ABA Annual Convention

October 15-17, 2017  •  Hyatt Regency Chicago  •  Chicago, Illinois
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Detailed Schedule


October 15  |  October 16  |  October 17

To view the ABA Annual Convention schedule at-a-glance, click here.


Sunday, October 15
8:00 am – 6:30 pm Convention Registration​
​9:00 am – 3:00 pm Optional Tours
​5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ​Innovation Showcase​
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Opening Reception: Chicago World's Fair

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Monday, October 16
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Convention Registration
​7:00 am – 7:50 am Power Hour Breakfast Sessions
  • From Selling to Serving
  • The Digital Leader
  • What's Your Enterprise Information Management Strategy?
8:00 am – 9:30 am GENERAL ​SESSION​S
  • Welcome from ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols
  • Giving Back through Banking and Baseball - Tom Ricketts
9:30 am – 10:30 am Networking in the EXPO
10:00 am - 12:15 pm Community Development Tour
10:30 am – 11:15 am
  • The Latest in Payments
  • Integrating Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit
  • Capital Options for Maintaining Mutuality (Banker Exchange)
  • Attracting and Retaining Key Talent
​11:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • Managing Effectively through M&A (Banker Exchange)
  • Banking Soars Into the Cloud
  • Creating a Culture of Innovation
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch in the EXPO
​12:15 pm – 2:30 pm Guest Program and Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm GENERAL SESSIONS
  • Leading During a Crisis - General Michael Hayden
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Networking in the EXPO
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm GENERAL SESSIONS
  • Chairman's Perspective: A Year in Review - Dorothy Savarese
  • Women in Banking - Geena Davis
  • Second City
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm EXPO Reception: Food Across the City

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Tuesday, October 17
7:00 am – 4:00 pm Convention Registration
​​7:00 am – 7:50 am ​​Power Hour Breakfast Sessions
  • Enterprise Risk Management for Winners
  • Customer Engagement and AV
  • Building Your Brand in a Crowded Space
8:00 am – 9:30 am GENERAL SESSIONS
  • Banking 2027
  • Annual Business Session - Kenneth L. Burgess, Jr.
  • Community Commitment Awards Presentation
9:30 am – 10:30 am Networking in the EXPO
10:30 am – 11:15 am
  • Regulator Panel for Stock and Mutual Community Banks
  • The New Customer and the New Market: Everything Has Changed
  • Surmounting Barriers between the Core and Fintech Partnerships
  • Hurricane Harvey: A Bank's Response
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • Best Practices for Community Banks and Mutuals (Banker Exchange)
  • Trends in Effective Third-Party Risk Management
  • Investment Update
  • Sheltered Harbor: Overcoming Operational Incapacity
12:15 pm – 1:30​ pm
Lunch in the EXPO
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CLOSING GEN​ERAL SESSIONS
  • America's Banks and Small Businesses: A Partnership for Growth
  • Business Success with the Three P's: People, Process, Product - Marcus Lemonis
​3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Farewell Reception

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Note: Schedule subject to change.
CPE credits available. Delivery Method: Group-Live​

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​​​​​Schedule questions? Contact Lauren Dwyer for information.