MADISON, Wis. (5/12/10)--A contest for a free registration to the upcoming The 1 Credit Union Conference received so many entries that the conference's co-hosts--the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)--decided to award two grand prizes as well as second- and third-place prizes. The conference's "early bird" discount of $200 ends May 20. The conference is July 11-14 in Las Vegas and MGM Grand Hotel. The grand prizes--a complimentary conference registration--went to Carol Wight from Holy Rosary CU, Kansas City, Mo., and Michelle Jacinta Pierre-Devenish from Trinidad and Tobago Police CU. Wight's contest response said, "As I have reviewed the different credit union events to attend, this one stood out as the one event that I need for the growth of my credit union." Pierre-Devenish's response explained she is new to credit unions and as operations manager, she is excited to "make a major contribution to the operational effectiveness of my credit union." Second prize winner of two free hotel nights at the MGM Grand during the conference is Dave Schurman of FirstOntario CU, Hamilton, Ont., Canada. Taking third prize and winning an Executive Series book set is Connie Miller, CEO of Icon CU, Boise, Idaho. For more information about the conference, including the complete speaker lineup and agenda of the sessions, use the resource link. All registrations must be received by May 20 to qualify for the early bird rate. Optional day tours still have space available. For evening entertainment, attendees can purchase tickets to three stage shows: Barry Manilow, The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil and Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil. Tickets range from $135 to $150 and can be purchased online after completing conference registration. Attendees from more than 60 countries are expected for the event, which combines CUNA's America's Credit Union Conference and WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference for this year only. Registration questions can be directed to Allison McCarty, conference specialist, at 608-395-2095.