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Speak For WIB

Our continued mission at Western Independent Bankers is to inform, educate, and connect bankers at all levels within the industry. With a focus on the relevance of topic and building organizational strength from the inside out, we would like to announce that the call for speakers for the Education Summit & Expo  September 23-26, in Anaheim, CA, is now open. This program hosts five simultaneously held learning tracks as well as general sessions that compliment all essential areas of banking and leadership; this event delivers a tailored educational experience built around credit and lending, finance, human resources, marketing, and technology.

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Additionally, we are accepting speaker applications for the Regulatory Compliance Conference, October 2-5, in Sacramento, CA. This program offers expert guidance on the regulatory initiatives and compliance enforcement issues impacting today's banking landscape. Attendees will explore compliance's most pressing topics as well as forecasted changes and challenges.

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While we are open to a range of topics, issues to consider in proposal submissions include ascension, communication strategies, mentoring, stress management, building negotiation skills, the future landscape of the financial services industry, regulatory recalibration, and the primacy of purpose. All proposals must be submitted before May 6, 2018, for consideration. WIB welcomes the opportunity to showcase the aptitude of its affiliate and bank members. Submit your proposal online today!


The Women in Banking forum represents the essence of WIB's initiative to strengthen the community bank executives of tomorrow by supporting them today through education and collaboration. In 2018, the Women in Banking Forum will be held May 31 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA.


It is the firsthand knowledge of experienced professionals that continues to redefine community banking as well as the leaders who populate the industry. WIB invites its members to share their expertise by submitting a proposal to speak at this important annual event.


WIB welcomes the opportunity to showcase the aptitude of its associate and community bank members. Submit your proposal today!

All proposals must be submitted before May 6, 2018 for consideration.

Thank you for helping develop WIB's 2018 educational programming. Please note that WIB receives a high volume of submissions; therefore, a fully completed proposal is appreciated and proposals not accepted may be considered for other engagements. Product pitches will not be considered. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact 

Western Bankers Association

As a result of an exciting merger finalized on January 1, 2018, the Western Bankers Association (WBA) is now the primary association operating two divisions: California Bankers Association (CBA) and Western Independent Bankers (WIB). CBA will oversee all California and federal legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, while WIB will oversee all conferences and professional development programs. Members of the respective associations will now be members of WBA.

Upcoming Events

Tue 22

Appraisal Tips for Mortgage Originators

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 23

2018 Emerging Leaders Conference

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Wed 23

Overhauling Your Compliance Risk Assessment

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 24

CRA Modernization & Corporate Strategy

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 29