actively engage in small-group discussions, problem-based case studies, and experiential exercises that have been designed to foster an active-learning environment.

Find the information you need to get the most our of your LEAD FWD experience.

The ICBA LEAD FWD Summit offers the same blend of learning, connection, and fun that you would expect from any in-person ICBA event. This isn’t just a fancy webinar.

There will be keynotes, breakout sessions, virtual networking in online lounges, and so much more. Plus, participants will receive event materials and some fun interactive surprises in the mail prior to the event, so you feel connected and engaged throughout the two days! 

Yes, you will have access to materials and recordings of the sessions for any speakers who allow their sessions to be recorded and materials posted. We will post a disclaimer for any speakers who do not allow their sessions to be recorded or materials posted. 

To participate, you need an Internet connection and web browser. A video camera is strongly recommended to help facilitate engagement and interaction. More details about specific requirements will be forthcoming. 

It is recommended event participants use the internet browsers Chrome, FireFox or Safari for the LEAD FWD Summit. Internet Explorer is NOT Recommended. 

Make sure your browser is up to date. Also, be sure JavaScript is enabled, which it usually is by default, unless your company has disabled this feature. To find your computer details click here.

The ICBA Member registration price to attend LEAD FWD is $495 per individual. If an ICBA Member bank sends more than one individual, additional registrants will be charged $395 each.

The individual registration price to attend the LEAD FWD Summit will increase by $200 after Aug. 27, 2021.

Unfortunately, no. The LEAD FWD Summit is an interactive experience designed for the individual attendee. With a reduced conference cost, no travel expenses, and price-breaks for multiple registrants, it is more economical and convenient than ever for banks to register more than one employee. 

Because the event is virtual, participants can register up until the week before the event. Though we reserve the right to cap attendance to ensure the best experience possible for participants.

Registrants will receive a complimentary LEAD FWD Summit event box in the mail however, we cannot guarantee delivery prior to the event for registrations that come in after Sept. 3, 2021.