2018 O.I.D.S.I. Conference

The 2018 O.I.D.S.I. Conference registration is NOW OPEN!
2018 OIDSI Conference

This year’s conference will be held July 18-22 at the
Doubletree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport
in Houston, Texas.

Adult conference registration cost and dates as follows:
REGULAR REGISTRATION: until June 30 – $375
Click here to register for adults

Children age 17 and under conference registration cost and date:
REGULAR REGISTRATION: until June 30 – $125
Click here to register for children

Click here to book hotel
for 2018 O.I.D.S.I. Conference

Click here to “Vend & Vibe!”
at the OIDSI Conference Marketplace

“That Thing You Do” OIDSI Talent Show!
Contact
oidsiconference@yahoo.com for registration and details.
Must be 18 years old to participate.
Prizes will be awarded to the Winners!

Highlighted Events:
The amazing and world renowned Yeye Luisah Teish author of Jambalya will be this year’s keynote speaker!

The awesome Oba Olori from Atlanta, U.N.I.O.V. will be bringing the spirits down at the bembe again!

Ancestral sharing by The Elders Council of O.I.D.S.I.!

Orisa/Egbe training! 

The Children’s Conference…teaching our little ones to carry the torch!

Conference Itinerary

Ifa Your Divine Inheritance
Date Event Location Start Time End Time
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Registration Esplanade 3:00pm 7:00pm
Mix and Mingle with Sweets and Treats Moody Ballroom AB 5:00pm 7:00pm
Egungun Masquerade/Elders Council Moody Ballroom AB 7:00pm 9:00pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018 The Healing Space Moody Ballroom 6:00am 6:00pm
Yoga Moody Ballroom 7:00am 8:00am
Water Aerobics Pool Area 8:15am 9:00am
Continental Breakfast Tam/Mon/Can/Aca 8:00am 9:30am
  Registration Esplanade 8:00am 3:00pm
Vend & Vibe Marketplace Esplanade 9:00am 6:00pm
Luncheon (provided by hotel) Moody Ballroom 12:30pm 2:00pm
African Dance Class Moody Ballroom 3:00pm 4:30pm
Presentation Tam/Mon/Can/Aca 3:00pm 4:30pm
Speaker (men only) – Dr. Derek Wilson: Ubuntu:Model of African Mental Health and Wellness Ballroom 5:30pm 7:30pm
Speaker (women only) – Iya Osunnike Anke: Reclaiming Your Sacred Feminine Dynasty-Now Ballroom 5:30pm 7:30pm
Dinner (on your own)
OIDSI Pool Party Pool Area 8:30pm 11:00pm
Friday, July 20, 2018 The Healing Space Moody Ballroom 6:00am 6:00pm
Yoga Moody Ballroom 7:00am 8:00am
Water Aerobics Pool Area 8:15am 9:00am
Continental Breakfast Tam/Mon/Can/Aca 8:00am 9:30am
  Registration Esplanade 8:00am 3:00pm
Vend & Vibe Marketplace Esplanade 9:00am 6:00pm
Egbe Meet and Greet – attire: your Orisa colors;
guests: African print or white
Tam/Mon/Can/Aca 10:00am 11:30am
Lunch (provided by hotel) Moody Ballroom 12:00pm 1:30pm
Speaker – Oluwo Sangodare Fagbemi: A Look into the Mythological Stories of the Ifa Corpus Moody Ballroom 2:00pm 4:00pm
Free Time/Dinner (on your own) 4:00pm 6:00pm
Bembe Processional Moody Ballroom 7:00pm 8:00pm
Bembe – featuring Oba Olori Aje Oosalase Efundeji El Moody Ballroom AB 8:00pm 1:00am
Saturday, July 21, 2018 The Healing Space Moody Ballroom 6:00am 6:00pm
Yoga Moody Ballroom 7:00am 8:00am
Water Aerobics Pool Area 8:15am 9:00am
Continental Breakfast Esplanade 8:00am 9:30am
  Registration Esplanade 8:00am 3:00pm
Vend & Vibe Marketplace Esplanade 9:00am 6:00pm
T-shirt Day – Ile pictures with Baba Esplanade 10:00am 11:30am
Lunch (provided by hotel) Moody Ballroom 1:00pm 2:00pm
Keynote Speaker – Yeye Luisah Teish: OriVisions: The Growth and Transformation of Africana Spirituality, Past, Present, and Future Moody Ballroom 3:00pm 5:00pm
OIDSI Priests only meeting TBD 7:00pm 8:00pm
OIDSI Party -theme: Dashiki/African print and Denim (hors d’oeuvres provided) Moody Ballroom AB 8:00pm 1:00am
Sunday, July 22, 2018 Brunch Closing Reception/Pictures Grand Ballroom 9:00am 1:00pm

After Conference Events

Orisa Caravan to Galveston Beach

Monday, July 23, 2018
11:00am – 3:00pm
(please be ready at 10:45am, in order to leave on-time)

DETAILS
The caravan will be leaving from the hotel – 8181 Airport Blvd. Houston, Texas 77061
NO transportation will be provided! You will be responsible for your own transportation to the beach…carpool, car rental and/or Uber

Suggested items – wear white or light-colored clothing, flip-flops, sunscreen, snacks etc.
Offerings of your choice for Yemoja/Olukun
There will be drumming, singing and the releasing of prayers
Additional details or to offer sisterly/brotherly assistance, please contact
Iya Omilana (206) 972-0270

Send all conference, vending and sponsorship inquiries to
oidsiconference@yahoo.com

2018 OIDSI Conference Bembe

Welcome to the 2018 O.I.D.S.I. Bembe featuring H.R.M. Oba Oosalase Efundeji-El United Nation Ifa-Orisha-Vodun Come Join Us and Celebrate the Orishas!  All Positive Energy and Offerings are Welcome Friday, July 20, 2018 Doubletree by Hilton Hobby Airport 8181 Airport Blvd. Houston, TX 77061 Doors open at 6 PM Celebration begins at 7:30 PM CLICK HERE …

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