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I87th ANNUAL CONVENTION AGENDA

DAY ONE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

12:00-4:00pm

REGISTRATION 

4:00-4:30pm

CALL TO ORDER & OPENING CEREMONIES

4:30-5:00pm

WELCOME ADDRESS

STATE OF THE FRATERNITY 

Robert Gilbert, WASH 1981, President, Alpha Delta Phi

Fraternities are changing at a rapid pace and Alpha Delta Phi is no different. In this annual address, the president of the Board of Governors shares his thoughts on the current landscape, what we’ve experienced and accomplished this past year and the direction we’re heading this coming year. 

5:00-6:00pm

BUSINESS SESSION I

FINANCIAL REPORT 

Charles Vick, Treasurer, Board of Governors, Alpha Delta Phi

HEADQUARTERS & EXPANSION REPORT 

Steve Ehrfurth, Executive Director, Alpha Delta Phi

BOARD OF GOVERNORS NOMINATIONS

Nate Parsons, Secretary, Board of Governors, Alpha Delta Phi

6:00-6:30pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

SIGNIFICANCE OF T.S. ELIOT ON MODERN LITERATURE

Vincent Sherry, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of English, Wash U

Born in St. Louis, T.S. Eliot, is one of the most renowned poets of the twentieth century. In this keynote address and literary session, Dr. Sherry will discuss his significance on modern literature from his time as an essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic. 

6:30pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS & END OF DAY ONE

6:30-9:00pm

PRESIDENT'S WELCOME RECEPTION

Join fellow Alpha Delts for a welcome reception in the Great Hall/Lobby area of the Union Station hotel for a buffet dinner, cocktails and a special light show. This event is open to all attendee and guests. 

DAY TWO: FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

9:00-10:00am

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

10:00am

CALL TO ORDER & OPENING REMARKS

10:15am-12:00pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

FIND YOUR FIRE. FAN YOUR FLAME. TEND TO YOUR TRIBE.

Jason Barnaby, CEO & Founder, Firestarters, Inc.

Overwhelmed with daily demands on your time and attention?  Feel like you’ve lost that “spark” that once propelled you through the challenges and chaos of the everyday?  Can you name the last time you felt inspired and invigorated–at your chapter, your school or your office?  You’re not alone.  In this interactive keynote, Jason  will move you to actively challenge your doubts and fears while guiding you in an exercise to create a tribe that pushes you to live out your original design.

Generously sponsored by the Star & Crescent Foundation

12:00-1:30pm

LUNCH & GUEST SPEAKER

WHERE DO WE STAND: THE STATUS OF FRATERNITIES

Judson Horas, CEO, North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) 

This lunch session will give attendees the chance to hear from our partners at the North American Interfraternity Conference about the changing landscape on college campuses and what we're doing at an International level to combat poor behavior, health and safety standards and enact more strict hazing legislation. Short Q&A will follow lunch.

1:30-1:45pm

NETWORKING BREAK

1:45-3:00pm

UNDERGRADUATE WORKSHOPS

BUILDING BUDGETS FROM CHAPTER GOALS (CHAPTER OFFICERS ONLY)

Addison Schopp, Director of Fraternity Relations, OmegaFi

This interactive workshop will teach chapters how to properly budget while discussing your chapter’s goals and objectives.

MEANINGFUL NEW MEMBER PROGRAMMING

Mitchell Fratrik, Chapter Service Consultant, Alpha Delta Phi

This session will guide undergraduates through a positive new member program that leans on tradition while providing a safe and educational environment for all. 

1:45-3:00pm

ALUMNI WORKSHOPS

GEN Z: UNDERSTANDING TODAY'S UNDERGRADUATES

Steve Ehrfurth, Executive Director, Alpha Delta Phi

Undergraduates are changing. This session will explore how the current generation of students is changing the campus landscape. 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION & FRATERNITY ARCHIVES 

Olen Snider, Board of Governors, Alpha Delta Phi

This session will discuss our efforts to preserve our historical artifacts, learn what other chapters have in storage and exchange ideas.

3:00-3:15pm

NETWORKING BREAK

3:15-4:30pm

LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

LOOKING OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER: MENTAL HEALTH & SELF-CARE

Representatives from the RESPECT Institute 

 

Attendees will learn first-hand from members of the RESPECT Institute about how our members can build a community of support for people living with mental illness. participating in the program not only learn the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide while being given the skills and resources that will enable them to seek help from a trusted professional.

4:30-5:00pm

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS

5:00-5:30pm

BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTIONS

5:30pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS & END OF DAY TWO

6:30-9:30pm

BBQ DINNER & LAWN GAMES AT THE ELIOT CHAPTER HOUSE

Join fellow Alpha Delts for an evening of fellowship and competition at the Eliot Chapter House on the campus of Washington University. This social event, to end the first full day of the convention, will include lawn games, cocktails and dinner from local favorite, Sugarfire Smoke House. Shuttles will depart from the hotel at 6:00pm and will depart the chapter house at 9:30pm. Guests will be given two drop off locations - entertainment area near Busch Stadium or back at the hotel. This event is open to guests and spouses. 

DAY THREE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

9:00-10:00am

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

10:00am

CALL TO ORDER & OPENING REMARKS

10:15am-12:00pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

LOVE, LEADERSHIP, AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY 

Joseph Richardson, Esq., Campuspeak

Joe provides legal expertise with a “reality flavor,” to make legal lessons both informative and interesting. With his help, any student can go above and beyond legal duty and shine as an ethical leader in their community. In this keynote, Joe encourages individuals to recognize legal duty as a benchmark for survival and to discover moral duty as imperative to catapult our campuses, communities, and societies into great and necessary success.

Generously sponsored by The 1832 Foundation

12:00-1:30pm

LUNCH & GUEST SPEAKER

KNOWING YOUR MANNERS: DINING ETIQUETTE

Renita Jackson, Founder, Jackson Etiquette

If you think etiquette is boring, outdated or unnecessary in modern society, think again. Although our culture has become less formal in many ways, there are still rules and expectations in all types of relationships and situations. Giving students the confidence and courage to successfully navigate any situation from job interviews to dates, dinner parties to networking events, and everything in between will give them the advantage. 

1:30-3:00pm

BUSINESS SESSION II

FY2020 BUDGET

Charles Vick, Treasurer, Board of Governors, Alpha Delta Phi

NEW BUSINESS  

Robert Gilbert, President, Board of Governors, Alpha Delta Phi

3:00pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS & END OF DAY THREE

3:00-5:30pm

OPTIONAL OFF-SITE EVENT

GUIDED TOUR OF GATEWAY ARCH NATIONAL PARK

Take a ranger-led tour of the Gateway Arch National Park on the banks of the Mississippi River. This optional off-site event is first come, first serve and a schedule ticket is required. Space is limited to 60 attendees in two groups.

6:00pm

GROUP PHOTO

6:15pm

RECEPTION

7:30pm

CONVENTION BANQUET