Event dates and locations:
LDI Kansas City          June 28-30, 2019
LDI Philadelphia         July 12-14, 2019
LDI Indianapolis         July 26-28, 2019

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.


Tina Vansteenbergen will serve as the lead facilitator for the 2019 LDI events.

Registration Information


LDI Kansas City          June 28-30, 2019
LDI Philadelphia         July 12-14, 2019
LDI Indianapolis         July 26-28, 2019


The registration deadline for all events is Monday, May 20, 2019.


Regular registration: $220 per person
Late registration: $250 per person

Attendees have until 11:59 p.m. ET on the deadline date to register. Registrations submitted after 11:59 p.m. ET are considered late and subject to the late registration fee.


Who registers my chapter?
Chapter presidents and treasurers are responsible for registering all chapter members attending 2019 LDI.

How many members should attend LDI?
4-8 members from each chapter are required to attend LDI.

Chapters with no representation at LDI will be required to pay a $1,000 fine to the national organization.

How does my chapter decide who should attend LDI?
Look at the emerging leaders in your chapter. LDI is designed for women seeking personal growth and leadership development.

What information do I need to register my chapter?
Collegiate chapter presidents or treasurers should collect the following information for each member attending before completing the registration form:

  • Full name (first and last)
  • Emergency contact name, relationship and phone number
  • Dietary restrictions, food allergies and any additional accommodations needed
  • T-shirt size

What do we do after our chapter has registered?
After submitting the registration form, chapters should make travel plans. See the Hotel & Travel tab for more information.

Information will be emailed to attendees from the time registration is submitted until the event. Registered attendees should check email including spam and junk folders regularly to stay updated.

How does my chapter update our registration after we have already registered?
Chapters should only submit the registration form once. Collegiate chapter presidents should contact Hayley Remmel, event coordinator, for assistance in adding or changing registrants after the registration form has been submitted.




Kansas city
june 28-30

Alpha Beta
Beta Beta
Gamma Gamma
Epsilon Epsilon
Zeta Zeta
Eta Eta
Tau Tau
Phi Phi
Beta Lambda
Beta Mu
Beta Sigma
Gamma Zeta
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
Iota Eta

July 12-14

Alpha Gamma
Nu Nu
Beta Epsilon
Beta Iota
Gamma Clio
Beta Pi
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 Upsilon
Zeta Chi
Theta Beta
Theta Gamma
Theta Lambda
Theta Sigma
Theta Phi
Theta Chi
Theta Omega
Iota Alpha
Iota Gamma
Iota Theta
Gamma Chi

july 26-28

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 Omicron
Zeta Rho
Zeta Tau
Zeta Phi
Zeta Psi
Zeta Omega
Theta Alpha
Theta Delta
Theta Zeta
Theta Mu
Theta Nu
Theta Tau
Theta Upsilon
Iota Delta
Iota Zeta


Hotel & Travel

Hotel accommodations will be made for all attendees for Friday and Saturday night. All attendees will be assigned to a four-person room with two double beds. Hotel room reservations will be made by national headquarters staff. Attendees will be assigned to a room with at least one other member from her chapter.

Chapters are responsible for making their own travel accommodations. It is recommended that chapters arrive by 3 p.m. on Friday. Programming will end at noon on Sunday. Chapters eligible for financial assistance will be reimbursed for travel expenses after the event.

Kansas City

June 28-30, 2019
Kansas City Airport Marriott
775 Brasilia Ave
Kansas City, MO 64153

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) 464-2200 Ext 0 for shuttle pick up.


July 12-14, 2019
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport
500 Stevens Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19113

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 (215) 937-6937 for shuttle pick up.


July 26-28, 2019
Renaissance Indianapolis North
11925 N Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032

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.


Schedule at a glance

1-5 p.m. Registration
5:30-6:30 p.m. I AM Ready
6:30-8:15 p.m. I AM a Woman of Value
8:15-8:45 p.m. Snack Break
8:45-10:00 p.m. I AM Authentically Confident
10:00-10:15 p.m. Closing
8:15-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-10:15am I AM a Confident Leader
10:30-12:00pm I AM (still) Confident
12:00-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-2:00pm I AM Inclusive
2:00-3:15pm I AM an Empathetic Leader
3:15-3:45pm Cell Phone Break
3:45-5:00pm I AM a Confident Communicator
5:00-5:45pm I AM a Brave Communicator
5:45-6:30pm Break
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
7:30-8:20pm I AM a Change-Maker
8:30-9:45pm I AM Resilient
9:45-10:15pm Snack Break
8:00-8:45am Breakfast
8:45am-9:30am I AM an Alpha Sigma Alpha
9:30-10:15am I AM an Alpha Sigma Alpha (cont.)
10:15-11:00am I AM Good Enough. Right Now.


Charitable Giving Opportunity

Alpha Sigma Alpha will be collecting items to donate to a local women’s shelter in each of LDI locations. All items must be new and unused. Items can be dropped off at the registration table upon checking in.

Kansas City

Newhouse Domestic Violence Shelter, a non-profit agency with a mission to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing tools to help women & families make positive choices. Items Newhouse Domestic Violence Shelter have on their wish list include:

  • Body wash
  • Adult flip flops
  • Adult socks
  • Cold/allergy medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Summer dresses (women’s sizes)
  • Long skirts (women’s sizes)
  • Gift cards (Taco Bell, Walmart, Walgreens, Target)


Women Against Abuse, a non-profit agency helping women struggling with domestic violence through advocacy and community education. Items Women Against Abuse have on their wish list include:

  • Reusable water bottles
  • Kids outdoor games
  • Arts & Crafts materials (indoors and outdoors)
  • Summer clothes (men, women, children sizes for all ages)
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Flip flops (all sizes)
  • Outdoor sports equipment
  • Gift cards (VISA, Walmart, Target, CVS)


The Julian Center, a non-profit agency with a mission to empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence and end generational cycle of violence. Items that The Julian Center has on their wish list include:

  • Maxi pads
  • Deodorant (men and women’s)
  • Body wash (men’s)
  • Lotion (men, women and babies’)
  • Sunblock
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet paper
  • Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, Gas)

Contact Hayley Remmel, event coordinator with questions.