Think Conference Heads East Registration Now Open For 2012 Event In Boca Raton Florida



 Online Registration is Available at

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (November 30, 2011) - The THINK 12 Conference is now open for registration, with a planned speaker line-up that will again uniquely highlight experts from outside the credit union movement to help attendees gain insight on industry issues.

THINK 12 will take place Sunday, April 29-Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, in Florida. Produced annually by CO-OP Financial Services, this is the first THINK Conference to be held on the east coast.

"We are looking forward to hosting THINK 12 in Florida, so that our clients and colleagues east of the Mississippi will have a shorter distance to travel to hear our world-class featured speakers," said Stan Hollen, President/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. "CO-OP seeks to help our clients maximize their profitability and enhance member relationships, and the THINK Conference will offer a wealth of ideas for attendees on how they can do both."

Registration can be easily completed online at Conference registration is $499, though an early bird discount of $399 is available to credit union employees through Jan. 15, 2012.

Since 2008, the THINK Conferences have been led by thought leaders such as Steve Wozniak of Apple and Tony Hsieh of, who have challenged attendees to look at credit union problem solving from a fresh angle. The 2012 Conference will feature two returnees from the 2011 event - financial journalist Valerie Coleman Morris will again be the master of ceremonies; while Brett King, author of the best-seller BANK 2.0, will be among the speakers. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming months.

Also returning to the THINK Conference is the CO-OP THINK Prize, a competition introduced in 2011 to inspire creative solutions to industry issues. The competition is now down to 25 semi-finalists, with three finalists to be announced in early 2012. A $10,000 prize awaits the winner.

Attendees and others can stay informed on the conference's developments by signing-up to receive a monthly newsletter, also at In addition, a white paper that distills the main lessons of 2011 conference presenters can be downloaded at

About CO-OP Financial Services

Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the industry leader in access and convenience products for credit unions. CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through network, payment processing, e-commerce, shared branching and call center services. With more than 3,000 credit union members, 30 million cardholders, 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 4,400 shared branch locations and more than two billion annual transactions, CO-OP Financial Services offers the tools, counsel and leadership to help credit unions prosper. To learn more, visit