Wisconsin’s YP Conference goes virtual – with a twist

The Wisconsin Credit Union League debuts virtual conference mobile app with weekly content through December

MADISON, WI (September 10, 2020) — With the pandemic transforming daily life as we know it, are-imagining of how young credit union professionals can still engage, network, and develop their skills is crucial. The Wisconsin Credit Union League’s solution? An interactive, social learning app that combines conference elements, on-demand resources, and casual networking opportunities that are structured by monthly themes with fresh content rolled out weekly through the end of 2020.

Wisconsin’s YP “Be U” app includes live keynote presentations, live webinars, on-demand articles, podcasts, and videos, and opportunities to reconnect with other young professionals through regular meetups, a social feed, and a virtual community service project. All live sessions are also recorded, giving greater accessibility to those who are juggling childcare and other changes to their schedule amidst the “new normal.”

From September through December, participants will focus on The Credit Union Movement, DEI & social justice, credit union operations, and where young professionals stand in 2021.

“While we could not have predicted the challenges 2020 would bring, we are grateful for the opportunity to think outside the box and use the various technologies that are at our disposal,” states Jennifer Esser, The League’s VP of Professional Development. “We believe this may very well change how we approach some of our events post-pandemic as well, allowing us to reach a larger audience in a new way—there’s a lot of exciting possibilities here.”

In addition, young professionals from neighboring leagues have also been invited to take part in the YP “Be U” virtual conference app. The app was made possible through the support of CUNA Mutual Group, Corporate Central Credit Union, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and LaMacchia Group. Learn more at


About Wisconsin Credit Union League

Founded in 1934, The Wisconsin Credit Union League is the dues-supported trade association for Wisconsin's credit unions-not-for-profit financial institutions cooperatively owned by their more than 3.4 million members. The League is dedicated to serving Wisconsin's credit unions and promoting the credit union difference through advocacy, education, and public service.


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