Nov 19 2019
Member Engagement Event / Durham, NC / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Wednesday, November 20, 2019

big.bright.minds. 2019

How do you prepare for the future when it’s a challenge to balance your day to day responsibilities? 

Attend this year’s big.bright.minds.


Using insights from the Filene Centers of Excellence and the research report The Credit Union of the 21st Century, Filene makes it easy to think forward and change lives. Join other credit union leaders for the ideas, innovations and inspiration that you need to know to be future ready. 

Filene's annual signature event – big.bright.minds. – will examine the far-reaching impacts of:

  • Future of work
  • Retirement and housing insecurity
  • Data sharing and AI
  • Debt and higher education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation

You’ll hear stories from members themselves, learn cutting-edge insights directly from Filene’s Centers of Excellence, and see case studies of proven solutions and best practices from other financial institutions. Check out the agenda here!

By bringing you research and innovation with business impact and a human voice, Filene’s 2019 big.bright.minds. will help your credit union be better positioned to meet the evolving needs of your members and your community in a rapidly changing social and economic environment. 

When we think forward together, we can change lives.

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs, College of Arts and Sciences
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Virginia Eubanks
Virginia Eubanks
Associate Professor of Political Science
University at Albany, SUNY
Lowell Ricketts
Lowell Ricketts
Lead Analyst, Center for Household Financial Stability
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Alex Rosenblat
Alex Rosenblat
Research Lead
Data & Society Research Institute
Hope Schau
Hope Schau
Eller Professor of Marketing at the Eller College of Management
University of Arizona
Frederick Wherry
Frederick Wherry
Professor of Sociology
Princeton University


Download the full agenda here.


The room block for this event has expired, however rooms may still be available!

To book your room: please call 1-800-443-3853 and reference Filene. For help or questions, feel free to connect directly with Beth Schnabel, Event Manager at Filene.

JB Duke Hotel - Event Property
Rooms at $199/night (plus taxes and fees)

Washington Duke Inn - Sister Property, 5 minute walk
Rooms at $179/night (plus taxes and fees)

Annual Member Meeting

Monday, November 18
5:00 p.m.
Washington Duke Inn

Filene i3 Innovation Showcase Luncheon

Filene i3 is hosting an Innovation Showcase Luncheon immediately following big.bright.minds. on Wednesday, November 20th. A separate registration is required, along with a $75 contribution per ticket. Seating is limited, so register today!

big.bright.minds. FAQ

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