CU Water Cooler


Tuesday, June 6

Morning Sessions

8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Doors and Registration Desk Open

8:45 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Distributed: A New OS for the Digital Economy
Douglas Rushkoff, Best-Selling Author

9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Tim McAlpine, Currency Marketing

10:00 a.m.–10:40 a.m.
The War for Talent
George Hofheimer, Filene Research Institute

10:40 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m.–11:40 a.m.
CU2.0—Helping Credit Unions Compete in the Digital Age
Kirk Drake, Ongoing Operations

11:40 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
Sponsored by PSCU


Afternoon Sessions

12:40 p.m.–1:20 p.m.
The Differentiator of Doing Hard Things
Laura Woods, 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

1:20 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
The Night the Dog Exploded
Andy Janning, NO NET Solutions

2:00 p.m.–2:40 p.m.
PechaKucha Speakers
The Elephant In The Room—Ronaldo Hardy
More Than a Credit Union—Simeon Chapin
Credit Union CEO to Entrepreneur—Nikhil Lakhanpal
Heavy Metal Career Development—James Marshall

2:40 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m.–3:40 p.m.
Embrace the Power of Video
Mike Lawson, CUbroadcast

3:40 p.m.–4:20 p.m.
Talking About Money
Nondini Naqui, Fintech Founder

4:20 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Matt Davis, gameFI

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Happy Hour at the Majestic

Credit Union Student Choice will keep the conversation going! Fun? Check. Adult beverages? Appies? Check and check. A room full of credit union professionals? Check. Oh, and the check? It's Credit Union Student Choice's treat! We'll keep Disruption 17 going in style. Drink tickets will be handed out at the door.

Wednesday, June 7

Morning Sessions

8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Doors and Registration Desk Openn

8:30 a.m.–8:40 a.m.
Day 2 Kick-off
Matt Davis, gameFI

8:40 a.m.–9:20 a.m.
Bankruption, How Credit Unions Can Survive Fintech
John Waupsh, Kasasa

9:20 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Pretty Good for a Girl
Jill Nowacki, Credit Union League of Connecticut

10:00 a.m.–10:40 a.m.
We Are All We Need
Gene Blishen, Mt. Lehman Credit Union

10:40 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m.–11:40 a.m.
The Financial Lives of Economically Vulnerable Families
J. Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin

11:40 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
Sponsored by Currency and gameFI

Afternoon sessions

12:40 p.m.–1:20 p.m.
Therapy, Tough Love and Transformation
Mollie Bell, CUNA

1:20 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Pecha Kucha Speakers
For Whom the Bells of St. Mary's Toll—David Klavitter
Specialization is for Insects—Jennifer Laud
Workers to Owners—Matthew Cropp

1:50 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Enabling an Army of Advocates
Lois Kitsch, National Credit Union Foundation

2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Refreshment Break

2:50 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Leading by Example, An Underdog Story
Linda Bodie, Element Federal Credit Union

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Battling Goliath: Taking on the Giants
William Azaroff, Vancity and Modo

4:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Rewind and Takeaways
Matt Davis and Tim McAlpine



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
$849 Vendors
$1,449 CU Infinity Ticket*


*CU Infinity Ticket: By infinity, we actually mean up to six (6) employees from your credit union (which is still an amazing deal). This ticket type is only available to employees of a credit union and does not include vendors, consultants or CUSO employees.

Cancellation policy: All ticket purchases are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to future events. If you cannot attend the event, you can transfer your registration to another person for the 2017 event only.