What is Crash the GAC?

Join us March 2 - March 7, 2024

Over its existence, the Cooperative Trust has connected thousands of emerging leaders and hosted a space for them to deepen their connection to the credit union mission. Apply to CRASH the GAC 2024 and take your career to the next level!

The Governmental Affairs Conference is our opportunity to highlight the meaningful work credit unions are doing to improve the financial well-being of their members and communities.

Here’s what to expect: 

  • Hear from world-class keynote speakers
  • Together with the Leagues, participate in Hill Hikes to meet with lawmakers and show them the credit union difference
  • Discover the latest offerings in the industry's largest exhibit hall
  • Network with and learn from peers and thought leaders in credit unions, politics, business and more
  • Experience Washington in a unique environment with legendary receptions, meals, and accommodations

The application window closes on Sunday, November 26th. 


Join the Crasher Family!

Do you know someone who would make a great Crasher? Please refer them to Crash the GAC here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When should Crashers plan to arrive in Washington DC?

A: Hotel rooms are reserved for Friday, March 1 to Thursday, March 7. If a room is needed outside this window, Crashers will need to make their own arrangements for those days.


Q: Do Crashers have to stay in the same hotel?

A: Yes! Please trust the process.


Q: Are Crashers required to have a roommate?

A: No, we no longer require this. However, if a Crasher would like a roommate, we can accommodate that if others do as well.


Q: Who pays for a Crasher’s hotel, flight, food?

A: The employer (credit union) should be paying for all of this. A good rule of thumb is $80+ dollars per day. 


Q: How do Crashers pay for things if they don’t have a corporate card?

A: We highly encourage credit unions to provide Crashers with a corporate card for booking flights, paying for the hotel, and making food purchases.


Q: Who is eligible to Crash the GAC?

A: Emerging leaders at natural person credit unions are eligible to apply.