The Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference, the largest gathering of credit union officials each year, will be going all-virtual on March 2-4, 2021, the trade group announced Monday.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced trade groups to hold all-virtual conferences since earlier this year. The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Union’s annual Congressional Caucus will be an all-virtual conference on Sept. 14-15.
“It might feel a little different, but the goal of coming together to strengthen the credit union system is more important now than it’s ever been,” Todd Spiczenski, CUNA’s chief products and services officer, said in announcing the decision.
He said the conference, which last year attracted more than 5,000 credit union officials to Washington, will have the same features as past GAC conferences. CUNA officials said they will be featuring keynote speakers and policymakers. They intend to have a virtual exhibit hall.
“With 2021 shaping up to be the most consequential advocacy year in a generation, it’s imperative the new Congress, and potentially a new administration, understand the credit union difference,” CUNA officials said.