WASHINGTON The American Bankers Association is preparing to host the countrys first banking conference to be held entirely online.
ABA US Banking 2001 will be held June 4-15. Participants can register free at the associations Web site.
Each day of the conference will focus on a single topic such as marketing, privacy, money laundering, insurance and credit risk, and technology. There will be more than 20 sessions and their content will be posted for up to a year after the event.
Michael ter Maat, director of the associations information products and programs, said ABA US Banking 2001 will have the look and feel of a traditional conference; plus it will be virtual, free, and continuous. Anyone can log on to view presentations, question the experts, network with other participants all from the convenience of their computer.
The trade groups production partner on the project is RMR International, which specializes in developing online conferences.