VBA Annual Convention
The Breakers Palm Beach
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH
3:00-5:30 p.m. – Registration & Refreshments
5:30-7:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception
MONDAY, JUNE 26TH
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
TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH
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
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH
About Our Keynote Speakers
Session information will be available soon!
TEDx Speaker, 4-Time Olympian, Medalist, American Record Holder, Breast Cancer Thriver
Chief Economist, ADP
Alyson Van Hooser
Keynote Speaker, Leadership Trainer & Consultant, 2x Author
CEO, Vogel Group
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|
|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 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.
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.
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%).
|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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Breakers
- 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.
- Use this address:
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.