Kasasa Nation is all about you. Complete with industry-leading speakers, relevant breakout sessions, and engaging activities, this year’s conference takes things to the next level. You will return home with plenty of strategic insight and new connections. When this many community financial institutions gather in one place, you’ll know the movement to Take Back Banking is gaining momentum.


All general sessions will be hosted at the Hilton Austin. Please plan to arrive at the Hilton by 3pm CDT on Monday, October 1, for registration.


Kasasa Nation will end by 2pm CDT on Wednesday, October 3. In between, it looks like this:

Monday 10/1 Monday 10/1

Connect with your colleagues from community financial institutions around the country.

3pm: Event check-in opens

We’ll be at the Hilton all afternoon to welcome you to Kasasa Nation.

5pm: Welcome happy hour at Micheladas

Clear the airplane-induced haze from your brain while sharing drinks with your peers. Meet us at Micheladas for an informal happy hour with light appetizers, and cheers to two days of learning together.

Tuesday 10/2Tuesday 10/2

6:30am: Mind-clearing walk around downtown Austin (optional)

7:30am: Breakfast

8:30am: Welcome to Kasasa Nation

8:45am: Opening remarks: Gabriel Krajicek

9am: Byron Reese keynote: "A new golden age"

Byron will apply his knowledge of history and organizations to discuss how concepts that have always seemed futuristic (think AI, machine learning) are here now.

9:30am: Featured Speaker Jim Marous: "The future of digital banking is human"

Jim is tackling digital specifically as it applies to banking. He’ll address how a great consumer experience is about people and technology working together.

10am: Jim Marous and CIO John Waupsh: "Future-proofing with maturity models"

Kasasa’s Chief Innovation Officer, John Waupsh, will join Jim for an in-depth discussion on how to move forward in this industry — inspired by best-in-class maturity models.

10:30am: Break

10:45am: Innovation at Kasasa

Be the first to hear about new products and the advancements that Kasasa is making in data and marketing.

12:15pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Breakouts and Unconference

Topics:

  • Drive growth in a rising rate environment
  • Demystifying data
  • Rethinking marketing
  • Maximize your retail effectiveness
  • Build an adaptive culture
  • Unconference

3pm: Break

3:15pm: Breakouts and Unconference

Topics:

  • The Kasasa Loan journey
  • Stand out on social
  • Rethinking marketing
  • Working session
  • Meet our leaders
  • Unconference

4:45pm: Free time

Check your email or take a nap, swim, or stroll. This is your time to recharge.

6pm: Unwind at the Kasasa Social House at Coppertank

Wednesday 10/3Wednesday 10/3

6:30am: Mind-clearing walk around downtown Austin (optional)

7:30am: Breakfast

8:30am: Breakouts and Unconference

Topics:

  • Drive growth in a rising rate environment
  • Demystifying data
  • Rethinking marketing
  • Maximize your retail effectiveness
  • Unconference

10am: Break

10:30am: Breakouts and Unconference

Topics:

  • The Kasasa Loan journey
  • Meet our leaders
  • Stand out on social
  • Build an adaptive culture
  • Working session
  • Unconference

12pm: Lunch

1pm: Robert Safian keynote: "Fast in action: Lessons from Fast Company"

As the longtime editor of Fast Company, Bob has tremendous insight into what it takes to make leaps in innovation from the world’s leading organizations. Find out how to apply simple, significant ideas at your institution to create momentous change.

2pm: Conference concludes

Questions?

Reach out to your Client Success Manager or to our Kasasa Nation Evangelist.