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CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

The credit union advocacy event of the year.
February 26 – March 2, 2023 // Washington, D.C., and online


Below is the in-person GAC schedule, which will also be available in the CUNA GAC 2023 app a few weeks prior to the event. If you can’t attend in person, here’s the online-experience schedule. Schedules are subject to change.

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – DEI Roundtable

Join us for an opportunity to learn, share, network, and gather tools that will help you take DEI and financial well-being for all to the next level at your credit union. Space is limited.

1:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Small CU Roundtable

This roundtable will be most impactful for those credit unions under $120M in assets. Hear from the small credit union winners of the CUNA Awards. Network with some of the most successful small credit unions nationwide, while taking part in a unique learning session that will send you home with immediate value for your small credit union.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Attendee Orientation
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – General Session/ED (Filene) Talk - Sponsored by CUNA Councils
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

8:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Exhibit Hall/Breakfast
9:30 – 11:35 a.m. – Opening General Session
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Exhibit Hall/Lunch
1:15 – 2:40 p.m. – General Session
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. – Breakout sessions
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – CUNA Annual General Meeting
3:30 – 5:15 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Open
5:30 p.m. – Herb Wegner Memorial Awards & Dinner *Separate ticketed event


8:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Exhibit Hall/Breakfast
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Breakout Sessions 
Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Exhibit Hall/Lunch 
1:45 – 3:45 p.m. –  General Session

A Conversation with Condoleezza Rice

Join for a talk with 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, hosted by CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. Hear insights and inspiration from a decades-long leader in politics, academia and business. This special reunion of two of President George W. Bush's cabinet members is a not-to-miss moment at CUNA GAC. Session is sponsored by Trellance.

3:45 – 5:15 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Open and Closing Reception
Evening Open


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast in General Session
9:00 – 11:15 a.m. – Closing General Session
Afternoon Hill Hikes (contact your State League for details)
7:00 p.m. – Closing Party/Event


Hill Hikes (contact your State League for details)


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Enhance your visit with a tour

Attendees and guests can enrich their time in Washington with exclusive tours and experiences at the Kennedy Center, Planet Word Language Arts Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, and Historic Homes.  


Crash the GAC

Filene Research Institute, the Cooperative Trust and CUNA will bring back its 14th cohort of credit union emerging leaders and young professionals to Washington, D.C., for Crash the GAC. Applications are now open, until Friday, December 2, 2022.

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Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

The 34th annual Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will return in 2023 and be held in conjunction with CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.