ICBA Press Release Banner 2020

Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2023) — Starting today, community bankers and industry leaders from across the country will gather for the 2023 Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) national convention, ICBA LIVE, at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort. This year’s convention theme, “Light the Fire. Light the Way,” represents the enduring light of community banks that fuels ICBA’s mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.

The event will feature a dynamic and influential general session lineup, including Federal Reserve Governor Michelle "Miki" Bowman; Alex Sheen, founder of the “because I said I would” social movement; Jessica Kriegel, chief people and culture officer at Culture Partners; and Garrett Brown and Colin Coggins, University of Southern California adjunct professors of entrepreneurship. ICBA Chairman Brad Bolton, ICBA Chairman-elect Derek Williams, and ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey are also slated to speak.

“When community bankers assemble, remarkable things happen,” Romero Rainey said. "So, it’s fitting that this year’s theme for ICBA LIVE is ‘Light the Fire. Light the Way.’ Not only are we looking to ignite the passion for our next generation of leaders; we’re focused on inspiring all community bankers to engage, network and join us in the ICBA mission of creating and promoting an environment where community banks flourish.

”During the immersive educational event, community bankers can choose from more than 70 sessions and learning labs spanning six tracks encompassing digital innovation and transformation; management and strategy; risk, regulation and exams; lending and deposits; marketing and growth; and workforce development. The event will also feature the ICBA ThinkTECH Alumni Showcase, where community bankers will view product demos from select ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator alumni.

Stay up to date with the ICBA 2023 Mobile App and by following #ICBALIVE on Twitter. Visit the ICBA LIVE webpage to learn more.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.

With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding nearly $5.9 trillion in assets, over $4.9 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.