7 Must-Reads: THINK Preparedness Edition

May 4, 2018 Co-op Solutions

Ready, set… THINK! The THINK 18 conference kicks off this Monday, May 7 – four idea-packed, mind-bending, action-inspiring days crafted just for the credit union cognoscenti.

Not able to join us? Follow the hashtag #COOPTHINK on Twitter, and check out daily recaps on the THINK blog. We’ll also be live streaming a special THINK 18 “Kickoff with Content Creators” event on Facebook on Monday, May 7, from 4 to 6 PM Pacific time. Host Bobbi Rebell, certified financial planner and host of the Financial Grownup podcast, will join a panel of personal finance bloggers for a lively and engaging discussion on how credit unions can help consumers win their race for financial excellence.

Meanwhile, whether or not you’ll be joining us in the heart of the glorious Arizona desert, here’s a quick sampling of stories to jumpstart your THINKing. THINK on!

Join the Race to Excellence


What’s the thinking behind this year’s THINK? To meet member expectations in the Digital Age, credit unions must be fast, hyper-personalized and secure – without losing the human factor that differentiates them from big banks and fintechs. Where does the Race to Excellence take credit unions? And, even more important: How do we get there?

Business X Radio Podcast: The Race to Excellence at THINK 18

Business X Radio

Hear THINK co-host and personal finance expert Bobbi Rebell and CO-OP’s Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy Amanda Atcheson discuss upcoming THINK 18 and what it means to be in the race to excellence.

New at THINK 18: Power Sprints Speed Up Your Strategic Process

Insight Vault

THINK 18 offers a new take on industry insights. Power Sprints will cover the specific challenges of digital transformation for credit unions with four distinct tracks. A mix of foundational sessions, lab-style deep dives, expert roundtable discussions and one-on-one interviews gives you the opportunity to apply the big ideas of the day to your daily strategic and operational challenges.

15 Insights to Make the Most Out Of THINK

Insight Vault

This THINK series explores the top insights you’ll discover at THINK 18. From trends to tactics, we’ll leave no stone unturned:

Meet Our THINK 18 Crashers

Insight Vault

The first cohort of THINK Crashers has arrived! In the time-honored tradition of young CU professionals “crashing” the industry’s big conferences, this year’s inaugural THINK Crashers will enjoy all the fun of the conference plus special programming designed just for them. Big thanks to Filene Research Institute and the Cooperative Trust for helping to make this happen.

21 People You Need to Meet at THINK 18


Truth: With 700 of the industry’s sharpest minds in attendance, there are way more than 21 people you’ll want to meet at THINK 18. That said, here’s a short list of big thinkers ready and willing to share their expertise at the conference.

Raise Your Shade, Raise Some Money for CMNH and NCUF


While you’re flying to THINK 18 (or anywhere else, for that matter), why not help CO-OP raise a little money and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the National Credit Union Foundation? All you need is a window seat and a selfie.

Want more? Open the THINK video vault or check out the THINK library of book reviews. Think you can swing a last-minute trip? A very few spots may still be left: Register now!

The original article 7 Must-Reads: THINK Preparedness Edition can be found on Insight Vault.

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