2020 CoDA Service Conference August 24 - 26, 2020


The CoDA Fellowship encompasses multiple languages worldwide, and the CoDA Board recognizes that it is challenging for those who do not speak English to stay up to date with CoDA international events and activities, such as, the CoDA Service Conference, CoDA International Convention, Board meetings, and World Committees.

Voting Entities and Intergroups already play an active role in translatIng CoDA literature, to carry the message of recovery to the still-suffering codependent in a language they are comfortable with.  The Board encourages Voting Entities, Intergroups, and other CoDA community service groups to use the same process to organize bilingual members who are willing to interpret during the CoDA Service Conference and other CoDA World Events. As these groups take on the task of interpreting during such events as the annual CoDA Service Conference (CSC) that gives CoDA direction, these events will become familiar to members, no matter what language they speak.

CoDA Board of Trustees

What is the CoDA Service Conference (CSC)?

The CoDA Service Conference (CSC) is CoDA World’s annual business meeting. The CSC is held each year in order to transact CoDA World business through the group conscience process. The location varies from year to year to support, and help grow CoDA communities around the world.

Who can attend the CoDA Service Conference (CSC)?

Delegates and Board members attend the CSC. A delegate is an individual in the fellowship who is elected by their Voting Entity to represent its wishes at the CSC. Committee Chairs, who also attend, can be granted voice, but no vote by the delegates at CSC, through group conscience.  Everyone else is an observer. Anyone that would like to observe the CSC process is welcome.

Does everyone attending the CoDA Service Conference (CSC) have a voice and vote?

No.   Voice and vote are restricted to elected delegates and Trustees on the CoDA, Inc. Board.

Do I have to register to attend the CoDA Service Conference (CSC)?

Yes. We use the registration list to email Conference information and motion updates during the Conference. Motions will not be printed during the Conference. A summary of the motions will be delivered to business meeting attendees at the end of each day.

Is there a registration fee for the CoDA Service Conference (CSC)?



Voting Entity Issues (VEIs)
Those VEIs that are received at least 30 days before CSC will be assigned at CSC. VEIs that come in after that, and during the rest of the year, will be assigned whenever they come in.  Whoever has been assigned a VEI will report their responses to the Board, to the VE that initiated the issue and to the Fellowship.  Any decisions that require motions will be submitted in time for voting at the next CSC.

June 10th, 2020 By Law Changes
75-day deadline
As defined by our By Laws, any By Law *changes* must be submitted *to
the Board Secretary* in electronic form no later than *75 days* before
the start of conference. By Law *Motions* associated with these proposed
By Law changes follow the *60 day* rule as defined for all Motions.
June 10th, 2020 All Motions/Committee Motions
75-day deadline
All Motions will be emailed to submitcsc@coda.org no later than 75 days before the start of Conference, with revisions allowed for up to 60 days before the start of Conference.
June 25th, 2020 Revisions to Motions/By Law Motions
60-day deadline
July 25th, 2020 Committee Reports and Goals
30-day deadline
All reports, goals and budgets must be emailed 30 days before the start of the Conference
July 25th, 2020 Committee Budgets
30-day deadline
All reports, goals and budgets must be emailed 30 days before the start of the Conference
July 25th, 2020 Voting Entity Issues
30-day deadline


The Delegate Packet content includes motions, reports, budgets, and general information.  This information will be available in electronic format.  Please download the material to your computer before the meeting.  There will be no mailings or printed copies.  If you do not know how to download electronic files to your computer, do not have a computer, do not have a printer or encounter any other problems, ask for help from your CoDA community, friends and/or family. If after those steps you are still having issues, contact cec@coda.org.

As CSC approaches, be sure to check the delegate package section often for updates.

Please Click Here For 2020 Delegate Packet

Delegates Must Also Register. Please click on this line. You will receive a response from the Voting Entity Liaison


More questions? Click here for Delegate FAQ 

Need to know how to prepare for CSC?   Click here for Delegate Checklist

Want to listen to previous CSC?  Click here for Audio of the 2019 Service Conference

Still more questions?  We are here to help! email imcvel@coda.org.  

Announcement: Due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, after careful consultation with the Events Chair the Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) on April 25, 2020 Board members decided to postpone the July 19-26, 2020 International CoDA Convention and CoDA Service Conference (ICC/CSC) and to explore possibilities for holding a Virtual ICC and Conference.

At the May 2, 2020 public board meeting the board established NEW DATES of August 24 – 26, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (UTC-4) Eastern Daylight Time for a Virtual Service Conference.  More detail click here.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  CoDA Board of Trustees.

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