Cooperative Governance


Event Logistics

This page contains logistical information for our in-person events, including Costs for Participation, Overview of Events and Events Details.  If you have registered for an in-person event and need detailed logistic info, click here or scroll down to the Events Details and click on your event!


Costs for Participation

The cost to attend the CBL 101 is included in the annual CBLD program fee.

The CBL 101 is a feature of the CBLD program and there is no charge for attendance for Co-ops enrolled in the program. If your co-op's not in CBLD, you can still plan to attend! Your co-op will be invoiced $250 for the first person and $150 for each additional person who attends. 

(Interested in joining CBLD? Please contact Thane Joyal for more information.)

There is a modest fee per participant in the Co-op Cafes. $60 per person covers meals and incidentals. Bring eight or more people and we'll pay for one (eight can come for $420). More are welcome! Additional financial support may be available. Contact Thane Joyal for more information. The Co-op Cafes are sponsored by National Co+op Grocers (NCG), with additional support from National Cooperative Bank (NCB).

In 2017 the Leadership Training will be available as an add-on event. Contact us for more information or for a proposal on bringing a Leadership Training to your region.

Register for an event!


Logistical Overview of Events

Timing: Each of these events is a full day -- we will provide participants with light breakfast and lunch as well as light snacks and beverages at breaks during the day.  The CBL 101 runs from 9:00-4:30.  The Cooperative Cafe runs from 9:30-4:00. Breakfast for both events is available starting at 8:30.

What to bring?: We provide a printed copy of a Reader at the session and use it as a reference document during the day. The CBL 101 Reader is available in our Library. You're welcome to download it in advance from the CDS Consulting Co-op Library. Note: you will receive a printed version on the day of the event, so please consider that before printing at home.

Resource Development: Over the course of this event we will be recording video and taking photos of the event and its participants. These videos and photos will be developed into resources for the CBLD Library and used in promotional materials for CBLD and future in-person sessions. If you would prefer not to appear in any resources or materials, please email to inform us. If we don't hear from you, we will assume that you're OK with your image being used related to CBLD programs and resources. For examples of resources previously developed, you can visit the Cooperative Cafe in the CDS Consulting Co-op Library.

Register now!: Using this link you can register one or more people for an event using the link below. Each person you register will be sent an email with detailed logistical information for the event. No payment is required to register. Please contact us if you have any questions in advance of registering!  

Registration for events in 2017 is now open!


Event Details -- click on date below!

Check here for detailed logistics information on each event.  We will update this page regularly as we have new information throughout the year!  We are always trying to improve the experience of our events, so your input is welcome.  For more information or to provide feedback, contact us.  

Click on the date below to find detailed logistics information for each event.
 

4/29/17 -- CBL 101 -- Albuquerque, NM

When: 

April 29, 2017 Rescheduled from earlier date!
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will be done by 4:30 p.m.

Where: 
National Hispanic Cultural Center - Room 122/124
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque - Downtown

5/6/17-- CBL 101 -- Durham, NC

When:

May 6, 2017 -- Rescheduled from earlier date!
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will be done by 4:30 p.m.

Where: 
American Underground
705 Willard St. (for access to building)
Durham, NC 27701

Parking: 
1.  Park at the South Deck. (705 Willard St)
2.  Exit the South Deck and enter the Crowd Building. 
3.  Enter the Crowe Building and turn left at the AU (American Underground) banner. 
4. Take the elevator to the basement level. 

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations. There are many housing options nearby the venue and we hope you find one that suits your needs.

5/13/17 -- CBL 101 -- Ann Arbor, MI

When: May 13, 2017
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will be done by 4:30 p.m.

Where:

Michigan Union - Anderson Room
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Parking:

There are options for parking in this area, and many resources to help you find more information.  Here is a link to more information on parking on the University of Michigan Campus.  We would be considered visitors! The event will be in the Michigan Union and there are 3 parking complexes buildings (see red buildings on below map) that provide options for parking nearby.  All of them will require payment -- it appears this will range between $.75-$1.60/hour and all accept payment via coin or credit card, and some may accept bills.  



Another useful website is this one outlining public parking in the area.  In the below map, green means a parking lot, blue means a parking structure and the purplish lines on the streets indicate metered street parking.  All of these parking options are paid parking.  It appears that all accept payment via coin or credit card, and some may accept bills.  

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

Inn at the League (book early!  There are limited rooms available)
OR
There are many options in the downtown area.

5/20/17 -- CBL 101 -- Arlington, VA

When: 

May 20 2017 -- NEW VENUE and rescheduled from earlier date!
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will be done by 4:30 p.m.

Where: 
National Cooperative Bank - Suite 700, Ingenuity Room
2011 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations. There are many housing options nearby the venue and we hope you find one that suits your needs.

 

7/8/17 -- CBL 101 -- Chicago, IL

When: July 8, 2017
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will be done by 4:30 p.m.

Where:
TBD

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

TBD (bear with us!!)

9/23/17 -- CBL 101 -- Twin Cities

When: September 23, 2017
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will be done by 4:30 p.m.

Where: 
University of Minnesota - Continuing Education Center (Room 42)
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

Though there are accommodations at the Minnesota Humanities Event Center, they are completely booked!  You can check out one of these local hotels near the Minnesota Humanities Center:

The Commons Hotel 
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

9/23/17 -- CBL 101 -- Austin, TX

When: September 23, 2017
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will be done by 4:30 p.m.

Where: 
University Baptist Church
2130 Guadalupe St.
Austin, Texas 78705

Click here for information on parking!

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

TBD (Bear with us!)

9/23/17 -- CBL 101 -- Sacramento, CA

When: September 23, 2017
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will be done by 4:30 p.m.

Where(UPDATED LOCATION!): 
Sacramento Natural Foods
Community Learning Center & Cooking School
2820 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

Courtyard Sacramento Midtown
4422 Y Street  
Sacramento, California  95817  

10/7/17 -- Co-op Cafe -- Hood River, OR/Provender

When: October 7, 2017
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:30 a.m.  We will be done by 4:00 p.m.

Where: 
Best Western Plus - Hood River Inn
1108 East Marina Way 
Hood River, OR 97031

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs -- please feel free to use the room block for the Provender Alliance!:

Best Western Plus - Hood River Inn
1108 East Marina Way 
Hood River, OR 97031

Attend Provender on Friday!

The Provender Alliance Conference is a 3-day event held immediately before the Co-op Cafe. Both events are taking place at the same venue in Hood River, Oregon. 

Are you interested in attending the Provender conference? Not a member of Provender Alliance? In prior years, the Provendar Alliance has extended a special rate to those participating in the Co-op Cafe. For more information on the Provender Conference, check their website or contact Susan Schechter, Executive Director.

10/14/17 -- Co-op Cafe -- Arlington, VA

When: October 14, 2017
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will be done by 4:30 p.m.

Where: 
NRECA
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

TBD (Bear with us!)

10/21/17 -- Co-op Cafe -- Ann Arbor, MI

When: October 21, 2017
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:30 a.m.  We will be done by 4:00 p.m.

Where: 

Ann Arbor Regent Hotel
2455 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

Ann Arbor Regent Hotel
2455 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
​734-274-4152

 

[NEW DATE] 10/28/17 -- Co-op Cafe -- Madison, WI

When: October 28, 2017 [NEW DATE]
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:30 a.m.  We will be done by 4:00 p.m.

Where: 
Goodman Community Center - Evjue Room
149 Waubesa Street
Madison, WI 53704

Parking: Though there are parking spaces at the Goodman Center, should their parking lot fill up there is ample street parking within a three block walk.  

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at one of these area hotels or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace 
Courtyard by Marriott Madison East 

[NEW DATE] 11/4/17 -- Co-op Cafe -- Keene, NH (co-hosted with NFCA)

This event is co-hosted with the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA)

When: November 4, 2017
Light breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m., with the session starting promptly at 9:30 a.m.  We will be done by 4:00 p.m.

Where: Young Student Center
24 Madison Street
Keene, NH 03435

Campus driving directions
Interactive campus map

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  We can recommend staying at the following location or suggest you find another that suits your needs:

Courtyard Marriott - Downtown
75 Railroad Street
Keene, NH 03431

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