Registration Information

 

The Academy is Alpha Sigma Alpha’s regional leadership conference dedicated to providing collegiate members with opportunities for personal development and leadership training.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in networking experiences, a keynote address, and educational workshop sessions all focused on developing women who lead with poise and purpose.

EVENT DATES

The Academy: Hartford – Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
The Academy: St. Louis – Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
The Academy: Chicago – Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
The Academy: Philadelphia – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

The Academy: Kansas City – Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019
The Academy: Dallas – Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
The Academy: Richmond – Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
The Academy: Cleveland – Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
The Academy: Denver – Saturday, March 2, 2019

Registration deadlines

The Academy: Hartford – Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
The Academy: St. Louis – Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
The Academy: Chicago – Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
The Academy: Philadelphia – Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

The Academy: Kansas City – Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
The Academy: Dallas – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
The Academy: Richmond – Friday, Feb. 1, 2019
The Academy: Cleveland – Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
The Academy: Denver – Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

fees

Regular registration: $60 per person

Late registration: $70 per person

*Onsite registration: $85 per person

*Onsite registration applies to any attendee not registered before arriving at the event. Payment must be presented at the registration table upon arrival the day of the event.

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 by the registration deadline.

reminders for chapter presidents and treasurers:
  • Chapters should only submit the registration form once. Please contact Kim Richard, director of events & programs, for assistance in adding or changing registrants after submission.
  • Dietary restriction and food allergy information is needed for registration. Collect this information from members prior to registering.
  • The Academy t-shirt is available for purchase during registration. Collect shirt sizes prior to registering. T-shirts are $12 each and available in sizes S-XXXL.
  • The minimum attendance requirement per chapter is 20 members.
    • The minimum attendance requirement for chapters eligible for financial assistance is 8 members. Eligible chapters will be contacted by national headquarters in Spring 2018.
    • Chapters must pay the registration fee for the minimum attendance requirement.
    • Advisors are welcome to attend The Academy but attendance is not required. Attending advisors do not count towards minimum attendance requirements and should register individually from the chapter.
    • If there are concerns about meeting your chapter’s attendance requirement, please contact Kim Richard, director of events & programs, for assistance.

Locations

Collegiate chapters within 300 miles of their event location must send a minimum of 20 representatives from their chapter to The Academy.

Hartford

Gamma Phi
Zeta Theta
Zeta Iota
Theta Sigma
Theta Omega
Iota Alpha
Iota Gamma
Gamma Chi

St Louis

Alpha Beta
Beta Kappa
Beta Nu
Beta Upsilon
Gamma Omega
Delta Kappa
Epsilon Phi
*Zeta Rho
Zeta Omega
Theta Nu
*Theta Mu

Chicago

Beta Theta
Beta Rho
Gamma Lambda
Delta Eta
*Zeta Beta
Zeta Tau
Zeta Phi
Zeta Psi
Theta Alpha
Theta Zeta
Iota Delta

Philadelphia

Nu Nu
Gamma Clio
Gamma Eta
Delta Gamma
Delta Epsilon
Delta Iota
Delta Chi
Epsilon Kappa
Epsilon Tau
Zeta Lambda
Zeta Nu

Kansas City

*Gamma Gamma
Epsilon Epsilon
Zeta Zeta
Eta Eta
Phi Phi
Beta Sigma
Gamma Pi
Zeta Alpha
Zeta Eta
*Zeta Kappa
Zeta Mu
Theta Omicron
Tau Tau

 

Dallas

*Beta Lambda
Beta Mu
*Gamma Zeta
Delta Upsilon
Epsilon Alpha
Zeta Sigma
Theta Epsilon
Theta Eta
*Theta Kappa
*Theta Rho
Iota Beta

Richmond

Alpha
Beta Epsilon
Beta Iota
Beta Pi
Epsilon Gamma
Epsilon Eta
Zeta Upsilon
Theta Beta
Theta Gamma
Theta Lambda
Theta Phi
Theta Chi

Cleveland

Alpha Gamma
Gamma Iota
Gamma Mu
Gamma Psi
Delta Nu-A
Delta Nu-B
Delta Sigma
Epsilon Theta
Epsilon Upsilon
Zeta Gamma
Zeta Omicron
Zeta Chi
Theta Tau
Iota Zeta

Denver

Beta Beta
Zeta Pi
*Theta Delta
*Theta Xi
*Theta Upsilon
Theta Psi
Iota Epsilon
*Iota Eta

*Chapters located 300+ miles from their event location are eligible for financial assistance, which includes a travel stipend granted to the chapter to assist with travel expenses. The attendance requirement for chapters approved for financial assistance is a minimum of eight members. Chapters eligible for financial assistance will be contacted by national headquarters staff in Spring 2018.

*Chapters who are 300+ miles from their event location are eligible for financial assistance. The attendance requirement for chapters approved for financial assistance is a minimum of eight members. Chapters eligible for financial assistance will be contacted by Kim Richard, event services coordinator in May 2017.

Hotels Information

All chapters planning to stay overnight are to make reservations and pay for their hotel accommodations. It is suggested that chapters more than 150 miles from the event stay at the hotel Friday evening.

Chapters will receive a special group room rate at each hotel (listed below). When making hotel reservations, mention “Alpha Sigma Alpha” to get the group room rate.

The Academy: Hartford

October 27, 2018
Hartford/Windsor Marriott
Hotel parking: complimentary
Group room rate: $99 + tax
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
To make hotel reservations: Book online
Reserve rooms by October 5, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST

The Academy: St. Louis

November 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Hotel parking: available at $12 per car
Group room rate: $135 + tax
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
To make hotel reservations: Book online
Reserve rooms by October 2, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CT

The Academy: Chicago

November 10, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago – North Shore Conference Center
Hotel parking: complimentary
Group room rate: $119 + tax
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
To make hotel reservations: Call 1-800-222-8733
Reserve rooms by October 19, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CT

The Academy: Philadelphia

November 17, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia – Valley Forge
Hotel parking: complimentary
Group room rate: $119 + tax
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
To make hotel reservations: Call 1-800-879-8372
Reserve rooms by November 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET

The Academy: Kansas City

February 2, 2019
Hilton Kansas City Airport
Hotel parking: complimentary
Group room rate: $102 + tax
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
To make hotel reservations: Call 1-800-445-8667
Reserve rooms by January 10, 2019, at 12:00 noon CT

The Academy: Dallas

February 9, 2019
Dallas Marriott Las Colinas
Hotel parking: complimentary
Group room rate: $115 + tax
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
To make hotel reservations: Book online
Reserve rooms by January 26, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. CT

The Academy: Richmond

February 16, 2019
Richmond Marriott
Hotel parking: available at $19 per car
Group room rate: $149 + tax
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
To make hotel reservations: Book online
Reserve rooms by January 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET

 

The Academy: Cleveland

February 23, 2019
Cleveland Marriott East
Hotel parking: complimentary
Group room rate: $122 + tax
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
To make hotel reservations: Book online
Reserve rooms by February 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET

 

The Academy: Denver

March 2, 2019
Denver Marriott West
Hotel parking: complimentary
Group room rate: $114 + tax
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
To make hotel reservations: Call 1-303-279-9100
Reserve rooms by February 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. MT

Schedule

Schedule at a Glance

8:00-8:50 a.m. Registration *all chapters & volunteers must check in during this time
9:00-9:30 a.m. Welcome session
9:30-10:45 a.m. Keynote: (Im)Perfect Me: Learning to Love Your Flaws with Annalise Sinclair
11:00-11:50 a.m. Educational Block I
12:00-1:00 p.m. Luncheon
1:00-2:15 p.m. Educational Block II
2:25-3:40 p.m. Educational Block III
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing session

Featured Session

Keynote

(Im)Perfect Me: Learning to Love Your Flaws with Annalise Sinclair

Why do we spend so much time and effort covering our flaws? Who we present to the world is often only a small fragment of who we really are; in Annalise Sinclair’s Signature Program, Imperfection in Perfection, she encourages audiences to go deeper than the surface. Social media, advertisements and our own conceptions of “perfection” often lead us to portray ourselves in ways which mask our true identity. Even worse, sometimes they force us to make unhealthy decisions. By learning to love your flaws you will achieve a deeper level of self-respect and authenticity.

 

Volunteer

workshop facilitators

We are looking for strong facilitators to help deliver provided curriculum covering a wide variety of content. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our members as they gain leadership development skills, we encourage you to apply to facilitate at The Academy.

Workshop facilitators are necessary in providing collegiate members with excellent Alpha Sigma Alpha programming. Each selected facilitator will be assigned an Alpha Sigma Alpha workshop that has already been developed based on interests expressed on the workshop facilitator application when submitted.

Benefits of workshop facilitation:

  • Educating collegiate members on relevant topics
  • Facilitation experience
  • Travel stipend
  • Network with other alumnae, volunteers and collegiate members

Applications will be accepted starting in July 2018.

event support volunteers

The Academy is quickly approaching and we need your assistance!

We are looking for volunteers to work with staff members for the day at The Academy events. Volunteers will assist with event set-up and registration.

Benefits of volunteering as event support:

  • Experience assisting with onsite event execution
  • Work directly with national headquarters staff member(s)
  • Network with other alumnae, volunteers and collegiate members
  • Reimbursement of travel and lodging cost

Interested? Click here to read the event support volunteer position description.

Applications will be accepted starting in July 2018.