June 12-13, 2018 • Madison, Wisconsin
“The best credit union conference I have ever been to!”
Learn how to connect, inspire and deliver
The How To Conference by CU Water Cooler is all about getting stuff done. Our speakers are tasked with showing you how your credit union can impact your community and breakthrough. Widely considered the TED Talks of the credit union movement, the annual CU Water Cooler conference brings together top thinkers, leaders and doers in co-operative finance, technology, research and innovation for a two-day event like no other. We’re putting together a stellar speaker line-up and agenda and we'll be exploring how credit unions can connect, inspire and deliver.
We picked a venue limited to 175 attendees and we expect to sell out.. Based on past CU Water Cooler events, the audience will be a mix of CEOs, VPs, managers and specialists from all parts of the credit union including leadership, marketing, IT, operations and HR. Plus, we always attract a number of progressive consultants and technology vendors. We encourage you and your peers to attend. You will find the content and conversations stimulating and useful.
2017 Conference Feedback
Reserve your spot today
Since Madison is the hub of the credit union industry, we expect tickets to sell out quickly. Attendance includes lunch, light snacks and beverages throughout each day. Breakfast and dinner are on your own.
$649 CU Employees • $1,599 Four Pack • $2,099 Six Pack • $849 Vendors
Early Bird Special: Purchase your tickets before January 31, 2018 and you will receive complimentary access to all of the 2017 talk videos (a $199.99 value)
Two days of top-notch speakers await
An agenda filled with and thought-provoking topics will be posted soon. The speaker line-up will include a mix of outside experts and industry insiders. We guarantee that each speaker will have something unique, interesting and useful to share.
A few photos from our 2017 event at the Majestic in Madison. We'll be posting our complete speaker line-up soon.
At the center of the movement
Madison, Wisconsin is known as one of the "best college towns" and one of the "happiest cities in the world." It's also know as "credit union mecca" and is home to many of the credit union movement's key associations and organizations including WOCCU, CUNA, CUNA Mutual, CUES and Filene Research Institute to name a few. We couldn't think of a better place to get together to discuss the future of credit unions!
The venue and travel
We've all been to too many conferences in beige hotel conference rooms, sitting on uncomfortable stacking chairs, looking at crooked little screens, listening to awful sound and eating rubber chicken. We feel strongly that where we hold our events is as important as who's on the agenda—that's why we're excited to be at the Majestic Theatre, a legendary music venue in the heart of downtown Madison. This convenient location is 15 minutes from the Dane County Regional Airport.
Hyatt Place Downtown Madison, Best Western Premier Park, The Madison Concourse Hotel and Hilton Madison Monona Terrace are all within a five-minute walk to the Majestic. Also, Airbnb is an inexpensive alternative.
We will have a special room rate at a Downtown hotel posted early in the new year.
115 King Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Planning your trip
For those traveling by plane, there is no need to rent a car. There are plenty of hotels within walking distance. Entertainment and dining options are also a short walk away. Grab a cab to and from the airport and you'll be set!
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