virtual financial literacy program Source: Shutterstock.

Some things just don’t work in a virtual format. Raise your hand if you’ve attended a virtual wine tasting or beer festival. Certain iterations of this idea have promise – those that, for example, offer up a selected style of beer while an expert shares tasting notes, and participants experience the style’s defining characteristics through the expert’s lens. Other attempts are less successful – those involving paying festival entrance fees, picking up an assortment of bottles and cans, and joining a Zoom call with random attendees while drinking alone in front of your screen. It lacks the je ne sais quois of a festival.

On March 11, the WHO declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and we started to come to terms with the many ways this would affect our daily lives. In our roles as Filene’s marketing and events leaders, that meant quickly accepting that our plans for in-person events and member meetings would be disrupted, while pivoting on a dime to make sure we could still deliver on the promise of the value of our events in a new virtual way.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including comprehensive product and service provider listings via the Marketplace Directory, CU Careers, resources from industry leaders, webcasts, and breaking news, analysis and more with our informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and CU Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?

Dig Deeper


Credit Union Times

Join Credit Union Times

Don’t miss crucial strategic and tactical information necessary to run your institution and better serve your members. Join Credit Union Times now!

  • Free unlimited access to Credit Union Times' trusted and independent team of experts for extensive industry news, conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis, and regulation and technology updates.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and Credit Union Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join Credit Union Times

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.