Practical Guidance & Innovative Solutions with 60+ CU Experts including…

Data Analytics: Your Credit Union Superpower for Creating Member Value

Anne Legg, Founder & President, Thrive Strategic Services

Why, How, & What: Preserving Humanity in an AI World

Gabe Krajicek, CEO; Kasasa

Key Habits of Highly Effective Analytics Programs in CUs Today

Jason Bedsworth, Founder & President, CFS Insight

Let’s Beat the Bad Guys! Practical CU Strategies to Protect Your CU

Jen Anthony, Vice President,

Cyber Risk: The Greatest Threat to The Credit Union Bottom Line

Marquis Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, MSC Security

The $500+ Billion Opportunity: How to Harness Member Travel Spend to Future Proof Your CU

Maurice Smith, Esq., CEO (ret.), Local Government FCU, M Smith Law, PLC

Strategies to Leverage Banking Data and AI to Deepen Member Relations

Tom Tobin, Founder & CEO, Modelshop

Data Analytics: Your Credit Union Superpower for Creating Member Value

Tad Carlson, VP – IT Solutions & Development, Royal CU

Take home practical guidance & innovative solutions including:

  • Discover how CUs are leveraging Generative AI to improve their operations and member experience
  • Learn the top 3 emerging risks every executive needs to know
  • Find out how to apply the big changes affecting strategy, structure, governance, and leadership

ONE ticket = ALL sessions

Featuring 7 NEW Breakout Summits with more than 50 thought-provoking sessions from 60 expert speakers!

ONE ticket gives you an ALL-ACCESS pass to ALL 7 Breakout Summits. Pick & choose from dozens of terrific sessions. See an incredible
line-up of Keynote Speakers!

60+ sessions
packed with real
world guidance

Dozens of new thought leaders… plus, our returning all-star speakers

8 NEW breakout summits discussing today’s hottest topics

2 NEW Deep Dive Pre-Conference Workshops

Expanded Breakfast of Champions idea sharing session

NEW exhibit hall featuring 50+ solution providers

Opening night entertainment and reception

And much more!

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs & Presidents
  • Board Chairs/Directors
  • Supervisory Committee Members
  • Chief/VP of DEI
  • Chief/VP of Marketing
  • Chief/VP of Finance
  • Chief/VP of Lending
  • Chief/VP of Technology
  • Chief/VP of HR
  • Chief/VP of Business Lending

ONE ticket = ALL sessions

Pick and choose to attend any session from among 8 Breakout Summits

Top three emerging risks every executive needs to know

In this changing environment, adapting to developing trends is critical. Join a discussion on both long and short-term trends and areas of focus for executives to consider. With this targeted overview of the most important emerging risks; understand what techniques are used to manage an overall framework for governance risk and compliance systems, issues regulators are watching including learnings from recent enforcement actions and evolving financial inclusion considerations.

Emerging risks can be managed through preparation and knowledge. Senior leaders will walk away from this session with,

  • An updated understanding of governance, risk and compliance frameworks that incorporate the strategic direction of the organization and the risk management activity it supports.
  • What board members and CEOs need to know about recent regulatory enforcement actions, including fair lending and compliance challenges.
  • The financial inclusion risk and compliance considerations that are overlooked in this developing DEI conversation.

Speaker: Erin O’Hern, VP Strategic Initiatives, ViClarity

Big Changes Affecting Strategy, Structure, Governance, and Leadership

Credit unions are bound by their strategy, structure, governance, and leadership decisions, but should past decisions concerning these critical areas be relied on in the years ahead? Perhaps, but some decisions and resulting operating methodologies will likely not align with the four most important, emerging trends affecting credit unions: environmentally-derived strategy … strategy-infused organizational structure … principles-based governance … and character-driven leadership. In this session, Tom Glatt, Jr. will dive deep into each of these four trends, showcasing how they will greatly reshape credit unions and help your leadership team prepare for the future ahead.

Speaker: Tom Glatt, Jr., Principal/Strategy Consultant, Glatt Consulting Group, Inc.

Cryptocurrency and the new world of digital assets for CUs

Cyrptocurrency is quickly gaining the attention of investors, consumers and traders. It is now the 4th most popular type of investment. Bitcoin alone has a market cap that would rank in the Top 10 among companies in the S&P 500. Many CUs are wondering how and if to offer cryptocurrency or otherwise be left behind as the digital currency heats up. Find out why Unify FCU is leading the movement with cryptocurrency, how it can be used as collateral among members, the regs regarding bitcoin, how the new asset is expanding business with indirect members, and the outlook ahead in the volatile but growing digital currency.

Speaker: Greg Glawson, CIO, Unify FCU

Plus, enjoy Las Vegas’ legendary duo, Penn & Teller!

Get ready for a spellbinding open-night reception by one of most-beloved headline acts in Las Vegas history, as Penn & Teller continue to defy labels—and at times physics and good taste—by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.

(Important: Show is only open to paid convention attendees and paid guests. Tickets are not sold separately.) MORE INFO

A Winning Perspective Gets the Gold: Keynote Address with Olympic Great,

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Named by Sports Illustrated as “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century,” Jackie Joyner Kersee will deliver the keynote address to open the 47th CU Leadership Convention. Join us as she discusses how her relentless pursuit of excellence on and off the track has led her to give back to her community. Coming from very humble beginnings in East St. Louis, Illinois, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is among the all-time greatest athletes ever to compete in Track & Field. Jackie has won three Olympic Gold Medals, one Olympic Silver Medal, and two Olympic Bronze Medals at four different Olympic Games. Less well known, however, are Jackie’s tireless efforts and remarkable accomplishments off the field as a philanthropist and an advocate for children’s education, health issues (in particular asthma from which she has suffered throughout her life), racial equality, social reform, and women’s rights. Never one to be classified as merely an athlete, Jackie says, “I strive to be a Jackie of all trades.”

Join us for our Opening-Night Reception Featuring: Las Vegas Icon & Comedian of Year Winner 9 Years in a Row,

Rita Rudner!

A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Honored as Las Vegas’s Comedian of The Year for nine consecutive years and recipient of the prestigious Casino Entertainment Legend Award in 2017, Rudner’s comedic brilliance is a must-see experience. From her Emmy-nominated HBO specials to her record-breaking performances at Carnegie Hall, Rita’s comedic charm and razor-sharp humor have captivated audiences across the globe. Don’t miss the chance to witness the brilliance of Rita Rudner, a true legend whose humor and heart have delighted millions!

(Please note: Attendance is strictly limited to registered attendees and registered guests.)

Keynote: Thursday, August 1, 9:00 – 9:40 am 

Trust and Inspire: The Leadership Solution for a New Era of Work

Stephen M.R. Covey

Trust & Inspire is a new way of leading that starts with the belief that people are creative, collaborative, and full of potential. People with this kind of leader are inspired to become the best version of themselves and to produce their best work. People don’t want to be managed; they want to be led. Discover how to lead effectively, drive incredible performance, and put into practice the fundamental beliefs of a Trust & Inspire Leader.

Plus, ALL CEOS are invited to special workshop with with New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Stephen M.R. Covey as he shows step-by-step how to boldly apply a Trust & Inspire leadership style.

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Magician & Keynote Speaker

Nash Fung

The Magic of Empathetic Leadership

By day, Nash Fung is a keynote speaker & magician but as night falls, he is a crisis line volunteer. This unique journey taught him many meaningful lessons on creativity, empathy, and human connections. Discover practical empathetic techniques you can use to:

  1. Create better solutions for some of your toughest challenges with your team.
  2. Develop deeper trust and increase employee retention.
  3. Ensure your colleagues feel heard, understood and valued.
  4. Implement a golden rule in crisis situations every leader can use to support their people.

Be prepared to take away innovative techniques and inspiration … all with a touch of magic.