Stand up, step up, and speak up on behalf of Wisconsin banking!
Wisconsin bankers will stand up, step up, and speak up on the federal level during the WBA Washington Summits. That’s summits “plural” as WBA is working in conjunction with both the ABA and ICBA to coordinate our federal advocacy efforts. As a WBA member, you can choose one or both federal events to attend.
WBA representatives are attending both events. We will be scheduling the Wisconsin-specific visits during the trips.
Use the links listed below to register for the event(s) of your choice. WBA will follow up with you after registration to help coordinate the trip as well as to provide the details of the Wisconsin Hill Visits and the WBA Dinner.
Please note that ABA announced on March 11 that the in-person portion of their summit has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. WBA will be contacting members who were registered to discuss alternative plans.
Add your voice in support of the banking industry!
WBA/ICBA Capital Summit
April 28 -May 1 | Washington D.C.
WBA/ABA Government Relations Summit
March 23-25 | Washington D.C.
How does the WBA Washington Summits work?
WBA is partnering with both the ABA and ICBA to take advantage of the power in a large group of bankers to educate lawmakers and regulators. Last year, nearly 1,000 bankers attended these events and had a tremendous impact.
I am not an ICBA member. Or, I am not an ABA member. May I still attend?
Yes. As a WBA member you can attend either event for free. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their travel and hotel room charges during the event.
What hotel are we staying at in Washington, DC?
For the ABA event, we are staying at the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. To ensure a hotel room, please register via ABA's website.
For the ICBA event, we are staying at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. To ensure a hotel room, please register via ICBA's website.
What should I wear and bring?
Business attire is recommended for all official meetings and social functions. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Please bring business cards for legislator visits. Briefing materials will be provided at the conference.
What should I expect during the congressional/ regulatory visits?
WBA has arranged all of the appointments and you will be fully briefed during WBA briefings.
Do I need any additional personal identification?
Please bring a government-issued picture I.D. and your patience. WBA will ask for your home address, but not your social security number for this conference.