I'll See You This Spring, Right?

It's been nearly four months since my last conference and I am starting to get the shakes! Actually, it's been awesome to have an extended period without travel. All things must come to an end though, as Spring is in the air and so is the busy travel season. 

  • The Launch Festival in San Francisco from February 24 to 25. I will be playing the part of curious attendee as 9,000 technology types gather to witness dozens of Internet startups launch. 
  • SXSX Interactive in Austin from March 6 to 11. This has become my yearly dose of inspiration. 25,000 geeks come together to see and feel the latest in the interactive world.
  • The Financial Brand Forum in Las Vegas on April 3. I will be speaking at this inaugural event. It is shaping up to be a great conference.
  • Filene i3 Meeting in Montreal from April 14 to 18. Matt Hawkins and I will be creating another documentary film.
  • CU Direct Lending & Marketing Conference in Las Vegas on May 14. I will be speaking.

  • Co-op Think Conference in New Orleans from May 19 to 22. I've been invited to cover the event and will be blogging on the CU Water Cooler.

  • CUNA's American Credit Union Conference in San Francisco on July 2. This is my first time speaking at CUNA's second-largest signature event.

  • CU Water Cooler Symposium from September 11 to 12 in Austin. This is our 5th annual event and I am really looking forward to an awesome new venue! Please consider attending.

It is shaping up to be an exciting next few months. If you are attending any of these conferences, please say, "Hi," and if I am speaking, please consider attending my session!


Tim McAlpine lives in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. He is the President and Creative Director of Currency Marketing, an integrated marketing agency specializing in helping credit unions attract the next generation of members. Tim is best known as the creator of Young & Free and CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec, and co-creator of the CU Water Cooler.