2017 IBA Annual Convention

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Monday, September 18

Tea Room at the Younkers Building Luncheon

Be among the first to see the new Tearoom at the Younkers Building. Join us for an elegant luncheon and tour of the facility as we learn about the history and refurbishing of this downtown Des Moines landmark. (Tour is optional.)

The tearoom was opened in 1913 in the downtown Des Moines Younkers Building and has served many Iowans and distinguished guests from around the county and the world. In 2014 a fire ravaged the 115 year-old Younkers building, including the tearoom. After several years of refurbishment, the tearoom has been made whole again. Not whole like the remodels from the 1970s and 1980s that covered up the original decorative ceiling, but more to the original look from the 1920s.

Tuesday, September 19

6:00 a.m. – IBBP Fun Run & Walk

Join us for the annual Iowa Bankers Benefit Plan (IBBP) 5K Run & Walk. Free to convention registrants, this fun event starts at the Principal Riverwalk and continues along the Des Moines River towards Gray’s Lake, giving you gorgeous morning views of the river and downtown Des Moines. All participants will receive a swag bag and 5k t-shirt. Transportation will be provided to and from the event, with pickup at the Downtown Marriott Hotel.

Convention Agenda / Exhibit Hall / Silent Auction

Guests are welcome and encouraged to join us at the Events Center for any scheduled convention activities such as general and breakout sessions, and the reception in the Exhibit Hall Monday afternoon. You are also encouraged to check out the Silent Auction in the Exhibit Hall and welcome to bid on Silent Auction packages. Silent Auction proceeds will benefit Iowa Public Television.

Monday, September 19
9:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction
10:00 a.m. Opening General Session
11:15 a.m. The Washington Update
1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. Spark! Luncheon
2:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction
3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Repeat
4:15 p.m. Reception in the Exhibit Hall
5:15 p.m. Live Auction in Exhibit Hall
5:30 p.m. Silent Auction Final Bids

Tuesday, September 20
6:00 a.m. IBBP 5k Fun Run & Walk
9:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens
10:30 a.m. Closing General Session
11:00 a.m.  James Olson, A Different Kind of Career: Under Cover in the CIA
12:00 p.m. Adjourn