CU Accelerate

National Harbor

We're Reaching Beyond . . . Shaking It Up . . . Pushing the Limits

Delivering an exciting agenda focused on consumer engagement and enlightened by experts from beyond the credit union industry, CU Accelerate, the spring flagship conference of the Cooperative Credit Union Association is heading to National Harbor, Maryland!  We are pleased to partner with our friends at the Maryland DC Credit Union Association in hosting this event and making it available to all MDDCCUA members!

Come this April 2018, CU Accelerate will move from its home surroundings of New England to the Nation’s Capital as it brings CU Accelerate to National Harbor, MD and puts out the welcome mat to all credit union executives and supporters throughout the nation.

                      In Partnership with MDDCCUA....     


Join us and your colleagues from coast to coast for challenging and innovative presentations by national subject matter authorities who promise to bring a fresh perspective to the credit union industry, its operations and its strategic goal-setting for the future.

Engage the experts and your peers in thought-provoking discussions bound to generate fresh insights for balance-sheet growth and member development.

Network with the pros, renew friendships and celebrate a heritage that is rooted in the values and principles of our cooperative movement. All this and more awaits your presence and participation.

If you’re on the hunt to cultivate a whole new generation of credit union members while also sustaining and nourishing those who have proven themselves loyal to your credit union, then you’ll want to reserve a front-row seat to what many are calling the “most energizing, engaging and dynamic” conference within the national credit union system.

Make your reservation today!


Gaylord Mobile App
CU Accelerate attendees can download the Gaylord Mobile App to enhance their stay during the conference. You will be able to navigate your way through the Gaylord Resort. Visit, to download the app today!

Local Dining
National Harbor area including the Gaylord Resort, the Harbor Waterfront, MGM, and Tanger Outlets is home to more than 40 delectable dining spots. Between decadent steakhouses and classic American fare to cozy coffee shops and tasty places to grab something sweet, there is something for every palate. Visit, for your dining options.

Local Attractions
National Harbor, MD
Everyone has their own style of fun at the Waterfront of National Harbor. Be sure to explore and find the way you Harbor! Visit, to find the types of activities you enjoy.

Old Town Alexandria, VA
Minutes from Washington D.C. on the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria delights travelers from all over the world. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Visitors can also enjoy the free King Street Trolley or take advantage of our Key to the City museum pass for discounted access to 8 historic sites. Visit,

Local Transportation
Circulator Shuttle Bus

National Harbor’s newest mode of transportation circulates between the area’s hot spots, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The shuttle travels from Gaylord Resort, the Waterfront, MGM, and Tanger Outlets. Gaylord Resort guests can ride the shuttle free with a swipe of your room key. To catch the shuttle, guests proceed to the ballroom level (up one level from the lobby), down past the Woodrow Wilson and Annapolis Ballrooms to the hotel side entrance. Visit, for the Circulator schedule.

Water Taxi
Take the Water Taxi from National Harbor and Gaylord to Alexandria and back. Service provided daily between Alexandria in Virginia, the Gaylord National Hotel, and the National Harbor in Maryland. Visit, for the schedule and pricing information.