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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 classes
  7:00pm – 9:00pm Plenary Session: Jonathan BrooksMark CharlesErna HackettSoong-Chan Rah
  9:30pm – 11:30pm An Evening of Music & Art, featuring artist Shanequa Gay

Thursday, November 12

  7:00am – 7:45am Run with Noel, Zumba
  8:00am – 9:30pm Registration Open
  8:00am – 10:00pm Exhibits Open
  8:00am – 10:00pm Networking
  8:30am – 9:30am Bible Study with John Perkins and Wayne “Coach” Gordon
  9:30am – 11:30am Plenary Session: Leslie GarroteDavid MontagueRene RochesterSonia StewartTrey Willis
11:30am – 6:30pm Stage II performances
12:00pm – 5:00pm Go & See
  1:00pm – 6:30pm Conversations
  1:30pm – 4:30pm Action Tanks
  1:30pm – 2:45pm Workshop I
  3:15pm – 4:30pm Workshop II
  6:43pm – 7:00pm SIX43
  7:00pm – 9:00pm Plenary Session: Sami AwadMae Elise CannonSami DiPasqualeSahar Vardi

Friday, November 13

  7:00am – 7:45am Run with Noel, Zumba
  8:00am – 9:30pm Registration Open
  8:00am – 10:00pm Exhibits Open
  8:00am – 10:00pm Networking
  8:30am – 9:30am Bible Study with John Perkins and Wayne “Coach” Gordon
  9:30am – 11:30am Plenary Session: Christena ClevelandJuan PeñaMichael RhodesRahiel Tesfamariam, Nia Zalamea
11:30am – 6:30pm Stage II performances
12:00pm – 5:00pm Go & See
  1:00pm – 6:30pm Conversations
  1:30pm – 4:30pm Action Tanks
  1:30pm – 2:45pm Workshop III
  3:15pm – 4:30pm Workshop IV
  6:43pm – 7:00pm SIX43
  7:00pm – 9:00pm Plenary Session: Kenneth RobinsonAlexia Salvatierra

Saturday, November 14

  7:00am – 7:45pm Run with Noel, Zumba
  8:00am – 1:00pm Registration Open
  8:00am – 12:30pm Exhibits Open
  8:00am – 12:30pm Networking
  8:30am – 9:30am Bible Study with John Perkins and Wayne “Coach” Gordon
  9:30am – 11:30am Plenary Session: Bridgette BowmanNoel CastellanosMary Nelson
  1:00pm – 8:00pm Women of Color CCDA Post-Conference Retreat 

Sunday, November 15

   8:00am – 10:00am Women of Color CCDA Post-Conference Retreat 


Program

CCDA’s National Conference is packed with activities. To give you a better understanding of the various elements of the program, we have written a brief description for each, below. View the full schedule (above).

Bible Study with Dr. John Perkins and Wayne “Coach” Gordon

Learn from Dr. Perkins and Coach as they share from the Word each morning. Thursday through Saturday, 8:30am – 9:30amWatch videos of Dr. Perkins’ Bible studies at the CCDA National Conference and check out his books.

Plenary Sessions (Speakers)

Morning and evening plenary sessions are sure to inspire and challenge you while providing plenty of fodder for discussion. All sessions include a time of worship through music and artistic expression. Evening sessions are free and open to the public. Morning Plenary: Thursday through Saturday, 9:30am – 11:30am
Evening Plenary: Wednesday through Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Workshops

Christian Community Development (CCD) leaders and practitioners teach workshops to share wisdom they’ve gained from their experiences working on the front lines of ministry. Presenters will teach a variety of topics providing opportunity for interactive learning. Thursday & Friday, 1:30pm – 4:30pm.

Go & See

In addition to the learning opportunities featured at the convention center, take an afternoon to explore Memphis. Each full day of the conference offers a variety of Go & See experiences, providing conference participants with an opportunity to visit the neighborhoods and communities of our host cities—learning from local practitioners and partners and experiencing the history and unique qualities of the city. Thursday & Friday, 12:00pm – 5:30pm.

Conversations

Conversations are facilitated dialogues between a small group of practitioners on significant issues at the forefront of our communities. Conversations are available as part of the afternoon workshop offerings that are available during conference.

Action Tanks

Similar to the afternoon Conversations, Action Tanks are gatherings of 20 experienced CCDA Practitioners and Partners bringing their experience and knowledge to bear on an important CCD issue with the charge to bring 2-3 action points to the association.

Pre-Conference

Make the most of your National Conference experience by starting Tuesday with a CCDA Pre-Conference on Market Solutions for Community Transformation or Soundtrack to a Movement: Music in CCDA. Wednesday afternoon we will be offering CCDA Pre-Conference Institute Classes.

SIX43

Show up for the Evening Plenary early (at 6:43 PM) for an inspiring artistic presentation. Each night we will feature local talent for a 20 minute pre-concert or dance performance.

Stage II

Stage II is a platform that exists for artists to inspire, train, and connect with practitioners through the arts. Like those that make up the CCDA community, Stage II features a wide variety of artistic mediums and genres.

Morning & Evening Events

Spend some time connecting with your CCDA family during one our morning and evening events.

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