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Continuing to move the credit union movement forward depends on collaboration within and outside of the credit union system. Our in-person events and webinars bring together smart people from all sorts of industries to dive deep into issues vital to the future of consumer finance.

Research in Action

Our research in action experiences explore in-depth issues affecting credit unions and consumer finance. Past event topics include: women in financial services leadership; design thinking for credit unions; payments; the future of the branch; digital branding; financial literacy and capability; and more.

big. bright. minds.

We gather Filene benefactors, research fellows, research council members, i3'ers, administrative board members, and other special guests once a year for some serious brain food at our big. bright. minds. event. In 2018, the event will be held on December 6 & 7 in San Diego.

Annual Member Meeting

Every year, we thank our members for supporting Filene at the Annual Member Meeting. Filene'ers and members of our administrative board reflect on how our members' generous contributions fuel our work.

Impact Roadshows

Filene road shows walk through some of our latest Impact programs, and the research and innovation behind them.

Speaking of Change (Formerly Filene360)

Once a year, Filene gathers supporters in Madison to showcase research, innovation, and impact from the year before and what’s on tap for the next year.

Chairman's Breakfast at GAC

The Chairman's Breakfast at GAC honors our special members and friends, and provides a forum for a lively discussion with a featured speaker.


We regularly host quick-hitting webinars around topics such as social media for credit unions, leadership, sales and service culture, innovation, and more.