Morning & Evening Events

Stage II

Wednesday through Saturday, various times
Location: Exhibit Hall – Cook Convention Center
Stage II features live music, readings, and other creative expressions of our mission to inspire, train and connect. Check the Stage II schedule in the Convention Center atrium for a list of live performances.

Run with Noel

Thursday and Friday, 7:00am – 7:45am
Location: Meet in the Sheraton Hotel Main Lobby
Running with Noel is a CCDA tradition. Start your day off with an early morning run/walk led by the CEO & President of CCDA, Noel Castellanos.


Thursday and Friday, 7:00am – 7:45am
Location: River Bluff – Cook Convention Center
Start your day with a dance fitness class. Zumba combines hip-hop, samba, and salsa choreography with an aerobic workout for a fun way to get moving.

Supper Club

Thursday & Friday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Various; Meet in Cook Convention Center
Memphis is home to some incredible food. Supper Club is perfect for anyone attending the conference alone or those who want to share a meal with others and experience a bit of Memphis foodie culture. Sign up at the Info Booth and meet fellow CCDA folks to walk together to the predetermined restaurant. Participants are responsible for their own food costs.

An Evening of Music & Art, featuring artist Shanequa Gay

Wednesday: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Heritage Foyer – Sheraton Hotel Main Lobby
Join us for a casual evening of music and art, featuring work from artist Shanequa Gay. Grab a beverage in the lobby from Crossroads Tavern and Grill and catch up with CCDA friends amongst live music and Shanequa Gay’s stunning artwork.

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