2024 VBA Connect/Protect Experience Recap
March 11-13, 2024

Nearly 260 bankers and industry partners joined us in Williamsburg from March 11-13 for the VBA Connect|Protect Experience. This event brought together banking professionals in the areas of marketing, human resources, retail banking, training, security, enterprise risk management, compliance, and operations and technology. This year’s event featured 35 total sessions, including five general sessions and five rounds of concurrent breakout sessions, during which attendees uncovered new ideas, trends, and developments in banking.

Details about the 2025 event will be announced later this year!

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!

We were thrilled to have 29 sponsoring companies join us for this year’s event and an Exhibit Hall that featured 23 booths!

General Session Topics & Speakers

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Tips and Tools to Power Your Productivity
Shameka Jennings, Events Noire

Fintech Transformers: Rise of Primacy
Adam Thompson, StrategyCorps

Industry Update 
Bruce Whitehurst, Virginia Bankers Association

Evolving Cyber Threats: What’s Next?
Stephanie Lyon, Ncontracts 

The Anatomy of a Good Idea
Ace Callwood, Envoy

Pictures from the Event