The THINK 13 conference, organized by CO-OP Financial Services, will zeroing in on how to “Disrupt Business as Usual”–to creatively disrupt an organization from within before it gets disrupted from without. As usual, this year’s edition will feature a line-up of business leaders from outside the industry who will offer fresh takes on the movement’s most pressing issues.
The event will be held April 29 through May 2 at the Swissotel in Chicago.
Registration is open at www.co-opthink.org. Early bird registration is available through Jan. 31 at $549 for credit union personnel and at $679 thereafter. Registrants may also select from four charity activities ranging from $100 to $150, with proceeds going to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
“The credit union movement is subject to disruption everywhere–from economic and market trends to technology and regulations–but we can also do great things for our members in this challenging environment,” said Stan Hollen, president/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. “THINK 13 will be a master class given by some of the world’s most respected business leaders, and attendees will come away with strategies to successfully innovate and avoid business as usual.”
THINK 13 speakers will include Scott Belsky, author of “Making Ideas Happen,” and founder of the behance.net online portfolio platform for creative professionals; John Costello, chief global marketing and innovation officer at Dunkin’ Brands Group; Margaret Heffernan, author of “Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril”; and David Robertson of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Robertson will draw from his book “Brick by Brick,” chronicling the unlikely corporate turnaround at LEGO.