Can't make it to ACCELERATE 21 in person next week? New this year is a virtual registration option for $149 that will provide live stream access to the four general sessions on Thursday, November 18, and a recording of the Friday Awards breakfast. Registration for the Virtual option closes this Friday, November 12.
Details on the General Sessions included in the virtual option:
General Session 1: ACCELERATE Minnesota Credit Unions: Featuring Roxanne Battle and special guest Jim Nussle, CUNA
Join us as our emcee Roxanne Battle guides us through the current state of the industry, providing updates on several key initiatives, and previews the year ahead. We are honored to welcome leaders from state and national credit union communities, including Jim Nussle, President & CEO of the Credit Union National Association.
General Session 2: Cryptocurrency & the Blockchain: Digital Dollars or Counterfeit Currency, Steve Stasiukonis, President, Secure Network Technologies
It's like money, highly controversial, it's not country-backed, it's pseudo anonymous and becoming popular across the planet. In this session, crypto currency and its management vehicle known as the Blockchain are explained. The session will also explain how cryptocurrency is used for the purchase of anything like cars, homes, drugs and other illegal things. This session is an eye opener for anyone interested in digital currency, the technologies of Blockchain, and what you need to know as a financial person.
General Session 3: Multicultural Growth Opportunities for Minnesota Credit Unions, Victor Corro, CEO, and Jennifer Esperanza, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Coopera Consulting
A DEI strategy requires evidence-based data points, especially information related to changing demographics, population trends and how these trends relate to financial inclusion. The Minnesota Credit Union Network and Coopera Consulting have partnered to do a deep dive into multicultural membership growth. In this session, Coopera will unveil the report’s insights into the economic and demographic dynamics of underserved and marginalized communities of color in the state; and the elements needed for a multicultural inclusion strategy within your credit union.
General Session 4: Minnesota Political Update
Get an up-close look at the political environment in Minnesota. During this session, Mary Lahammer, program host and political reporter for Twin Cities Public Television, will share an update on happenings at the State Capitol and preview 2022.
With questions, contact MnCUN Vice President of Communications and Engagement Andrea Molnau or Director of Engagement Ben Hering.
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