13, 2014 – Geoffrey Canada, an education advocate and key figure in the
Sundance Festival award-winning documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman,’” will provide
inspiration and ideas for positive change in his keynote address to credit
union leaders during NAFCU’s 47th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in Las
“Mr. Canada is an inspirational
figure whose revolutionary methods speak directly to credit unions’ important
role in their communities,” said Dan Berger, NAFCU’s president and CEO. “His
formula is a simple one – hard work, dedication and careful use of resources –
and it’s one that credit union leaders will appreciate and identify with as
they strive to meet the challenges of a changing and tumultuous financial
Canada is president and CEO of
Harlem Children’s Zone, which The New York Times Magazine called “one
of the most ambitious social experiments of our time.” He has been on Time
magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world. His pioneering work
for a 24-block neighborhood in Harlem has been replicated in communities across
the country. Canada’s organization also inspired the Obama administration’s
“Promise Zones” initiative, which partners with local communities and
businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur
economic mobility and security.
Canada is set to speak during the
July 25 conference general session. Also keynoting will be leadership
innovators Dan Rockwell and Lee Wetherington. Rockwell, the author of the
world-renowned blog Leadership Freak, will share his two-step formula to help leaders reignite
energy and fuel passion within their organizations. Wetherington, the director
of strategic insight for ProfitStars and sponsored by Allied Solutions, will
help attendees identify unique strategies for tackling the latest technologies
This year's conference speakers also include, among others, NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz and
Director of the Office of Examination and Insurance Larry Fazio; NAFCU’s Berger; and other top association staff. The conference also offers
attendees numerous networking opportunities.
Annual Conference and Solutions Expo will be held July 22-26 at The Venetian Las Vegas Casino,
Hotel & Resort and is open to NAFCU members and nonmembers.
deadline for early registration savings of $100 is May 23.