WHEN AND WHERE IS CONVENTION?
The 2024 National Convention will take place from Friday, July 12, through Sunday evening, July 14, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.
IN WHAT TIME ZONE IS INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA?
Eastern Daylight Time
WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER?
Registration opens February 2024.
DO DELEGATES NEED TO ARRIVE EARLY?
All voting delegates should plan to arrive in time to attend the delegates meeting Friday, July 12. Additional details will be shared at a later time.
WHAT IS STAR BOOTH AND WHEN DOES IT OPEN?
Star Booth is a time-honored tradition to recognize those real, strong women who have empowered and supported your dreams. Each $10 gift you make to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Star Booth honors someone in your Alpha Chi Omega story, and all honorees will receive notification (via a star on their nametag for convention attendees and via email for non-attendees). Your gifts support the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation’s Real. Strong. Women. Fund, ensuring the life-changing benefits of Alpha Chi Omega for future generations, and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. The Star Booth will open for online giving in early June 2024.
WILL THERE BE ALPHA CHI OMEGA ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON-SITE?
Of course! Apparel, jewelry, décor and more will be made available from multiple on-site Greek Licensed Vendors. Vendors will be announced in early 2024.
HOW MUCH DOES CONVENTION COST TO ATTEND?
Full-time registration is $795 (if registered by April 26, 2024) and offers the best value for members looking to enjoy a taste of everything that makes convention what it is. Details on what is included and part-time options will be shared at a later date on the Registration Options page.
WHAT IF I CAN ONLY MAKE IT FOR SOME OF THE DAYS OR EVENTS?
If your schedule doesn’t allow you to enjoy all three days of convention, we encourage you to take advantage of our flexible part-time options for the meals, education sessions and events that work for you.
WILL ON-SITE REGISTRATION BE AVAILABLE?
Onsite part-time registration will open at noon on Friday, July 12, 2024. Attendees may register on-site for the Reunion Night Dinner* on Friday, Sisterhood Lunch and educational sessions on Saturday, and the Foundation Lunch, education sessions and Carnation Celebration Dinner on Sunday. *As Reunion Night Dinner seating is planned in advance, on-site registrants cannot be guaranteed a seat with their chapter of initiation.
HOW CAN I REMIND MY CHAPTER MEMBERS TO REGISTER FOR CONVENTION?
You’re welcome to include the hyperlink to our convention webpage in your communications. We also encourage you to share convention-related social media posts made by Alpha Chi Omega headquarters!
HOW DO I MAKE MY HOTEL RESERVATION?
The JW Marriott Indianapolis is the official convention hotel. For your convenience, the hotel room block link will open in early 2024. When available, this will allow you to reserve a room using the discounted rates available specifically for Alpha Chi Omega 2024 National Convention attendees. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, June 18, 2024 to receive the discounted rate. After that date, there are no guarantees that a room or discounted rate will be available at the host hotel. Alpha Chi Omega does not make hotel reservations on behalf of attendees. You are responsible for making your own hotel arrangements.
SINCE HOTEL ROOMS ARE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, HOW DO I FIND A ROOMMATE?
While headquarters does not pair roommates, convention attendees are encouraged to find a roommate to share the cost of the room. We also recommend reaching out to your local alumnae chapter to identify travel buddies and roommates, or when available, connecting with sisters via the Alpha Chi Omega 2024 Convention Event on Facebook or via the event app.
HOW DO I GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL?
The JW Marriott Indianapolis is approximately 30 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Transportation options from the airport to the hotel may include taxis, Uber or Lyft
. You may also consider scheduling a car service in the event a taxi, Uber or Lyft is not readily available; the Indianapolis airport has several car services
from which to choose.
If you are driving to Indianapolis, the JW Marriott Indianapolis is on the southwest side of downtown Indianapolis, near Lucas Oil Stadium and Victory Field. Driving directions are available through your favorite mapping program or on the hotel's website.
WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE?
Review the convention schedule to determine your travel plans based on your specific role and/or the activities you plan to participate in at convention. The first official event for delegates is a meeting on Friday, July 12. The first official event for all attendees is the Reunion Night Dinner on Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. EDT.
WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO HEAD HOME?
We encourage participants to take full advantage of the convention experience through Sunday night, July 14, culminating with our Carnation Celebration Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of our chapters and members. Please plan to book your departure for Monday, July 15. And, if you wish to extend your trip, there are great conference hotel rates and area attractions to take advantage of in Indianapolis!
WHAT IS THE EXPECTED ATTIRE?
We encourage all sisters traveling to convention to wear red and green attire as they head to Indianapolis – we want to make a splash and make it easy to spot our sisters in a crowd! For returning home, please plan to continue showcasing your Alpha Chi pride and wear Alpha Chi Omega letters or other branded gear.
Badge attire is generally expected for all meals and education sessions. Don't forget your badge! If you’ve earned a milestone pin(s), convention is a great opportunity to wear it with pride, too.
For Friday’s Reunion Night Dinner, spirit wear in the form of school colors or shirts from your college/university of initiation are encouraged! Bring along school pride decorations for your table as well, such as pennants and pompoms.
All attendees are required to wear all white, business casual (aka badge attire) and white or flesh-toned shoes for the first national chapter meeting Saturday.
Our Sunday evening Carnation Celebration Dinner is semi-formal attire as we celebrate the greatest accomplishments of our organization over the past two years.
Those participating in optional Indianapolis excursions may wear casual attire to those events.
We will provide a packing checklist closer to the event to make sure nothing is forgotten! For additional inspiration on what to wear to convention, check out our Pinterest boards!
WHAT MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ATTENDEES IN MIND?
Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event and frequent handwashing is encouraged. Attendees will be reminded not to travel if displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness prior to the event. Alpha Chi Omega may revise this information as new information becomes available.
WHEN BOOKING MY PLANE TICKET, WHAT SHOULD I KEEP IN MIND?
Alpha Chi Omega recommends researching the airlines policy related to COVID-19. Further, it is recommended that individuals consider purchasing a refundable ticket.
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