JULY 14-16, 2022

Start time: Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

End time: Saturday at 9 p.m.

The APO Leader’s Summit is a BRAND-NEW event that will challenge, ignite and inform our leaders to help us prepare for what’s to come in our next 100 years. With expertise shared by an expert futurist and using your valuable knowledge and ingenuity, we will examine possible scenarios facing APO and strategize how we can add to and enhance the Fraternity together.


At this three-day event, you will gain:

  • A better understanding of the current and anticipated future of higher education and student organizations
  • 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


You can help lay the groundwork to ensure Alpha Phi Omega continues to develop leaders through service who positively impact their communities for years to come. This event is open to everyone interested in developing the Fraternity and moving us forward as a brotherhood.


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


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!


Register today to confirm your spot and be sure to gather your APO network to ensure their attendance as well. Share this page with your chapter, alumni association, local volunteer network and beyond!


This event is for everyone! Registration is only $100 (if you register BEFORE June 10) for three days of heavy learning, engagement and strategy. As a bonus, National Student Advisory Committee members will receive a discounted registration rate of $35.


This low registration cost includes a dessert reception, two breakfasts, two lunches and a dinner. The value of these meals is an estimated $350.


To help offset our member’s costs associated with attending this event, the APO Endowment has generously donated funds to the Fraternity for an APO Leaders’ Summit Travel Grant! Grants will be awarded in increments of $250 dollars, and are open to everyone, although you must first be registered to attend before being eligible. Once registered, complete the Travel Grant Application in order to be considered for a grant.


Effective June 10, additional support was provided as a result of the generous giving of a group of donors, so students will now receive a total of $450 in grant funding to put towards the cost of travel! Students who applied for a grant before June 10 will be contacted so they can receive the additional $200 designated through this fund.


The JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is excited to finally welcome the brothers of Alpha Phi Omega to their beautiful property this coming July!


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.


APO Leader’s Summit attendees are offered an amazing $169 room rate for this event – a nightly value of almost $400!


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!


Book your hotel stay!

Passkey Link: https://book.passkey.com/go/AlphaPhiOmega22
Reservations Center: 1-888-236-2427
Last Date to Book: 06/16/22


Thursday, July 14

2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Registration)
Foyer Grand Sonoran G
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Base Camp and Brotherhood Dessert Reception)
Grand Sonoran H-J

Friday, July 15

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Board of Directors Meeting)
Grand Sonoran K
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Breakfast)
Grand Sonoran G
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Operations Council Meeting & Work Session)
Grand Sonoran I
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Sectional Chair Meeting & Work Session)
Grand Sonoran J
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Advisor Work Session - Deploying Best Practices)
Grand Sonoran H
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (General Work Session - Deploying Best Practices)
Grand Sonoran G
Noon - 3:00 p.m. (APO Vision & Mission Collaboration and Lunch)
Grand Sonoran G
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Snack Break)
Grand Sonoran G
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Futurist Board Work Session [Board Only Session])
Grand Sonoran I
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Open - Networking and Fellowship)
6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Dinner - The Future of Higher Education Keynote Presentation)
Grand Sonoran G

Saturday, July 16

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. (Breakfast)
Grand Sonoran G
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Plausible Futures Idea Mapping)
Grand Sonoran G
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch)
Grand Sonoran G
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Rechartering Ceremony of Eta Eta Chapter, ASU)
Grand Sonoran G
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Sectional Chairs - Think Tank: Examining the Future of APO)
Grand Sonoran H
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Regional Chairs - Think Tank: Examining the Future of APO)
Grand Sonoran I
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Program Chairs - Think Tank: Examining the Future of APO)
Pinnacle Peak 1
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Student Officers and Student Non-Officers - Think Tank: Examining the Future of APO)
Grand Sonoran J
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Advisors and Local Volunteers - Think Tank: Examining the Future of APO)
Grand Sonoran K
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Snack Break)
Grand Sonoran G
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Group Presentations)
Grand Sonoran G
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Open - Networking and Fellowship
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Dinner and a Blueprint)
Grand Sonoran G


Keynote Speaker: Bryan Alexander, Futurist, Researcher, Writer, Speaker, Consultant, and Teacher

Friday, July 15 at 6:15 p.m.

Bryan Alexander is an awardwinning, internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of higher education’s future.


He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry.


Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative.


From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies.  With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow.


Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda.  In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC.  Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad.


Bryan speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed.  He has been interviewed by and featured in the Washington PostMSNBCThe Wall Street JournalUS News and World ReportNational Public Radio (20172020202020202020), the Chronicle of Higher Education (20162020), the Atlantic MonthlyReutersTimes Higher Educationthe National Association of College and University Business OfficersPew ResearchCampus TechnologyThe HustleMinnesota Public RadioUSA Today, and the Connected Learning Alliance.


He recently published Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education for Johns Hopkins University Press (January 2020), which won an Association of Professional Futurists award.  He next book, Universities on Fire: Higher Education in the Age of Climate Crisis, is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins.  His two other recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling (second edition).


Bryan is currently a senior scholar at Georgetown University and teaches graduate seminars in their Learning, Design, and Technology program.


The Fraternity is excited to share that the APO Leader’s Summit will host the rechartering of Eta Eta Chapter at Arizona State University on Saturday, July 16! For those who have never attended the chartering or rechartering of a chapter, this is an experience you absolutely must be a part of. There’s no better way to fuel energy towards the future of the Fraternity than by welcoming the Cardinal Principles back to a campus community.


Be sure to register before June 16 to reserve your place at the summit so you can support the soon-to-be brothers at Arizona State University who have worked so hard to realize their dream of an APO chapter!


The Fraternity will continue to watch the ebb and flow of the pandemic. This event will not be canceled or rescheduled. As we get closer to the event, we will post information on mitigating practices that will be in place for the conference. We will recommend that attendees wear masks while inside buildings and not eating.


We also recommend that all members who can, get vaccinated. If the pandemic case load in the Phoenix area increases significantly this summer, then masks could be mandated. As leaders of the Fraternity, we need to lead by example, and each do what we can to not spread COVID-19 or any other communicable diseases.

Join the APO Leader's Summit for our Keynote Speaker , futurist, Bryan Alexander