PORTLAND, Ore. (10/7/13)--More than 600 credit union professionals and business solutions partners will get a front-row perspective into the federal government shutdown, beltway gridlock, industry regulation and financial services innovation at the Northwest Credit Union Association's Amplify Convention this week.
The convention will be gaveled into session Tuesday in Portland, Ore.
Headline speakers include:
Debbie Matz, National Credit Union Administration chair, delivering the opening keynote address;
A.B. Stoddard, associate editor and columnist for The Hill, delivering a closed session keynote address offering insight into the federal government shutdown and beltway politics;
Laura Kelly, chief product officer, Dun & Bradstreet, addressing how credit unions can tap new opportunities in the "Innovation 2.0" age;
Anthony Huey, president, Reputation Management Associates, helping attendees to perfect more powerful messages and stay on point; and
Bernard Lachance, singer and marketer, sharing how he parlayed his shoestring marketing approach into an appearance on Oprah and sold out concert halls.
Amplify Convention's program content underscores a "Market Share Matters" priority, ensuring that Northwest credit unions create trends, leverage growth opportunities and engage to amplify the credit union value proposition.
The social impact of Northwest credit unions will be celebrated at the Boardwalk of Miracles Dinner and Auction, which will raise funds for Credit Unions for Kids, the credit union movement's national "charity of choice" founded in the Northwest in 1986, and The Summit Awards program celebrating the highest achievers in advocacy, chapter excellence, community impact, innovation and lifetime achievement.
Coming off a successful tax battle in the Oregon Legislature and sessions that saw Credit Union Act upgrades in both Oregon and Washington, Amplify Convention also will focus on strengthening the Northwest's already well-resourced grassroots advocacy army, said NWCUA.
More than 100 business solutions partners will showcase new and emerging technology at the Strategic Link trade show, and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation will unveil a robust strategic philanthropy vision leveraging collaboration between credit unions and community organizations with mission-aligned innovation.
Attendees will use the hashtag #CUAmplify13 during the convention.