University of Wisconsin–Madison

Frequently Asked Questions

General

What does CCMA stand for?

Consumer Cooperative Management Association.

Who should attend the CCMA 2018?

CCMA is designed for food cooperative leaders including general managers, board directors, staff members and consultants, plus their national allies.

What are the dates for CCMA?

May 31 – June 2, 2018

Where can I find information on sessions and speakers?

Information on sessions and speakers will be posted on our website as they become available.

 

Conference Venue and Hotels

Where will the conference be held?

Doubletree by Hilton
1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR 97323
+1-503-281-6111

What are the conference hotels?

Hotel information is available here.

Event Registration

How do I register for CCMA 2018?

You can register for CCMA 2018 here.

What is the registration fee?

See CCMA registration fees here.

What is the registration policy?

Conference registrants cancelling their registration on or before May 18, 2018 will receive a refund of the conference registration fee, less a $100 administration fee. Cancellations and refunds must be requested in writing to UW Center for Cooperatives Outreach Specialist, Megan Webster at mawebster@wisc.edu. Refunds are not provided for guests who do not attend the conference. No refunds will be issued after May 18, 2018. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the start of the program at no additional cost. It is highly recommended that substitutions are completed by May 24, 2018 to ensure conference credentials will be ready upon the start of the conference.

UWCC will charge attendees a $30.00 returned check fee to cover the administrative cost.

What if I need to send someone else in my place?

Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the start of the program at no additional cost. It is highly recommended that substitutions are completed by May 24, 2018 to ensure conference credentials will be ready upon the start of the conference.

How do I make changes/updated to my registration or get a receipt?

Once you are registered for the conference, you can login to your registration profile to:

  • Update your information
  • View/print a receipt
  • Register a guest or another attendee

How will I receive my registration materials?

All registration materials will be provided on-site at the registration desk at the Doubletree and be open the following hours:

Thursday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Do I have to wear my name badge credentials each day?

Yes, security requires that all registered participants wear their name badge in order to gain admission to conference events/sessions. Those without a name badge may be denied entrance. See the on-site registration desk if you misplace your name badge.

I am having trouble registering. Whom do I contact?

Call Union Conference Services Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) at (608)265-6534 or email at conferences@union.wisc.edu.

 

Travel

What airport should I fly into?

We suggest using the Portland International airport (PDX). More information on getting to Portland can be found here.

Is there transportation to and from the airport for attendees?

No, attendees will need to arrange their own transportation to and from the airport. Portland has an extensive mass transit system and the Max Light Rail goes between the hotel and the airport. See additional travel information here.