56th Annual
Defense Credit Union Council Conference
The Defense Credit Union Industry's Premier Educational Conference
 
August 18 - 21, 2019 | Chicago, Illinois
Register for this year’s Annual Conference and book your reservation at the Fairmont Hotel no later than July 26 to receive the DCUC Group rate.

JOIN US


Please join us for the 56th Annual DCUC Conference from August 18-21, 2019, as we gather in the great city of Chicago. Not only will our conference be filled with educational highlights and opportunities to network with your colleagues in the defense credit union industry, we also continue to make changes to enhance your conference experience.



REASONS TO ATTEND
  • Networking - Relationships, especially ones centered on face-to-face opportunities, are important in our industry. DCUC consistently brings top thought leaders and representatives of the Defense Credit Union Industry together, so that you can connect with them in person to gain insight and collaboration.
  • Education - Attending will allow you to learn more about the critical issues our industry is facing, as well as some of the latest innovations available. You can then take the knowledge you gain and invest it back in your credit union.
  • Representation - You can represent your credit union and return with a list of both individual and vendor contacts you meet and a description of every session you attend so you can share with others who were not able to attend.
  • Giving Back - Help us once again raise much needed funds for the families of our Wounded Warriors during our 2019 Showcase with a Purpose. Our charity this year is Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.

Join the Conversation

#DCUC2019
25+

Sessions

Attend the educational sessions and learn more about the critical issues our industry is facing, as well as some of the latest innovations available.

20+

Speakers

Hear from experts in and out of the industry and from the DoD as they share their insights, best practices and new developments.

30+

Exhibitors

Meet with our expert corporate partners, whose products and services are essential for your continued service and support of our servicemembers.

AGENDA


From start to finish, this week will be action-packed.

For 55 years, this event has been tailored specifically for defense credit union senior level executives, CEOs, and influential Board members and 2019 promises to surpass your expectations!

  • Sunday, we will kick off with Lunch in the Grand Opening of our Showcase with a Purpose, followed by an important DCUC Military Advocacy Update featuring Tony Hernandez and John McKechnie. Our popular Corporate Partner Breakout Sessions close out the afternoon, followed by this year's fabulous Welcome Reception with a view that can’t be matched.
  • Monday’s sessions will focus primarily on our ties to the Military and Department of Defense.
  • On Tuesday, Credit Union Industry speakers take center stage.
  • We will conclude our conference with breakfast on Wednesday morning and a closing session you won’t want to miss!

ALL THIS AND MORE will be part of your experience at the 2019 DCUC Annual Conference.

August 17, 2019

(Pre-Conference Activities)

6:45am

7:30am

8:00am – 11:00am

10:00am – 3:00pm

The Chicago Air & Water Show
Come to Chicago one day before the Conference starts and take advantage of our hotel’s location to enjoy the FREE Lakefront Air & Water Show.

Presented by Shell and the City of Chicago, the Air and Water Show celebrates 60 years of daredevil thrills in the air and on the water along Chicago’s magnificent lakefront on Lake Michigan. Over the years the show has featured some of the top civilian and military pilots and aircraft. Biennially, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headline along with the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs. The Fairmont is within walking distance of the Navy Pier and the lakefront beaches on the south side of the River.

No registration is necessary.

NOTE: This is a tentative agenda, subject to change as the program develops. Please check back closer to the conference for most up-to-date start and end times.

GUESTS & TOURS


Guest Packages

Guests of all Conference Delegates have two options for registration.
Pick the one that best suits your needs.


$845 Full Package Includes:
  • Sunday Night Welcome Reception
  • Monday and Tuesday Guest tours, which include lunch
  • DCUC Showcase to include Sunday lunch and Monday Social Reception
  • All Conference Breakfasts (Monday through Wednesday)
  • 20th Annual Hall of Honor Awards Dinner and Entertainment
$550 Limited Package Includes:
  • Sunday Night Welcome Reception
  • DCUC Showcase to include Sunday lunch and Monday Social Reception
  • All Conference Breakfasts (Monday through Wednesday)
  • 20th Annual Hall of Honor Awards Dinner and Entertainment





Optional Tours

Optional tours are not included in the conference price and can be added on for both delegates and guests. You may sign up for the tours while registering for the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Karen Dyson
LTG U.S. Army, Retired
Senior Officer Perspectives on National Defense
John Fenzel
Retired Senior Special Forces Officer and Author
Resilience in the Face of Adversity
Mark Meyer
CEO, Filene Research Institute
The Next Big Thing

Featured Speakers

The Honorable Rodney E. Hood
Chairman
National Credit Union Administration
B. Dan Berger
President and CEO
National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions
Jim Nussle
President and CEO
Credit Union National Association




26th Annual VADM Vincent Lascara Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 7:30 a.m.
Sponsored by

 

Harborside International Golf Center

Starboard Course

 

Join us in Chicago for the 26th Annual VADM Vincent Lascara Golf Tournament. Our DCUC tradition of great times and fun golf, plus a chance to help support Folds of Honor is a winning combination!

Located just 16 miles from downtown Chicago, Harborside International has brought championship style links golf to the area since 1995. No other course in Chicago can combine the rugged links exterior, with sculpted fairways and manicured greens that make Harborside the finest choice for locals and visitors alike to enjoy traditional links golf.

Harborside’s two courses (Port and Starboard) are regularly rated in Golf week’s “Top 50 Best Municipal Courses You Can Play” in the nation and in the Top 15 in the State of Illinois.

 

Registration Information

Tournament Cost is $150 per person

Registration includes:

  • Greens Fees
  • Round trip bus transportation from the Fairmont Hotel for the 30 minute trip
  • Continental breakfast buffet in the Clubhouse on arrival
  • Awards Lunch in the Clubhouse at the conclusion of the tournament
Club Rental is $50 per set

Quality Taylor Made clubs (includes a sleeve of golf balls).

 

Registration deadline is July 26, 2019

 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received in writing prior to July 26 will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. Substitutions can be made at any time without penalty. No refunds will be allowed after July 26, 2019.

For questions about the registration process, please contact Charlotte Randall at 202-734-5007.

2019 SHOWCASE WITH A PURPOSE


Folds of Honor

This year, in keeping with our goal to support our troops and veterans in their time of need, the 2019 recipient of our fundraising will be Folds of Honor.

Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried forth one singular and noble mission. Their motto says it best: Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.

Folds of Honor has grown from a vision into a movement. This folded flag is a constant reminder of those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. It inspires us to help equip and educate their loved ones in need of our support.

https://www.foldsofhonor.org/

Here are just a few of the opportunities to help:

  • Donate an item from your credit union to the Showcase Silent Auction or choose to make a donation directly from your credit union.
  • Purchase mulligans at the 26th Annual VADM Vincent Lascara Golf Tournament.
  • Buy raffle tickets for the very popular 50/50 Drawing.
  • Bid on Silent Auction Donations The DCUC Board has generously offered to match the funds raised!


Why Exhibit at the DCUC Annual Conference?

If your goal is to network and meet with the leaders of defense credit unions, the 56th Annual DCUC Conference & Showcase is a MUST for your company. Throughout the Conference, we provide your company with access to defense credit union CEO’s, executives, staff and board chairs. These attendees make the majority of final buying decisions at our member credit unions around the world.


What Your Registration Includes

At the 2019 DCUC Conference & Showcase, you will get an excellent value for your registration:

  • An 8 x 10’ fully Carpeted Exhibit space in the DCUC Showcase with standard booth drape and a Company ID sign
  • One 6’ skirted table, two chairs and a tall pedestal table
  • Directory of all credit union conference attendees
  • Special activities in the Showcase to increase networking opportunities
  • Listing in the DCUC Conference app, featuring your company logo and description

PLUS

  • An opportunity to play in the 26th Annual Vincent Lascara Golf Tournament
  • Invitation to mingle and network with key decision-makers at the very popular Welcome Reception
  • Full access to our credit union attendees during all DCUC Conference sessions, meals and networking events
  • Enjoy Monday’s Social Reception and conclusion of Silent Auction to support Folds of Honor
  • After the Showcase closes, you are invited to stay and fully participate in the conference and continue to visit with your current and potential customers until Wednesday morning
Exhibitor Registration - SOLD OUT* Exhibitor Prospectus Exhibitor Kit

*Exhibitor Registration is sold out. Contact janetsked@dcuc.org to be added to our waitlist.

HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
312.565.8000

Our 56th Annual DCUC Conference will be held at The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. Discover the best of Chicago with stunning views of Lake Michigan, Grant and Millennium Parks and located steps from the Art Institute, the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park is the perfect hotel choice for our conference.


Special DCUC Conference Rate
  • $229 for Run of House (ROH) single or double occupancy
  • $279 for a Deluxe Parkview single or double
  • $329 for a one-bedroom suite single or double occupancy
    Exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, currently 17.4%

 

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is 12:00 noon. Guests arriving prior to the Hotel check-in time shall be accommodated as rooms become available.

In-room Internet will be available on a complimentary basis for all attendees.

Our room reservation deadline is Friday, July 26, 2019. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. EDT on the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. Please be sure to make your reservation before this date!


Tax Exemption

The Fairmont Hotel has confirmed Federal tax exemption for Federal Credit Union members, but you must bring the NCUA tax exemption letter and pay by a Federal Credit Union check or credit card only.


Airport Information

Chicago Midway (MDW) is south of the city and is home to Southwest, Delta and United Airlines. Transfer time can range between 20-45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Chicago O’Hare (ORD) is west of the city and a large International U.S. hub for most airlines. Transfer time into the city is at least 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Try to book flights that arrive and depart mid-morning to mid-afternoon or even late in the evening to avoid most rush hour traffic.

 

TAKE NOTE - Make your travel arrangements (flights and hotel reservations) early! There will be an increased demand for rooms and flights into Chicago due to the Chicago Air & Water Show.

CRASH DCUC!

Are you a rising star in the credit union industry?
Do you know someone who is?

For the second year in a row, DCUC is bringing The Cooperative Trust’s crasher program for young credit union professionals to the DCUC Annual Conference. In addition to receiving free registration, DCUC Crashers will have the opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in the defense credit union industry.

Applications are now available for credit union young professionals (35 & under or "35 at heart")!
The deadline to apply is June 15, 2019.




REGISTER


For your convenience, we have streamlined the conference registration process on our updated website. Now, you can make all your conference registrations, golf tournament sign-ups and tour selections online!

For questions or to register by phone please contact DCUC at 202.734.5007 or email us at crandall@dcuc.org.

$1,150

DCUC
ACTIVE
MEMBER

25+ Educational Sessions

Daily Breakfast and Lunch

Unlimited Showcase Access

1 Hall of Honor Ticket

ADD-ONs:

Optional Tour: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
$50

Optional Tour: Behind The Scenes At Wrigley Field
$175

Full Guest Program
$845

Limited Guest Program
$550

Additional Hall of Honor Tickets for non-registered guests of Conference Delegates
$200/personRegister Now

Save $155 if you register by April 26, 2019

$1,450

DCUC
ASSOCIATE
MEMBER

25+ Educational Sessions

Daily Breakfast and Lunch

Unlimited Showcase Access

1 Hall of Honor Ticket

ADD-ONs:

Optional Tour: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
$50

Optional Tour: Behind The Scenes At Wrigley Field
$175

Full Guest Program
$845

Limited Guest Program
$550

Additional Hall of Honor Tickets for non-registered guests of Conference Delegates
$200/personRegister Now

$950

DCUC
FIRST-TIME
ATTENDEE

25+ Educational Sessions

Daily Breakfast and Lunch

Unlimited Showcase Access

1 Hall of Honor Ticket

ADD-ONs:

Optional Tour: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
$50

Optional Tour: Behind The Scenes At Wrigley Field
$175

Full Guest Program
$845

Limited Guest Program
$550

Additional Hall of Honor Tickets for non-registered guests of Conference Delegates
$200/personRegister Now

$650

ON-BASE CU
BRANCH
MANAGER

25+ Educational Sessions

Daily Breakfast and Lunch

Unlimited Showcase Access

1 Hall of Honor Ticket

ADD-ONs:

Optional Tour: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
$50

Optional Tour: Behind The Scenes At Wrigley Field
$175

Full Guest Program
$845

Limited Guest Program
$550

Additional Hall of Honor Tickets for non-registered guests of Conference Delegates
$200/personRegister Now

SPECIAL OFFER
Once again, we are pleased to offer the best value for your credit union. SIX REGISTRATIONS for the price of FIVE! If your credit union registers five attendees for the 2019 DCUC Conference, your credit union President/CEO can attend FREE OF CHARGE.


CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY
Prior to July 1, 2019, refunds will be made minus an administrative fee of $100; no refunds will be made after July 1, 2019. We are pleased to make substitutions anytime. Please submit all cancellations and substitutions in writing. All refunds will be issued after the conference.