24th Convention and Leadership Training Conference


Thursday, March 14 at 4pm ET


Sunday, March 17 at 2pm ET


DC Metro Area

Alpha Delts knitting together at Convention

Registration Deadline is February 12, 2024 if you need a hotel room or February 16, 2024 if you do not need a hotel room.

Registration is now closed for Convention 2024. If you have any questions, please email us at convention@adps.org. 

In an effort to make Convention more financially accessible, Graduate Members have the option to select “Graduate Member w/ Reduced Rate” for lodging and meals, and may select this option if they wish to pay a slightly reduced rate, based on their financial circumstances. There are no restrictions on who may use this discount. For Undergraduate Membersthe cost of lodging, meals, social events, and merchandise already reflects a significant subsidy. 

Much of Convention business is reserved for Small Group Sessions, sometimes called open spaces, 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 to be submitted ahead of time, via this form, and a schedule will be released prior to Convention Weekend.


Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes, and you can attend whatever combination of sessions you like.

Schedule of Business and Social Activities

Times and activities are subject to change slightly.

Thursday, March 14

Friday, March 15

Saturday, March 16

Sunday, March 17


Badge pick-up and socializing


Social Activity TBD


Convention Kickoff


Chartering New Chapters

Small Group Sessions

Facilitated Discussions


Dinner and Games at Tonic (Foggy Bottom, GW’s Campus)


Chapter Reports

Small Group Sessions

Business Sessions

Undergraduate & Graduate  Caucuses


Cocktail Hour

Awards Banquet, w/

  • Dinner
  • Literary Exercises
  • Dancing


Business Sessions and Voting

Where is Convention?

  • Hotel: Westin Crystal City, 1800 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Thursday
    • Registration: Westin Crystal City 
    • Social Event: TBD
  • Friday
    • Business Sessions: Westin Crystal City
    • Dinner / Social Event: Tonic, 2036 G St NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • Saturday
    • Business Sessions: Westin Crystal City 
    • Saturday Banquet and Cocktail Hour: Westin Crystal City 
  • Sunday
    • Business Sessions: Westin Crystal City 

What is Convention?

Convention includes workshops, educational speakers, and plenty of space for discussion. It gives siblings from all generations the opportunity to introduce and advocate for initiatives that will change our organization for the better. A highlight of Convention is the Saturday Night Banquet, featuring 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.

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 contain 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.