Despite continued uncertainty about the future of COVID-19 pandemic, credit union groups are forging ahead with plans for numerous in-person conferences in 2022. Here’s a rundown of what’s been planned so far for the year, in alphabetical order by group name, along with links to conference registration pages when available. CU Times will continue to update this list as we become aware of new information.
The American Credit Union Mortgage Association announced the following in-person events for 2022:
African-American Credit Union Coalition
The 24th Annual AACUC Conference will take place Aug. 23-27 at TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union
Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union will hold its Credit Union Executive Leadership Symposium, Sept. 7-9 at the Westin River North in Chicago.
The firm’s 2022 Financial Forum will be held Sept. 25-28 at the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colo.
The Cooperative Credit Union Association and The Credit Union League of Connecticut continue their collaborative efforts with APEX 2022. The convention-level event will be held Oct. 12-14 at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Conn.
Registration details coming soon.
California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues
The leagues’ annual conference, REACH, will be held Nov. 1-4 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, Calif.
Carolinas Credit Union League
The league for credit unions in North and South Carolina will hold the following events in 2022.
The league representing credit unions in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas has a number of in-person and virtual events planned for 2022, including:
Credit Union EduCruises
Credit Union EduCruises, a provider of credit union-specific educational cruise programs around the world, will host several face-to-face cruise conferences in 2022 and 2023. A full list can be found here.
CrossState Credit Union Association
The association representing credit unions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania has the following events scheduled for 2022:
- CrossState Leadership School 2022, Aug. 14-18, The Penn Stater Hotel, State College, Pa.
- Fall Leadership Conference, Sept. 8-10, The Seven Springs Resort, Seven Springs, Pa.
- CU Reality Check, Oct. 24-26, Atlantic City, N.J., location TBD
CU Business Group
The professional development association has a number of virtual events on the calendar for 2022, in addition to the following in-person events:
- CUES Execu/Net, Aug. 28-31, Snake River Lodge and Spa, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
- Supervisory Committee Development Seminar, Sept. 19-20, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Santa Barbara, Calif.
- Director Development Seminar, Sept. 21-23, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Santa Barbara, Calif.
- CUES Directors Conference, Dec. 4-7, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nev.
2022 CULytics Day, an event for changemakers at credit unions who are passionate about data and digital, will be held virtually and free of charge on Aug. 22. Organizers plan to hold an in-person Spring CULytics Summit at the end of March 2023.
The trade association will host a total of more than 70 face-to-face conferences, virtual conferences, eSchools and webinars in 2022; a full list can be viewed here.
CUNA Mutual Group
CUNA Mutual Group’s Discovery2022 is slated to be held virtually on Aug. 11.
The Defense Credit Union Council’s Annual Conference will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio Aug. 2-5.
Expand Expo 2022, a training and development event for credit union professionals hosted by Horizon Federal Credit Union ($135 million, Williamsport, Pa.) will take place Sept. 18-22 at Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, Pa.
Filene Research Institute
The think tank has the following events on the calendar for 2022:
Finnovate hosts its FinnovateFall fintech conference as an in-person event at The Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, Sept. 12-14. Registration details here.
GoWest Credit Union Association
The league representing credit unions in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming will hold its annual convention, MAXX, at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Wash., Oct. 25-27.
Healthcare Credit Union Association
The professional association of credit unions that serve health care employees and their families will host the 2022 HCUA Annual Conference Sept. 7-9 at the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, Calif.
Heartland Credit Union Association
HCUA, which represents credit unions in Kansas and Missouri, has a number of events scheduled for 2022, including:
Illinois Credit Union League
This state league has a number of in-person events planned for 2022, including:
League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates
Other LSCU conferences in 2022 include the following:
The Metropolitan Area Credit Union Management Association has the following conferences scheduled for this year. MACUMA has pivoted its Lending Mini-Conference from in-person to virtual. According to a March 3 statement, “The health and safety of our members is always our first priority. While the pandemic trends are moving in the right direction, the guidance and feedback received says we’re not quite ready to hold an all-day classroom setting meeting yet.
- 64th Annual Leadership Conference, Sept. 26-29, Hyatt Chesapeake, Cambridge, Md.
Maryland & D.C. Credit Union Association
The league for Maryland and Washington, D.C. credit unions has several virtual and hybrid events planned for 2022 so far.
The fintech conference will be an in-person event in Las Vegas at The Venetian|The Palazzo and Sands Expo, Oct. 23-26.
NAFCU has the following events on its agenda for 2022:
- Congressional Caucus, Sept. 11-14, Washington, D.C.
- Regulatory Compliance & BSA Seminar, Sept. 27-29, Louisville, Ky.
- Management and Leadership Institute, Oct. 17-21, Annapolis, Md.
- Lending Conference, Nov. 8-10, Greenville, S.C.
National Council of Firefighter Credit Unions
The National Council of Firefighter Credit Unions Inc (NCOFCU) will hold its 2022 NCOFCU Conference in New Orleans, La., from Oct. 5-8 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
The NCUA will host the 2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & ACCESS Summit on Nov. 2-4 as a hybrid event. Registration information for the event will be posted soon.
This two-and-a-half day event will bring together professionals from credit unions and other financial institutions to:
- Promote the value proposition of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Share DEI and financial inclusion best practices.
- Develop solutions to industry-specific challenges.
The Summit will include panel discussions with experts in diversity, equity, and inclusion along with fireside chats, roundtables, and keynote speakers. Session topics cover a wide range of DEI-related areas like how to build a successful DEI program; including programs for the LGBTQ+ and disability communities; cryptocurrency and the unbanked; digital access; and inclusive lending. Speakers include NCUA Chairman Todd M. Harper, Vice Chairman Kyle Hauptman, and Board Member Rodney E. Hood.
National Credit Union Call Center Conference
Held by the Credit Union Association of New Mexico, the National Credit Union Call Center Conference will take place Oct. 24-26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The Small Call Center Workshop: Delivering Big on Quality and Productivity, a one-day workshop, will follow the National Credit Union Call Center Conference on Oct. 26 at the MGM Grand.
National Credit Union Management Association
NCUMA is planning the following conferences for 2022:
Credit union software provider Sharetec will hold its 2022 Sharetec Users Conference Sept. 25-28 at the Hilton Downtown Nashville in Nashville, Tenn.
Lending technology CUSO Sync1 Systems will host Lendtopia 2022 from Sept. 28-30 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock, Texas. Attendees can make their hotel reservations at this link (the room block cutoff date is Aug. 29).
Triverity & The Loan Service Center
TriVerity & The Loan Service Center, PSCU Companies, providers of delinquency management services for credit unions, will host their 10th Annual Collection Academy at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Bloomington, Minn., from Oct. 4-5.
Presented by founding sponsors Curql Collective and CUNA Strategic Services, VentureTech 2022, a fintech showcase for the credit union industry that brings together fintech firms, credit unions, CUSOs, venture capitalists and other credit union industry players, will be held Nov. 7-9 at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Frisco, Texas.
Virginia Credit Union League
The Virginia league will host the following in-person conferences in 2022:
- East Coast Marketing Conference: Sept. 14-16, Hilton Garden Inn, Virginia Beach, Va.
- CEO Summit (for large credit unions): Sept. 28-30, Boars Head Resort, Charlottesville, Va.
- CEO Forum (for small and mid-sized credit unions): Oct. 18, The Place, Richmond, Va.
Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union
Vizo Financial will host the 2022 Financial Conference at The Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Sept. 14-16, 2022. For those not able to attend in person, Vizo will offer on-demand recordings of the sessions.
Wisconsin Credit Union League
This state league will host a number of other virtual and in-person events in 2022.
If you have new or updated information to share about a credit union industry event in 2022, please send it to Natasha Chilingerian at [email protected].