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ABA Annual Convention

October 21-23, 2018  •  New York Hilton Midtown  •  New York, New York


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General Sessions

Defining Our Industry's Future

Changing as the industry shifts, banks are responding with new and innovative initiatives. From hiring veterans, to career development programs focused on women and emerging leaders, to diversity and innovation labs that spur creativity and inclusion, banks have stepped up in many capacities. Learn from those leading the charge to create an exciting and dynamic future for banking.

How Banks Can Thrive in a Sharing Economy

Robin ChaseA pioneer driving the world toward a sustainable, sharing economy, Robin Chase—founder and former CEO of Zipcar, and founder and current CEO of Buzzcar and GoLoco—has revolutionized the relationship between people and technology. Chase will share fascinating insight into how banks can identify and implement solutions to solve the industry’s most complex issues, such as new technologies, a changing marketplace and evolving consumer preferences.

Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership

Robin ChaseA gifted communicator and storyteller, The New Yorker portrait photographer Platon will share his experiences photographing an eclectic mix of world leaders, celebrities, our men and women in the military, members of the civil rights movement and human rights champions. Platon explains the meaning behind the picture, encouraging us to develop leadership skills and values based on the themes of empathy, service to others and open dialogue.

Bank Partnerships Tackling Homelessness in NYC: A Virtual tour

Join the ABA Foundation for a virtual tour of community revitalization efforts currently underway in New York City to help fight homelessness. Featuring a panel of community visionaries—including Cyndi Lauper, Grammy-, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning artist; co-founder, True Colors Fund—and bank leaders, this session will highlight successful partnerships between banks and community organizations as they work to address the issue of homelessness among the diverse populations in and around New York City.

Panel participants at this time include:

  • Cyndi Lauper, Grammy-, Emmy-, and Tony Award-winning artist; co-founder, True Colors Fund
  • Gregory Lewis, executive director and CEO, True Colors Fund
  • Bob Annibale, global director, Citi Community Development
  • Brenda Rosen, president and CEO, Breaking Ground

The Power of Funny

Seth MeyersSeth Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer and current host of "Late Night with Seth Meyers." He recently hosted the 75th Golden Globe Awards and hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014. Meyers began his TV career with "Saturday Night Live" in 2001, where he was a cast member for 13 seasons. At this year's closing general session, Meyer's trademark comedy will end the conference on a humorous note—showing how a bit a fun can go a long way in being successful.

​General Session questions? Contact Lauren Dwyer for more information.