Conference Quick Links

Credit Unions Register Here  

Reserve Hotel Rooms **

Exhibitors Register Here

Plan Your Trip - Agenda Here

** Friday night is sold out at room block rate. Double bed room is available Friday at $239.  Saturday through Wednesday still has availability at discounted $209.  

Peter Ricchiuti ~ Business Professor

Tulane University

Debbie Wege 

Cooperative Community Advocate


Sean Ardoin 

Kreole Rock and Soul
Artist & Educator

   Only in NOLA  
Only at ECUC!

         Jim Stickley ~ Security Expert

CEO, Stickley on Security


      Earn 13 CPE Credits                            Learn More   

             Jim Fong ~ Higher Education Analyst

University Professional and Continuing Education Association 

Susie Fair

  CCUE, Senior VP Consulting Services 

Louisiana Credit Union League

Best Practices Presented By

Networking & Connecting       Unique Forums for Education CUs

University & College  
K-12 School
Breakouts by Asset Size
CEO & VP Private Lunches

Tour the Historic Hotel Monteleone

 Reserve ECUC Rooms Here  Discount Room Rate $209 **
  Phone Reservations  866.338.4684 ~ Request Education CU Council rate

The Online Reservation Link and phone reservations using "Education CU Council" guarantee your reservation will receive the discount room block rate.  Discount travel sites will not honor this rate.

** Friday night block has been sold out.  Only available is Double Double at $239.  Saturday through following Wednesday still available at $209.

Saturday   National WWII Museum in New Orleans  

Guaranteed to move and educate you, the National WWII Museum is a remarkable must-see attraction in New Orleans that illuminates the American experience during World War II. Ranked the #1 attraction in New Orleans on Trip Advisor and recipient three years in a row of the Travelers’ Choice Award, the Museum brings history to life with moving personal stories and powerful interactive displays.  ECUC attendees checking into the hotel on Friday night and staying at least five nights will receive a free admission ticket.  Order tickets at the time of registration.  Additional tickets can be purchased at the museum.  Offer subject to hotel room availability; once rooms sold offer ends.                                                              Sponsored by 

Come Early, Stay Longer ~  Free Admission!   

Sunday  Garden District & Elm's Mansion Tour 

Attendees and guest experience the majesty of the New Orleans Garden District. Just a few minutes from downtown, another world emerges in the stately mansions and manicured lawns that give this neighborhood its name. Tour includes transportation, Elm's Mansion Tour and Lunch, Sunday February 10th 9-2pm. Tour reservations are made with conference registration. Garden District Video 

Tuesday  Guest Tour 

 Tour is included in Early Bird guest registration!  

Tuesday is the day conference guests breakaway on their own to watch, learn & eat!  A short walk from the Monteleone is the New Orleans School of Cooking where guests will sit back and enjoy watching skilled, entertaining chefs prepare a classic Cajun / Creole meal learning about the vibrant history of New Orleans cuisine!  Hurry, space is limited!  This tour is included in cost of early bird guest registration. Select this tour at the time of conference registration.


Conference At-A-Glance

Arrive by Saturday ~ stay through Wednesday  1pm 


Saturday 2/9    Experience New Orleans  
Complimentary Ticket to National WWII Museum for attendees arriving Friday

Sunday 2/10     Enjoy New Orleans  
9:00 am - 2pm  Garden District Tour for Attendees and Guests
Monday 2/11
9:30 am - 11:30 am      Pre-conference Sessions (Directors Essential begin at 9:30 / Peer-to-Peer at 10 am)
11:30 am - 12:30          Lunch for Attendees & Exhibitors

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm        General Sessions:  Opening:  Sean Ardoin  /   Debbie Wege

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm        Networking Forums:  Directors & Volunteers / K-12 Schools / University Forums

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm        Welcome Reception (plenty to eat and drink!) **

Tuesday 2/12
7:15 am - 8:15 am       Breakfast with Exhibitors **
8:15 am - 11:30 am     General Session: 30 Ideas / Jim Fong / Jim Stickley  
10:30 am - 1:00 pm     Guest Lunch - New Orleans School of Cooking  ** 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm     Networking Lunches:  Directors & Volunteers / CEO's / Professionals
1:30 pm -  2:30 pm      Breakouts:  Karim Habib (CMG) / Educators CU / Chris Nyland (Campus Agency)
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm       Breakouts:  Mike Carter (SRM) / Jim Holt (Student Choice) / Danielle Brown (BizKids)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm       General Session:  Connor Blakely 
Evening                        Enjoy New Orleans on your own!

Wednesday 2/13

7:15 am  - 8:15 am        Breakfast with Exhibitors  **

8:00 am - 8:30 am         Junior Achievement / Prize Drawings 

8:30 am - 9:00 am         ECUC Annual Meeting 

9:00 am - 11:15 am       General Session:  Peter Ricchiuti (Tulane University) / Dan Spence (Visions FCU)

11:30 am  - 12:30pm     Closing Keynote Dave Sanderson **

(The final agenda may vary slightly) 

**  Open to Guest Registrants

Overflow breakfast eating will be available until 9:00 am for late arriving guests 

Exhibitors Set up Sunday 3-6pm & Monday 8-9am.  All Exhibits must be set up by 9am Monday.  Tear Down after 9:30 Wednesday.

 Here's a Glimpse of what to Expect... 

         University & College Credit Union Forum - exploring alumni relations, campus branches, sponsorship, international students, etc.

K-12 School Credit Union Forum- student branches, financial literacy, unique products, school relations, etc.

Small Credit Union Forum - how to survive and thrive serving educators

Directors & Volunteers Forum - Issues that matter to top leadership

Networking Lunch for CEOs, Management, Directors & Volunteers

Inspiration & Insights from international business leaders 

Future of the Credit Union Industry

Current Economic Climate- opportunities & challenges for credit unions

Innovations in Credit Unions and how school and university credit unions can win

Technology & Digital - next to come and how to be best positioned 

Director's Essentials get the required education while at the conference: Financial Literacy & Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)

Reaching and Marketing to schools via social media and business development

Speakers and session here! 



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First-Time CEO or Board Chair   $ 995 
ECUC Member    $ 1,295                  Guest  $ 295 
Non-Member       $ 1,795                     Guest  $ 295   

Conference is a great value!  16 sessions,  vendors, networking, meals and entertainment.  Meals included: Monday Welcome Reception; Breakfast on Tuesday & Wednesday; Lunch on Tuesday & Wednesday.    Guest  Registration Includes  Monday Reception; Breakfast on Tuesday & Wednesday; NOLA Cooking School Tour with Lunch on Tuesday *; Closing Keynote on Wednesday     

       Register Here!

(* while space is available, if sold out then lunch is provided at hotel on Tuesday)

Earn 13 Credits!

ECUC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for  CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: 

ECUC offers 13 CPE credits in Business Management and Organization for the 46th Annual ECUC Conference in New Orleans. No advance preparation is required. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint and refund, please contact ECUC at (855) 888-5851 or For those interested in applying for CPE for this conference please register at the time of conference registration.  For more information visit or email at 

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