Malcolm Gladwell Announced as Keynoter for CUNA’s 2013 America’s Credit Union Conference

MADISON, Wis. (December 19, 2012) – Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced today that The New Yorker staff writer and author of four New York Times Bestsellers, Malcolm Gladwell, will be a keynoter at CUNA’s 2013 America’s Credit Union Conference, June 30 – July 3 at the Hilton New York in New York City.

America’s Credit Union Conference, praised by attendees as an energizing, forward-thinking event, features the nation’s best business innovators to deliver ideas for growth and the inspiration to drive positive change for credit unions. “We are excited to have Malcolm Gladwell at ACUC next year,” remarked Bill Cheney, CUNA President and CEO, “his entertaining, intelligent style and unexpected insights will get credit unions thinking about the tremendous opportunities before us.

Malcolm T. Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell is a British-Canadian journalist and best-selling author. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996 and has written four books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), and What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (2009), all of which made it onto the New York Times Bestseller list. Gladwell’s writing often deals with applications of research and new ideas in the social sciences, making frequent use of academic work in the areas of sociology, psychology, and social psychology. He is known to be an extraordinary speaker with great eloquence, audience awareness and magnetism.

In 2005, he was announced one of Time’s 100 most influential people. He is ranked number 10 on The Thinkers 50 2011, and in 2007, he received the American Sociological Association’s first Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues.

Gladwell’s New Yorker archives, details on his books, and his blog can be found at

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