April 25 – 27, 2018 | Austin, TX

Join the brightest bankers in the industry for meaningful networking & purposeful discussion

  • “This conference isn’t focused on interest rates and market conditions, but rather, finding the motivational factors of how to create a better culture in a bank.”

    – Senior Vice President

  • “I found this hugely valuable as a partner vendor and LOVED the client focus you put on this event. It was very meaningful and worthwhile to invest the time!”

    – Regional Vice President

  • “I’ve been to a lot of banking conferences, and this is the best one I’ve ever attended.”

    – EVP, Head of Wholesale Banking

  • “This conference really challenged me to find my purpose. I’ve never walked away from a conference more inspired and excited to be in the banking industry.”

    – Director Pricing Strategy and Performance

  • “110% good use of time.”

    – Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer


Kristen Berman

Co-Founder, Common Cents Lab & Irrational Labs

Jim Marous

Co-Publisher, The Financial Brand & Owner of Digital Banking Report

Lorraine Moore

President, Accelerate Success Group

Patricia O’Connell

Co-Author, Woo, Wow, and Win & President, Aerten Consulting

Joanne Pollitt

Principal Executive Advisor – Commercial Banking, CEB, now Gartner

Carl Ryden

CEO & Co-Founder, PrecisionLender

Thomas Stewart

Co-Author, Woo, Wow, and Win & Executive Director, National Center For The Middle Market

Mikey Trafton

Founder, Blue Fish Development Group

Dallas Wells

EVP Client Development, PrecisionLender

Continue to check back in as we add more speakers to lineup.

Interested in speaking at BankOnPurpose 2018? Contact Brandi Haymore for more information.


Registration Opens

3:30 PM

Welcome Party

Help us start BankOnPurpose 2018 with a kickoff party on Wednesday evening at The Market & Tap Room.  We’ve got dinner, drinks and music covered.

5:30 PM


7:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

by Carl Ryden

To open the second annual BankOnPurpose, we welcome banks that are forward-thinking and eager to focus on customer-centric approaches that translate to better performance and making banking a proud business around which communities were built.  Hear from PrecisionLender CEO & Co-Founder Carl Ryden about the idea behind BankOnPurpose and why it will offer more valuable takeaways than any other industry conference.

8:30 AM

Session information coming soon

9:05 AM

Networking & Refreshment Break

Meet and mingle with other conference attendees

10:05 AM

Session information coming soon

10:35 AM

Session information coming soon

11:05 AM


Refuel with food while networking with others – take seat, meet and eat!


12:00 PM

Session information coming soon

1:20 PM

Fireside Chat

2:10 PM

Networking & Refreshment Break

Meet and mingle with other conference attendees

2:45 PM

Session information coming soon

3:25 PM

The Purposeful Banker Awards

by Dallas Wells

The Purposeful Banker Awards honor the best in the industry. You can’t build a brand, team, and relationships without people who are truly dedicated the purpose of the bank.

Join us in hearing the stories of the 2018 winners while presenting them with their award.

4:05 PM

Dine-Around Dinners

Want to get a taste of Austin? We’ll have a variety of dine-around dinners all within walking distance from the hotel. This is a great way to network and try some of the best food in town. How does it work? Select a restaurant and you’ll join a table of 8-10 other conference attendees. At the end of dinner, the restaurant will divide the total charge evenly among all the guests and you’re all set!

6:45 PM

Networking Event

On Thursday evening we’ll have dine-around dinners but why should the conversations stop there?  After dinner we’d like to invite you to an event on the terrace at Speakeasy, a local hot spot located in Congress Corridor. The terrace has a rooftop view of downtown Austin and will be the perfect spot to grab a drink and network with others.

Sponsored by Vertical IQ

8:30 PM


7:30 AM

Welcome Back

by Dallas Wells

8:30 AM

Session information coming soon

8:40 AM

Session information coming soon

9:45 AM

Networking & Refreshment Break

Meet and mingle with other conference attendees

10:50 AM

Session information coming soon

11:20 AM

Closing Remarks

by Dallas Wells

12:20 PM


12:30 PM

Continue to check back in as we add sessions to the agenda.


The conference will be held at the Hilton Austin located at

500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas, 78701

Book your room online here.

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How do I register?

Register by January 24, 2018 to take advantage of the Early Bird Special for $795. After that date, registration will cost $995. Small group pricing (2 – 4 registrations) is 10% off and large group pricing (5 or more registrations) is 15% off. Contact us for more information.

What does registration include?

Registration includes the opening reception and dinner/entertainment on Wednesday, sessions on Thursday and Friday along with breakfast, lunch, and plenty of coffee and snacks each day.

How do I book a hotel room?

We have a room block with limited availability at the Hilton Austin. For the group rate over the contracted event dates, you can book your room online, during the conference registration process or by calling the Hilton Central Reservations line directly at 1-800-236-1592 and referencing PrecisionLender or PRE. The deadline for the discount is March 26, 2018.

Will there be Wi-Fi available?

Absolutely! Bring your laptops, tablets, mobile devices, etc. We’ve got you covered.

Which airport should I fly to?

Austin–Bergstrom International Airport is the closest airport. It is approximately 15 minutes from the Hilton Austin.

What is the dress code?

Business Casual.

May I bring a guest?

Of course! A guest registration is $250 and includes the opening reception and networking events throughout the conference.

Other questions?

We’re always happy to help. Contact us any time.


This year BankOnPurpose is partnering with B.I.G. Love Cancer, a local non-profit who provide basic necessities and personalized care onsite at Texas Children’s Hospital Houston, Katy and The Woodlands campuses and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin to kids undergoing treatment for cancer and their families. Their programs help ease the overwhelming financial burden of cancer and offer a measure of strength and hope.

In 2016, they granted wishes to more than 5,000 pediatric cancer patients and their families, gave away over 22,000 toys, over 35,000 meals, snacks and drinks, 300 new diagnosis bags, 400 holiday gifts, 50 parking passes, 220 gas cards, and 50 special requests for kids in crisis. They also provided two college scholarships, special gifts and meals for nurses and hospital staff, and offered our Angles for Aidan Comfort Cart to approximately 20-25 families.

You can donate to B.I.G Love Cancer during the registration process, at the conference, or by going to their website.





Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at BankOnPurpose 2018? Contact Ashley Nuzum for more information.


General Questions: bankonpurpose@precisionlender.com  |  (980) 297-7118

Partnership Opportunities: anuzum@precisionlender.com



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