Frequently Asked Questions

COSEBOC Annual Gathering of Leaders

Boys and Young Men of Color: 
Innovators, Creators and Game Changers
University of Texas | Austin, Texas  |  April 26-28, 2017


What is the venue location?
The venue/site for this year's Gathering is the University of Texas at Austin Campus. 

Venue addresses and websites

Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium
405 E 23rd Street Austin, TX 78712

LBJ Presidential Library Auditorium
2313 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78705

Hogg Auditorium
2300 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705

Huston Tillotson (Young Men's Gathering)
900 Chiron Street, Austin, TX 78702

Registration and Payment

Can I register on site at UT?
No, there will be no on-site registration in Austin; only check-in and collection of materials. Be sure to register online prior to the April 7, 2017 deadline. 

Can I pay onsite in Austin?
No, there will be no on-site financial transactions in Austin. All payments must be received in full by April 7, 2017. 

How will I know if my registration is confirmed?
You will receive an email immediately after you register, acknowledging your online registration.

How can I pay by Credit card?
The registration form gives you the option to pay by credit card. After you submit your registration you will be taken to the PayPal portal (this may take 30 seconds), which gives you the option to pay by PayPal or by Credit Card. The credit card option is the gray button at the bottom. Choose this and proceed to enter your credit card information.

What is the latest my payment can be received to confirm my registration?
Payments and POs must be received no later than March 31, 2017.

Can I pay by check?
No. Registration is by Credit Card, Paypal or Purchase Order only. We do not accept checks. Registrations are accepted on a full-payment, first-come, first-served basis only. All payments and POs must be received by the COSEBOC office by March 31, 2017. Purchase Orders to be sent by mail to:

Margaret Jones
43 Foundry Ave.
Waltham, MA  02453

I still have concerns about registration. Is there someone I can speak with about this?
Yes, contact Sandra Spooner,, or call 857-930-4413.

Is there a discount for college students or grad students?
Yes, a limited number of seats are reserved for college and grad students at a discounted rate. Please contact to request this special registraiton.

Does my registration cost include pre-conference activities?
Yes, however these activities have limited seating. Be sure to register early.

I need to view or update information on my order, is that possible?

Absolutely! Please click here for instructions on how to update or view your tickets.


Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of COSEBOC. Your e-ticket(s) will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print them out or have them ready on your phone and bring them to the Gathering. IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.


How can I confirm if my membership is current?
Contact Andrea Hurley, Membership Coordinator,

What if I register as a member and later discover that my membership has expired?
COSEBOC will confirm all member registrations. If we have any questions about your membership we will let you know. If you register as a member, You will have to pay the difference by March 31, 2017 for your registration to be confirmed. 


Do I need to rent a car? Is transportation being provided to the venue?
A shuttle is available to and from the Courtyard Marriott to the venue. There is limited parking at the University of Texas where the Gathering is being held, so we suggest using the shuttle that we provide. 

Are there discounts for transportation from the airport and around Austin?
Airport/Hotel Transportation: Super Shuttle or Ride Austin 
Below is a discount code that you can apply to reservations made on Super Shuttle during your time in Austin.  Your discount code can only be used online for your Airport Transfers. When you use the link below, click on the icon “Book Online” in the upper left-hand corner of the page to go directly to the reservations site, which will also populate the discount code for you.
Discount Code: 9SKJX

What are the host hotels?
Check host hotels here

Are you still accepting workshop proposals?
No, we are no longer accepting proposals for workshops for this year’s gathering. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter so that you can be informed of future opportunities.