Area and sectional conferences hold many purposes within the Fraternity. A conference allows members to assemble in a setting that increases the opportunity to share ideas, develop leaders, promote friendships and provide service. Conferences are also an opportunity to conduct the business of the Fraternity and elect national leaders. Conferences on all levels provide a unique learning experience for all who attend. Conference attendance additionally reinforces inter-chapter visitations by establishing an appreciation for the national scope of Alpha Phi Omega.