Operations and Technology Conference

Planned by the GBA Operations and Technology Committee, this conference provides outstanding speakers and timely topics related to bank operations and technology.

Conference Highlights

See the Conference Agenda


Zach Duke
Payment System

Terri Sands
Secura Risk
Keynote Speaker
Marc Pritchett
RUSH Ministries
ABA Core Platforms
Committee Update

Lisa Gold Schier

King of the Hill
Mobile App Edition
Dave DeFazio
How Will
SolarWinds Show
Up In Your
Next Exam?
Denyette DePierro
Industry and
Advocacy Update

Joe Brannen
GBA President/CEO
Microsoft Teams

Will Beers
Conversant Group

There will also be a pandemic panel discussion

Registration Price and How to Register

The 2021 GBA Operations & Technology Conference will be offered in-person and virtually. Registration is $635 per person.


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Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons, GA (912) 638-3631.  To see the resort's COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates, click here. To reserve a room, call 800.342.0212 and mention that you are with the Georgia Bankers Association to receive GBA’s special nightly rates: $151 (Resort View – Historical Building), $166 (Partial Oceanview), or $182 (Oceanfront). Rates are available three days before and after the conference dates based on availability. Room rate includes Wi-Fi in guest room, complimentary daily fitness center usage, and complimentary self-parking. The cut-off for reservations is January 26, 2021 and rooms in the GBA block may sell out before that date. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. A one-night charge will result for failure to show up for a confirmed reservation or for cancellation within 72 hours before arrival. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.

In the event that King and Prince reaches capacity, the resort recommends their sister property on the island, Home2 Suites by Hilton (105 Terminal Way, St. Simons, GA 31522), as an alternative option. Click here or call 912.638.0333 to make a reservation at the Home2 Suites.

Health and Wellness Measures

We’re working closely with the hotel to ensure a clean, comfortable environment with well-defined steps for keeping people healthy. We’ll set up sessions, seating for meetings, meal/snack service, registration and activities to ensure as much social distancing as possible. The hotel requires face coverings in public areas including meeting rooms, and as a partner organization in Gov. Kemp’s Georgia Safety Promise, we require face masks in meeting rooms when not eating/drinking as an added precaution to reduce risk of spreading COVID-19 during the event. Please consider it a shared responsibility by all to ensure a healthy environment for all of our members and guests. Learn more about GBA's commitment to health and wellness at in-person events.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and submitted to events@gabankers.com by 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to receive a refund.  Substitutions are welcome at any time. Contact GBA’s Alison Moreau at 404.420.2034 or amoreau@gabankers.com  with questions.

Sponsorship and Exhibitors

Associate Members are eligible to serve as sponsors and/or exhibitors to maximize the conference experience of the bankers attending. Click here to view sponsor information, and click here to view exhibitor information. Thank you to our sponsors already confirmed:

Gold Sponsor

GBA Contact

Alison Moreau
Professional Development Manager