Travel Tips

Getting to the JW Marriott Hotel Driving: Get directions to the JW Marriott Hotel and the Courtyard Marriott downtown. Flying: Cabs are approximately $35 one way. Alternatively, Personal Touch Medical Tranportation, LLC. offers discounted rides to and from the airport for $5/person each way. A 24-hour notice is required. Make a reservation by calling or […]

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Many of us have a deep sense that the world is not as it should be. Broken relationships. Divided communities. Poverty and violence in our neighborhoods . . . The good news is that God longs to work through us to help restore things to the way they were intended to be. In the language […]

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2014 New Orleans

Sunday, May 4, 2014 @ 6:00PM – Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 3:00PMCastle Rock Community Church | 2323 S Galvez St | New Orleans, LA This year we are offering two distinct Immersion experiences, Chicago and New Orleans. This is the first year we are hosting the Immersion in a city other than Chicago. CCDA’s […]

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2014 Schedule (2015 Schedule Coming Soon)

  Sunday, April 27 5:00pm Check In 6:00pm Dinner Monday & Tuesday, April 28-29 7:45am Worship & Prayer 8:00am Care for the Soul 9:00am CCD Philosophy 12:45pm Lunch 1:45pm CCD Philosophy 5:30pm Q&A 6:30pm Optional Evening Activities Wednesday & Thursday, April 30-May 1 7:45am Worship & Prayer 8:15am Care for the Soul 9:30am Ministry Stories […]

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Afternoon Options

The 2014 National Conference will offer a variety of different options—new and old—for attendees to participate in during the afternoon. In an effort to respond to the various needs and interests of our participants, we’ve developed additional opportunities that allow for in-depth learning, dialogue, and experiences. As you make plans to attend the National Conference […]

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Advertising The conference program book is given to every attendee. Place an ad and spread the word about your product or service to a diverse group of Christians interested in social justice and community development. You can also take a few minutes and look through the 2013 National Conference Program Book. The deadline for placing […]

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Schedule & Program

To learn more about specific elements of the conference schedule, view the Program (below).  Tuesday, November 10   9:00am – 5:00pm Market Solutions for Community Transformation Pre-Conference Wednesday, November 11 10:45am – 6:30pm Stage II performances 11:00am – 10:00pm Registration Open 11:00am – 10:00pm Exhibits Open 11:00am – 10:00pm Networking   1:00pm – 5:00pm Pre-Conference Institute […]

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National Conference Program Book The deadline to reserve ad space in the program book for the Indianapolis 2011 Conference has passed. CCDA eNews CCDA’s eNews is sent to over 13K unique email subscribers each month. Contact the communications team at for more information.      

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CCDA National Conference Sponsorships CCDA offers the most inexpensive large-scale conference of its kind. Since many of our members are grassroots organizations and churches, affordable registration rates enable everyone who is doing God’s work in under-served communities to attend a life-changing conference. CCDA is able to offer this subsidized fee with the help of donors […]

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Pre-conference registration is closed for all National Conference events and the NSLI. You can still register on-site at the conference. Registration opens again on October 12, at the JW Marriott at 11am. If your registration is pending payment, please call the CCDA National Office at 312.733.0200 with credit card information immediately or send a check […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be childcare? Will you take my photo/video? Does CCDA allow people living outside the United States to attend the National Conference? How do I reserve a block of rooms at the JW Marriott without names before the cutoff date? Can I register for more than one Pre-Conference Institute Class? Will there be childcare? […]

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2011 CCDA National Conference

October 12th-16th, 2011 | Indianapolis   Changing realities call for fresh approaches. That’s why the CCDA 2011 National Conference theme is INNOVATE. We’re bringing together cutting-edge thinkers and practitioners to reconsider the way we do Christian Community Development: how we engage society, develop our neighborhoods, and confront our latest advocacy challenge­—educational reform.   Recordings Is there […]

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