Woodward and Bernstein, Condoleezza Rice headline 2012 CUNA GAC
09/29/2011 08:49 am
The 2012 CUNA GAC is beginning to take shape. Three speakers were announced this week and credit unions will find them interesting. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Watergate journalists, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, will headline the 2012 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), March 18-22 at the Washington Convention Center. Note that the dates are a little later than normal.
Rice is scheduled to speak on Monday, March 19. As the 66th U.S. secretary of state, Rice was a prominent member of the President Bush's Cabinet. She also served as the president's national security advisor during his first term as president. She currently teaches Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford.
Woodward and Bernstein will speak on the 40th anniversary of their first Watergate-scandal headline and share the stories behind their newspaper work and books, and offer a personal tour of politics and Washington. They also will address GAC participants on March 19.
"This year's GAC theme, Powerful Cause, Positive Effect, sums up precisely what the Governmental Affairs Conference is all about," said Bill Cheney, president/CEO of CUNA. "Our powerful cause, backed by 93 million working Americans who rely on credit unions every day, needs representation in Washington. At the GAC, credit union leaders from around the country will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with their members of Congress and effect positive change for the credit union movement." The GAC offers a many educational breakout sessions, 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.
Additional speakers, including many key lawmakers and session topics will be announced over the next few months. To learn more or register, visit the
CUNA GAC website.