2020 National Convention

2020 National Convention



 

July 22 - July 26, 2020
Phi Sigma Pi's 2020 National Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. Our host hotel is the Crystal Gateway Marriott

 


How to Register

1. Sign in.
2. Click "Register Myself."
3. Click "Edit Registrant Information" and make sure everything in your record is accurate.
4. Select a registration option.
5. Fill out the questions.
6. Add a hotel stay and merchandise in the Program Section under June 10, 2020 (the last day to register).
7. Create your itinerary by adding the options you want to attend that aren't already selected for you.

Registration Details
The National Office will make its best effort to accommodate rooming preferences. Registration closes on June 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT. Registrations received after June 10, may be accommodated, where possible; however, may require selection of an alternate rooming type. Your assigned room will remain the same through the duration of National Convention. (Attendees may not switch rooms during National Convention). Please check that your information is accurate by clicking "edit registrant information" and reviewing your profile.

Hotel Room Selection
There will be Single or Double Occupancy rooms only available. Once you select your hotel stay preference, you will have an opportunity to list the name of your preferred roommate. Your preferred roommate must also list you as their preferred roommate and must also have the same registration type as you. The National Office will not locate a roommate for you; however, we have created a CORE Community to assist you in securing a roommate. If you registered as a double and are unable to located a roommate by June 10, 2020, you will be moved from a double occupancy room to a single occupancy room and will be expected to pay the difference upon receipt of invoice. You will be asked to acknowledge this possibility in the hotel selection section below under Program Options.

Changemaker Experience
On Friday afternoon, you have the opportunity to choose one of three Changemaker experiences. You can choose to travel off-site to visit one of two Smithsonian Museums or stay on-site and give back through our interactive service project. Space is limited for the museum trips, so registration is first come, first serve. A wait-list will be implemented for the two off-sites, and you will be automatically registered for the on-site service project in the interim.

Upgrades
Express Pass - $20
Skip the lines during National Convention with this Express Pass, while supporting the Leadership in Action program. You will be able to gain early access to The 58th Annual Banquet and Awards Presentation and skip the line at registration with your own dedicated lane.

VIP Lounge Pass - $50
Add to your experience during National Convention with the VIP Lounge Pass, while supporting the Leadership in Action program. You will receive a LiA bag full of gifts at registration. Each day during Grand Chapter, fill up your LiA bag with snacks and grab coffee in the VIP lounge. PLUS, you will be able to gain early access to The 58th Annual Banquet and Awards Presentation and skip the line at registration with your own dedicated lane. Supplies are limited, add yours today for only $50! 

LiA Birthday Celebration Pass - $75
Get the full experience during National Convention with the LiA Birthday Celebration pass, while supporting and celebrating the Leadership in Action program’s 10th birthday. You will receive the VIP Lounge Pass with all of the perks plus a limited edition 10th year LiA Shirt and pin! Supplies are limited, add yours today for only $75! 

**Can only select one upgrade pass per registration.

2020 National Convention T-shirt- $25

“Three Members +1” Program
The National Council is once again applying money from the Lamp of Knowledge Fund to provide Chapters an opportunity to bring four Members from their Chapter for the price of three. For every three Chapter Members that register, the Chapter will receive a FREE registration* to bring a fourth Member. *All registrations must be the same type to receive the discount (For example: All registrants must have the same registration type and same hotel capacity and length selection). Free registration participant must register last using code LKF2020.

Confirmation
Confirmation of your registration will be sent via email. For registrations paid by check, please allow up to two weeks for processing. If you do not receive confirmation after 30 days of submission, please contact the National Office at 717-299-4710 or convention@phisigmapi.org.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy
Refunds will be made available, less a $65 administrative fee when refund requests are made in writing and postmarked by June 10. No refunds will be made after June 10 or for no-shows. Cancellations may be submitted via email to pspoffice@phisigmapi.org. If you transfer your registration to another Member at any point in the process, there will be a $50 transfer fee charge to the person the registration is being transferred to.

Waiver
You will be asked to read and sign a waiver in the questions below.

When
2/7/2020 - 8/4/2020

Program

   

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

 
This hotel option is for one person in one hotel room, Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday morning, July 26 (4 nights).

This hotel option is for two people in one hotel room, Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday morning, July 26 (4 nights).

This hotel option is for person in one hotel room, Friday, July 24 through Sunday morning, July 26 (2 nights).

This hotel option is for two people in one hotel room, Friday, July 24 through Sunday morning, July 26 (2 nights).

This option is for those registered individuals that do not need hotel arrangements coordinated. If you are not staying onsite at the National Convention host property, you must select this option.

Skip the lines during National Convention with this Express Pass, while supporting the Leadership in Action program. You will be able to gain early access to The 58th Annual Banquet and Awards Presentation and skip the line at registration with your own dedicated lane.

Add to your experience during National Convention with the VIP Lounge Pass, while supporting the Leadership in Action program. You will receive a LiA bag full of gifts at registration. Each day during Grand Chapter, fill up your LiA bag with snacks and grab coffee in the VIP lounge. PLUS, you will be able to gain early access to The 58th Annual Banquet and Awards Presentation and skip the line at registration with your own dedicated lane. Supplies are limited, add yours today for only $50!

Get the full experience during National Convention with the LiA Birthday Celebration pass, while supporting and celebrating the Leadership in Action program’s 10th birthday. You will receive the VIP Lounge Pass with all of the perks plus a limited edition 10th year LiA Shirt and pin! Supplies are limited, add yours today for only $75!

Don't forget to add your 2020 National Convention T-Shirt!

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

 
Check-in at the registration table and pick up your registration packet and name badge.
Time
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM

Wednesday's Dinner will be on your own.
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

Attend the Grand Chapter Orientation to locate your Delegate seat and receive an overview about how the Grand Chapter Business Sessions will be led.
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6:30 PM

Opening session of Grand Chapter - Call to Order
Time
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM

Thursday, 23 July 2020

 
Join us for light fare and network with Brothers from across the country.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM

Grand Chapter Session - New and old business, amendment review, keynote speakers, and national officer election.
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Join us for a Lunch and Learn style Leadership in Action Module as we enjoy a business lunch together. During the hour we will discuss the proper etiquette to attending and hosting a business lunch, including planning for the lunch, topics to discuss and who should pay. Lunch will be provided, registration for this Module is necessary by the June 10th registration deadline.
Time
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
12:15 PM

Afternoon session of Grand Chapter Meeting - Amendment review, keynote speakers, and national officer election.
Time
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
1:30 PM

Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM

Evening session of Grand Chapter Meeting - Amendment review, keynote speakers, and national officer election.
Time
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM

Friday, 24 July 2020

 
Closing session of Grand Chapter - Finish business and Adjourn Grand Chapter.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

Check-in at the registration table and pick up your registration packet and name badge.
Time
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is home to more than 1.8 million objects and more than three shelf-miles of archival collections. The exhibits form a fascinating mosaic of American life and comprise the greatest single collection of American history in the world. The museum explores fundamental American ideals, such as democracy, opportunity and freedom, and major themes in American history and culture. Transportation will be provided to and from the museum. When you receive your registration materials on-site, you will find out your bus assignment and visit times. Lunch will be on your own. We encourage you to pick up lunch during your visit at one of the museum’s restaurants, America’s Table Cafe or the LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe.
Time
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. “This museum will tell the American story through the lens of African American history and culture. This is America’s story and this museum is for all Americans.” - Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director, NMAAHC Transportation will be provided to and from the museum. When you receive your registration materials on-site, you will find out your bus assignment and visit times. Lunch will be on your own. We encourage you to pick up lunch during your visit at the museum’s restaurant, Sweet Home Cafe.
Time
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of making an impact. We will be creating special kits to brighten the days of children and youth in foster care. Hear from speakers who work to transform and change the way kids experience foster care and discover ways that you can give back in a meaningful way.
Time
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM

6:00 PM

The Phi Sigma Pi Foundation invites National Alumni Association Members, Faculty Advisors, local Alumni and Graduating Seniors to gather for conversation and light fare.
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM

Attend this training and take Leadership in Action (LiA) Modules back to your Chapter. Learn about the LiA program, spruce up your presentation skills and discuss the steps on how to facilitate Modules at your Chapter. You’ll earn 6 Leadership in Action points for completing this training and 2 additional points every time you facilitate a Module.
Time
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 PM

Celebrate Leadership in Action turning 10 this year! During the 2010 National Convention, Leadership in Action was voted on to become a new program by the Grand Chapter. We want to celebrate LiA turning 10 and all of the Members who have supported LiA over the years. Come and enjoy the 10th Birthday Celebration with games, prizes, networking with Collegiate and Alumni Members and of course cake! There will also be limited edition LiA Birthday items for purchase with all of the proceeds going to support the Nationally Awarded Leadership in Action program.
Time
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 PM

Saturday, 25 July 2020

 
Invitation Only - Alumni Members who are serving as Chapter Excellence Board Advisors for the 2020-2021 academic year are to attend this on-site training. Breakfast fare will be provided.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Start the day interacting with other Advisors over a light breakfast affair. This session is for Faculty Advisors, Alumni Advisors and CEB Advisors.
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM

Join your fellow attendees in fun and interactive networking session.
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM

Chris McCoy and David Serifini
Track
4
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:00 AM

As Members of Phi Sigma Pi, we pledge to live up to the mission and ideals of our Fraternity. As a group, we will conduct an in-depth review on how to live out The Ritual’s call to action daily.
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

If Cauliflower Can Be Pizza, You Can Be Anything: It shouldn’t be challenging to let our true selves shine. But it also shouldn’t be a challenge to keep headphone cords untangled in a pocket. (Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest.) Consciously ditching the desire to fit in and embrace being real is no easy task. And social media, on which we now spend about four hours a day, doesn’t help one bit. Providing a moment-to-moment window into others’ perfectly curated worlds to waste ¼ of your waking-life subconsciously comparing yours to makes it a massive struggle to be real. As a woman who went from being severely bullied and feeling like a misfit for most of her life to creating a nationally-respected personal brand backed by mainstream media and celebrated by tens of thousands of fans, Talia has discovered that the most important ingredient for a life beyond your wildest dreams is embracing your true self and using your authenticity to claim the success that was uniquely meant for you. But in order to achieve this, you need to feel capable of fearlessly being your filter-less self.  In this humorous and powerfully motivating session, Talia will inspire you to live boldly and confidently. She’ll show you how, if you stop playing small, and enthusiastically share the fullness of who you honestly are, you will undoubtedly build a magical life that fits you like a glove. It’ll be impossible (if you put your phone down and truly listen) to not walk away from this program more excited to embrace, rather than want to erase, your truth.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Network with other Members from around the country and share ideas.
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

Members of the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation will have their Annual Membership Meeting at this time. Alumni and those interested in learning more about The Foundation may also attend.
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

One of the most important qualities of being an effective leader is to evaluate your personal strengths and weaknesses. In this Module we will start with conducting a personal leadership assessment to evaluate our self-awareness. Then, just as importantly, we will discuss how to utilize this information to strengthen the Chapter by harnessing the strengths of all Members.
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

TBD
Time
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
2:45 PM

As Members, it is vital that we demonstrate the values and ideals of Phi Sigma Pi in our communities, on our campus and to others. This session will explore ways to effectively represent the Fraternity’s mission and identity in marketing to Potential New Members. We will discuss meaningful opportunities to convey who we are and further, how to demonstrate who we are.
Time
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
2:45 PM

TBD
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
3:45 PM

Doors open at 6:45 PM (VIP+ pass holders will have access at 6:30 PM)
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM

It's time to dance the night away!
Time
10:00 PM
10:00 PM

Sunday, 26 July 2020

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