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 in 2017!
Registration for 2018 coming soon!


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!
Registration for 2018 coming soon!


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.
 

 
 

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 62 - new room number)
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 

Parking Info: Parking is available at $6/day at Lot F104, which is the closest parking available to the venue. 

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:

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 --UPDATED LOCATION!!: 
Wheatsville Food Co-op - S. Lamar Store
4001 S. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX

Need Accommodations?:  There are many accommodations options in the area that may meet your needs. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for accommodations.

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 Provender 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 Vicki Reich, 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?:  There are many accommodations options in the area that may meet your needs. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for accommodations.

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

 

10/28/17 -- Co-op Cafe -- Madison, WI

When: October 28, 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: 
Threshold - Hub Community Room 
2717 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704

Need Accommodations?:  There are many accommodations options in the area that may meet your needs. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for accommodations.

11/4/17 -- Co-op Cafe -- Greenfield, MA (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: Greenfield Community College - Cohn Family Dining Commons
1 College Drive
Greenfield, MA

Need Accommodations?:  You are responsible for making your own reservations.  There are many choices in the Greenfield area that may suit your needs.

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“ The two seminars I've attended added great food for thought to our cooperative endeavors. Having a larger context in which to see our daily struggles and opportunities affords a clearer vision and can create healthier and more robust cooperatives at all levels and in all sectors. ”

Christina Nicholson, Operations Manager, Mississippi Market, St. Paul, Minn.

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