Due to COVID-19, The Annual LBA Convention has been rescheduled to November 1-3, 2020 


The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112



The elegance of New Orleans, from its breathtaking architecture to its vibrant music scene, lives on at The Ritz-Carlton. Set on the edge of the French Quarter and within a historic Beaux Arts building, the 4-star hotel is a retreat amid the energy of the city. While most iconic attractions are a short walk away, the hotel offers tranquility with a luxury spa and a lush courtyard reflecting the beauty of the nearby Garden District. 

Room Block Information at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans for the 2020 LBA Annual Convention
(For the rescheduled dates of November 1-3, 2020)

If you booked a room reservation in the LBA room block for the original dates of the convention May 6-8, 2020, your room has been cancelled by the Ritz. You will need to book your room reservation for the rescheduled convention of November 1-3, 2020 (see info. below).

The LBA has contracted for a set number of sleeping rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. We will monitor the room pickup and add rooms if available. We have contracted rooms for Saturday October 31 (limited availability), Sunday November 1, Monday November 2, Tuesday November 3 and Wednesday November 4. We encourage you to make your reservations early. 

To ensure the LBA group rate of $295+ tax/night, please call 1-800-826-8987 and identify that you are booking with the Louisiana Bankers Association Annual Convention Room Block. Or Click here to book your reservation online. If would like to book rooms for dates before and/or after the convention (October 31, Tuesday November 3 and Wednesday November 4) we encourage you to call to make your reservation as there are a limited supply of rooms on these nights.

Sleeping room reservations must be made by October 9, 2020 at 4:00pm or until the block of rooms for LBA is filled, whichever is sooner. After the block cutoff date, reservations will be made based on availability and the hotel may not be able to honor the discounted rate. 

Room rates are listed below. 

  • Deluxe King Bed Accommodations - $295+tax/night
  • Deluxe Double Bed Accommodations - $295+tax/night
  • Club Level King Bed Accommodations - $445+tax/night (*Please note there are no club level rooms in our block for Saturday October 31)

The Ritz-Carlton Club Level ensures an added measure of excellence at every moment during your stay. With continuous culinary offerings throughout the day and rooms designed to transport guests into their own Garden District mansion, it is the ideal place to conduct business, plan an outing or simply unwind.

Check-in time for all rooms is 4pm. Check-out time is 12pm.

New Orleans Museum of Art/Sculpture Garden Tour,
Shopping on Magazine Street & Lunch
Monday November 2, 2020 
*Cost includes roundtrip bus transportation and admission to the New Orleans Museum of Art/Sculpture Garden and lunch at Ralph's on The Park. Registered guests for the tour are asked to meet on the 1st floor of the Ritz-Carlton at 9am on Monday November 2 for departure. 


Tour guests will be guided down Esplanade Avenue, "Promenade of the Creoles," to languid Bayou St. John to have a self-guided tour of the Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The garden is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 90 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges. We will then move on to tour the New Orleans Museum of Art, the city’s oldest fine arts institution that opened on December 16, 1911 with only nine works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the South. Lunch will follow at Ralph’s on the Park. It is nestled among the live oaks and colorful clapboard houses of Mid-City. At the heart of this eatery is New Orleans born and bred Chef Chip Flanagan, whose globally-inspired interpretations of local cuisine are influenced by the eccentricity, diversity and traditions for which New Orleans is known. Once lunch is complete, the group will make their way to Magazine Street. There the group will be able to explore the six miles of distinctly unique flair of many boutiques, antiques, art studios and much more.  

Click here for online registration
*Due to the rescheduling of dates, we are working to confirm speaker availability. We will post an updated agenda as soon as it is confirmed.

Sunday November 1, 2020 
4:00pm-6:00pm - Registration Open
(Grand Ballroom Foyer) 

6:00pm-8:00pm - Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception (Grand Ballroom)

Monday November 2, 2020 
7:00am-8:30am - Exhibit Hall Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)

8:00am-9:00am - General Session featuring Opening Remarks by LBA CEO Bob Taylor and LBA Chairman Gary LIttlefield and Office of Financial Institutions Update by John Ducrest, OFI Commissioner 
(Lafayette Ballroom)

9:00am-9:30am - Independent Community Bankers of America Update - Pres Kennedy, ICBA Chairman (Lafayette Ballroom) 

9:15am-4:00pm - Guest Program: New Orleans Museum of Art/Sculpture Garden Tour, Shopping on Magazine Street and Lunch (Additional fee of $225/person)

9:30am-9:45am - Exhibit Hall Break (Grand Ballroom)

9:45am-10:45am - General Session: Update on the Economic, Political and Business Climate - Roger Tutterow, Kennesaw State University (Lafayette Ballroom)

10:45am-11:00am - Exhibit Hall Break (Grand Ballroom)

11:00am-12:00pm - General Session: Solving the Regulatory Riddle - Scott Polakoff, FinPro (Lafayette Ballroom)

12:00pm-1:00pm - Exhibit Hall Lunch (Grand Ballroom)

1:00pm-4:00pm - Concurrent Sessions (Choose One):
Concurrent Tract 1 (Audubon Room, 1st Floor):
1:00pm-4:00pm - Corporate Governance for New Directors - Cindy Scott, FDIC; Sid Seymour, OFI and Jonathan Finley, OFI
Concurrent Tract 2 (Lafayette Ballroom, 2nd Floor):
1:00pm-2:00pm - Building Your Bank's Digital Payments Strategy - Tina Giorgio, ICBA Bancard
2:15pm-3:15pm - Cyber Insurance Panel Discussion

6:30pm-9:30pm - BankStock 2020 - Dress in your Woodstock best and join us for a groovy good time. Cocktails begin at 6:30pm; Dinner at 7:00pm.  The Remnants of Rock, a 1960s Tribute Band begins at 7:15pm.

Tuesday November 3, 2020 
7:00am-8:30am - Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)

8:00am-8:30am - LBA Business Session featuring Director Elections, Installation of new LBA Chairman and Service Award Presentations (Lafayette Ballroom)

8:30am-9:00am - American Bankers Association Update- Laurie Stewart, ABA Chair (Lafayette Ballroom) 

9:00am-9:15am - Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

9:15am-10:15am - General Session: Update from OCC Comptroller - Joseph Otting (Lafayette Ballroom)

10:15am-10:30am - Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

10:30am-11:30am - General Session: A Social, Economic & Political Perspective of Louisiana in 2020  - Greg Rigamer, BDPC, LLC (Lafayette Ballroom)

Join us for a groovy good time as we celebrate in Woodstock fashion!

ENTERTAINMENT: The Remnants of Rock

The Remnants (of Rock) is composed of original band members of The St. James Group that started out together in 1968, with the addition of the current keyboard player. The band’s goal is to successfully recreate the music of the 1960s as authentically as possible. Imagine walking into the student union for the homecoming dance on any college campus during the years 1965-1969 and hearing the best dance band you’ve ever heard! Close your eyes and think back, because this is the performance The Remnants will deliver. The band plays only the top hits from 1959-1969 – which is often called the sweet spot of the era.