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2016 Annual Convention & Exposition 2016 Annual Convention & Exposition
June 9-11, 2016 |
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
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There is Still Time to Attend...Register Today!

Great training, networking and fun is what ranks the League's Annual Convention and Exposition as Michigan's Best Meeting and Exposition*. Over 500 credit union professionals and volunteers from across Michigan are already registered to attend. See who has signed-up and get your name on the list now.

 

Highlights

Welcome to Detroit!

Hear first-hand from credit union peers Hank Hubbard and Kathie Trembath about all the exciting developments occuring in Detroit and why now is a great time to head to the Motor City for the MCUL & Affiliates and CU Solutions Group 2016 Annual Convention and Exposition! It will have everyone coming back for more.
Check out great things to do while visiting "The D".

 

New! Corks for a Cause
Wine Pull Supporting Communities Through Credit Unions 

Be there the evening of Wednesday, June 8 for this exciting new social event supporting grants through the Michigan Credit Union Foundation. Enjoy complimentary snacks, drinks and networking. Plus, choose to purchase tickets to “pull” a fine bottle of wine to take away.

 

Be Here for the Friday Keynote With
Steve Forbes

Be Center Stage! on June 10 to hear Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and an internationally respected authority in the worlds of economics, finance and corporate leadership. The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. His keynote message is based on the New York Times bestselling book Power Ambition Glory that provides intriguing comparisons between six great leaders of the ancient world and contemporary business leaders.


"Center Stage!" Thursday Keynote

Alex Sheen is founder of "Because I said I would", a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity. Learn how "Because I said I would" encourages and supports making and keeping promises and how the organization has distributed over 3 million Promise Cards to help hold people accountable to their commitments.

 

Sold Out Expo Hall!

Join other attendees to mix and mingle, and visit with exhibitors from across the country at this year's Expo Hall Marketplace! There will be plenty of excitement and opportunities to receive complimentary gifts and to be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Agenda Overview

There is SO MUCH planned for this year's AC&E, so be sure the view the complete conference agenda here.
 

Wednesday, June 8

8:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Michigan Credit Union System Annual Charity Golf Outing

TPC Michigan, Dearborn
Benefits CMN Hospitals: Credit Unions for Kids

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Registration and Information

RENAISSANCE FOYER, LEVEL 4

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Michigan Credit Union Foundation
Corks for a Cause Networking Extravaganza!
(Complimentary admission.)
MACKINAC BALLROOM, LEVEL 5

 

Thursday, June 9

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    
Registration and Information

RENAISSANCE FOYER, LEVEL 4

7:30 a.m.
CMN Hospitals: Credit Unions for Kids Silent Online Auction

RENAISSANCE FOYER EAST, LEVEL 4
Sponsored by Plante Moran

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Safeguards: Tools for Preventing, Identifying and Dealing With Fraud

BRULE, LEVEL 5
Ken Ross and Panel:
Daniel Mahalak, Charles Holzman and Robin Hoag

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
INSIDE Credit Union Compliance

LASALLE, LEVEL 5
Sponsored by CU Solutions Group Compliance

9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Center Stage! Opener, Special Guests and
Keynote Speaker Alex Sheen

AMBASSADOR BALLROOM, LEVEL 3
Sponsored by Excess Share Insurance

  • Pete Gates, CU Solutions Group Chairman
  • Ken Ross, MCUL EVP/COO
  • Patrick McPharlin, DIFS Director
  • Rick Snyder, Michigan Governor (Invited.)
  • Keynote Speaker
    Alex Sheen, 'Because I Said I Would' Founder

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Economic Issues Luncheon
(Ticketed.)
MACKINAC BALLROOM, LEVEL 5
Dr. Charles Ballard
Sponsored by Mortgage Center

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Guest Program: Stick to It! A Tape Inspired DIY Tote Project
(Ticketed.)
DULUTH, LEVEL 5
        
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Education Breakout Sessions

        
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
General Exposition Viewing
RENAISSANCE BALLROOM, LEVEL 4

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Membership Meeting & Leadership Summit

MACKINAC BALLROOM, LEVEL 5

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CU Solutions Group Welcome Reception!
(Included in registration.)
ONTARIO HALL, LEVEL 3
In Partnership with CUNA Mutual Group and Sprint


Friday, June 10

On-going
CMN Hospitals: Credit Unions for Kids Silent Online Auction

RENAISSANCE FOYER EAST, LEVEL 4
Sponsored by Plante Moran  

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration and Information

RENAISSANCE FOYER, LEVEL 4

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Internet Kiosk

RENAISSANCE FOYER WEST, LEVEL 4
Sponsored by CU Direct Corporation
 
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast and General Exposition Viewing
(Included in registration.)
RENAISSANCE BALLROOM, LEVEL 4

9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Offsite Guest Program: Detroit Shines! Tour and Lunch
(Ticketed.)
BOARD AT MARRIOTT MOTOR LOBBY, LEVEL 1

9:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Center Stage! Special Guests and Keynote Speaker
AMBASSADOR BALLROOM, LEVEL 3
Sponsored by Intuit TurboTax

  • Tony Carnarvon, MCUL Chairman
  • John Buckley, MCUL Chairman Elect
  • David Adams, MCUL & Affiliates President and CEO
  • Jim Nussle, CUNA President and CEO
  • Keynote Speaker
    Steve Forbes, Forbes Chairman and Editor in Chief

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn Roundtables
(Ticketed.)
Sponsored by MSHDA

  • Small-Asset Size Roundtable
    NICOLET, LEVEL 5
  • Medium-Asset Size Roundtable
    MACKINAC BALLROOM, LEVEL 5
  • Large-Asset Size Topics
    MARQUETTE, LEVEL 5   

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Education Breakout Sessions

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Education Breakouts
and Ignite Sessions

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
CMN Hospitals: Credit Unions for Kids Live Auction Cocktail Hour
(Included in registration.)
AMBASSADOR BALLROOM, LEVEL 3
Sponsored by Miedema Asset Management Group
    

Saturday, June 11

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Registration and Information

RENAISSANCE FOYER, LEVEL 4

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Honor Awards Program and

Plated Breakfast
(Included in registration.)
AMBASSADOR BALLROOM, LEVEL 3
Including Entertainment by The Water Coolers

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Education Breakout Sessions

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
CUES Networking Luncheon
(Ticketed.)
MACKINAC BALLROOM, LEVEL 5
Kurt David
Sponsored by Credit Union Executive Society

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Education Breakout Sessions

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Closing Celebration!
Explore, Shore and Encore:
Experience the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
(Ticketed.)
BOARD AT MARRIOTT MOTOR LOBBY, LEVEL 1


Agenda is subject to change.

 

Charity Auction

Online Bidding Returns for the 18th Annual Silent Auction to Benefit
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: Credit Unions for Kids

Thursday, June 9 | Online Bidding Opens at 7:30 a.m.
Friday, June 10 | Online Bidding Closes at 5 p.m.

Items Displayed in the Renaissance Foyer East, Level 4
Online Bidding Sponsored by Plante Moran

Plus, Exciting LIVE Auction and Cocktail Hour

Friday, June 10 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Included in registration.)
Ambassador Ballroom, Level 3

Credit unions in Michigan have an outstanding reputation for supporting charities and community involvement. Help support children throughout Michigan by participating in these exciting auctions. All proceeds from the auctions are donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Credit Union for Kids. Learn how to donate, view items available for auction and discover how to sign-up to bid here.

Hotel and Registration

Start packing! The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is the official hotel of the MCUL & Affiliates 2016 Annual Convention and Exposition. Rooms were being held until May 17, 2016 at a negotiated rate of $160 per night, plus taxes, for single/double occupancy and are now on a rate- and space-available basis.

Book Rooms Online Now

 

To Make Reservations by Phone Call the Marriott Toll-Free at (877) 901-6632
Mention the Michigan Credit Union League to Receive the Negotiated Rate

Looking for more details about the hotel or for directions? Click here for complete information.

 

REGISTRATION CATEGORIES

What a value! Registration rates for the AC&E were reduced eight years ago and have been maintained at the same lower rate, bringing Michigan credit union members one of the best conference values that can be found anywhere.

Meals that are included in paid registration categories are: ‘MCUF Networking Extravaganza’ on Wednesday, 'Welcome Reception' on Thursday, 'Breakfast' and 'Live Auction Reception' on Friday and the 'Plated Breakfast and Honor Awards Presentation' on Saturday. Other meals and guest programs are considered ticketed events and should be selected for purchase. Click here for complete registration details.

Full Convention Registration

$339 per person.
This registration category provides admittance for all three days to the non-ticketed program events and included meals listed above.

Full Convention Registration for the 6th person and above

$284 per person.
This registration category provides admittance for all three days to the non-ticketed program events and included meals listed above. (Ex. The first five registrations pay $339, the sixth, seventh, eighth, etc. registrant(s) receives the discounted rate of $284.)

One-Day Registration

$150 per person; for Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
This one-day registration category allows attendance for one day of choice.
Includes admittance to all non-ticketed program events and included meals scheduled for that day.

Two-Day Registration  

$300 per person; for Thursday and Friday or Friday and Saturday.
This two-day registration category allows attendance for Thursday and Friday.
Includes admittance to all non-ticketed program events and included meals scheduled for these days.

Guest Registration

$171 per person, adult.
This category is applicable only for the accompanying spouse or guests of a credit union official registered in one of the above categories. Anyone attending as an official representative of his or her credit union must register under Full Convention Registration, Two-Day or One-Day Registration. Guest registration provides admittance to all non-ticketed events and included meals listed above. A guest/spouse is defined as someone who is not employed by a credit union.

Non-Registered Guest (Badge Only)

No charge; badge needed to purchase á la carte ticketed events.
This category is applicable only for the accompanying spouse or guests of a credit union official registered in one of the above categories. Anyone attending as an official representative of his or her credit union must register under Full Convention Registration, Two-Day or One-Day Registration. Guests must register for this badge only option when purchasing á la carte event tickets, optional tours or guest programs.

Membership Meeting and Leadership Summit Only

No Charge
There is no charge to attend the Membership Meeting only, but registration is required to obtain the special admission badge and to participate in voting.

Click here for complete details about registration categories and ticketed events.

Click here to register now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions? We have answers! Want to know what check-in time is at the hotel? Not sure what attire is appropriate to bring along? We have listed the most frequently asked questions here.

If you have a question not answered here, simply write to us at educate@mcul.org.

* And, YES! The MCUL & Affiliates was the recipient of the Michigan Society of Association Executive's 2015 Diamond Award of Excellence, the highest award of recognition from this prestigious organization. Thanks for helping us make it so great!

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