Plan now to join us this summer in Baltimore, Maryland for our 2013 Annual Conference. 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 2013 Federation Annual Conference will bring together leading thinkers, researchers, policymakers and practitioners in community development and financial empowerment with credit unions adapting new strategies and approaches to better serve their members and communities. Sessions and workshops will focus on insightful tracks in the areas of research, technology, ideas for innovative products and services, resource development, compliance and sustainability, and much more!
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Download the full conference brochure (PDF)
General Conference Schedule at a Glance (Subject to Change)
Download the Workshops and Plenary Schedule (PDF)
Rates and Registration Information
Apr. 6 - June 8, 2013
Our member rate is only available to Federation Policy Members and Community Development Partners. Associate Members at a yearly dues rate of $200 or higher are also eligible for our highly discounted rate. This special rate only applies to members who are up to date on their membership dues.
If you are unsure whether your organization is a current member of the Federation, or to check on the status of your dues, please contact Federation Office Manager Oulga Caesar at email@example.com or 800 437 8711 x208.
2013 Annual Conference registration is now open! To register online, click here.
Cancellation and Refunds: Registrations are fully refundable through Friday, May 3, 2013. A $100 fee will be deducted for each canceled registration after that date. All registration fees are fully transferable.
Conference Hotel Information
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Reservations: (800) 325-3535
We have negotiated a rate of $159.00 per night for single or double occupancy.
Discount rate is available until May 10, 2013.
Be sure to mention “Federation Credit Union Conference” to receive our special conference rate.
Airline Travel Discounts
Discount pricing for travel to Baltimore is available to conference attendees from American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Booking information is available on our conference website at http://www.cdcu.coop. Some restrictions may apply.
The discount can be booked on-line at http://www.aa.com/group, or by calling American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 800 433 1790. Use the Authorization Number 4853DL as the AA.com Promotion Code.
Reservations and ticketing is available via http://www.delta.com, or by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800 328 1111.
When booking online, select “Meeting Event Code” and enter the following meeting code NG8E3 in the box provided on the Search Flight page.
Baltimore Washington Intl. Airport (BWI) Travel Distance to Hotel: Approximately 9.0 miles
Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) Travel Distance to Hotel: Approximately 43.0 miles
Dulles International Airport (IAD) Travel Distance to Hotel: Approximately 60.0 miles
Click on the speaker photos or names to access detailed biographies.
Special Guest Appearance:
Michael Oher, Player from NFL Baltimore Ravens
Deborah Matz, NCUA Board Chairman
Donna J. Gambrell, CDFI Fund Director
Eileen Fitzgerald, CEO of NeighborWorks America
Hubert H. Humphrey III, Assistant Director of CFPB
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore
Robert A. Annibale, Global Director of Citi Microfinance & Community Dev.
Jonathan Mintz, Commissioner of NYC DCA
Sarah Gerecke, Deputy Assistant Secretary of US Dept. of HUD
Timothy Massad, Asst. Secretary for Financial Stability of US Dept. of the Treasury (Invited)
William J. (Bill) Bynum, CEO of HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union)
John Felton, CEO of Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union
Joni Brown, President of The Service Center for Credit Unions Inc.
John F. Kilduff, CFE (Compliance Administrator)
Jack Lawson, COO of Self-Help FCU
2013 Annual Vamper "Helping Hands" Awards
In 1990, the CDCU movement lost one of its heroes with the passing of the Federation's Associate Director, Annie Wilma Vamper, whose life-long dedication to the credit union movement, and to small credit unions in particular, served as inspiration to many low- and moderate-income people and communities. Until her death, Vamper gave every ounce of her strength, commitment, and love to the CDCU movement, and in 1993, the "Helping Hands" Award was created to honor her memory, along with the dedication of the Federation's training center at our New York City headquarters.
The highest honor presented by the Federation, the Annie Vamper "Helping Hands" Awards celebrate individuals whose unselfish work for the movement carry-on Annie's legacy, and whose contribution to their credit union has gone above and beyond the call of duty and exemplify the CDCU values.
We are pleased to announce that the 2013 recipients of the Annie Vamper “Helping Hands” Award are:
For more information about the awards and to learn about the winners, click here.
Video recordings of the awardee acceptance speeches are available by clicking here.
Conference sponsorship opportunities are available by clicking here.
Organizations interested in exhibiting at our conference can download our exhibitor information packet and application form by clicking here.
Questions about the 2013 Annual Conference can be directed to Valerie Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 437-8711 x218.