Smolenski, Mary, Independent Banker
Using technology before, during and after ICBA:s convention
Technology affects virtually every aspect of modern life. So, it's no surprise that this year's ICBA National Convention and Techworld will feature more high-tech knowhow than any ICBA convention to date.
Exciting news? You bet-because all community bankers will benefit before, during and after the convention. Here's how.
see Who's Coming
In addition to being the industry's premier educational event, ICBA's convention is a great networking opportunity that allows you to renew old friendships and build new ones.
Now you can learn who's attending this year's convention before you get there. just go to the convention area of ICBA's Web site (www.icba.org) and click on "Convention Attendees." You'll find banker attendees, their banks and hometowns.
This information is updated weekly and is available only to ICBA members. If desired, you may request that your name not appear on this list by contacting ICBA's Convention Department at (800) 422-7285.
Online Vendor Directory
The new ICBA Online Vendor Directory is another way you can get a jump on this year's convention. Available on ICBA's Web site since November 1999, the Online Vendor Directory is your convenient onestop source for community banking products and services.
You'll find the companies that will be exhibiting at Techworld 2000 as well as ICBA's Community Banking Network, preferred vendors and corporate associate members-searchable by company name, product category or company type.
Exhibitors will be listed in the directory until July 1, 2000; other companies are listed year-round. So, check out the ICBA Online Vendor Directory when and as often as you like. It's your around the clock resource for products and services.
During the convention, attendees have the opportunity to profit from ICBA's first-ever interactive, hands-on computer workshops (see sidebar on page 86). …