MADISON, Wis. (8/29/14)--CUNA Mutual Group's fifth annual, daylong Discovery Conference, scheduled for Oct. 15, offers 12 free credit union-focused sessions online.
The Discovery Conference is the Web-based equivalent of a face-to-face conference without the associated expenses or time away from the office. "The beauty of participating online is the convenience," said Christy LaMasney, manager of Discovery for CUNA Mutual Group. "It requires absolutely no travel, hotel or time away from the office, and it's free for everyone."
The conference offers live chats, networking opportunities, message boards, an exhibit hall and prizes. In addition, registration includes access to conference materials after the event is over.
John Lass, CUNA Mutual Group senior vice president of strategy and business development, is the keynote speaker. Lass will speak on how retail financial services could be disrupted by new technologies and business models, and what actions credit unions could take to mitigate the impact. In addition, the conference will feature several industry thought leaders:
Each thought-leader session will feature video, audio and a question-and-answer portion.
The online event is designed for CEOs and senior leadership teams of credit unions, but all credit union and league employees are welcome.
"Attendees can come and go from the conference as they please," said LaMasney. "This provides great flexibility to allow many staff members from the same organization to attend, if even for just a few hours."