MADISON, Wis.— Attendees of The 1 Credit Union Conference have access to a variety of additional events before, during and following the July 11-14 meeting in Las Vegas, Nev., USA. The conference, co-hosted by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and Credit Union National Association (CUNA), offers a full educational program for the four-day event to be held at the MGM Grand Hotel. In addition, day tours in and around Las Vegas, tickets to stage shows, an executive breakfast series and a golf tournament are available for attendees at an additional cost.
The 1 Credit Union Conference is a combination of WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference and CUNA's America's Credit Union Conference for this year only, and the synergy has led to the inclusion of additional events on this year's agenda.
Conference-goers and their companions are invited to join their global credit union peers on tours to make the most of their time in the Las Vegas area. During the conference, six day tours will be offered for a fee separate from that of the conference registration itself. Enjoy the sights on a Las Vegas city tour or travel to the nearby Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Those interested a "backstage view" can tour the set of Jubilee! to see the inner workings of a Las Vegas production show and meet the performers. To view the complete list of tours and pricing, visit www.vegas2010.org/optionaltours.
For evening entertainment, blocks of tickets have been purchased at three stage shows: Barry Manilow, The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil and Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil. Tickets range from $135-$150 and can be purchased online after completing the conference registration.
Conference attendees who want to relax with new friends while taking in the breathtaking views of colorful canyons can travel to Utah and Arizona for the National Parks & Route 66 post-conference tour. During the July 15-18 tour, participants will enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the U.S. Stops include Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon - all before following the nostalgic Route 66 back to Las Vegas. For a detailed itinerary and pricing, see www.vegas2010.org/vegas_tours.
The conference itself will feature an exclusive learning and networking series for credit union CEOs and executives consisting of three breakfast sessions (Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 15) featuring well-known business authors. The Executive Series focuses on credit union leadership issues and participants will receive each presenter's book as part of the program.
A brand new event, the T-Up FORE WOCCU Golf Tournament, is debuting in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 10. The charity golf event will benefit The Global Women's Leadership Network, a new WOCCU initiative designed to alleviate poverty through the empowerment of women around the world. The entrance fee of $250 per golfer includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch at Bear's Best Golf Course in Las Vegas. To register, visit www.cuwomen.org and click on ‘T-Up FORE WOCCU'.
For more information about additional events at The 1 Credit Union Conference, visit the conference Website, www.Vegas2010.org.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 56,000 credit unions in 101 countries serve 200 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.