Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to bring my school’s newly elected officials for 2020 but would like to take advantage of the discounted conference registration rates. Is this possible?

Absolutely! If your school has elections prior to COSGA 2020 and would like to register before you know who your newly elected officials will be, we ask that you reach out to us to let us know. You will be required to submit the participant information form for every registered attendee by February, 14 2020. We will not accept name changes after this deadline.

When do Workshop Applications close?


February 2, 2020 at 11:59 CST 

When do award applications close? 

February 7, 2020 at 11:59 CST 

What time is registration on Friday, March 6th? I need to know what time to schedule my arrival time.

On Friday, March 6th, registration will take place at the Norris Conference Center between 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. On Sunday, March 8th, the last event of the conference will be a closing banquet that lasts until midnight.

My school would like to register by mail with a check, is this possible?

Yes, of course! Please email to request the “Registration by Mail” form.

What does the price of the conference include?

The price of the conference is for a single person in attendance. The price of registration includes all conference materials, COSGA shirt, and the invitation to attend all of the events during the conference including but not limited to keynote speaker presentations, round table discussions, workshops, and networking events. In addition, we provide delegates with one meal per conference day. If you chose to stay at The Moran Hotel, our conference hotel, they provide complimentary continental breakfast included in their room fees. The price of registration does not include travel or lodging expenses. 

Where will COSGA 2020 be taking place?


COSGA 2020 will be taking place at the Norris Conference Centre at CityCentre in Houston, Texas. We have partnered with the hotel adjacent to the conference center, the Moran Hotel. The Moran Hotel is offering discounted pricing for COSGA attendees who stay at their hotel conference weekend.

What is COSGA’s Refund & Transfer policy?

February 21, 2020. Those canceling on or before this date will receive a refund minus a $75.00 cancellation fee per participant. Those canceling after 5 pm, CST, on Friday, February 21, 2020, will forfeit their entire payment. Online payments will be refunded to the credit card provided for payment. Registration is transferable to another individual until 11:59 pm, CST, on February 14, 2020 at no cost. If attendee changes are to occur, written notification must be given to by 11:59 pm, CST, on February 21, 2020 at no cost and each attendee must complete the “Participant Information Form” that was sent in the confirmation email after registration.