RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (1/27/09)--CO-OP Financial Services announced Monday that it is waiving registration fees for its annual THINK 2009 event April 5-8 in Austin, Texas. The fees were $450 per credit union. “Despite their freeze on conference costs this year, credit unions expressed an overwhelming interest in THINK’s line-up of speakers, including Obama’s campaign manager and the founder of Travelocity,” said Stan Hollen, CO-OP president/CEO. He added CO-OP wanted to make the event “financially accessible for everyone.” Speakers at the event include:
* Scott Bedbury, former worldwide advertising director, Nike; * Michael Bergdahl, former director of people, Wal-Mart; * Terry Jones, founder, Travelocity.com; * Doug Lipp, former head of training, Walt Disney University; * David Plouffe, campaign manager, Obama 2008; * Peter Schutz, retired CEO, Porsche AG Worldwide; and * Robyn Waters, former vice president of trend/design/product development, Target.