I've been ABD for more than a year - ugh. I'm married and we're expecting our 7th child. I work full-time and part-time in two relatively divergent capacities. (No more excuses, I should be done). Tragedy struck our (immediate) family when a daughter passed away during the Spring 2012 semester. I had plans to graduate in May 2012 but was unable to get my edits in on time (I made a relatively significant shift in focus - not topic - in February 2012 and had to rewrite most dissertation documents). Long story short... I still have not yet defended (nor have I submitted all revisions so I'm not even scheduled to do so). HOWEVER... (sorry, trying to stay brief but also wanting to provide context), I did apply for one online position (adjunct faculty) as "PhD(ABD - expected graduation in May 2012)" and submitted a conference proposal application as "PhD(ABD)." When I was offered (and accepted) both (the position and the conference workshop), I noted the delay and that I remained PhD(ABD) and did NOT have my doctoral degree conferred. That was months ago. I have yet to facilitate my first class for the online position - but I did notice that I am listed as "Dr. First Last." I have attempted to correct this repeatedly (through both HR and Academic Affairs) but, alas, the (incorrect) title remains. The conference is a little more concerning (and the reason for this too-long post). It is NOT an academic or clinical conference but a church conference (in fact, the keynote himself is listed as "Dr." and his "degree" is honorary). As noted above, I contacted them months ago to clarify that I have NOT had my degree conferred. However... there promotional literature lists me as "Dr. First Last." In neither case does it say "PhD" or "PhD(ABD)" just "Dr." What's the protocol? I feel as though I've done due diligence and they have already sent out their (printed) literature. But I'm still not 100% comfortable. Is it enough to share a brief clarification at the outset of the class and workshop?