2021 Convention

28th Annual COSA Convention

May 28-31, 2021

  

The 2021 ISO of COSA Columbus Convention Committee is happy to announce that workshop proposals and speaker nominations are open and available for submission!

You are invited to submit a workshop proposal or speaker nomination using the form links provided further down on this page. If you feel inspired, inventive, creative, or would like to share your recovery experience with other COSAs, we welcome your ideas and look forward to receiving your proposal. Please return your form by November 20, 2020.

If you submitted a proposal for the 2020 Convention, you are welcome to re-submit it for the 2021 Convention.

The theme of the 2021 COSA Convention is Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to those who still suffer. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps ourselves.

WILL THERE BE A COSA VIRTUAL CONVENTION? WE HAVE GOOD NEWS!
For those that will not be able to join us in Columbus, we are planning a Virtual Convention experience on the same weekend! The Virtual Convention Committee is meeting now. If you would like to support the planning of this special event or by offering a workshop, please contact convention@cosa-recovery.org. The Columbus Convention plans to broadcast a couple of live events with the Virtual Convention. Stay tuned!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 COLUMBUS CONVENTION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 1ST.
By March 1st, the Convention Committee must compile a summary of the 2021 program of events, including workshops, to make available to Convention registrants. You can support our effort In doing this by returning your workshop proposal or speaker nomination form by November 20th.

Thank you for your awareness of this timeline, but most especially for your interest in being part of this inspiring weekend!

LOCATION
Downtown Hyatt in Columbus, Ohio

DATES
Friday evening, May 28, 2021, through Monday morning, May 31, 2021
Delegate meeting: Thursday, May 27th

DETAILS
Friday evening welcome & reception, workshops and panel discussions, COSA 12 Step Meeting, Saturday: Luncheon w/COSA speaker, SAA Saturday evening banquet w/COSA & SAA speakers
Sunday: Dinner w/speakers, hospitality suite, quiet room, access to the virtual convention, recovery, support, fellowship, and more!

TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL OR NOMINATION!
We are especially interested in workshops and activities that support the Convention’s theme of Tradition Five.

Carrying the message in Columbus will offer dedicated workshop conference rooms for the following varieties of workshops:

  • a Twelve Step workshop conference room for workshops or panels on one or more Steps;
  • a Twelve Tradition workshop conference room for workshops or panels on one or more Traditions;
  • a Carrying the Message workshop conference room for topics that convey the COSA message of recovery or the sharing of your personal experience of carrying the message. This room opens many windows to workshop ideas and topics. Your thoughts and creativity are welcome, and
  • an Open Topic workshop conference room where COSAs may offer workshops or panels at various times over the weekend. This room will also serve as a live broadcast room to the virtual convention, where we will share a couple of live events.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE FORM LINKS BELOW TO SUBMIT A WORKSHOP PROPOSAL OR SPEAKER NOMINATION
WORKSHOP FORM LINK
https://forms.gle/5MzAdYH9msi3SNEX6

SPEAKER NOMINATION FORM LINK
https://forms.gle/yeGuvqaULFebPne7A

After November 20, the convention committee will carefully consider all nominations for speakers and workshops and create a program of choices that will make an inspiring recovery weekend for all COSAs that attend.

We appreciate your willingness to contribute toward this valuable recovery experience. Please send your questions or thoughts to programcommittee@cosa-recovery.org.

In gratitude for your service in carrying the message,

The 2021 Columbus Convention Committee