ABA/VBA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit
Co-hosted by the American Bankers Association

Conference/Seminar/School Chandler Owdom

VBA and the American Bankers Association partnered to launch our first-ever virtual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit for bankers on November 6, 2020, and held a second Summit on May 20, 2021. These events were an important part of continuing a meaningful dialogue on fostering positive change in the industry. The value-packed programs helped bankers cultivate a network of peers to share DEI leading practices and explore new opportunities and initiatives for their own institutions. The goal of these events was to equip bankers from all over the country with tools to mitigate systemic biases and foster greater inclusion for those disadvantaged by age, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender or other identity factors.

  • More than 275 people attended the 2020 Summit.
  • Four hundred people attended the 2021 Summit

2020 ABA/VBA DEI Summit Event Recap

2021 ABA/VBA DEI Summit Event Recap

More details about the 2022 Summit will be announced as they become available!

Why You Should Attend a Future DEI Summit

Be an Agent of Change

Master the leading practices to mitigate systemic biases that disadvantage marginalized groups.

DEI by Design

Pick sessions that will nurture your DEI efforts—whether you’re looking to gain buy-in, draw awareness or address hiring practices.

Meet People on a Mission

Share stories and cultivate a network with your peers, and learn deeper insights from experts.