MADISON, Wis. (1/19/10)--Registrations and hotel reservations are now being accepted online for The 1 Credit Union Conference, a one-time event co-hosted by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). More than 2,500 attendees from 60 countries are expected to attend the conference July 11-14 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Those registering at vegas2010.org by May 20 will receive a $200 early bird discount. CUNA and WOCCU have joined forces for this year only to offer The 1 Credit Union Conference, a combination of The World Credit Union Conference and America’s Credit Union Conference. The event’s agenda will include speakers bringing attendees’ ideas from the global credit union movement and the international business world. Breakout sessions will follow six tracks so participants can customize their educational programs. Track themes include strategy and leadership, topics for developing credit union movements, lending and operations and membership growth. The conference provides attendees from the U.S. and abroad the opportunity to gain new perspectives that can help credit unions continue to serve members and gain market share, said WOCCU and CUNA. Both WOCCU and CUNA will still offer additional events that have characterized their individual conferences. The organizations encourage attendees under the age of 35 to take part in WOCCU’s Young Credit Union People Program (WYCUP). A special ceremony will recognize recipients of WOCCU’s Distinguished Service Award and WYCUP winners, and also CUNA’s Credit Union Magazine Hero of the Year Award. Rooms at the MGM Grand Hotel will cost $159 per night (single or double), with a $25 hotel voucher for additional savings. Pre- and post-tours will be offered in addition to optional day tours during the conference. For more information, use the link.