23rd Convention and Leadership Training Conference


Thursday, March 2 at 4pm ET


Sunday, March 5 at 2pm ET


Brown University

Providence, RI 

Alpha Delts knitting together at Convention

Registration has closed.

If you would still like to attend, please 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


Badge pick-up and socializing at the Brown Chapter House


Karaoke at Mirabar


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


Pub Trivia at Mirabar


Business Sessions, Small Group Sessions, and Undergraduate Caucus/Elections


Graduate Excursion


Cocktail Hour, Banquet Dinner, Awards Presentations, and Dancing


Board and Leadership Coffee Hour


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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