OTTAWA (7/15/13)--The 2013 World Credit Union Conference, presented by the World Council of Credit Unions, kicked off Sunday in Ottawa, Canada, with the opening ceremony and international flag parade.
More than 2,000 attendees were expected at the Ottawa Convention Center for the event, which ends Wednesday.
General Session keynote speakers this week include:
Preceding the opening ceremony, the Global Women's Leadership Forum met and heard speaker Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author, along with her husband New York Times columnist Nick Kristoff, of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
The conference includes more than 30 breakout sessions with leaders from around the world in five educational tracks: leadership and strategy, technology, international credit union experience, advocacy and governmental affairs, and innovative solutions.
News Now will provide coverage of the event, which ends Wednesday. To keep up with the conference on Twitter, use the hashtag #WCUC2013 or the handle @woccu.