Registration Now Open for 2013 CUNA GAC

The 2013 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) is scheduled for Feb. 24-28, 2013, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The CUNA GAC is the credit union movement’s premier political event and its largest conference, drawing more than 4,000 credit union executives and board members from around the country to advance the movement’s policy agenda in the nation’s capital.

“GAC is all about making an impact: advancing our legislative agenda and removing regulatory barriers so that credit unions can be our members’ best financial partners,” said CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney. “Powerful Cause. Positive Effect reflects our commitment to the 95 million working Americans who rely on credit unions every day. At the GAC, America’s credit union leaders will have in-person meetings with their members of Congress and effect positive change for the credit union movement. It is critical that we bring the power of our grassroots cause to the Hill and ensure a stronger future for credit unions.”

Recognized as the key conference to attend for political impact, credit union networking and industry updates, the GAC also offers a wide array of informative breakout sessions on hot topics, the industry’s largest exhibitor showcase, guest/family programs to tour Washington’s sights, and special entertainment, including an opening concert and the closing Gala Reception and Dance.

A preliminary schedule of events is now available online. For more information and to register, visit or follow @CUNAverse and #CUNAGAC.

This year, the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) room block will once again be at the Grand Hyatt Washington located at 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. The rate is set at $325 plus 14.5-percent tax.

The hotel is within walking distance of the Washington Convention Center but also on the CUNA shuttle bus route providing transportation to and from the convention center. Multiple dining options are located within the hotel, and the hotel has in-lobby access to the Metro.

To make a reservation, go to the conference housing website, search for your state and enter “Dance2013” as the password. Attendees can also make reservations over the phone by calling 800.974.3084 but must specifically request to make reservations through the Oregon and Washington room block.

A $275-per-room deposit is required for all reservations at the time of booking, and a limit of 10 room reservations per call or online order has been imposed.

Reservations cancelled by Monday, Jan. 7, 2012, will receive their full deposit back. For reservations cancelled on and after Jan. 8, 2013, a $275 cancellation fee will be assessed per room.

The $325 rate is good between Friday, Feb. 22 and Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

The cutoff date for being included in the room block is Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. After that date, all reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis and are subject to current rate availability.


Questions? Contact a member of the Association’s Legislative Affairs team:

Jennifer Wagner, Vice President of Legislative Advocacy
Mark Minickiello, Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Pam Leavitt, Policy Advisor

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