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Spark! Insights and inspiration for the year ahead.

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Inspiration can come from anywhere — at Spark! we are bringing fresh insights inside and outside of the industry with a selection of speakers from our Filene Fellows, leaders outside of the credit union culdesac, and YOU! The credit union system is facing disruption from fintechs, platform providers, and the fragmentation of consumers’ financial lives. Complex problems require collaboration to solve. 

There is wisdom in crowds and we are making you part of the agenda. This event is hands-on and designed for you to engage. We will be working with you in co-creation sessions, to identify and deploy the next-generation ideas needed to drive growth and better serve member needs. The result? You’ll leave with your own Spark – new energy, insights and ahas to take back to your teams.

Pre-Conference Agenda — Communities & Workshops

Tuesday, May 9 

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)Inner Circle Community Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)i3 Community Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)Think Tank Community Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)HerMoney Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)The Lab Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)i3 Community Meeting (continued)

Agenda at a Glance

Tuesday, May 9

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM (EDT)Spark! Opening Session
3:10 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)Connecting With Members at The Right Time: Financial Literacy That Works
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)Beyond Financial Literacy: Behavioral Supports to Supporting Financial Well-Being
4:15 PM - 4:55 PM 
From Check the Box to Leveraging Partnerships: Rethinking Supplier Diversity
4:55 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)Fireside Chat with Dr. Quinetta Roberson

Wednesday, May 10 

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM (EDT)Welcome Back!
9:10 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)New Opportunities in Alternative Underwriting
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)Credit Union/Fintech Panel

10:45 AM - 11:20 AM (EDT)

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Deliver Resources, Support, and Capital; Co-Creating Solutions and Centering Racial Equity for Impact

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)Insights from Filene's Racial Economic Equity Incubator participants
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)Spark! Co-Creation Session (In-Person)
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)Decoding Customer Choice in Financial Services (In-Person)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)Closing Keynote with Keith Schumann from Cricket Wireless
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)Spark! Closing Sessions