TACOMA, Wash. (9/12/11)--The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) will hold its first convention and business meeting Sept. 20-22. Expected to draw roughly 800 attendees, the 2011 NWCUA Convention & Annual Business Meeting is the first formal gathering of the combined Northwest credit union community after the Credit Union Association of Oregon and Washington Credit Union League merged earlier this year. Among the speakers at the conference will be Bill Cheney, president/CEO of the Credit Union National Association. Michael Barr, former U.S. Department of Treasury assistant secretary for financial institutions and key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is also scheduled to speak. Other speakers include Susan Ershler, business executive, Mt. Everest climber and author, and Salim Ismail, investor, entrepreneur, director of Singularity University, former Yahoo vice president and head of Brickhouse, Yahoo’s internal ideas factory. Special events include:
* The 2011 NWCUA Annual Business Meeting; * A trade show; * Four general sessions featuring national speakers; * Nine idea exchange sessions; * 20 training and education sessions; * A Spectrum Marketing Awards luncheon; and * A Summit Awards dinner.