GOL18: Frequently Asked Questions

COSEBOC Annual Gathering of Leaders

Boys and Young Men of Color: 
Liberated, Empowered and Educated
Boston Park Plaza Hotel | Boston, MA | May 29 - 31


What is the venue location?
The venue/site for this year's Gathering is the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston MA.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Hotel Accommodations

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Book your hotel room/s

Registration and Payment

Can I register on site?
No, there will be no on-site registration in Boston; only check-in and collection of materials. Be sure to register online prior to the April 27, 2018 deadline. 

Can I pay onsite in Boston?
No, all financial transactions must be completed before attending the Gathering in Boston. All payments and PO's must be received in full by April 27, 2018.

How will I know if COSEBOC has received my registration?
After you complete your online registration, you will receive an email from Eventbrite on behalf of COSEBOC. Your e-ticket(s) will be attached to this email. IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. Registration is confirmed once your Credit Card payment, Certified Check, Money Order or scanned Purchase Order has been received by the COSEBOC Office. If your payment or PO has not been received, your registration is not complete.  

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 of the PayPal portal page. Choose this and proceed to enter your credit card information.

Can I pay by check?
You can pay with a Money Order or Certified Check. We do not accept personal checks. Registrations are accepted on a full-payment, first-come, first-served basis. Purchase Orders to be sent by email to gathering@coseboc.org or by mail to:

Margaret Jones
COSEBOC Finance Dept.
43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, MA  02453

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

Is there a discount for college students or grad students?
Yes, a limited number of seats are reserved for "full-time" college and grad students at a discounted rate. Learn more here.

Is there a discount for Parent/Community organizations?
Yes, a limited number of seats are reserved for members of Parent/Community organizations at a discounted rate. Learn more here.

Does my registration cost include pre-conference activities?
School Tours are free of charge with your GOL registration. There is an additional fee to attend the day-long For Leaders Only Institute.

I need to view or update information on my order, is that possible?
Yes. Please click here for instructions on how to update or view your tickets on EventBrite.


How do I obtain the Promotional Code to activate the member discount required upon registration?
Contact Toni Walker, twalker@coseboc.org. Or call directly, 855-267-3262 ext 10.

What if my membership has expired?
Please renew your membership here before registering for the Gathering.


Do I need to rent a car? Is transportation being provided to the venue?
This year's Gathering and accommodation takes place at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, so no additional transport is needed. If you are attending the School Tours on the Pre-Conference Day (May 29th), busses will be provided.

Are rooms at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel discounted?
Yes. COSEBOC has reserved a block of rooms, $199/night. You can book your hotel room or rooms here.

Are you still accepting Workshop Proposals?
No, the deadline for Workshop Proposals was March 9th, 2018. 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.