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World CU Conference Early Bird Deadline May 9

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MADISON, Wis. (5/3/13)--The early bird registration deadline for the World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) 2013 World Credit Union Conference ends May 9.

After May 9, the registration fee increases $200.

Keynote speakers at the conference--to be held July 14-17 in Ottawa, Canada--include Simon Sinek, corporate leadership strategist; Charlene Li, social media and technologies expert; and Ian Shelley, information technology and mobile payments guru.

"We have focused on creating a high caliber education program for this year's conference," said Brian Branch, WOCCU president/CEO. "As we gather in Canada's capital, this event will equip, connect and champion the global credit union community."

The conference also features local visits to credit unions, breakout sessions and opportunities to network.

Bonus networking and educational sessions include:

  • Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions' charity golf tournament, a fundraising and networking event at the Loch March 18-hole golf course July 13.
  • Global Women's Leadership Forum, the annual networking and educational gathering of the Global Women's Leadership Network, the world's only peer-to-peer credit union women's leadership organization. The network will meet prior to the conference on July 14 and will include a presentation from Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
  • World Council's Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) program, the annual educational and networking event for credit union professionals age 35 and younger. Five scholarship applicants will receive all-expense-paid scholarships to the 2014 World Credit Union Conference in Australia. The WYCUP program begins July 14 and runs concurrently with the conference.
 To register, use the link.