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Credit union conferences offer a litany of benefits to even the most seasoned CU professionals. At Extensia Financial, we’re personally drawn to how they inspire our industry to do better and be better. In addition, they arm us with toolboxes to do so. 

The fall/winter 2023 credit union conference line-up is stacked with industry-leading keynote speakers, noteworthy demonstrations, cutting-edge tech and impressive venues across the country. These upcoming conferences are where credit union professionals can expand their networks and learn about the latest developments in our field to better serve members and the surrounding community. 

Money 20/20

Where: The Venetian Resort (Las Vegas, Nevada)

When: October 22-25, 2023

Why: This event provides credit union leaders and other professionals from across the industry with important analytics and networking opportunities. The conference’s goal is to help you innovate and transform in the ways needed to stay ahead in today’s evolving financial marketplace. 

Money 20/20 focuses on providing critical insights into what’s next in the finance world, including conversations on policy, financial services and more. The hosts promise over 60 hours of invaluable content on the hottest topics on financial innovation, with keynote speakers including the COO of Citi, the CMO/CCO of Mastercard, the commissioner of the SEC, a former FDIC chairman and others.

Register here for Money 20/20. 

CU Intersect Conference

Where: The Hyatt Regency (Newport Beach, California)

When: October 30-November 1, 2023

Why: This conference highlights the intersection of resiliency, security and technology for credit unions. The event will cover the latest security developments and defensive strategies available to credit unions. Leaders who want to learn about how to protect their organizations and their members in the digital age are encouraged to attend this event. 

CU Intersect will include keynote sessions from subject matter experts and panel discussions on the most pertinent information security topics impacting the industry. Attendees will also be able to take part in impactful breakout sessions and meet premier security solutions vendors. 

Register here for CU Intersect. 

NAFCU’s Lending Conference

Where: The Westin New Orleans (Louisiana)

When: November 7-9, 2023

Why: NAFCU’s Lending Conference arms credit unions with the knowledge and resources to “push through the years ahead in as strong a position as possible.” More specifically, it caters to CU management and employees focused on lending, e-commerce and business development.  

This must-attend conference delivers a robust education on the latest trends in products and services, best lending practices, fintech solutions, marketing opportunities, and growth strategies and tactics for building an overall resilient credit union and portfolio. 

Register here for NAFCU’s Lending Conference 

Filene Research Institute’s big.bright.minds.

Where: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, Arizona)

When: December 4-6, 2023

Why: This event is keenly focused on innovation for forward-thinking credit unions and their leaders. The main topic at this year’s event is a credit union’s network and how CUs can leverage their cooperative model to foster sustainable growth for the organization.

The Filene Research Institute will use the event to showcase its latest research and insights to help credit unions strategically, thoughtfully and positively impact their members. 

Register here for big.bright.minds. 2023. 


About Avana CUSO

Established in 1998 and headquartered in Simi Valley, CA, Extensia Financial (Now Avana CUSO) is one of the most seasoned credit union service organizations (CUSO) focused on commercial real estate lending, including competitive, flexible renewable energy loans. For decades, we have partnered with credit unions across the country to offer competitive and collaborative CRE loans. We also uniquely support and guide our partners through the entire lifecycle of our loans. Avana CUSO is a proud member of the AVANA Family of Companies.

Contact us today to learn more about becoming an Avana CUSO partner.