Join 350+ of your fellow cooperators in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as they share ideas and inspiration to strengthen their co-ops and communities, address issues of equity and democracy, and challenge the status quo. We are excited to have The Co-op Sioux Falls as our CCMA 2020 host!
Sioux Falls is a Midwestern town with a big heart. Cradled around the Sioux River, the city is named for the beautiful triple waterfall cascading over pink Sioux quartzite rock. Downtown Sioux Falls features charming cobblestone sidewalks lined with a diverse selection of memorable restaurants and independent shops making it a true hidden gem of the Midwest. Sioux Falls is undergoing a food renaissance with cutting edge eats and a growing craft brew scene. CCMA attendees will enjoy exploring Sioux Falls by foot experiencing the nation’s largest exhibit of public art sculptures.
Our host is a co-op with a big heart as well. Since 1973, The Co-op Sioux Falls has been a fixture in the community. In 2014, the Co-op’s original location was destroyed by a fire. Co-op members, staff, and the community rallied around the co-op, contributing fridges and freezers to the effort enabling the Co-op to reopen in a new space just seven weeks after the fire. That community support has powered the Co-op to new heights with continued growth and an expansion planned for 2020.
The 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.
What people are saying about CCMA
"I’ve been to about eight different conferences over the years. This was my first time at CCMA. It was the best conference I’ve been to, one where all the talks were helpful to me."—Rebekah Fowler, Vice President, First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, Corvallis, OR