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The 37th Annual Connecting Leaders Conference, the IBAT Leadership Division’s flagship event, was a huge success! Over 550 Texas community bankers and IBAT associate members attended the family-friendly event, held June 16–18 at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock. The conference focused on developing the next generation of community bank leaders through education and training, industry involvement and personal relationships.

This year’s keynote speakers featured Alex Sheen, one of the foremost experts on accountability and commitment, and IBAT President and CEO Christopher Williston—an innovative leader and fierce supporter of community banking. The conference also included a panel discussion featuring some of the best community bank CEOs in the nation. Breakout sessions featured subject matter experts with the most up-to-date information available, covering four different tracks: leadership, operations, risk management and IT/cybersecurity.

The down-to-business portion of the conference was balanced with plenty of activities and entertainment that were perfectly suited for the families in attendance, including America’s largest indoor waterpark, a night at the ballpark (Round Rock Express v. Sugar Land Space Cowboys) and a concert by the Josh Abbott Band.

Thank you to all who attended this year’s Connecting Leaders Conference and to our sponsors for helping make the event such a success! Save the dates for the 2023 Conference: June 22-24 at the Margaritaville Lake Resort on Lake Conroe in Houston.