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2021 NATIONAL CONVENTION

A MULTI-DAY EXPERIENCE OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS!

The 47th National Convention is the perfect opportunity to bring ALL of our members together for a multi-day experience complete with a fun and inspiring keynote speaker, engaging learning labs led by the Fraternity’s best and brightest facilitators; networking and fellowship opportunities with brothers beyond your chapter; and opportunities to honor and celebrate the hard work and dedication of our chapters and members; all in addition to conducting the important business of the Legislative Session.

 

Registration IS OPEN with new virtual registration options at zero cost to our members!

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

All times below appear in Central Time

Monday, December 27th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMRegional Business Meetings
7:00 PM - 8:30 PMOpening Ceremonies
Tuesday, December 28th
10:30 AM - 10:00 PMLegislative Session (Delegates Only)
Wednesday. December 29th
9:00 AM - 6:00 PMRegional Elections (Delegates Only)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Region R & Region Q
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Region M, Region N, Region O & Region P
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Region I, Region J, Region K & Region L
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Region E, Region F, Region G & Region H
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Region A, Region B, Region C & Region D
7:00 PM - 8:30 PMKeynote and Awards & Recognition
Monday, January 3rd
4:00 PM - 8:00 PMLearning Labs & Networking
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMICAPO Meeting
Tuesday, January 4th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMLearning Labs & Networking
4:00 PM - 8:00 PMLearning Labs & Networking
Wednesday, January 5th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMLearning Labs & Networking
7:00 PM - 7:30 PMClosing Ceremonies

WHAT CAN MEMBERS EXPECT FOR THE VIRTUAL CONVENTION?

While we are disappointed to not see our brothers in person, this is the perfect opportunity to bring ALL of our members together for the 2021 Virtual National Convention – a multi-day experience complete with engaging learning labs led by the Fraternity’s best and brightest facilitators; networking and fellowship opportunities with brothers beyond your chapter; and opportunities to honor and celebrate the hard work and dedication of our chapters and members; all in addition to conducting the important business of the Legislative Session.  

 

Our dedicated volunteers and professional staff are hard at work right now solidifying the details of this virtual experience. As more dates, times and plans are solidified, the Fraternity will communicate them out via this page, the APO Mobile Resource App, and social media. 

 

The Legislative Session will be held December 28 with regional elections held on December 29. The session will be a closed session so only voting/voice delegates will be allowed to participate – no gallery. Legislative voting will be held through the platform’s polling feature similar to a voice or raised hand vote that would take place in person. The platform does not differentiate who can and can’t see and participate in a poll. Therefore for the integrity of the vote, we have to limit the participants in the legislative session to those with voice and vote only.

 

Educational and networking events are being planned, with dates likely towards the first week of January. While this is not concrete, the hope is that the business side of this event gets wrapped up and then everyone heads into the next week refreshed and ready to engage in the amazing content being put together by the planning team.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER?

The Fraternity is asking all voting/voice delegates to register no later than December 1. Registration will close completely on December 10.

HOW WILL VOTING DELEGATE ORIENTATION WORK?

Voting Delegates can access the resource area here! This page, as well as the On-Demand Voting Delegate Orientation course, will help answer “What does it all mean? What is the National Convention all about? What does a delegate do?” This resource center will be a tool to answer these and other questions that may arise as the National Convention approaches. With these resources, you can gain a head start in preparing for your important role as a delegate at the Convention.

 

Steps to Completing the Voting Delegate Orientation

  1. Watch the 2021 National Convention Voting Delegate Training Video
  2. Read through the Voting Delegate Resource Area

WHY WAS THE CONVENTION MOVED TO VIRTUAL?

The Alpha Phi Omega Board of Directors made the decision to move the 47th National Convention to a virtual format instead of an in-person event in Phoenix

 

Decision was made with input from elected regional chairs based on what they were seeing and hearing from students including:

    • Pandemic related concerns
    • Struggles to get students to serve on reference committees
    • Extraordinarily high cost of travel
    • Low registration numbers

 

Click here to learn more about this decision

WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ALREADY REGISTERED AND PAID FOR IN-PERSON?

Those who registered and paid were issued a full credit of their registration fees to their original form of payment.

 

  • Credits can take as many as 10 business days to reflect on the payment method depending on the card company
  • Payments made by check received refund via check. Checks mailed from the National Office the week of October 4
  • Payments made using chapter, sectional or regional funds were transferred back to the originating fund the week of October 4
  • Payment plan participants were reimbursed for the portion already paid, and the payment plan will be discontinued effective October 1.

 

Questions regarding refunds can be sent to [email protected].

WHAT DO I DO ABOUT MY FLIGHT AND HOTEL?

Hotel rooms should be canceled directly with the JW Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

 

    • The hotel has informed the Fraternity that room rates will be honored. Contact the hotel directly with questions regarding your reservation.
    • The Fraternity is continuing to negotiate with the hotel regarding future business to help offset the cost of the event cancellation. Once negotiations are complete, the hotel will cancel the room block and any rooms that have not already been cancelled.

 

Cancellation of flights, trains, etc., must be made through the company they were booked with. Airlines will offer a credit to customers who cancel a flight for use on a future flight. You can cancel a flight by the same means you used when making your reservation. If you still have questions, we recommend reaching out to the airline’s customer service center for more information on what options the airline offers.

RESOURCES

JOIN US FOR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DEEDRE DANIEL

Come learn how to be more interesting than a cell phone with keynote speaker Deedra Daniel!

HOW TO BE MORE INTERESTING

THAN A CELL PHONE®

Do you want to land that job or promotion? Score more sales? Stand out in the sea of singles or strengthen your current relationship? You need to be more interesting than all the other people out there who want the same things you do. On December 29th at 7:00 PM CST, you are going to learn how to be more memorable (in a good way) so that you can get what you want out of life!

RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP

SUBMIT A NATIONAL AWARD APPLICATION

Chapter member holds National Award alongside National President Robert Coop at the 2018 National Convention.

Brothers of APO truly represent the Cardinal Principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service through their loyalty. Alpha Phi Omega wants to recognize and celebrate their outstanding leadership at the 2021 National Convention! Chapters must submit applications for national award by 5 p.m. CT on Monday, November 29, 2021, in order to be considered. Click here to learn more about National Awards.

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