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Wednesday, May 8
Noon - Registration/Golf Open
4:30-7:00 pm - Registration &
Welcome Center Open
5-7 pm - Welcome Reception
Thursday, May 9
Breakfast on Your Own
7:30 am - 8:30 am - CMN Hospitals' Chapter Leaders Recognition Breakfast (Invitation Only)
8 am-6:30 pm - Registration &
Welcome Center Open
9 am-10am - Opening General Session
Lee Wetherington: "Innovating from the Future, Backwards"
10:15-11:15 am - Breakout Sessions
11:15-11:45 am - WISCUB, Inc.
11:30 am-12:45 pm
Networking Lunch & Program:
Tim McAlpine: "Young, Free & Supercharged!"
$19 ($25 on site)
"Unite for Good"
CUNA Chair Pat Wesenberg & former CUNA Chair Harriet May
The League Annual Meeting
2:30-3:30 pm - General Session:
John Moore, Starbucks & Whole Foods Marketing Mastermind
"The Bigness of Smallness"
3:30-6:30 pm -
Exhibit Village Grand Opening: Featuring Man on the Street Interviews with Greg Hahn
3:30-7 pm - WCULAF Silent Auction
5:30 -7:30 pm - Foundation Founder's Circle Reception (Invitation Only)
8:30 pm - 12 am - Night at Kahunaville
Friday, May 10
Breakfast on Your Own
7:30 am-1:30 pm
Registration & Welcome Center Open
8:30-9:30 am - General Session:
Dr. Moses Altsech: "A Modern Greek Tragedy: the Greek Financial Crisis"
9:30 am-1 pm Exhibit Village Open
(Prizes drawn from 9:30-10:30am)
9:30-4pm- Guest Tour - Tate of Bavaria
Ticketed - $69
10:45-11:45 am-Breakout Sessions
11:45 am-1 pm - Members' Conduit Luncheon for Contributors Only
Ticketed - $35 ($40 on site)
11:45 am-1 pm - Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:15am-2:15pm - Breakout Sessions
2:30-3:30 pm - Breakout Sessions
3:30-3:45 pm Networking Break
3:45-4:45 pm - General Session:
Lt. Col. Robert Darling: "24 Hours inside the President's Bunker"
6:30-9 pm - Dinner & Laughs with Comedian Greg Hahn
Ticketed - $47/person, $325 Table of 8
Saturday, May 11
8 - 9 am - Group Breakfast
9 - 10:30 am - Closing General Session:
A Conversation & Meet & Greet with
Former Wisconsin Badger & Green Bay Packer Mark Tauscher
10:30 am Convention 2013 Adjourns
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Four days of value
for what you might
expect to pay for a single industry event anywhere else!
The League’s Annual Convention & Exposition, May 8-11 in Wisconsin Dells, is your best value for learning, networking and fun! Our sponsors make it all possible! Bring your Young Professionals age 35 and younger for just $99!
Convention celebrates how Wisconsin credit unions “Unite for Good," serving 2.3 million members and Wisconsin communities. It's also our forum to discuss how, as we do this, we achieve a new, nationwide vision for CU growth.
This special edition of League News is a glimpse at our jam-packed Convention schedule, and the many opportunities you won’t want to miss. Reserve your hotel room and register today! Reduced rate lodging won't last long!
"Unite for Good" is our theme, vision for credit unions' future
Credit unions are doing a tremendous amount of good for their 96 million members and communities. The values we share as co-ops position us to achieve a common vision: to prove to Americans that credit unions make the best financial partner. Recently elected CUNA Board Chair Pat Wesenberg and former CUNA Board Chair Harriet May (right) will explain more as part of their membership address. FULL STORY
Meet & Greet former Badger, Green Bay Packer at Convention
Mark Tauscher (left), former Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer, has transitioned from his ten years with "America's Team" to his current role as a radio commentator. Mark will share with Conventiongoers on Saturday, May 11 his insights about pro football, its future and—of course—his predictions for next season as part of an intimate conversation. It's an opportunity to get the "inside scoop" from a Super Bowl XLV champion and be part of a Meet & Greet that gets you up close and personal with one of the game's finest!
Directors & CEOs: gain your edge at Convention
Today's competitive financial services market requires extraordinary vision & leadership. You can rise to the occasion but only if you know what issues, risks and opportunities will make or break today's financial providers.Gather at Convention to consider key issues facing today's top execs and directors. FULL STORY
Top tech guru teaches mobile, tech planning at Convention
Lee Wetherington (left), who guides top-performing financial firms on cutting edge technologies, will share with attendees at The League's Annual Convention & Exposition the key insights you need to ensure your credit union's mobile and other technologies are on pace to meet future demands. FULL STORY
Regardless of your role, learn at the best price around
Convention is the place to build the base of knowledge that can help your credit union succeed. Whether you're a lender, marketer, young professional, executive or director, you'll find breakout sessions that will help you in your daily work—all for less than what you'd pay at a single industry event anywhere else! FULL STORY
|Thought leaders share insights at Convention
Attend Convention to glean insights from top thought leaders and influential personalities. Our agenda includes presentations from John Moore (right), the marketing mastermind of the mega-profitable Starbucks & Whole Foods companies, Dr. Moses Altsech, a professor and analyst of the Greek financial crisis, Lt. Col. Robert Darling, a retired Marine Corps veteran who advised our nation's response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and more! FULL STORY
Twelve will "Crash" Convention; $99 registration offered to all YPs
The applications are in! Twelve Young Professionals will be chosen to Crash The League's Annual Convention. Crash is a unique opportunity for 12 young credit union professionals—35 years or younger—to attend with most expenses paid and gain exclusive access to sessions and discussions with CU industry leaders from Wisconsin and beyond. While the schedule is currently being developed, please see our recap from a prior event to get an idea of how it will work. Even if you're not part of the Crash, all young professionals are eligible for the special registration rate of just $99.
Don't miss The League's Annual Meeting
The League's annual meeting—set for 1:45 p.m. Thursday, May 9—is where we assess our progress. It's an overview of the prior year, a look at what's ahead and a review of the most critical issues we need to address to serve members and remain vital players in the financial services industry. And, it's your venue to ask questions and bring business matters before delegates. Register your delegate and alternate delegate today!
Reaching the next generation: Young & Free marketing
A special ticketed networking lunch at Convention ($19 or $25 on site) explains the integrated marketing campaign that became a member-recruitment phenomenon. Tim McAlpine (left) illustrates how the "Young & Free" campaign effectively harnessed social media and young "spokesters" to add 100,000 new young members to credit unions in the U.S. and Canada. To attend, select Thursday's Networking Lunch when you register!
Activists recognized at Conduit Luncheon
Help us honor some of the most engaged credit union Activists at an event exclusive to individuals who protect and support the movement by using a Credit Union Member's Conduit Account. We'll do that Friday at a special ticketed lunch, which costs $35 (or $40 on site). Everyone who has a Conduit account is encouraged to register early; you won't want to miss the legislative update or the chance to network with the key players who keep our movement vital. Reserve your spot at the table when you register!
Entertainment: acclaimed comedian, winery tour, more!
Whether you want to golf, network, dance, shop or bid on some fantastic items, we have your opportunity. Plus, nationally acclaimed comedian Greg Hahn (right) will keep things lively in the Expo Hall on Thursday, as well as part of a special ticketed fine dining event, Dinner & Laughs, on Friday night. FULL STORY
Contribute items for the WCULAF Silent Auction
We need your help to hold a successful WCULAF Silent Auction at Convention. With contributions from chapters, credit unions, their vendor-partners, staff and volunteers, we can continue to increase credit unions' influence and visibility with policy makers and candidates. FULL STORY