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Headed to the 2020 CUNA GAC? Here’s what you need to know

February 21, 2020

This year’s CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, the largest credit union advocacy event in the country, is nearly underway. More than 5,000 credit union leaders from every state and around the world will be in attendance for several days of enlightening keynote speakers, advocacy discussions, educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities and more.

Registration opens at noon (ET) Sunday, and the first general session kicks off Sunday at 4 p.m. (ET). For those who are headed to the nation’s capital for the event, there are several ways to ensure you’re able to make the most of your experience.

First, download the official 2020 CUNA GAC app for your smartphone. Search “CUNA GAC” in the App Store or Google Play and login using the information you provided at registration.

The app contains a complete schedule of CUNA GAC, as well as speaker and vendor information, general and breakout session information, CUNA’s advocacy briefing documents, maps and more. In addition, app users are encouraged to post updates on their activities throughout the conference.

Credit union leaders are also strongly encouraged to visit L Street to share how your credit union is making a difference. An artist will be in residence during the conference to turn your credit union’s story about making a difference into a visual element on a wall that will be filled in as CUNA GAC progresses.

The largest exhibit hall in the credit union industry will be open with a reception starting Sunday at 5 p.m. (ET), and will be open Monday during breakfast and lunch hours, as well as Tuesday during breakfast, lunch and breakout session hours.

Keynote speakers for the event include: Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, photographer Platon, author Marcus Buckingham, political strategist David Plouffe and strategists Nicolle Wallace and Stephanie Cutter.

Breakout sessions will take place Monday and Tuesday afternoon and will cover topics such as: the state of the economy; credit union litigation; diversity, equity and inclusion; advancing communities, global credit union regulations, Google’s partnership with financial institutions; financial health and wellness; data privacy challenges and more.

The GAC action can be followed on social media at #CUNAGAC, while credit union advocacy will be shared using #CUDifference. During the conference, follow CUNA’s TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for regular updates.

Complete coverage of CUNA GAC can be found at news.cuna.org/gac