CU Water Cooler Symposium
October 17-18, 2013, Nashville, Tennessee
Join us for the 4th annual CU Water Cooler Symposium—a must-attend credit union experience held annually in the fall
The CU Water Cooler Symposium is a different kind of credit union event. We care about content and conversations. We put together styles, speakers, and topics that other events won’t touch. We’re respectful, yet challenging. We’re independent, yet collegial. We’re fun and serious at the same time. We created the CU Water Cooler Symposium not as a competitor to existing events, but a brand new approach to credit union events. The industry has responded kindly. As we prepare for our 4th annual event this Fall, we encourage you to attend.
We believe that this is the most modern, inspirational, and collaborative event in credit unions. The venue is limited to 144 attendees and we expect to sell out again. The audience is a real mix—a few CEOs, mostly VPs and directors, and a few specialists and coordinators. They’re from all parts of the credit union—marketing, IT, operations and HR. Plus, there will be a handful of progressive consultants and technology vendors. In 2012, we had attendees from 23 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces. Everyone who attends is extremely open-minded, positive and tuned in.
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Tickets will be sold in three waves this year. Get in early, save your spot and your cash!
All ticket purchases are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to future events. If you cannot attend the Symposium this year, you can transfer your registration to another person for CUWCS 2013 only.
Credit union employee? You're eligible for a $100 discount! Enter cuemployee.
Speakers and agenda
Two days of top-notch speakers await
We are presenting an agenda filled with fresh topics and talent. The line-up includes a mix of our editors and invited guests and we guarantee that each speaker will have something unique and interesting to share.
The venue and travel
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a world-class facility in the heart of Music City
Welcome to The Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The Frist Center, which originally opened in 1934 as Nashville’s downtown post office, not only houses masterworks, but is a masterpiece itself. An exceptionally elegant expression of Art Deco style, it’s not just a beautiful space, but a space in time. Sounds like a perfect facility for talking about tech, trends and credit unions! The convenient location is right at the edge of Nashville's downtown and 15 minutes from the Nashville International Airport.
Planning your trip
For those traveling by plane, there is no need to rent a car. The Holiday Inn Express and Union Station Hotel are both right next to The Frist, plus others 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!
The Holiday Inn Express has given us a great deal of $125 per night. This is $40 off the regular rate! Use this special link to get the deal or phone 1-877-443-7829 and request the "CU Water Cooler Symposium" block to make reservations. Reservations need to be made by September 15 in order to ensure the discounted rate.
Here's a list of all of the area hotels within a 10-minute walk.
- Best Western Downtown – 711 Union St.
- Courtyard Nashville Downtown – 170 4th Ave. N.
- Doubletree Hotel – 315 4th Ave. N.
- Hampton Inn & Suites – 310 4th Ave. S.
- The Hermitage Hotel – 231 6th Ave. N.
- Hilton Nashville Downtown – 121 4th Ave. S.
- Holiday Inn Express – 920 Broadway St.
- Homewood Suites by Hilton – 706 Church St.
- Hotel Indigo – 315 Union St.
- Renaissance Nashville Hotel – 611 Commerce St.
- Sheraton Nashville Downtown – 623 Union St.
- Union Station Hotel – 1001 Broadway St.
Friends of the Symposium
Mount Lehman Credit Union is a small credit union located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. With a history of more than 70 years in business, Mount Lehman is equally known for highly personal service and cutting-edge technology services. » Visit website
CU*Answers, a 100% credit union-owned CUSO, offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. Serving credit unions across the country for more than 40 years with their flagship CU*BASE® core processing system and a Cooperative business model. » Visit website
MoneyDesktop provides the financial industry with personal financial management, data analytics and marketing products. Combining an award-winning user interface with top-of-the-line technology, MoneyDesktop positions financial service organizations to better serve their users. MoneyDesktop is partnered with more than 400 financial institutions and 27 online banking providers. » Visit website
Card Analysis Solutions founder, Ondine Irving, has been providing credit union card portfolio solutions to our nation's credit unions since 2003. Over 500 credit unions have benefited from training, audits and overall guidance with their credit card portfolios. #GoCUCards! » Visit website
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Two words…TOTALLY COMMITTED. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Volunteer Corporate Credit Union (VolCorp) offers a broad range of products and services exclusively to member credit unions. From investments to payments (and a whole lot in between), we are committed to being your most valuable resource. » Visit website
Credit Union Times is the nation’s leading independent source for breaking news and analysis for credit union leaders. For more than 20 years, Credit Union Times has set the standard for editorial excellence and ethical, straight-forward reporting. » Visit website
There are 12 presenting sponsor spots available. Your sponsorship package includes:
- Seven-minute rapid fire demo
- Three-minute speaker introduction
- Opportunity to win one of two Best of Show awards
- Two attendee passes
- Mentions from stage
- Inclusion on slides and T-shirt
- Two Symposium T-shirts
Your sponsorship package includes:
- One attendee pass
- Mentions from stage
- Inclusion on slides and T-shirt
- One Symposium T-shirt
Want to sponsor?
Drop us an email if you are interested in learning more.