Due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, after careful consultation with the Events Chair of Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) on April 25, the Board members decided to postpone the July 19-26, 2020 CoDA Service Conference and International CoDA Convention (CSC/ICC) and to explore possibilities for holding a Virtual Conference and Convention.
At the monthly public board meeting on May 2, 2020, the Board passed a motion supporting the following items:
1. The CoDA Service Conference (CSC) will take place virtually from Monday, August 24 – Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Times to be announced at a future date.
2. The Board approves the decision for all reports to be written only, without oral presentation.
3. The Board approves no old business on the last day.
4. The Board raised another idea they feel unanimously about. If giving up oral reports and choosing to have no old business on Thursday, August 27 saves time, the board favours shorter days over a shorter conference.
Hopefully, the virtual nature of the conference will allow many more non-USA delegates to attend. Because of the many time zones involved, the Board and the Events Committee feel that shorter days would be of the most benefit to folks in different time zones.
Please note: All delegates must still register in advance here: coda2020.org. After you register, Steve S. the CoDA Voting Entity Liaison will contact you. If you have already registered, there is no need to re-register. If you are unsure if you are registered, please email Geff R. at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve S. at email@example.com.
Also, please note, to view the conference an internet-connected device and registration at coda2020.org is required. To perform the role of delegate for your local CoDA Voting Entity, a computer with a web camera, microphone, speakers or a quality smartphone with audio-video and an internet connection will be required.
Voting Entity Issues to be included in the delegate packet (due 30 days before Conference): July 26th (please send to VEI@coda.org).
At the time of writing, deadlines have not yet been updated at that link.
New Deadlines (other than Voting Entity issues – this only applies to CoDA committees & boards):
By-Law Change Motions: (due 75 days before conference): June 10th (email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Committee Motions/All Motions: (due 75 days before conference): June 10th (email to email@example.com)
Revisions to Motions/By-Law Motions (due 60 days before conference): June 25th (email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Committee Reports and Goals (due 30 days before conference): July 26th (email to email@example.com)
Committee Budgets (due 30 days before conference): July 26th (email to firstname.lastname@example.org )
To the fellowship, thank you so much for your understanding in these challenging times. Our hope is that these decisions will both create a successful conference, allow more members to participate, and most importantly encourage safety.
More to follow and current information will soon be available on the coda.org website.