All times are Central Time
Agenda subject to change


Monday, October 2, 2017  (Prairie Berry East Bank Winery)

* 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Attendee Registration

    * 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    - Dinner Buffet; Back to Future: Can Your CU Be Too Innovative? with Ryan Foss, Managing Director of Innovation, Filene; Welcome Reception

      Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (Prairie Berry East Bank Winery)

      8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

      * 9:00 a.m. – Noon 
      CULedger with Rick Crantson, Director of Business and Product Development, Mountain West CU Association; CUNA Awareness with Jeff Olson, President/CEO, CUAD; Networking Break; Squirrels and Shiny Objects, Stop Chasing and Make Innovation Work with Ryan Foss, Managing  Director of Innovation, Filene

      * 12:00 p.m. –1:00 p.m.
      Networking Lunch

      * 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      The ROI of Gratitude with Nanci Wilson, Training & Education Director at North Star Community Credit Union; What’s NYIB? with Tera Heiser, Marketing Coordinator, Town & Country Credit Union; CU Social Good with Katie Dressler, VP Communications and Awareness, CUAD; Charity Project with Erin (Rohrer) Sanderson, Development Manager, Sanford Health Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network & Cure Kids Cancer; Analytics and Your Brand with Mike Vetter, President, Data Sync Solutions

      * 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
      -Wine Pairing Experience (optional)

      * 4:00 p.m. –7:30 p.m.
      -Dinner on your own

      * 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
      - Pub Crawl, Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas Fundraiser

      Wednesday October 4, 2017 (Prairie Berry East Bank Winery)

      * Breakfast on your own and check out of Hilton

      * 9:30 a.m. – Noon

      - Sioux Falls Area Credit Union Leaders Panel; Networking Break; FUN! The Ultimate Differentiator, with Matt Purvis, Chief Experience Officer, Northwest Community Credit Union; Closing Wrap Up

      Wine Pairing Experience
      Learn how wine can make your favorite foods sing. Led by a Prairie Berry East Bank Event host, our Wine Pairing Program is a one-hour educational couse that features our Winemaker's choice of Prairie Berry Winery wines paired with our Chef's selection of artisan cheeses, housemade complements or other gourmet selections Enjoy several delicious pairings while you learn why some wines elevate the flavors or your favorite foods and who others do the opposite. 

      Fun event for all! 

      Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas' 7th Annual Pub Crawl Networking Event!

      Due to the overwhelming response from attendees, we have decided to do this fundraiser for the Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas' once more! The cost to attend this event is $70 per person. 

        We will be going to the following bars: (subject to change)

      All beverages must be finished before we leave each bar. You will receive five drink tickets can only be used during pub crawl.

      The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas' (CUFD) is a unique shared investment program that strengthens the credit union movement throughout the Dakotas, across the U.S. and worldwide. CUFD mission statement is To establish a charitable Credit Union Foundation so that we can sustain long lasting contributions with a more significant impact on our Dakota credit unions and their communities they serve.

      This year you will receive a t-shirt to wear during the Pub Crawl instead of the mug. Be sure to mark your size on the registration form. 

      Pub Crawl Sponsors:

      Community Service Event--Our "giving back" project this year will be the Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls. We will be collecting the items on Monday night and Tuesday and presenting them during the session on Tuesday afternoon. Here is a list of items that they can use.
      * Pants with elastic bands (for parents when they do not expect to have long stays at the hospital or did not pack clothes)
      * Gift cards to Walmart, HyVee, or gas cards
      * Disney Spinners (ordered directly from Disney) these help distract kids during long/large procedures
      * Hygiene items (small hair products, tooth brushes, toothpaste, deodorant, etc)  for when patients stay longer than expected and did not pack or do not have funds.
      * Toys/games for play rooms 

      If you are a vendor please click on the Information for Vendors tab.

      New Ideas Conference


      We invite you to gather in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on October 2-4 for the 2017 New Ideas Conference. 

      New Ideas Conference – totally NEW and different this year.  

      Conference Location
      Prairie Berry East Bank Winery
      322 East 8th Street
      Sioux Falls, South Dakota

      Follow us on at     #cuadnewideas17

      Hotel Information

      Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown
      201 East 8th Street
      Sioux Falls, South Dakota

      Make your reservations today at the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown by calling 605.444.4704. Be sure to indicate you are with the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas to receive the special rate of  $155 per room plus tax. *Rooms will be released on Friday, September 1, 2017. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and checkout time is 12:00 p.m.

      The New Ideas Conference IS NOT for you if:

      • You feel the need to wear a suit and tie/dress
      • You don’t like to think outside the box
      • You don’t like to brainstorm
      • You don’t like new ideas
      • You don’t want to learn
      • Believe everything will remain the same
      • “Cutting edge” just sounds sharp and scary

      Payment Instructions


      All front line staff and other employees who are unable to attend the conference in full are invited and encouraged to attend Monday evening's programming (5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) for the stand-alone registration fee of $55.

      Full event registration include Monday evening's activities for $299. Please preregister by 
      Friday, September 15, 2017.


      Please make checks payable to:

      Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
      2005 North Kavaney Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58501

      Refund Policy

      If registered participants contact the CUAD office at 701.250.3924 or 800.279.6328 ext. 3924 to cancel their registration at least seven business days prior to the session, they will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations occurring six business days or less before the session will receive a 70 percent refund of the registration fee. The Association reserves the right to bill the credit union for any meal charges passed on by the hotel due to a no-show or late cancellation occurring three business days prior to the session. Substitute registrations are welcome
      Meeting Location
      Prairie Berry East Bank Winery
      322 East 8th Street
      Sioux Falls, South Dakota

      For hotel information click on the Registration tab.
      For the agenda information click on the Overall Agenda tab.
      Credit Union Foundation of the Dakota's 7th Annual Pub Crawl Networking Event! For more details click on the Special Events tab.

      Do you have a new idea to share? Do you want to meet and network with credit union representatives of the Dakotas? If so, we have a great opportunity for you! 

      CUAD's Seventh Annual New Ideas Conference will be held October 2-4, 2017 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

      A $1,500 per vendor sponsorship (CAP vendors $1,200) of the New Ideas Conference will allow your company:
      * One registration for your company representative. The representative can attend all educational sessions, events, meals, and CUFD Pub Crawl. Each additional attendee is $400.
      * You are welcome to sit with the credit union attendees during the event.
      * To be listed on the registration website as a sponsor.
      * To submit one informational article in The Memo our daily newsletter prior to the New Ideas Conference
      * Your logo on our conference executive bag
      * If you sponsor a meal you will have a couple of minutes to speak
      * If you sponsor a session, you will get to introduce the speaker

        Each sponsorship will include an additional event sponsorship - you choose the sponsorship. Only one sponsorship per vendor. Sponsorships are on a first selects, first receives.

        # Monday Dinner Buffet 
        # Back to the Future: Can Your CU be to Innovative Session
        # Reception at the Winery
        # Tuesday Breakfast
        # Squirrels and Shiny Objects, Stop Chasing and Make Innovation Work Session
        # Tuesday Lunch 
        Analytics and Your Brand Session
        # Pub Crawl Sponsorship #1 
        # Pub Crawl Sponsorship #2 
        # Pub Crawl Sponsorship #3
        # Pub Crawl Sponsorship #4 
        # Leadership Panel Session
        # Fun! The Ultimate Differentiator Session
          The New Ideas Conference is a great venue for your company to meet and network with the credit unions of North and South Dakota.  Rather than stand in a booth, as a sponsor you will get to sit with the nearly 100 credit union representatives expected to be in attendance. 

          If your company is interested in participating, please click the Vendor Sponsorship button below to register. Please register no later than Friday, 1, 2017. 

          If you have any questions, please contact Corey Prince at 800.279.6328, ext. 982. 

          New Ideas Sponsors

          Interested in Being a Sponsor? Contact Corey Prince at or 800.279.6328, ext. 982.