"THINK 11 will be held in the home of 'Imagineering,' Disney's term for innovative thinking," said Stan Hollen, President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. "That's what the THINK Conference is all about - providing a line-up of world-class speakers from a variety of fields to inspire credit union people to think of their business approaches in a whole new way."
The conference's accent on creativity will be enhanced in 2011 with the final round of the inaugural CO-OP THINK Prize, a $10,000 award for the entrant who presents the most effective, shareable plan for growing the credit union movement. Three finalists will present their ideas as part of the THINK 11 agenda, with the winner determined by conference attendees, online viewers and a panel of experts from the Filene Research Institute and CO-OP.
The Grand Californian, located in the heart of the Disneyland Resort complex, is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel. The hotel promotes itself as "defining grandeur in every way." THINK Conference attendees will have access to everything the hotel has to offer as the conference will be the exclusive event at the property from May 14-18, 2011.
CO-OP is assembling its speaker line-up now, and conference organizers are seeking input from the industry on what topics would be most valuable to them.
To complete a speaker questionnaire, enter the CO-OP THINK Prize competition and register later this year, please go to http://www.co-opthink.org.
About CO-OP Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., CO-OP Financial Services is the industry leader in access and convenience products for credit unions. Nearing 30 years of credit union service, CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through network services, payment processing, e-commerce, CO-OP Shared Branching and call center services. With a total of 3,000 credit union members, 30 million cardholders, 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 4,000 shared branch locations and 160 million-plus monthly transactions, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation's largest credit union service organization, offering the tools, counsel and leadership to help credit unions prosper. To learn more, visit www.co-opfs.org. Follow CO-OP on Twitter at:http://twitter.com/COOPFS and keep up with industry issues via the CO-OP Insight Vault blog at:http://co-opinsightvault.com.