Join us June 9-11, 2022 !
CCMA 2022 will be held as a hybrid event!
Join us in-person or virtually June 9-11, 2022 for engaging keynotes, breakout sessions tackling issues impacting food cooperatives, and networking opportunities for those committed to creating more inclusive and sustainable cooperatives and communities.
We are pleased to offer two ways for cooperators to participate at CCMA 2022:
In person – after many delays, we are excited to finally bring cooperators to beautiful Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We will have all the usual CCMA highlights including co-op tours, networking, education, and fun! As with everything else in our world, it will look a little bit different. See how we are approaching COVID Safety at CCMA 2022.
Virtually – for cooperators who are unable to travel to Sioux Falls, we are offering a virtual component to CCMA 2022 that will include access to keynote presentations, select breakout sessions, and access to the conference platform to engage with in-person and other virtual attendees via meet ups and community board for information sharing. Read more about Virtual CCMA 2022.
THEME: Rooted: Renewing our cooperative identity
Today’s social, political, and ecological crises have left many of us feeling uprooted and burned out. Like the revitalization of a prairie after a fire, how can we use the challenges of the last two years to grow a more resilient cooperative community that is diverse, connected, and thriving? How can we use our cooperative identity to expand our imagination about what is possible?
Our deep cooperative roots help us survive during times of upheaval; however, we are at an inflexion point. It is time to take stock and reexamine the direction and identity of our cooperatives through the lenses of inclusivity and sustainability. CCMA 2022 will focus on strategies for building resilience and vitality through our diverse experiences and our shared cooperative identity.
What can you expect from CCMA 2022?
- Engaging keynote speakers highlighting issues impacting the cooperative movement
- Breakout sessions featuring your cooperative peers sharing their lessons learned and strategies for the future
- Co-op tours highlights the local gems that Sioux Falls has to offer
- Social activities to connect and network with food cooperative peers
CCMA is the national annual conference for food cooperative directors, management, staff, and sector allies. The CCMA conference is organized by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives with assistance from a planning committee comprised of co-op managers and board members, representatives from cooperative associations, development organizations, financial partners and other various allies.
Questions, ideas, musings about CCMA? Please contact Megan Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-890-1048