Important Dates and Deadlines
MARCH 31, 2018: DEADLINE TO PAY DUES WITHOUT PENALTY
APRIL 13, 2018: DEADLINE TO NOMINATE INDUCTEES
MAY 20, 2018: END OF CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
JUNE 1, 2018: DEADLINE FOR ADS FOR SOUVENIR BOOK
JUNE 26, 2018: LAST DAY TO REGISTER AT HOTEL
2018 Conference Information
2555 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
COD CONFERENCE EVENT SCHEDULE: July 26th-July 29th
Thursday, July 26th, 7pm-9pm
Meet and Greet Dinner (see email for location)
Friday, July 27th
Attire: Business Casual
Location: Hotel, View on 2 until lunch
9am-11am: Business Meeting (members only)
11:15am-12:15pm: Welcome and Introduction Ceremony
12:30pm: Travel to American Baptist College (Google Maps Directions here)
1pm-1:45pm: Lunch (with family/guests)
2pm-4pm: Think Tank
4:15pm: Return to Hotel
Evening on your own- Check out Facebook Page for Nashville Recommendations
Saturday, July 28th
9am-10am: Meet the Youth and Ice Breakers (Location: Acorn A & B)
11:30am-12:45pm: Youth Luncheon & Hadiya Pendleton Essay Presentation (Acorn A & B)
Afternoon on your own
6:45pm-7:00pm: Photos, Location TBD
7pm-9pm: Bouquet of Doctors Banquet (Acorn A & B)
Sunday, July 29th
Breakfast on your own
10am: Travel to Church Service (Members wear Academic Regalia)
10:30am: Worship Service (Greater Bethel AME)
12:30pm: Return to Hotel
Hotel Check Out and Departure
MARCH 31, deadline to pay dues without late penalty (download dues form here in .pdf): 2018 Annual Dues of $175 are due by March 31. After March 31, 2018 there is a late fee of $10. Dues are the first item on the registration form.
APRIL 13, DEADLINE TO NOMINATE INDUCTEES: The process to nominate an inductee has been simplified.
The induction form has been eliminated and you just need to send a resume, bio or CV of your candidate(s). The Membership Chair will confirm that the candidate meets all the requirements and submits the candidate to the Director for approval. The other change that is that we will have “rolling admissions”. As soon as the candidate is approved she will be notified of her acceptance.
If you have a candidate to present, please send resume, bio or CV to Dr. Yasmia Dunn, the Membership Chair, . The deadline for submitting candidates is April 13, 2018. Inductees will be notified by May 4.
There are three requirements to join COD.
1) Membership is by invitation or sponsorship only and the member inviting or sponsoring the candidate must
have paid her dues for the current year;
2) The candidate must have earned a doctorate from a regionally accredited institution as defined by the U.S.
Department of Education;
3) The candidate must support the mission of the CONSORTIUM OF DOCTORS, LTD.
MAY 20, END OF EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE (download registration form here in .pdf): The conference begins with a reception on Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. and ends after 10 a.m. church service on Sunday, July 29. Please follow our Facebook page to be notified of conference events as they become available.
JUNE 1, DEADLINE FOR ADS FOR SOUVENIR BOOK: (download ad form here in .pdf): All ads should be sent to Dr. Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, Co-Director, Newsletter Editor and Souvenir Book Coordinator by June 1, 2018. COD is encouraging all members and inductees to promote sponsorship of at least one ad.
JUNE 26, LAST DAY TO REGISTER AT HOTEL: We are headquartered at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, 2555 West End Avenue, and have a conference rate starting at $199/night. The link to register is
https://book.passkey.com/e/49590500. You may also call the hotel, 615-321-1300.