Event Info

September 29th 9:00 am -
October 1st 10:00 pm PDT

September 29th 10:00 am -
October 1st 11:00 pm MDT


2 days, 13 hours


$749.00 (early bird price)

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Venue Info:

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232

Program Overview

Are you ready to take it to the MAXX?

Register now for MAXX 2020 at the Oregon Convention Center, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, in Portland!

Hear from thought leaders and industry experts, find the latest in business solutions, and network with your peers at the premier credit union event in the Northwest!

From deep-dive breakout sessions to thought-provoking main stage keynotes, valuable networking at the Strategic Link Trade Show, meaningful fundraising at the Credit Unions for Kids Auction, and celebrating the best of the industry at the 2020 Awards Gala, MAXX 2020 has something for everyone on your team.

Session and speaker information will be finalized soon. Register your team today for this must-attend event!

Program Agenda

You’re a part of the Credit Union Movement – an army of advocates working together to advance our mission to provide credit union members with meaningful value and a better choice. This year’s MAXX Convention brings together thought leaders and industry experts who will inspire you and help you understand the latest happenings at national, regional, and state levels. We’ll share legislative and advocacy advancement updates, you’ll learn how your Northwest Credit Union Foundation is evolving to make a greater positive impact, and we’ll connect you with the best-in-class service providers at the Strategic Link Trade Show. After participating in this conference, you’ll walk away invigorated and armed with the ideas and tools to meet your credit union’s goals and your members’ needs. 

Monday, September 28
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. PDTRegulatory Affairs Committee Meeting
*Invitation required
Tuesday, September 29
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PDTSelect Committee and Task Force Meetings
*Invitation required
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDTSmall Credit Union Roundtable Meeting
*Separate registration required
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDTValue Creation Task Force Meeting
*Invitation required
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PDTTri-State Governmental Affairs and Small Credit Union Roundtable Joint Luncheon Meeting
*Invitation required
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. PDTIdaho Governmental Affairs Meeting
*Invitation Required
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. PDTOregon Governmental Affairs Meeting
*Invitation Required
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. PDTWashington Governmental Affairs Meeting
*Invitation Required
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. PDTTrade Show Early Opportunity Experience
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. PDTOpening General Session
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. PDTWelcome Reception and CU Pitch in the Trade Show Hall
Wednesday, September 30
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. PDTNorthwest Credit Union Foundation Breakfast
*Separate ticket required
8:45 - 11:00 a.m. PDTGeneral Session - Vision and Advocacy
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDTStrategic Link Trade Show Grand Opening Luncheon
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. PDTInformation Summits
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. PDTInformation Summits
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. PDTConcurrent Information Summits*
*These sessions are designed to be longer to allow for a deeper dive into the subject matter.
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. PDTInformation Summits
4:00 - 5:15 p.m. PDTGeneral Session
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. PDTReception in the Strategic Link Trade Show
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. PDTCredit Unions for Kids Silent Auction
*Separate ticket required. Ticket price includes auction and dinner.
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. PDTCredit Unions for Kids Auction and Dinner
*Separate ticket required. Ticket price includes the auction and dinner
Thursday, October 1
7:30 - 8:15 a.m. PDTCUNA Management School Alumni & CUDE Networking Breakfast
*A separate ticket is required. Open to all current CUNA Management School students and alumni.
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. PDTSponsored Breakfast in the Trade Show Hall
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. PDTAnnual Business Meeting and NWCUA President's Address
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. PDTGeneral Session
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. PDTInformation Summit Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDTStrategic Link Trade Show Networking Continues
Lunch is included
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDTInformation Summit Sessions
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. PDTConcurrent Information Summit Sessions*
*These sessions are designed to be longer to allow for a deeper dive into the subject matter.
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. PDTInformation Summit Sessions
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. PDTClosing General Session
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. PDTMAXX Awards Reception
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. PDTMAXX Awards Dinner & Gala
*Separate ticket required.
Friday, October 2
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDTAdvocacy Subcommittee Meeting
*Invitation Required

Location and Travel Information

Event Location:

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon 97232

Hotel Information:

Special room rates have been negotiated for Northwest Credit Union Association program participants. Reserve your room with the link below. The cut off date for our preferred rate is September 1, 2020.

The Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
375 Holladay Street,
Portland, OR 97232

Follow this link to make your hotel reservation.

Airfare and Car Rental Discounts:

We have negotiated airfare and car rental discounts for MAXX. More information about those discounts may be found by on our Travel Discounts page.

CU4Kids Gala - An Auction Benefitting Credit Unions for Kids

This year’s dinner and auction to benefit Credit Unions for Kids will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. during the NWCUA MAXX Convention in Portland. The entire credit union community comes together as we raise thousands of dollars for our eight Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Break out your finest attire, have fun, find some terrific auction items, and outbid your friends!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact NWCUA’s Programming Director, Holly Miller via email or 800.995.9064 x 220.

Donation Opportunities 

We would love to accept your donation of either an auction item whether or not you can attend the event this year. If you’d like to make a donation, please follow this link to fill out a donation form and we will be in touch with you shortly. We appreciate the generosity of our Credit Union Community. 

$20,000 Sponsorship Level • Exclusive  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Table for ten at the Auction Dinner 
  • Premier table placement  
  • Recognition in pre-event marketing  
  • Recognition in scrolling PowerPoint presentation during the Auction event 
  • Logo recognition on the front page of the Auction program 
  • Standalone signage at the MAXX & Auction registration desks 
  • Recognition from stage 3 times during the event by Emcee 

Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level.  

$15,000 Sponsorship Level • Limited  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Table for ten at the Auction Dinner 
  • Premier table placement  
  • Recognition in pre-event marketing  
  • Recognition in scrolling PowerPoint during the Auction event  
  • Recognition in the Auction program  
  • Recognition on signage at the MAXX and Auction registration desks 
  • Recognition from the stage twice during the event by the Emcee  

 Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level. 

$12,000 Miracle Family Sponsorship • Exclusive  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Table for 10 at the Auction Dinner 
  • Premier table placement  
  • Recognition on a scrolling PowerPoint during the Auction event  
  • Recognition in the Auction program  
  • Recognition from the stage once during the event by the Emcee  
  • Opportunity to host Miracle Family at auction dinner 

 Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level.  

$6,500 Sponsorship Level • Unlimited  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Table for 10 at the Auction Dinner 
  • Recognition on a scrolling PowerPoint during the Auction event  
  • Recognition in the Auction program  
  • Recognition on signage at the MAXX and Auction registration desks 

 Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level. 

$5,500 Signature Cocktail Sponsor • Exclusive  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Table for 10 at the Auction Dinner 
  • Recognition on a scrolling PowerPoint during the Auction event  
  • Recognition in the Auction program  
  • Recognition on signage near the bars 

 Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level. 

$3,500 Sponsorship Level • Unlimited  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Recognition on a scrolling PowerPoint during the Auction event  
  • Recognition in the Auction program  
  • Recognition on signage at the MAXX and Auction registration desks  
  • Acknowledgement on centerpieces placed on each table  

Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level. 

$2,250 Sponsorship Level • Unlimited  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Recognition on a scrolling PowerPoint during the Auction event  
  • Recognition in the Auction program  
  • Recognition on signage at the MAXX and Auction registration desks  

 Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level. 

$1,800 Gift Card Board Sponsor • Exclusive  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Recognition in the Auction program  
  • Recognition on the gift card board used in the Silent Auction  

 Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level. 

$1,000 Raffle Sponsor • Limited  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Recognition in the Auction program  
  • Recognition on the raffle item in the Silent Auction  

 Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level. 

$1,000 Dessert Dash Sponsor • Exclusive – SOLD! Thank you CapEd Credit Union! 

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Recognition in the Auction program  
  • Recognition on the signage at the Dessert Table 
$1,000 Auction Themed Decal Sponsorship • Unlimited  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • One Vinyl Auction Themed Decal with Your Credit Union’s Name Prominently Displayed in the MAXX Event Space for all to see during the convention week.   

Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level. 

$1,800 Little Red Car Sponsors • Limited  

Benefits of this sponsorship include:  

  • Recognition on a scrolling PowerPoint during the Auction event. 
  • Recognition in the Auction program  

Please contact Holly Miller if you would like to sponsor at this level. 

Cars will be donated to the following hospitals: 

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, Medford, OR
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital,
Portland, OR
Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital,
Salt Lake City, UT
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center,
Eugene, OR
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital,
Spokane, WA
Seattle Children’s Hospital,
Seattle, WA
St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital,
Boise, ID
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital,
Yakima, WA
 

For questions about the Auction event, sponsorships, or custom sponsorship levels, please contact NWCUA’s Director of Programming, Holly Miller (503) 350-2220 or [email protected] 

Thank you to this year’s Credit Union Auction Committee members for helping us to organize this event:  

Chantelle Castle, Lighthouse Community CU 
Jennifer Clark,
PrimeSource CU
Heidi Wesley-Cleveland,
Verity CU 
Crystal Contreras,
HAPO CU 
Amy Ellis,
Simplot Employees CU 
Laura Fenter,
Numerica CU
Kaycie Holland,
Alaska USA FCU
Alex Johnson,
Sound CU
Trudi Mayes, 
CapEd CU
Annette Pixley, 
InRoads CU  

Pricing

Registration OptionPricing Information
"The MAXX": Full Convention Registration
Includes all educational sessions, exhibit hall access, and select meals.
Early Price: $749, until March 31
Small CU Early Bird Price: $639, until March 31
Regular Price: $939, April 1 - Aug. 28
Small CU Regular Price: $799, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $1,129, after Aug. 28
Small CU Late Price: $959, after Aug. 28
"Mini MAXX": One Day Registration
Includes single-day educational sessions, single-day exhibit hall access, and select meals.
Early Price: $459, until March 31
Small CU Early Bird Price: $389, until March 31
Regular Price: $569, April 1 - Aug. 28
Small CU Regular Price: $489, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $679, after Aug. 28
Small CU Late Price: $579, after Aug. 28
MAXX Awards Dinner & Gala
If purchasing a full Convention registration.
Early Price: $39, until March 31
Regular Price: $49, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $59, After Aug. 28
MAXX Awards Dinner & Gala
With one-day registration or à la carte.
Early Price: $79, until March 31
Regular Price: $99, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $119, after Aug. 28
Guest Full Conference Registration & Awards Dinner
Includes exhibit hall access, select meals, and Awards Dinner. The guest program is for spouses or companions of registered attendees. Credit union employees or volunteers and suppliers are not eligible to register under this category.
Early Price: $389, until March 31
Regular Price: $409, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $498, after Aug. 28
Guest Conference Registration ONLY
Includes exhibit hall access, and select meals. The guest program is for spouses or companions of registered attendees. Credit union employees or volunteers and suppliers are not eligible to register under this category.
Early Price: $359, until March 31
Regular Price: $369, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $379, after Aug. 28
Guest Awards Dinner à la carteEarly Price: $79, until March 31
Regular Price: $99, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $119, after Aug. 28
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "___________" Table Sponsor
Includes dinner and drink tickets for 10, $500 donation to the hospital of your choice, two bottles of wine, special name recognition in the program, and premier table placement.
Early Price: $2,500, until March 31
Regular Price: $2,500, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $2,500, after Aug. 28
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "___________" Table Sponsor
Includes dinner and drink tickets for 10, two bottles of wine, and name recognition in the program.
Early Price: $2,000, until March 31
Regular Price: $2,000, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $2,000, after Aug. 28
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "___________" Tickets for Two - Open Seating
Includes dinner and drink tickets for two.
Early Price: $300, until March 31
Regular Price: $300, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $300, after Aug. 28
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "___________" Single Ticket - Open Seating
Includes dinner and drink tickets for one.
Early Price: $150, until March 31
Regular Price: $150, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $150, after Aug. 28
Northwest Credit Union Foundation Donor Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, Sept. 29
Complimentary with registration.
$25 donation to the Foundation requested.
CUNA Management School and Credit Union Development Educator Breakfast
Thursday, Oct. 1
Early Price: $69, until March 31
Regular Price: $69, April 1 - Aug. 28
Late Price: $89, after Aug. 28

Scholarships

Continued education and training of credit union professionals and Directors helps keep the Credit Union Movement vibrant and competitive in the financial marketplace. We understand this can take a significant commitment of time and money. 

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation provides scholarships awarding up to $1,500 per year for selected applicants. Learn more on the Foundation’s website.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable after August 28. Substitutions will only be accepted by notifying NWCUA no later than this date.

Questions?

Do you have questions about the MAXX Annual Convention, Credit Unions for Kids Auction, or Annual Awards Dinner & Gala? Contact Holly Miller via email or 800.995.9064 x 220 

Do you have questions about the 2020 Strategic Link Trade Show? Contact Jason Smith via email or 208.286.6794