2024 National Conclave

Lexington, KY

July 26-28, 2024

Per Sigma Alpha National Bylaws, the Sorority must hold an annual business meeting – the National Chapter Congress.  In even numbered years, this is held in conjunction with the Sorority’s biennial National Conclave, rather than with National Convention, which is held in odd numbered years. In 2024, Conclave will be held in-person in Lexington, KY.

Registration Information

Registration Opens: March 15, 2024  
Registration Closes: June 21, 2024
Rates:
Official Voting Delegate Earlybird (March 15 – May 31, 2024) Complimentary – Registration in the Greenhouse by the Individual is Required
Late Registration – June 1 – 21, 2024 $50
Alternate Voting Delegate Earlybird (March 15 – May 31, 2024) $185 – Registration in the Greenhouse by the Individual is Required
Late Registration – June 1 – 21, 2024 $235
   
**Conclave registration and the chapter’s Official Delegate Notification to be eligible to vote for Chapter Congress are TWO SEPERATE PROCESSES. 
To be registered to attend Conclave – Delegates & Alternates must register themselves in the Greenhouse in their own account.  If the chapter is paying the registration fees, then the relevant parties should make necessary arrangements to coordinate that payment when the Delegate/Alternate registers herself.
To be eligible to Vote at Chapter Congress – The assigned chapter officer must submit the Official Voting Delegate Notification Form in the Officer Portal no later than June 27, 2024, in accordance with National Bylaws.  Chapters with late submissions will not be allowed to vote, but delegates are welcome to attend all conclave events.

Hotel Information

Hilton Lexington Downtown
369 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 231-9000
Room Rate: $169/night plus sales and occupancy taxes. Book reservations no later than Thursday, July 4, 2024 to get special Sigma Alpha rate.
Room rate includes complimentary parking in hotel parking garage and complimentary wi-fi in guest room. Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) 225-9664.  If making reservations by phone, be sure to mention you are with Sigma Alpha to get the special rate. Book your room now!

2024 Conclave Preliminary Schedule

(subject to change) in Eastern time

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM National Pillar Competition Virtual
Professional Business Attire
Fellowship Pillar
Service Pillar
Scholarship Pillar
Leadership Pillar

Friday, July 26, 2024

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Awards Check-in/System Testing Room TBD
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Registration Packet Pick-up Room TBD
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Optional Tours TBD
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Free Time to Explore Lexington
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner on Own
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Registration Packet Pick-up Room TBD
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Welcome Mixer Room TBD

Saturday, July 27, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM  Registration Packet Pick-up
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome Breakfast/Delegate Session Room TBD [Professional Business Attire]
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Pillar Committee Meetings – VOTING DELEGATES Room TBD [Professional Business Attire]
Ethics/Finance Committee
Fellowship Committee
Leadership Committee
Scholarship Committee
Service Committee
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Alternate Delegate Planning Session Room TBD [Professional Business Attire]
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  National Service Project Room TBD [Professional Business Attire]
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Luncheon & Programming Room TBD [Professional Business Attire]
1:45 PM – 3:45 PM National Chapter Congress Room TBD [Professional Business Attire]
3:45 PM – 5:45 PM Free Time  
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM Cocktails & Conversation Networking Reception Room TBD
  [Prof. Business; Cocktail/Formal Attire]
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM 
Emerald Banquet & Awards Room TBD
  [Prof. Business; Cocktail/Formal Attire]

Program Design & Purpose

The National Conclave is designed as a concentrated leadership development session for collegiate and alumnae leaders. Chapter delegates will network with other sisters, national leadership team members and sorority staff to:

  • Identify sorority priorities
  • Develop policies
  • Impact programs within the national organization

Delegates will have the opportunity to examine current policies and procedures, elect new national leaders and direct the priorities of the national organization. Sisters will work within national committees and focus on issues, programs and situations affecting both collegiate and alumnae members. Through this committee work, recommendations will be presented to the national leadership team for action and implementation.

Who Can Attend?

Attendance at the Sigma Alpha National Conclave is limited to one Voting Delegate (required for collegiate chapters) and one Alternate Delegate (optional) per collegiate and alumnae chapter. Chapters must be in good standing with the National Sorority to be eligible to vote during the National Congress. Chapter advisors are also encouraged to attend.

How Do Chapters Select Their Delegates?

Chapters should select a delegate according to the process outlined in its chapter bylaws. In addition to being a sister who is interested in further investing in herself, her chapter and her sorority, the ideal delegate should:

  • Be active within chapter activities.
  • Currently hold (or hold in the coming year) a leadership position.
  • Remain in the chapter for at least two semesters or three quarters post-Conclave (collegiate delegates only).

The sister or sisters selected to represent your chapter should be willing to partake in the decision-making process within the national sorority, to represent the best interest of her chapter and to share with her chapter what she learned.

To qualify to vote, each chapter must be in good standing and have submitted its Official Voting Delegate Notification form by the prescribed deadline. The form can be found in the Sigma Alpha Officer Portal.

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