Convention Convention and Leadership Training Conference March 14-17, 2019 in Troy, NY Hosted by our Rensselaer Affiliate Registration has closed. If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please email us. Reimbursement Request form. Convention Reimbursement Policy. Open Space Some of Convention business is reserved for Open Space sessions (i.e., breakout sessions or divided sessions). Any attendee can suggest and/or facilitate a session about anything relating to the Society or our members. Topics are selected at Convention, and you can attend whichever sessions you choose. Some example sessions: Thriving as a “Greek” organization in an anti-Greek climate; Supporting the mental health of one’s siblings; Creative ways to stay involved in the Society after graduation; and How to get back into a long-neglected creative hobby. If you have a session you want to lead or a session you want to see happen, please submit it here! We will add these sessions to the ones suggested on-site. Want to learn more? Check out the Principles of Open Space. What is Convention? Convention Weekend is the Society’s largest interchapter event, filled with hours of socializing, networking, and shaping the future of the Society. Convention is a time to connect with old friends and make new ones. All Society members are encouraged to attend regardless of how long you’ve been a member or how long it’s been since you were involved! A highlight of the weekend is the Saturday Night Banquet, featuring features an awards ceremony during which we announce the recipients of the Emerald and Pearl Award, the Society Order of the Sword and Spear, the Rising Star Award, and the Star and Crescent Award. The banquet also honors the winners of prizes from the Samuel Eells Literary and Educational Foundation Literary Competition. Business, Meals, and Lodging — Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick St., Troy, NY 12180 Click here for Transportation Information Click here for the Convention Reimbursement Policy Click here for the Convention Schedule More questions? Check out the Convention FAQ or email us. Convention Safety Resources As someone speaking in front of the whole convention or someone leading an open space, think critically about whether the content you are presenting could containing upsetting information or details and if so, preface the content with a content warning. If at any point during business or open space, you feel uncomfortable or need a mental break, please feel free to look on your phone or your computer, or step out of the room for any length of time. No one is going to assume or judge anyone for leaving, there are any number of reasons you could be doing so. This also applies if you are a delegate, just inform your alternate delegate that you are leaving. RAINN Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and https://hotline.rainn.org Chat online with a trained staff member who can provide you confidential crisis support. A special thank you to Holt Construction for their very generous donation as part of our 2018 Convention Matching Challenge.