VBA Annual Convention
The Breakers Palm Beach

Conference/Seminar/School Chandler Owdom Monica McDearmon Amy Binns

To be held on June 25-28, the 2023 Annual Convention will take place at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida. The 2023 Convention will combine a great lineup of speakers on timely topics and networking with bankers and industry providers. 

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3:00-5:30 p.m. – Registration & Refreshments

5:30-7:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception


8:00-11:30 a.m. – General Session & Breakout Sessions

9:30-11:00 a.m. – Spouse/Guest Mix & Mingle (free to registered spouses/guests; separate registration required) 

12:30 p.m. – Golf Tournament: Shotgun Start

6:00-7:00 p.m. – Reception


8:45-11:45 a.m. – General Session

2:00-4:00 p.m. – Cornhole Tournament 

7:00-10:00 p.m. – Closing Reception & Dinner



About Our Keynote Speakers

Session information will be available soon!

Chaunte Lowe
TEDx Speaker, 4-Time Olympian, Medalist, American Record Holder, Breast Cancer Thriver

Nela Richardson
Chief Economist, ADP

Alyson Van Hooser
Keynote Speaker, Leadership Trainer & Consultant, 2x Author

Alex Vogel
CEO, Vogel Group

Registration Information

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Register by May 19th for a Chance to Win a Two-Night Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island!

Bankers* who register by May 19th will be eligible to win a two night stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, the location for our 2024 Annual Convention. The coastal view room accommodations will include room charge, associated taxes and fees and parking. Reservations can only be made within 60 days prior to arrival and are valid on Sunday through Wednesday nights only from June 28, 2023-June 28, 2024. This offer is based on availability and is not valid on holidays or during special events. The winner will be drawn at random and announced in late May.

*VBA member bankers only.

VBA Member Registration* Now-May 19 May 20-June 25
VBA Member $995 $1095
Spouse/Guest (any guests 21 and older) $525 $595
Youth Registration (any guests under 21) Complimentary Complimentary
Non-Member Registration* Now-May 19 May 20-June 25
Non-Member $1595 $1595
Non-Member Spouse/Guest (any guests 21 and older) $795 $795
Non-Member Youth Registration (any guests under 21) Complimentary Complimentary

*Please contact Gail Queen with registration questions.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations will be charged a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations received after June 19, 2023 will be charged a $175 administrative fee. Substitutions are allowed prior to the beginning of Convention.

VBA Event Policies

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the VBA Event Policies.

Special Needs & Americans with Disabilities Notice

If you have special needs that may affect your participation in this event, please contact Monica McDearmon to discuss accommodations.

Hotel Information

The 2023 Convention will take place at The Breakers Palm Beach.

The VBA room block rates are available through May 31, 2023. Reservations made after the cutoff date will be based on categorical and rate availability. You can make your reservation online here. Reservations must be accompanied by a one night deposit. Room rates are subject to the current Florida state tax (7%) and Palm Beach County local tax (6%). 

Room Type Rate
Deluxe Room $320
Premium Room $395
Atlantic Room – Oceanfront View $620
Classic Suite – Resort View $675
Deluxe Suite – Resort View $775
Atlantic Suite – Oceanfront View $1,025
Planning Your Trip

The Breakers is quick 15 minute drive from the Palm Beach International airport. For location details and property maps, click here

More About the Hotel

The Breakers Palm Beach
One South County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
1(833) 200-7801

Recognized as one of America’s most iconic resorts, The Breakers is an Italian Renaissance-style hotel situated on 140 acres of oceanfront property on the island of Palm Beach, Florida. Founded in 1896, and inspired by the magnificent Italian villas of the 1400s (specifically the Villa Medici in Rome), The Breakers’ Mediterranean-style architecture features an eight-story palace by the sea with sun-filled North and South Loggias, iconic Twin Belvedere Towers and graceful arches throughout. The lushly landscaped 1,040-foot, palm-lined main drive leads to the resort’s Florentine Fountain, modeled after the Boboli Gardens in Florence. The hotel’s breathtaking lobby is influenced by the Great Hall of the Palazzo Carrega in Genoa (circa 1560). You can learn more about the history of The Breakers here.

  • View dining information here.
  • View spa information here.
  • View all activity information here.
Hotel Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival. You can view the detailed reservation policies here.

Golf Tournament at the Ocean Course

Monday, June 26 with a 12:30pm Shotgun Start
11:45 am Shuttle Departure

About the Tournament

The tournament is Captain’s Choice (Scramble) will include:

  • Men’s and women’s longest drive contests
  • Closest to the pin contests
  • Cash prizes for flight winners
  • Boxed lunches will be provided at the course
About the Ocean Course

The Ocean Course is Florida’s oldest golf course, nurtured by The Breakers for more than a century.  In late 2018, the course emerged from a full-scale renovation by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Inspiring players of all levels, the course offers an extraordinary golf experience that honors its heritage and seaside location with contemporary playability. Read more about this course here.

Golf Tournament Registration Information

Be sure to register in advance no later than June 15th when you register online for the VBA Annual Convention, or email Gail Queen to add golf to your Convention registration*. The charge is $282.50 per person, which will be charged to your hotel room account. You will need to complete a waiver before playing in the tournament.

*Please register for the tournament no later than June 15th. Please note, if you have signed up for this activity and your plans change, you must cancel before June 15th or the fee for the activity will still be charged to your room. If you register after June 15th and would like to later cancel, your room account will still be charged. Please contact Gail Queen with your changes in plans.

Club Rentals & Shipping Information

A limited number of golf clubs are available for rent through the hotel at a rate of $123.05**. All rental clubs are Titleist, and rental sets come with a complimentary sleeve of Titleist ProV1 golf balls. Please email Britain Jorgensen, Director of Golf Operations, at britain.jorgensen@thebreakers.com if you are interested in renting clubs for the tournament.

**The deadline to reserve or cancel clubs is June 15th; if you cancel your rental reservation after that date, your hotel room will still be charged.

  • Shipping your clubs to The Breakers?
    • Use this address:
      • The Breakers
        1 South County Rd
        Palm Beach, FL 33480
    • The Clubhouse can also assist with shipping your clubs home for you. If you ship via Ship Sticks, you will need to provide The Clubhouse with the pre-paid return label. Otherwise, The Clubhouse will have a shipping form you can fill out onsite and they will take care of the rest.

New for 2023! VBA Cornhole Tournament

Tuesday, June 27 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Cornhole Tournament will be set up on the beautiful Ocean Lawn of The Breakers. Organize your team(s) and begin practicing today to be crowned the first-ever VBA Cornhole Tournament winners! Registration is $50 per person, and we will play in teams of two. Refreshments will be provided. Register for cornhole no later than June 15th when you register for Convention or email Gail Queen to do so.

Spouse/Guest Mix and Mingle

Monday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m.

New this year, a free social will be held at 9:30 am on Monday morning for all Convention spouses and guests. Join longtime Palm Beach resident Leslie Diver, Island Living Tours, for an event that will educate and entertain you. After a mimosa and mingling, Leslie, a real insider, will provide an up-close-and-personal view of Palm Beach, highlighting its colorful history, world­class architecture, and the skinny on residents – famous and infamous. In a town that boasts incomparable allure and draws denizens that include rocker Rod Stewart, Yoko Ono, Bon Jovi, author James Patterson and more, there are plenty of stories to share.

Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. Guests age 21 and up only. Please register for the Mix and Mingle no later than June 15th when you register for Convention or email Gail Queen to do so.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the 2023 VBA Annual Convention? Click here to view options or contact Amy Binns for more information.