9 Things You Must Do Before Attending THINK

1. Right now: Be a THINK Prize 15 contributor. There’s still time to participate in this year’s THINK Prize, but time is running out. Global response to our THINK Prize challenge has been inspiring: Over 250 contributions were submitted during the Research Phase and, so far, more than 100 innovations are under development during the Ideas Phase. We are especially excited about the idea of Nicole Lopez-Conti and the team at Patelco Credit Union around providing feedback and guidance to those denied loans from credit unions. Join the global collaboration and add your unique credit union voice. 2. Download the app. Hands down, it’s the best tool for making the most of THINK 15. Prepare for the conference; stay up-to-date on developments; access agendas, speaker bios, maps, attendee contact info and more; activate your own personal mic; connect with social media; and compete for engagement prizes. Click here to download the app directly, or find it on Google Play or iTunes by searching “CO-OP THINK Events.” 3. Choose your THINK Inward track. Industry-focused sessions kick off Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. THINK Inward sessions run on four tracks: THINK Social Values THINK Fast & Brilliant THINK Security THINK Personalization Need help deciding which one is right for you? Click here for a rundown on each track. 4. Bring a jacket and walking shoes. Tuesday night’s Walk-n-Dine will include an evening stroll around Cheyenne Lake. Evening temps could dip down into the 40s or 50s, so think warm. 5. Find a story to share. THINK 15 will have a brand new way for attendees to share stories. Be prepared to share your successes, real-life adventures and member experiences with the THINK community. We’ll be sharing the results at the conference, and after THINK 15 as well. 6. Sign up for a Children’s Miracle Network charity event. Enjoy a round of golf, ride the cog railway, or take a gourmet cooking class. Or dial it up a notch and tour the Rockies by Segway, zipline or mountain bike. Remember: It’s for the kids. 7. Get acquainted with this year’s speakers. View speaker profiles and quick briefs on this year’s themes here. 8. Pack your cowboy boots. Yes, you read that correctly. Thursday night’s celebration at Spruce Mountain has a western theme, so bring along your boots, hat, western shirt or anything else that helps you get your cowboy/cowgirl on. 9. Did we mention jeans? Friday is Miracle Jeans Day at THINK 15, so bring your best denim and a crisp $5 bill. Donations go to CMNH! Safe travels and we'll see you at The Broadmoor!