About

Event dates and locations

LDI Indianapolis, June 16-18, 2017
LDI Pittsburgh, July 7-9, 2017
LDI Kansas City, July 21-23, 2017

The Emma Coleman Frost Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is Alpha Sigma Alpha’s conference for emerging leaders. At each event, collegiate members will spend a weekend delving into a variety of topics with trained facilitators. The event steps away from traditional chapter operations and focuses on the individual’s development as a woman and a leader.

LDI curriculum will be balanced between large group and small group discussions and activities. This unique event gives collegians the opportunity to explore leadership on a personal level and gain real-world skills that they can use to benefit their chapter, campus, professional and personal communities.

Chapter Assignments

LDI Indianapolis
June 16-18, 2017

Beta Theta
Beta Kappa
Beta Nu
Beta Rho
Beta Upsilon
Gamma Lambda
Gamma Mu
Gamma Omega
Delta Eta
Delta Kappa
Delta Nu-A
Delta Nu-B
Delta Sigma
Epsilon Phi
*Zeta Beta
*Zeta Rho
Zeta Tau
Zeta Phi
Zeta Psi
Zeta Omega
Theta Alpha
*Theta Delta
Theta Zeta
*Theta Mu
Theta Nu
Theta Tau
*Theta Upsilon
*Theta Phi
*Theta Chi
Iota Delta

LDI Pittsburgh
July 7-9, 2017

Alpha
Alpha Gamma
Nu Nu
Beta Epsilon
Beta Iota
Gamma Clio
Beta Pi
Gamma Eta
Gamma Iota
Gamma Phi
Gamma Psi
Delta Gamma
Delta Epsilon
Delta Iota
Delta Chi
Epsilon Gamma
Epsilon Eta
Epsilon Theta
Epsilon Kappa
Epsilon Tau
Epsilon Upsilon
Zeta Gamma
Zeta Theta
Zeta Iota
Zeta Lambda
Zeta Nu
Zeta Omicron
Zeta Upsilon
Zeta Chi
Theta Beta
Theta Gamma
Theta Lambda
Theta Sigma
Theta Omega
*Iota Alpha
Iota Gamma
Gamma Chi Colony

LDI Kansas City
July 21-23, 2017

Alpha Beta
*Beta Beta
Gamma Gamma
Epsilon Epsilon
Zeta Zeta
Eta Eta
Phi Phi
Beta Lambda
Beta Mu
Beta Sigma
*Gamma Zeta
Gamma Pi
*Delta Upsilon
*Epsilon Alpha
Zeta Alpha
Zeta Eta
Zeta Kappa
Zeta Mu
*Zeta Pi
*Zeta Sigma
*Theta Epsilon
Theta Eta
*Theta Kappa
*Theta Xi
Theta Omicron
*Theta Rho
*Theta Psi
*Iota Beta
Iota Epsilon


*Chapters located 500+ miles from their assigned event location are eligible for financial assistance. The financial assistance opportunity is an application and reimbursement procedure. Chapters eligible for financial assistance will be contacted by Kim Richard, event services coordinator, with more information.

FAQ

What is the attire for LDI?

Attire for the event is casual. Friday and Saturday you should plan to wear jeans and letters. Sunday you will need to wear the blue LDI t-shirt you will receive during check-in.

What meals are provided?

The following meals will be provided at LDI:

  • Friday: Evening snack.
  • Saturday: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack
  • Sunday: Breakfast

Food allergies and dietary restrictions will be accommodated. Be sure to eat dinner before the welcome session on Friday. Dinner will not be provided.

When should I arrive?
  • The Alpha Sigma Alpha registration table opens at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 16. Please plan to arrive no later than 5 p.m. to check in before the welcome session.
  • When you arrive, you will need to check in at the hotel front desk and at the Alpha Sigma Alpha registration table located in the hotel lobby.
Who will I be staying with?

All attendees will be assigned to a 4-person room with 2 double beds. Attendees will be assigned to a room with at least 1 other member from her chapter.

What should I pack?
  • You will need a photo I.D. and credit card handy to check in to the hotel. Your room will be paid for by Alpha Sigma Alpha, but you will need to put a credit card down on the room for incidentals (i.e. in case you order room service). Your credit card will not be charged unless you order something to your room.
  • Have cash for quick purchases and tipping for driving and hotel services.
  • Hotel rooms can be chilly, so it is recommended to have a sweater with you during sessions.
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha asks that you stay at the hotel for the duration of the event, so make sure you bring all of your personal essentials with you. If you forget something, don’t worry – the hotel has a variety of personal essentials available.
  • Don’t forget chargers for all of your electronics.
Will I be able to purchase Alpha Sigma Alpha merchandise?

Crimson Collections is the official merchandise store for Alpha Sigma Alpha, and will be on-site for LID. The store will be open on Friday and Saturday. Credit cards and cash will be accepted.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel accommodations will be made for all attendees for Friday and Saturday night. All attendees will be assigned to a 4-person room with 2 double beds. Attendees will be assigned to a room with at least 1 other member from her chapter.

Chapters are responsible for making their own travel accommodations. Chapters eligible for financial assistance will be reimbursed for travel expenses after the event.

LDI Indianapolis

June 16-18, 2017

Renaissance Indianapolis North
11925 N Meridian St
Carmel, IN 46032

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

If your chapter is driving: Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.
If your chapter is flying: The closest airport is the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel.

LDI Pittsburgh

July 7-9, 2017

Pittsburgh Marriott North
100 Cranberry Woods Dr
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

If your chapter is driving: Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.
If your chapter is flying: The closest airport is the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel.

LDI Kansas City

July 21-23, 2017

Hilton Kansas City Airport
8801 NW 112th St
Kansas City, MO 64153

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

If your chapter is driving: Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.
If your chapter is flying: Complimentary hotel shuttle is available for rides to and from the airport. Call (816) 891-8900 for shuttle pick up.

Schedule

Friday 

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration open
5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome session
7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Small group breakout
8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Snack break
8:45 p.m. – 9:55 p.m. Large group breakout
9:55 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Evening closing and announcements

Saturday 

8:00 a.m – 8:45 a.m.  Breakfast buffet
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Large group breakout
10:15 a.m. – Noon Small group breakout
Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch buffet
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Large group breakout
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Small group breakout
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Large group breakout
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Small group breakout
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Large group breakout
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m Dinner buffet
7:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Large group breakout
8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m Small group breakout
9:15 p.m. – 9:55 p.m. Large group breakout
9:55 p.m. – 10:00 p.m Evening closing and announcements
10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Snack break

Sunday 

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast buffet
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Small group breakout
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Small group breakout
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Large group breakout
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Closing
11:00 a.m. Departure