REGISTRATION for 2013 CODA
30th Anniversary International Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
“Renew Your Coda Spirit”
Conference Co-chairs: Darlene Austin & Janie Powell
Notekey: Mariann Jacobson
Wrap Up: Donita Sather
There are now two ways to register for “Renew Your Coda Spirit” in New Orleans, this year’s CODA International Conference at the New Orleans Sheraton, July 25-28, 2013.
You can download this 2013 CODA NOLA Reg-1-1. Form, print it up, fill it out, and mail it to the address provided on the form with your payment using credit card, check or money order.
For an online instantaneous experience, you can
If you are receiving stipends of any kind or are anticipating receiving one, you must complete the manual registration. Prices on the e-registration are locked according to date. Download the form, print it, complete it, and mail it in to the address provided on the form.
The Registration Fee Schedule is as follows:
*For Members….Early Bird, until 5/31/2013, $375.00
Standard, 6/1/2013 to 7/7/2013, $400.00
Late Registration, on or after 7/7/2013, $430.00
*FOR NON-MEMBERS: If your membership is not current, you must include $35 with your registration.
If you are unsure your membership is current, you may contact Bobbie Huebner at email@example.com
Pre-Conference Activity – 3 Hour Tour of New Orleans
Thursday, July 25, 2013
On Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9:00am, you’ll be picked up at the hotel in a luxury, climate-controlled mini-coach with comfortable captain’s chairs, you’ll pass through the streets of the French Quarter then to the Ninth Ward where you’ll see the rebirth of the area most affected by Hurricane Katrina and the devastating levee failures. View the one-of-a-kind Make It Right 9 (Brad Pitt’s organization) homes that are sprouting up; legend Fat’s Domino’s home and recording studio, as well as Habitat for Humanity/Harry Connick Jr. sponsored Musician’s Village.
You’ll travel under the shade of Live Oaks where you’ll stop for a short cemetery tour at St. Louis #3, home of some of New Orleans most elaborate tombs. You’ll have a second stop in City Park (nearly twice as big as New York’s Central Park) for refreshments, restrooms or a quick snack. From there you’ll follow the St. Charles Streetcar line and wind your way through the historic Garden District: home to such celebrities as Archie Manning (where famous quarterbacks Peyton and Eli grew up), Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Nicolas Cage and author Anne Rice.
If you have any interest in the almost 300 years of New Orleans history, unique culture, architecture and culinary habits, this is a must-see tour.
The people of New Orleans have their own language. Its tone, lilt, and slang are indigenous to this city and reflect its ethnic history and tradition. New Orleans is part of the deep south, but you won’t find much of a stereotypical southern drawl; in fact, there are several distinctive dialects. One of the most surprising is a Brooklynese style heard in the 9th Ward, Irish Channel, and Chalmette sections of New Orleans. Little or no French is spoken by the majority of folks in New Orleans, but common parlance isn’t without French influence. Aside from having everyday words and expressions that aren’t used elsewhere in the States, New Orleanians throughout the city give meaning to and pronounce certain words their own way. Many of them are related to food! See our list of Cajun food terms on NewOrleansRestaurants.com!
Most Popular Terms
- Bayou (by’ you)
Slow stream, or body of water running through a marsh or swamp.
- Cajun (kay’ jun)
French Acadians who settled here after immigrating from Canada.
- Creole (cree’ ole)
Descendents of French, Spanish, and Carribean slaves and natives; has also come to mean any person whose ancestry derives from the Caribbean’s mixed nationalities.
- King cake
Extra-large oval doughnut pastry dusted with colored candied sugar. A plastic baby doll is hidden inside the cake–the lucky person who gets the piece of cake with the doll inside (and doesn’t break a tooth or swallow it in the process!) buys the king cake for the next party of the Mardi Gras season.
- Lagniappe (lan’ yap)
Something extra that you didn’t pay for–thrown in to sweeten the deal–like a baker’s dozen. (See mardigrasneworleans.com for more information)
- Laissez les bons temps rouler (Lazay Lay Bon Tom Roulay)
Let the good times roll.
- Mardi Gras
Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent…The day to celebrate before the traditional Catholic tradition of sacrificing and fasting during the 40 days of Lent.
- Praline (Praw’ leen)
Brown sugar pecan-filled candy patty. (Very sweet and so delicious you can’t eat just one!)
Shaved ice (nearly powder) served with flavored syrups. Those of you in the north might throw ‘em…we eat ‘em!
- Vieux Carre’ (Vooo ca ray’) (View ca ray’)
French for “Old Quarter,” this is a term used for the French Quarter, including world-famous Bourbon Street!
Get more information on the CODA-NOLA microsite!
- “Who Dat?”
- A New Orleans Saints fan
- A chant for New Orleans Saints fans: “Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?”