Information for CMK 2022 Attendees

Daily CMK Information

Lunch and snacks will be provided daily.

Please bring your verification of COVID vaccination with you.

Daily schedule:

  • Monday July 25 – Wednesday July 27 9AM-5PM
  • Thursday July 28 9AM – 4PM

First day, last day:

  • First day – registration will begin at 8:45AM.
  • The last day will conclude at 4PM. There will be a bus to the airport available at 4PM.

Daily bus transportation to CMK venue

There will be a friendly yellow school bus available to transport CMK attendees from the downtown Chattanooga area to the Global Center for Digital Innovation (our CMK venue, see below). It will leave from in front of the Doubletree Downtown Chattanooga hotel (407 Chestnut St.). This is across the street from the Holiday Inn and close to most downtown hotels. It will also return at the end of each day to the same area.

Monday – Wednesday bus schedule:

  • Doubletree Downtown to GCDI 8AM
  • Doubletree Downtown to GCDI 8:30AM
  • GCDI to Doubletree Downtown 5PM
  • GCDI to Doubletree Downtown 5:30PM

Thursday (last day) bus schedule:

  • Doubletree Downtown to GCDI 8AM
  • Doubletree Downtown to GCDI 8:30AM
  • GCDI to Chattanooga Airport 4PM
  • GCDI to Doubletree Downtown 4:30PM

What to Bring

  • Bring laptop, dongles, and charge it each night. Having the freedom to install software, if necessary, is a plus. 
  • A water bottle, there are water bottle filling stations in the GCDI.
  • Your imagination!

What to Wear

  • Comfortable clothes for CMK & baseball outing. 
  • Business casual for the Institute Dinner.
  • It most likely be hot and humid in Chattanooga, and thunderstorms are not unusual. The GCDI is air conditioned, so a light jacket might be useful.

Social events at CMK – Included!

Institute Dinner – Monday July 25th 7:30PM – To celebrate the beginning of our CMK journey, CMK attendees are invited to attend the special Institute dinner at the Rodizio Grill (439 Broad Street), located in the back of the Holiday Inn. The dinner is an all-you-can-eat Brazilian churrascaria, with many options and a huge salad bar.

The CMK Institute Dinner is included with your CMK registration. If you would like to bring additional guests ($45), please email Sylvia Martinez (sylvia @ inventtolearn.com).

Big Night Out at the Ballpark – Tuesday July 26th 7:15PM – After a day of hard fun at CMK, you deserve a night under the stars for a minor league baseball game between arch rivals, the Chattanooga Lookouts and the Rocket City Trash Pandas at the AT&T Field (201 Power Alley). See the map here. This is about a 5 minute walk from the Holiday Inn and Doubletree hotels.

Ticket and stadium food is included in your CMK registration. A meeting place and time will be announced for ticket distribution. Additional tickets for friends and family may be purchased ($20), please email Sylvia Martinez (sylvia @ inventtolearn.com).

If you are definitely not planning on attending the dinner or ball game, please let Sylvia know!

The CMK venue (GCDI at Chattanooga State Community College)

CMK will be held at the Global Center for Digital Innovation (GCDI) located in the CETAS building (#16) on the campus of Chattanooga State Community College. The address for Uber/Lyft or GPS is 4353 Amnicola Hwy, be sure to drive into campus all the way to the CETAS building. See the map below or this online map. The campus is also served by the public bus.

Parking – You can park for free in the nearby P17 parking lot.


Tourism information for Chattanooga and surrounding areas

This map shows the downtown Chattanooga area. The city-run CARTA Chattanooga shuttle is free and offers easy access to many restaurants and attractions. More information about the CARTA shuttle is here. (Note: this shuttle does not go to the CMK venue, it is for all Chattanooga tourists.)

Chattanooga DiscountsHere is a link to local discounts to enjoy.

Hiking and Outdoor Activities – Please visit outdoorchattanooga.com.

Guided hiking tour options may be found at Experience Chattanooga – experiencechattanooganow.com/