2019 COSEBOC Annual Gathering of Leaders

13th Annual GOL: Boys and Young Men of Color: Ready to Learn, Honored to Serve, Destined to Lead

Boys and Young Men of Color: Ready to Learn, Honored to Serve, Destined to Lead

We are very pleased to announce the date and city for the 13th Annual COSEBOC Gathering of Leaders. It will take place in the great city of Detroit, MI, from May 8-10, 2019 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr. W, Detroit, MI. The highly acclaimed Young Men's Passage will convene on these same dates.

Our theme for 2019 is Boys and Young Men of Color: Ready to Learn, Honored to Serve, Destined to Lead. The power of this theme will set the tone for a stirring, productive and engaging convening. I also predict that the impact of our collective and individual learning will continue the positive momentum in service of boys and young men of color across this nation. 

Every aspect of our preparation and programs will be inextricably linked to this year's theme. Details regarding registration, lodging, the call for workshop presenters and vendor applications will be coming soon. Watch for updates here on our website and via email.

This announcement officially launches the 13th Annual COSEBOC Gathering of Leaders. If you have attended a COSEBOC Gathering in the past, I am sure that you share in my excitement about this year's convening. If this is your first opportunity to attend, we welcome and look forward to meeting you.

Registration is now closed

If you are planning to pay for the Gathering using a Purchase Order, please be sure that it lists your name and that you have it ready to scan before you begin the registration process.

The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center will offer discounted room rates of $185 per night to Gathering attendees. Make your reservations now while space is still available. You can make your reservation online or by phone at 877-901-6632. The hotel reservation cut-off date for our group is Monday, April 8th


Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 48243

The hotel is the conference venue as well as lodging.

Room rate for single or double: $185/night 
Make your reservation here

Call for Workshops has ended



Registration: $600


Undergrad &
Grad Students

Registration: $175

Individual Member

Registration: $525

For Leaders Only

GOL Attendees: $100
Non-GOL Attendees: $200

School or District Member

Registration: $500


Workshop Presenters &

Registration: $250