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: 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: 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: $90 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 Hayley Remmel, event coordinator, 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.

Kansas City

*Gamma Gamma
Epsilon Epsilon
Zeta Zeta
Eta Eta
Phi Phi
Beta Sigma
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
Iota Theta

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 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, director of events & programs, in July 2018

Hotel 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: 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 or Book Online
Reserve rooms by February 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. MT

Schedule and Programming

Schedule at a Glance

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

Support the local communities  

Alpha Sigma Alpha will be collecting items to donate to a local women’s shelter in each of The Academy 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:

  • Pajamas (sizes 2T-3XL)
  • Underwear (varies sizes)
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry Pods
  • Towels

Dallas
The Family Place, a non-profit organization that empowers victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence.  Items the organization has on their wish list include:

  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hairbrushes
  • Washcloths
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant

Richmond
Safe Harbor Shelter, a non-profit agency helping to support those who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence or human trafficking. Items that Safe Harbor Shelter has on their wish list include:

  • Shampoo
  • Body wash (no bar soaps)
  • Panty liners
  • Deodorant
  • Packaged underwear (female adult sizes)
  • Packaged socks (female adult sizes)
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning wipes

Cleveland
The City Mission, a non-profit organization providing help and hope to all people. Items the organization has on their wish list include:

  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Craft Supplies
  • Washcloths
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Journals

Denver
SafeHouse-Denver, a non-profit agency helping to support those who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence or human trafficking. Items that SafeHouse has on their wish list include:

  • Women’s flip flops (various sizes)
  • Women’s short sleeve shirts (various sizes)
  • Women’s tank tops (various sizes)
  • Body spray
  • Towels (full sized)
  • Hand towels
  • Washcloths

 

Contact Hayley Remmel, event coordinator, with questions.

Volunteer

2018-19 Academy volunteers can submit travel reimbursement information here.

workshop facilitators

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
event support volunteers

Event support volunteers work with national headquarters staff members 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