The APO Leader’s Summit is a leadership event that will challenge, ignite and inform our leaders to help us prepare for what’s to come in our next 100 years. The Summit will bring student and alumni leaders together to connect with brothers from across the country; learn and share best practices and new skills; prepare for the 2023 National Convention; and work to continue building the foundation for the next century.

Students at the 2022 Leader's Summit get together for a selfie.

APO brothers from chapters across the country gather for a selfie after the final session at the 2022 Leader’s Summit. (Photo courtesy of Brother Paul Louie)

At this three-day event, you will gain:

  • An idea of what legislation the leadership of the Fraternity is considering for the upcoming convention. Your input will shape the final items submitted for consideration.
  • The skills to effectively lead and curate leadership today and tomorrow
  • The impact on APO and its current model
  • A vision for the organization
  • A renewed energy for your membership
  • A renewed energy for your role
  • An understanding of where you fit and your impact
  • A network of passionate members who serve in roles similar to your role in the Fraternity


Attendees will help lay the groundwork to ensure Alpha Phi Omega continues to develop leaders through service who positively impact their communities for years to come.


Watch Fraternity emails and social media for continuing updates and the release of a full schedule!


When? August 3-5, 2023

Where? JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona

Who? EVERYONE! Students, alumni, officers, elected leaders, and beyond!


Note: Times listed below are local time. Schedule is subject to change.


Thursday, August 3
3:00 PMRegistration Opens
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMStudent Only Networking Session
7:00 PM - 9:30 PMWelcome & Reception
Friday, August 4
7:30 AMRegistration
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast Buffet
8:30 AM - 10:30 AMBoard & Operations Council Work Session
8:30 AM - 11:50 AMChapter Operations Academy (Students Only)
8:30 AM - 11:50 AMAlumni Training & Collaboration
Noon - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 2:45 PMGeneral Session: The Future of Higher Education Enrollment and the Impact on Chapters
2:45 PM - 4:30 PMCoffee, Snacks & Fellowship
Saturday, August 5
7:30 AMRegistration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast Buffet
9:00 AM - 11:50 AMChapter Operations Academy
9:00 AM - 11:50 AMAlumni Training & Collaboration
Noon - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PMMember Connections Speed Networking
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM2023 National Convention Preparation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PMClosing Dinner


The JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is excited to welcome the brothers of Alpha Phi Omega back to their beautiful property for second year in a row this coming August!


Set on 316 spectacular acres in the Sonoran Desert in North Scottsdale and adorned with five sparkling swimming pools, two championship golf courses and one spectacular spa; JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa brings all the elements together for an amazing escape.


Connect with your brothers, build a foundation for the nation’s future leaders and take in everything the JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa property has to offer!


Hotel booking is closed for this event.


Darn! Registration has closed for this event! That said, your fellow APO brothers want to have the chance to engage with and get to know you. SO – consider attending the 2023 National Convention in Indianapolis.


Learn more at


Again… THIS EVENT IS FOR EVERYONE! APO leaders aren’t just those in elected and appointed roles. Every brother of Alpha Phi Omega is a leader (it’s sort of our thing, ya know?!?), and the outcomes of this event are dependent upon diverse experiences, ideas and skills!



 (Photos courtesy of Brother Paul Louie)