Frequently Asked Questions

General

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What does CCMA stand for?

Consumer Cooperative Management Association.

Who should attend the CCMA 2022?

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?

June 9-11, 2022

Will you offer a virtual component for CCMA 2022?

We are currently exploring offering a limited virtual experience for CCMA 2022. Stay tuned for details.

Will Co-op Tours be offered?

YES! There is a small change though – we ask that conference participants register seperately for the co-op tours.

WHY? Our co-ops hosts work hard to develop thoughtful tours to show of their co-op and community. In order to better gauge participation and align bus needs appropriately, we ask that participants interested in the Co-op Tours register separately. The co-op tours will not be developed until closer to the conference, so it is a leap of faith! We know that Sioux Falls has much to offer and we trust that our co-op hosts will show us its gems!

Conference Venue and Hotel

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Where will the conference be held?

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – at the Holiday Inn City Center – more information on the Venue can be found here.  Room reservation info can be found here.

Event Registration

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How do I register for CCMA 2022?

Registration will open in late January 2022.

How much does it cost to attend?

We are still working on our registration rates for 2022. We will offer team discounts for organizations sending three or more individuals. We also have pricing to attend one day – either Friday or Saturday. There are also several scholarship opportunities available.

Does the registration fee include travel and hotel accommodations?

No. Travel and hotel reservations are not included in the registration fee.

What is the registration policy?

We will update this when our registration is live.

What types of payments are accepted for the registration fee?

All registration fees must be paid in advance. Payments can be made by:

  1. Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners or American Express are all accepted
  2. Check: please make checks payable to Conference Services and mail payment to:

Conference Services
Wisconsin Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53715

Checks must be received within fourteen days of registration or your registration will be automatically cancelled. The exception to this deadline are registrations that occur less than two weeks before the start of the Conference; all checks and money orders must be received by the Wednesday prior to the start of the Conference.

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

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

What is the substitution policy?

Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the start of the program at no additional cost. Please email Megan Webster at mawebster@wisc.edu regarding substitutions.

May I bring a guest to the conference?

This year we are offering a companion rate for guests of conference attendees. Companion registration includes Welcome Reception, keynote presentation, breakfast and lunch on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th, Friday night reception and Saturday night closing party. Companion registration is only available with the purchase of a regular Full Conference registration. Companions are not able to attend breakout sessions. This is not intended for co-op attending seeking education.

We also offer tickets to attend the closing night event.

More information on companion registration can be found here.

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.

Can I buy a tour ticket for a spouse?

No, we only allow purchase of tour tickets to attendees. Due to limited seats, we want registered attendees to have first access to the tours.

However, we find that after attendees make their travel arrangements, they may not be able to attend the tours. We provide an onsite waiting list for those who do not have a ticket. We will accept non-registered attendees on this list.

We also offer a companion rate for guests of conference attendees. Companion registration includes Howard Bowers Fund Welcome Reception, Keynote presentation, breakfast and lunch on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd, Friday night reception and Saturday night closing party. Companion registration is only available with the purchase of a regular Full Conference registration. Companions are not able to attend breakout sessions. Companions are able to purchase tour tickets.

Travel

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What airport should I fly into?

We suggest using the Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD). More information on getting to Sioux Falls 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.