Welcome to the City of Dallas, Texas for the 12th Annual International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB) Convention

July 31 – August 03, 2015

In keeping with ICOB’s aspirations to advance the cultural, social and economic development of the Banyakigezi, we have chosen this year’s theme to be: Towards a Better Tomorrow; Unlocking Kigezi’s Human and Economic Potential.

The main purpose of our annual conventions is to mobilize members and friends towards the socio-economic development of Kigezi, through ICOB’s flagship, the Kigezi Education Fund (KEF). KEF supports vocational, business and technical training of young Banyakigezi. The Convention also provides a forum to promote our culture, network, meet old and new friends, and to celebrate our heritage.

Convention Program

More information regarding the convention program is available at: http://www.abanyakigezi.net/convention-program/ OR in the following attachment available for download: PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OF ICOB 2015 CONVENTION 071815 Draft



Crown Plaza Hotel Dallas, near Galleria Addison

14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001, United States

For a video exploring the hotel, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWO8biyhyn0&feature=youtu.be

Registration Fees

Adult (18 and older) Regular Registration (after May 31st): $190 USD

Youth/Student Registration with proof of valid identification (12 to 17 years old): $100 USD

Children (7 – 11 years old): $70 USD

Children (6 years old and below): Free

Saturday Gala Dinner ONLY: $80 USD per person.

Registration includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Dinner
  • ICOB Meetings
  • Picnic



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