Orlando, Fla. (March 14, 2024) — Starting today, community bankers and industry leaders from across the country will gather for the 2024 Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) national convention, ICBA LIVE, at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This year’s convention theme, “Here for Good,” is a testament to the enduring legacy of community banks, which are rooted in relationships and focused on building better communities.

The event will feature a dynamic and influential general session lineup, including Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Rooney and classically trained pianist Jade Simmons. ICBA Chairman Derek Williams, ICBA Chairman-elect Lucas White, and ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey are also slated to speak.

“There is one common denominator that keeps communities connected, vibrant and here for good, and that’s community banks,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Just as community banks steadfastly support their customers, ICBA is unwavering in its commitment to stand alongside community banks. Through advocacy, education, and innovation, we forge a path toward our shared future, dedicated to the prosperity of those they diligently serve.”

During the immersive educational event, community bankers can choose from more than 70 sessions and learning labs spanning six tracks encompassing digital transformation and innovation; management and strategy; risk, regulation and exams; lending and deposits; growth and marketing; 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 and more than 200 exhibiting companies during the Expo.

Stay up to date with the ICBA 2024 Mobile App and by following #ICBALIVE on Twitter. Visit the ICBA LIVE webpage to learn more.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® has one mission: to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We power the potential of the nation’s community banks through effective advocacy, education, and innovation.

As local and trusted sources of credit, America’s community banks leverage their relationship-based business model and innovative offerings to channel deposits into the neighborhoods they serve, creating jobs, fostering economic prosperity, and fueling their customers’ financial goals and dreams. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at icba.org.