23rd Convention and Leadership Training Conference

 

Thursday, March 2 at 4pm ET

through

Sunday, March 5 at 2pm ET

 

Brown University

Providence, RI 

Alpha Delts knitting together at Convention

Registration will close on: Friday, February 3rd if you need lodging, and Friday, February 10th if you do not need lodging.

If you are registering for multiple people (such as a partner, child, or guest), please submit a separate registration for each person.

If you have any questions about registration, please check out our FAQ, or email us at convention@adps.org).

Schedule of Business and Social Activities

Times and activities are subject to change slightly.

Thursday, March 2

Friday, March 3

Saturday, March 4

Sunday, March 5

4:00pm–7:00pm

Badge pick-up and socializing at the Brown Chapter House

 8:00pm

Karaoke at Mirabar

9:00am–6:00pm

Convention kickoff, Reports and Intros, Small Group Sessions, and Undergraduate Caucus

8:00pm

Pub Trivia at Mirabar

9:00am–5:00pm

Business Sessions and Small Group Sessions

6:30pm-11:30pm

Cocktail Hour, Banquet Dinner, Awards Presentations, and Dancing

9:00am–10:00am

Board and Leadership Coffee Hour

 10:00am–2:00pm

Business Sessions and Voting

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.

Where is Convention?

  • Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Providence, 32 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI
  • Thursday
    • Registration and Socializing: Brown Chapter House, Goddard House, 39 Charlesfield St., Providence, RI 
    • Karaoke: Mirabar, 15 Elbow St., Providence, RI
  • Friday
    • Business Sessions: Crystal Ballroom, Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting St., Providence, RI
    • Pub Trivia: Mirabar, 15 Elbow St., Providence, RI
  • Saturday
    • Business Sessions: Room 115, MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer St., Providence, RI
    • Saturday Banquet and Cocktail Hour: Kasper Multipurpose Room, Robert Campus Center, 75 Waterman St., Providence, RI
  • Sunday
    • Business Sessions: Room 115, MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer St., Providence, RI

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.

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