Registration is open for Spark! Filene's Spring Meeting.

Spark! Insights and inspiration for the year ahead.

Inspiration can come from anywhere - at Spark! We are bringing fresh insights inside and outside of the industry with a selection of speakers from our Filene Fellows, leaders outside of the credit union cul-de-sac, and YOU! The credit union system is facing disruption from fintechs, platform providers, and the fragmentation of consumers’ financial lives. Complex problems require collaboration to solve. There is wisdom in crowds and we are making you part of the agenda. This event is hands-on and designed for you to engage. We will be working with you in co-creation sessions to identify and deploy the next-generation ideas needed to drive growth and better serve member needs. The result? You’ll leave with your own Spark – new energy, insights and ah-has to take back to your teams.

Event Details

Pre-Conference Events

Filene Community Meetings

Monday, May 8, 2023 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST

Welcome Reception for Inner Circle, Think Tank, Lab, i3 and HerMoney community members.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Working meetings for Inner Circle, Think Tank, Lab, i3 and HerMoney community members.


Conference Events

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST

Spark! Opening Session followed by the opening reception

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Spark! General Sessions

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Rd
Rockville, MD 20852
United States


Agenda at a Glance

Name Time Track More Info
Monday, May 8, 2023
Welcome Reception5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)In-Person
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Breakfast8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)In-Person
Think Tank Community Meeting9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)Invitation Only
Inner Circle Community Meeting9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)Invitation Only
i3 Community Meeting9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)Invitation Only
Filene Communities Lunch12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)Invitation Only
HerMoney Workshop1:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)In-Person
Lab Session1:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)Invitation Only
i3 Community Meeting (continued)1:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)Invitation Only
Spark! Opening Session3:00 PM - 3:25 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Connecting With Members at The Right Time: Financial Literacy That Works3:25 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Beyond Financial Literacy: Behavioral Supports to Supporting Financial Well-Being4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
From Check the Box to Leveraging Partnerships: Rethinking Supplier Diversity4:30 PM - 5:10 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Fireside Chat with Dr. Quinetta Roberson + Terry Esper5:10 PM - 5:45 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Opening Reception, hosted by the Filene Foundry5:45 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)In-Person
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Breakfast8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)In-Person
Welcome Back!9:00 AM - 9:10 AM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
New Opportunities in Alternative Underwriting 9:10 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Credit Union/Fintech Panel9:45 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Networking Break10:15 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Deliver Resources, Support, and Capital; Co-Creating Solutions and Centering Racial Equity for Impact10:45 AM - 11:20 AM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Insights from Filene's Racial Economic Equity Incubator Participants11:20 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Lunch12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)In-Person
Breakout D: Town Hall with Trellance1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)In-Person
Breakout A: Town Hall with Bill Maurer, Partnerships for Growth1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)In-Person
Breakout B: Town Hall with Mai Nguyen and Jeffrey Robinson, Innovation for Impact1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)In-Person
Breakout C: Town Hall with Lisa Servon & Quinetta Roberson, Meeting Members Where They Are1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)In-Person
Spark! Co-Creation Session1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)In-Person
Networking Break1:45 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Decoding Customer Choice in Financial Services2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Closing Keynote with Keith Schumann from Cricket Wireless, Growth Through Purpose3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)
Closing Remarks & Key Insights from Day 23:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)Hybrid (Both Audiences)

Meet the Headlining Fellows!