Smaller Credit Unions Benefit With Huge Value From AC&E Experience
Finding ideas to reimagine and reinvent credit unions will be plentiful at the MCUL & Affiliates 2015 Annual Convention and Exposition, making it an ideal destination for smaller credit unions to focus on the future. This year, the event will be at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, June 4-6.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive on Wednesday, June 3, to participate in the charity golf outing during the day and the Taste of Traverse City networking event that evening, and to awake well-rested on Thursday for an action-packed agenda including the opening keynote at 10 a.m.
This year's AC&E schedule has been reinvented to maximize time with many valuable new experiences. Smaller credit unions will appreciate the new focus on credit union advocacy on Thursday, as minimizing regulatory burden and telling the people helping people story remain high league priorities. Friday will offer new Lunch and Learn Roundtables, including a session specific to small-asset-size credit unions and Saturday will find new workshops delivered by BoardSource, a nationally renowned leader in board training, providing multiple sessions tailored specifically to enhancing board governance.
The AC&E will fill the senses with exciting sights, tastes, sounds, scents and feelings to evoke fresh ideas and embrace new directions. A memorable honor awards program and breakfast will add inspiration to the event, including humorous entertainment by “The Water Coolers,” an off-Broadway musical review that hits home with real life office scenarios in a high-impact manner.
From an evening under the stars sampling regional beers and wines the first night, to fun and laughter with the comedy of "Back to the Future" actor/comedian Tom Wilson at the closing event, the 2015 AC&E will energize attendees to rethink and reimagine the future of credit unions through the spirit of vision and reinvention.
The educational investment to attend the AC&E is just $339 per person for the full conference, with the sixth or more attendee from the same credit union paying only $284 per person. One- and two-day registration options are also available, providing an ideal way to include additional participants, even on a limited budget.
Credit unions may begin securing hotel accommodations for the AC&E now, including at many area hotels near the resort where negotiated savings rates have been arranged. Credit unions demonstrating a financial need may qualify for scholarship assistance to attend, so be sure to contact your league representative or call (800) 262-6285, ext. 225, to inquire.