Check out some of the most common questions about Forum, and please reach out if you have other questions.
What is Forum?
Forum is a two-day exclusive retreat for financial services industry professionals to take a deep dive into emerging banking trends. It’s an opportunity to experience exciting keynote speakers, breakout discussions, and innovation showcases. But there will also be plenty of time to connect with peers and have fun.
When is Forum?
September 11—12, 2023. Optional events, including an afternoon of golf and cocktail reception, will also be held on September 10.
Where is Forum held?
This year, Forum will take place in North Carolina, at The Pinehurst Resort — a three-time U.S. Open site and one of the highest rated golf resorts in the country.
What costs am I responsible for?
You will be Blend’s guest at Forum. There is no registration fee, and we’ll be treating you to your meals and activities.
The only costs you’ll need to cover include transportation to and from Pinehurst, your room at Pinehurst, and any additional purchases you may wish to make. Please book your reservations immediately after registering for the event.
The Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) airport is the closest airport to the Pinehurst Resort, and is about a 1 hour drive. Blend will provide shuttles to and from Pinehurst and RDU for attendees on 9/10 and 9/13 (see below for schedule).You do not need to make a reservation to get on one of the pre-arranged shuttles.
RDU shuttle pick-up location
RDU Terminal 2, escalator to baggage claim, exit outside baggage claim 6 doors. Once you exit outside please turn right down the curbside and the bus will be on the inner curbside.
RDU shuttle schedule
Sunday, September 10
- RDU departure times
- 10:00a.m. ET
- 11:30 a.m. ET
- 1:00 p.m. ET
- 2:30 p.m. ET
- 4:00 p.m. ET
- 5:30 p.m. ET
- 6:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, September 13
- Pinehurst departure times
- 5:00 a.m. ET
- 6:30 a.m. ET
- 8:00 a.m. ET
- 9:30 a.m. ET
- 11:00 a.m. ET
- Pinehurst departure times
If you are arriving or departing outside Sunday or Wednesday, please reserve your own transportation by calling the resort 72 hours in advance at 910.235.8465 to reserve your place on the resort shuttle.
Which airport is the closest to the event?
The Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) airport is the closest airport to the Pinehurst Resort, and is about a 1 hour drive.
Pinehurst will provide hourly shuttles to and from the hotel and airport. You can also book your own RDU-Pinehurst shuttle,
Which dates and times do you recommend I book my travel?
To take advantage of the full Forum agenda and recreational activities, we recommend arriving early Sunday afternoon on September 10, and departing Wednesday morning on September 13.
Hotel check-in is 4pm EST. If you arrive before this time, the hotel will gladly hold your luggage.
What if something comes up and I can’t make it?
The invitation is non-transferable. But, if for some reason you can’t make it, please contact your Blend account manager to nominate another executive from your organization. Your company’s partnership means a lot to us, so it’s important that you are represented at Forum.
What is the cancellation policy for my room at Pinehurst?
Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to September 10, 2023 to receive a full refund.
What is the dress code?
We want you to be comfortable. Think business casual. Keep in mind that it will likely be warm during the day (mid to high 70s) and chillier at night (high 60s), so make sure to pack layers.
Who can I reach out to if I have additional questions?
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about Forum registration or programming.
The future of banking, now
Forum is an exclusive, invite-only event that you don’t want to miss. Space is limited, so take advantage of early registration to make sure you’re part of the conversation.