Federation 2014 Annual Conference
Financial Inclusion in Focus: From Vision to Reality
May 14-16, 2014 | Detroit, Michigan
Plan now to join us in Detroit, Michigan for our 40th anniversary Annual Conference, Financial Inclusion in Focus: From Vision to Reality. As the financial services industry and more Americans seek alternatives to high-cost and increasingly complex banking instruments, credit unions are increasingly serving more diverse populations and markets. The Federation is devoted to bringing the information, tools, and partnerships to help credit unions of all shapes and sizes to best serve previously underserved markets.
The 2014 Annual Conference will bring together thought leaders, researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the community development and financial empowerment fields for several days of learning, sharing and networking. Our informational sessions and educational workshops will focus on insightful tracks in areas such as research, technology, innovative products and services, and compliance.
Five reasons to join us in Detroit this year:
- Discover the opportunity emerging market represent for your credit union
- Network with CEOs of credit unions nationally recognized for their work in this space
- Learn about innovative products and sustainable strategies to serve the LMI market
- Connect with potential funders
- Understand how to develop effective partnerships with community organizations and public agencies serving LMI consumers
We are excited to announce one of our keynote speakers, Michael S. Barr, a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and former US Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions. Micheal is currently a Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Brookings Institution. Additional information on other speakers and sessions will be coming soon!
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Conference Hotel Information:
MGM Grand Hotel Detroit
1777 Third Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: (877) 888-2121
We have negotiated a rate of $169.00 per night for single or double occupancy. Discount rate is available until April 7, 2014. Be sure to mention “Federation Credit Union Conference” to receive our special conference rate.
About the Hotel:
Treat yourself to the good life at this award-winning hotel nestled in the heart of Detroit. Near all major sporting and entertainment venues and only 20 minutes from the Detroit Metro Airport, MGM Grand Detroit is the perfect place to recharge, refresh and rejuvenate!
Prime Detroit Location:
Motown. The Motor City. The D. Whatever you call it, Detroit is a vibrant city with many fun and exciting things to do and places to visit. Come and experience all that Detroit offers including:
- Automotive Hall of Fame
- The Detroit Institute of Art
- Motown Historical Museum (Hitsville, USA)
- The Henry Ford Museum
- Ford Piquette Avenue Plant/ Model T Automotive Heritage Complex (birthplace of the Model T)
- Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
We hope you’ll join us in Detroit!
Check out the fantastic photos, dynamic speakers, and engaging presentations from our 2013 conference here!