Catalyst Corporate FCU
40th Annual Economic Forum:
Outlook 2018

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October 2-4, 2017
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
Irving, Texas

Cornerstone Credit Union League has partnered with Catalyst Corporate FCU as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Economic Forum. The Economic Forum is open to all credit unions. Members of the Accounting & Finance Council and the Payments Council are invited to register at a special discounted rate.

Much has changed in 40 years, but one thing remains the same: credit unions' desire to gain rich economic perspective to support their annual strategic planning efforts. For hundreds of credit unions over the past four decades, Catalyst Corporate's annual Economic Forum has been the venue for achieving that goal.

This year's event will continue the momentum, blending strategic financial management insights with economic outlooks that credit unions count on year after year.

The first day, Catalyst Strategic Solutions will present two tracks of credit union-focused financial management education – one designed especially for credit union volunteers; the other for credit union management and staff. The next two days, highly-acclaimed economists and financial industry experts will give their views on different aspects of the economy – such as tax reform, consumer debt and emerging financial trends – and the implications for credit unions.

As these speakers forecast the next 12 months at the 2017 Economic Forum: Outlook 2018, imagine what it will be like in another 40 years!

Special Events

Make plans to spend an "Evening in Italy" at the optional dining experience on Tuesday evening. Seating is limited and available on a first registered/first served basis. Networking receptions on Monday and Tuesday afternoons are included with registration.

Register Today!

The Economic Forum is open to all credit unions. The registration fee includes all presentations, continental breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, networking receptions on Monday and Tuesday, breaks and available presentation materials. The optional "Evening in Italy" dinner event on Tuesday is extra.

Attendee Type Early Bird
(on or before 09/12/2017)
Regular Rate
(after 09/12/2017)
First Time Attendee $275* $275*
Small Credit Union Attendee
(CUs with assets $30M or less)
$275* $275*
Accounting & Finance Council and Payments Council Members $449 $499
Non-Council Members $499 $549

*Limit one discount per person

Save Money by Becoming a Council Member!

Join the Accounting & Finance Council or Payments Council and receive a discount on registration!

Council membership is only $25!

Cancellation Policy

  • By August 30 – 100% refund
  • By September 12 – 50% refund
  • After September 12 – No refund.

Substitutions are always welcome.


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Receive CPE Credits

Catalyst Corporate will award up to 15 CPE credits in the economics and finance fields of study for attendance at this year’s Economic Forum. These courses are group live events. No prerequisite or advance preparation is required. Speakers provide an overview of the subject matter at an intermediate level. From economists and other industry experts, attendees will be able to identify critical elements and classical principles of economics, list economic trends and forecasts, and identify financial trends and population issues.

For more information regarding CPE credits, please contact Cindy Shipps at 800-442-5763, ext. 7835.

Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


If you have additional questions or special needs, contact Linda Dowdy at 800-442-5763, ext. 7843, or email