Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) invite credit unions from all around the Dakotas to join credit union leaders from around the country at our industry’s largest gathering of the year! The CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) will be held in Washington, D.C. February 27 – March 3, 2022, attracting more than 5,000 credit union leaders to our nation’s capital to rally around a united cause!
As always, CUNA has world class speakers at their annual event, and just announced Mick Ebeling, Founder & CEO of Not Impossible Labs, will be on their main stage on opening night, Sunday, Feb. 27 for the Ed (Filene) Talk, sponsored by CUNA Councils.
With his experience as an author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Ebeling will dive deeper into the “impossible,” its underlying psychological effects, and how to overcome it to enable true innovation! Cars, computers, cell phones, and digital watches were all figments of the imagination until inspiration met execution. His keynote speech, “The Fallacy of Impossible” will examine how these modern conveniences were once considered impossible.
Ebeling was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders (2019), is a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award (2014) and is listed as one of the world’s most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s (2018).
In addition to outstanding keynote speakers, CUNA GAC offers a focused advocacy experience, multiple breakout sessions with cutting edge industry topics, and the largest exhibit hall of any event in financial services – not to mention a wide range of networking opportunities. If you are a serious credit union professional, you do not want to miss this event.
WELCOME to our “one stop” GAC shop!
To assist you, DakCU has prepared a “one stop” GAC shop on our website, which you can find here. This convenience allows you to register for the conference, make your hotel reservations, and even apply for a scholarship for financial assistance!
NEW THIS YEAR: Roger Heacock Scholarship
This DakCU scholarship was created to honor Roger Heacock’s servant leadership and longtime commitment to credit union advocacy and grassroots engagement by providing financial assistance to credit union professionals who are members of DakCU and wish to attend the GAC or the DakCU Legislative/Regulatory Hike the Hill. Assistance is based on the number of qualified applicants and funds available; the amount awarded may reach, but not exceed, the cost of attending the conference. Find the fillable application form here.
ACCOMODATIONS for DakCU Members
Courtyard by Marriott is conveniently located near the Convention Center and rooms are available for our Dakota GAC attendees. PLEASE NOTE: Hotel rooms are limited and they are going fast! Be sure to reserve yours now – before our block is sold out!
The standard room rate is $309 for single or double occupancy. Reserve your room when you register; just look for the “ACCOMODATIONS” link, and use the password provided on our “one stop GAC shop.” Be sure to pay attention to detailed instructions and cancellation policies. All housing must be entered into the system by Friday, January 14, 2022. If you have any questions about reservations, contact Debbie Kruckenberg 701.250.3924.
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