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Please read all of the information below before registering for convention.

The link to registration will be posted here on April 1 and will remain up through May 20, 2022.

 

Registration Dates

Registration Opens: Friday, April 1, 2022

Registration Ends: Tuesday, May 20, 2022

 

*Please note that members will need their Sigma Kappa online login information to complete their registration. If you cannot log into your account, please contact info@sigmakappa.org to regain access and/or reset your password.

 
Bylaws  Revision Information

Sigma Kappa recently held a seminar to explain the upcoming Bylaws revisions. Watch the video below for an in-depth look at what to expect.

 

Registration Information & Packages
Delegate Registration

 

 

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Full-time delegate packages include all registration fees, convention meals and hotel accommodations as outlined in the allowance letter received.The prices below are for full-time packages before any applicable delegate discount. Please refer to your allowance letter for final cost information.  

 

Delegate Packages  
Single  $1,565
Double $1,090

 

If you are attending as a delegate and are unable to attend all of convention, please contact your volunteer director or staff liaison prior to registering. 

 
Visitors, Family & Guests

We welcome all Sigma Kappas and their families to attend convention. Options can be found through the registration process for guests through either the Full-Time Visitor Packages or the Build Your Own Registration option. Some of these options include hotel accommodation, as well as individual banquets and meals. Visitors and guests may attend all events with the exception of ritual functions. 

 
Full-time Visitor Packages

Full-time packages include all registration fees, convention meals and hotel accommodations based on your selected occupancy. Full-time packages are available to alumnae and collegiate visitors and guests. 

Visitor Packages  
Single  $1,565
Double $1,090

While we anticipate no problems with providing accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver, please note that voting delegates will be given priority room reservations. All other attendees will be provided reservations on a first come, first serve basis.  

 

Build Your Own Registration

Created for visitors and non-delegate attendees. Meetings, banquets and other meals are purchased individually. Hotel accommodation by occupancy is all individually selected to create the package that best fits the needs of the attendee.  

 

Hotel Accommodations  
Double (per night)  $115 per person
Single (per night) $230

 

Per Day Registration*

 
 Thursday $360 
 Friday  $420
 Saturday $360

*Includes any scheduled educational sessions, business meetings and banquets/meals for the day(s) selected. Does not include hotel accommodations. 

 

Banquets/Meals (If not registering for an entire day)  
Thursday Welcome Breakfast $51
Thursday Friendship Dinner $81
Friday Personal Growth Lunch $51
Friday Service Dinner $85
Saturday Loyalty Dinner $89
 
Payment Information

Payment is due in full upon registration through the event registration system for all members and guests other than collegiate chapters. Collegiate chapters may pay for all Convention fees with a Billhighway prepaid card at the time of registration or by using the “send money” option in Billhighway. Please note: if using the “send money” option in Billhighway, it is imperative that the names of the attending members are listed in the notes section.  

Cancellation & Change Policy

Refund requests received on or before June 6 will be refunded 100% of your registration fee, less a $20 administrative fee to cover the cost of processing. Cancellations received between June 6 – June 22 will be refunded 50% of your registration fee, less a $20 administrative fee. Refunds will not be available for cancellations made after June 22 or for no-shows. All refunds will be issued after the national convention.

Convention Delegate Registration Information

Sigma Kappa Sorority extends financial incentives and discounts to all national officers as well as alumnae and collegiate chapters, advisory boards and corporation boards whomeet the requirements. Information about these discounts will be sent via email in mid-March to the chapter president or national officer in what has typically been referred to as an ‘allowance letter.’ It is strongly recommended that all voting delegates wait to make travel arrangements until this information is received. Additional information on requirements needed to receive applicable discounts can be found here.

As convention is a working meeting, full participation is required of delegates and those receiving any sort of discounted registration. A member who receives this discount and chooses not to attend all sessions will be asked to reimburse the organization the full registration cost.

 

Voting and Delegate Information

Sigma Kappa Bylaws designate who can attend convention as a voting delegate. Collegiate and alumnae chapter delegates are elected by their chapters, while other delegates are designated by virtue of the national office held. It is an honor and a responsibility to be selected as a convention delegate, and to participate in the decision-making process of the Sorority. Each delegate should be mindful of their responsibilities:

  • Be in good financial standing with the national organization and her chapter (as applicable) to attend convention.
  • Register for convention by the deadline date, with fees paid.
  • Before arrival at convention, review the Sigma Kappa Bylaws.
  • Read and discuss any proposed amendments with your chapter, as well as the proposed slate for national council.
 
Alumnae Chapter Delegates

The first delegate from an alumnae chapter in good standing will attend convention at a discounted registration rate. Any additional delegates’ expenses will be the responsibility of the chapter or the individual. Other chapter members attending convention should register as alumnae visitors, utilizing any registration package.

 
Collegiate Chapter Delegates

Each collegiate chapter is entitled to two collegiate delegates and one alumna advisor delegate. Collegiate chapters are encouraged to designate the chapter president as the first delegate and the other attendee as the second delegate. Both delegates should be voted on by the chapter. Collegiate chapter delegates are required to return to the chapter for one full year of active membership, and to present information from convention to the chapter by Sept. 30, 2022.

The first delegate from a collegiate chapter in good standing will attend convention at a discounted registration rate. The collegiate chapter is responsible for the entire cost of the second delegate. New members may not serve as a collegiate chapter’s first or second delegate. Other members of the chapter that wish to attend convention should register as a collegiate visitor with a full-time registration or Build Your Own registration package. The chapter or member will be responsible for payment of the registration fees.

 
Advisory Board Delegates

One member of the collegiate chapter advisory board will attend convention at a discounted registration rate. All other advisory board members should register as alumnae visitors and can utilize any registration package.

 
Corporation Board Delegates

One member of the corporation board will attend convention at a discounted registration rate. All other members should register as alumnae visitors and can utilize any registration package.

 
National Officers

Please refer to your allowance letter for specific information for your discounted registration rate.

Travel

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Below are useful resources to assist in your travel planning to Denver.

No matter how you travel to us, upon arrival to the hotel, please go to the front desk. Sleeping rooms may not be available until 4:00 p.m., but secure baggage storage is available at the hotel front desk. Convention registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 in the Centennial Foyer.

Please check your allowance letter for information on what travel costs, if any, are covered by the national organization. Typically, collegiate and alumnae chapter delegate travel is the responsibility of the chapter that you are representing.

Air Travel & Ground Transportation

The recommended airport for traveling to convention is the Denver International Airport (DIA). We ask that air travel is not booked before May 1, 2022.

While there is no shuttle provided from the airport to the hotel, there are many ways to get to the hotel located in downtown Denver, 26 miles away.

The A Line commuter train, operated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), offers convenient transportation between the airport and downtown Denver. With an approximate ride time of 37 minutes to Union Station, the trains run every 15 minutes during peak travel times, and every 30 minutes from 3:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (for exact departure and arrival times, please consult the schedule on the RTD website). A Line tickets may be purchased using cash or credit cards at the ticket vending machines located at the train stations or at the DEN Transit Center. Tickets can also be purchased at the RTD Information Booth at the Transit Center. Fares from the airport to Union Station (the last of eight stops on the A Line) are $10.50 per day from any of the stations along the A Line and includes unlimited rides on the A Line during a single business day and well as serving as a Regional pass should you desire to go elsewhere.

From Union Station, you may either walk to the hotel (.9 miles away) or get on the complimentary, hop on/off bus of the 16th Street Mall. The hotel is located one block off the mall on 15th Street. For more information, click here.

For schedules and more information about the A Line commuter train and buses to and from DEN, visit the RTD website, or click here.

Shuttles, taxis and shared ride services are also available. Please click here for more information.

 
Driving & Hotel Parking

For those driving to the hotel, there is a self-parking charge of $31.50 plus tax for both overnight guests as well as those driving in for a specific event.

 
Hotel

The Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is located close to many local events and activities. With over 300 days of sunshine, the Mile Hile City is a great visitor destination, offering unique attractions, shopping, dining and more all within the downtown Denver area.

Be sure to visit www.denver.org as you plan your trip to Denver!

Additional Information
Vendors

Take some time to visit Shop Sigma Kappa and all of our wonderful vendors joining us in Denver!

Please see our daily schedule on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to find special times to shop Sigma Kappa merchandise.

 
Attire

Not sure what to wear to convention? Here are some guidelines for you as you plan your trip. Be sure to find ideas on our social media channels. Please note that low-cut tops, leggings, skirts and shorts of inappropriate length are not appropriate.

  • During Travel & Free Time
    • All attendees are representing Sigma Kappa when they travel – please represent us well. Snappy casual attire is recommended.
    • Cool attire such as sundresses, shorts of appropriate length, Sigma Kappa T-shirts, appropriate swimsuits and cover-ups, and comfortable shoes are acceptable.Clothes
  • Banquets
    • Welcome Breakfast
        • Professional attire, such as dresses, skirt and blouses. Wearing your Sigma Kappa badge is recommended. Delegates and visitors will be going straight into the convention’s first formal business meeting. Friendship Dinner Show your school spirit with colors, clothing, or accessories from your undergraduate alma mater institution!
    • Friendship Dinner
        • Show your school spirit with colors, clothing, or accessories from your undergraduate alma mater institution!
    • Personal Growth Luncheon
        • Business Meeting/Professional Attire
    • Service Dinner
        • Sigma Kappa letters are always in style! Feel free to wear your favorite ΣΚ gear or colors to celebrate our commitment to service.
    • Loyalty Dinner
        • Cocktail attire
 
Educational Sessions & Formal Business Meetings

Professional attire, such as dresses, skirts and blouses. Wearing your Sigma Kappa badge is recommended. While Colorado is very warm in the summer, please remember that meeting rooms are often very cold. Please consider bringing a sweater or light jacket for sessions.

 

Initiation Ceremony

All members should wear appropriate clothing, respectful of Sigma Kappa ritual, in shades of white with matching or neutral shoes. Those without appropriate attire will not be admitted to the event.

Schedule

Sigma Kappa’s national convention is full of opportunities to connect with sisters, recognize each other’s achievements, conduct the business of the Sorority, and enjoy vibrant downtown Denver. Check out some of the highlights of our schedule happening on each day below!

 

Wednesday, June 29

Shop Sigma Kappa

Don’t miss the opportunity to shop Wednesday through Friday! Stop by during registration or later in the evening to fill your suitcase with all the can’t-miss Sigma Kappa merchandise including fashionable clothing, unique gift items, jewelry and badges.

 

Optional Networking Event 

After registration, stop by and say hi to other convention attendees. This drop-in, casual event allows for an open space for attendees to gather and make plans for the upcoming activities throughout Convention. A cash bar will be available.   

 

Schedule  
1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

NHC Board Meeting/NHC Annual Meeting/HOMES Annual Meeting

4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Convention Registration
4:00 - 10:00 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
8:00 - 9:30 pm. Optional Networking Event
 
Thursday, June 30
 

Welcome Breakfast

Join us for breakfast as we welcome you to Denver, Colorado for our 90th national convention! We will kick off convention weekend by celebrating our ability to once again gather together in-person and sharing what to expect from the days ahead. In preparation for the business meeting, attire is business.

 

Elections and Business Meetings

Vote for Sigma Kappa’s 2022-2024 national council and amendments to our Bylaws. Delegates are required to attend. All others, including visitors and those who are not official delegates, are invited to attend the business meetings, led by National President Ann O’Connell Adams, Theta. The 2022-2024 national council will be installed in the final business meeting of convention.

 

First-Timer's Gathering

Are you a first-time attendee at convention? Come and connect with other first-time collegiate and alumnae attendees at a reception just for YOU! Learn the ins and outs and what to expect at your first Sigma Kappa convention. We can’t wait to share all of our best convention secrets and survival tips, and the opportunity to win some Sigma Kappa Swag! 

 

Virtual Club Meeting Fair

More information coming soon!

 

District Meet & Greets and Caucuses

Get to know the other members of your district at convention! Collegiate and alumnae chapter delegates and those representing collegiate chapters attend the chapter’s district caucus. All other delegates attend the caucusin which they reside. During this time delegates will vote for the 2022-2024 Nominating Committee members. Collegiate and alumnae visitors may attend but are unable to vote. After the voting, each caucus will have time for introductions. 

 

Friendship Dinner

Join us as we lean into sisterhood and friendship! This gathering will include an opportunity to sit by state and chapters of initiation as we honor where we hail from and immerse ourselves in our Sorority’s history through our partnership with HistoryIT. Together, we will have an opportunity to forge new friendships and explore the history of our beloved Sorority. All attendees are encouraged to wear shirts, pins, school colors or other meaningful items from their undergraduate alma mater institution!

 

Schedule  
6:15 – 7:30 a.m. Morning Workout
7:00 - 10:00 a.m. Shop Sigma Kappa 
7:00 - 10:00 a.m. Convention Registration
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome Breakfast
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Business Meeting
12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
12:15 - 2:15 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.  Virtual Club Meeting Fair
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. First-Timer's Gathering
2:15 - 4:45 p.m. Business Meeting
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. District Meet & Greets/Caucus Meetings
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Friendship Dinner
10:00 - 11:00 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa

 

 

Friday, July 1

 

Personal Growth Lunch

Join us as we spend time expanding our networks and growing in our passions! This banquet will give attendees the opportunity to make lasting connections over a delicious lunch with other sisters who have similar passions, such as careers, volunteering, fitness, parenting and more. We will also hear from a speaker about living our passions and purpose.

 

Educational Sessions

Due to the amount of business that will be done at the 2022 national convention, we have shortened the amount of educational programming that will be included in the convention schedule. The sessions that are being planned will be broad and applicable for all attendees and will feature outside speakers. 

More information will be shared as these individuals and sessions are finalized. 

 

Service Dinner

We hope you will join us foran incredible opportunity for fellowship and philanthropy on Friday night!Sigma Kappa remains dedicated to making positive impacts on our communities, and Denver, CO is no exception! There will be an opportunity to donate items (including the complimentary toiletries provided by the hotel) via collection baskets on each guest dining table. A list of additional items to consider donating will be sent as we get closer to the event, and all items donated will be given directly to local women’s shelters in the area. Additionally, we look forward to highlighting philanthropic achievements and contributions to the Sigma Kappa Foundation throughout the event.

 

Schedule  
 6:15 - 7:30 a.m.  Morning Workout
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Shop Sigma Kappa
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.   Breakfast on your own
 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Business Meeting

 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

 Personal Growth Lunch
 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.  Business Meeting
 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Shop Sigma Kappa
 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.  Educational Sessions
 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Service Dinner

 

Saturday, July 2

Initiation

Join sisters from different generations and corners of the world to recommit to Sigma Kappa through our Initiation ceremony. Nothing is more special than celebrating the core and meaning of our sisterhood. Welcome our 2022 Honor Initiate during Initiation.   

 

Connect Event

Sigma Kappa’s Connect Event is just that, an opportunity for alumnae to connect with Sigma Kappas from all over the globe. Celebrate friendships and discover new ones. A cash bar will be available.

 

Loyalty Dinner

Join us as we celebrate our loyalty to Sigma Kappa! During this banquet we will enjoy aspects of a convention favorite tradition, Confirmed Conventionite, recognize attendees for their years of membership, honor award winners and hear from a speaker about our value of loyalty. The suggested attire for this banquet is cocktail attire.

 

Social Gathering

After celebrating the value of loyalty at dinner, join your fellow Sigma Kappa sisters for an informal reception. Music, dessert and sisterhood are all part of the festivities!

 

Schedule  
6:15 - 7:30 a.m. Morning Workout
7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Breakfast on your own
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Initiation
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Business Meeting & Memorial Service
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Nominating Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Free Time
6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Connect Event
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Loyalty Dinner
10:00 - 11:00 p.m. Social Gathering
Speakers & Special Guests

Due to the amount of business that will be done at the 2022 convention, we have shortened the amount of educational programming that will be included in the convention schedule. The sessions that are being planned will be broad and applicable for all attendees and will feature outside speakers. Read more about our planned sessions! 

 
Banquet Keynote Speaker

Welcome to Convention 2022

 Amelia Rose Earhart

Amelia Rose Earhart

As a boundary-pushing around the world pilot, Amelia Rose Earhart knows exactly what it takes to venture into uncharted territory - with confidence.

With the odds stacked against her, Amelia not only trained to become a pilot, but to become the type of pilot to choose honor the person she was named after, Amelia Mary Earhart, by piloting a single-engine airplane (Pilatus PC-12NG) 28,000 Nautical Miles around the globe. To accomplish this, Amelia developed a flight plan all her own, and while reporting full-time as on air, TV helicopter reporter, completed private, instrument and commercial pilot training, crafted an entrepreneurial and strategic business plan to design, fund and market her around the world attempt, raised close to $2 million in partnerships with 28 corporations, founded and ran the Fly With Amelia Foundation, which sent numerous teenage girls to flight school, and more.

Today, Amelia Rose Earhart is a full-time speaker, podcast host, and artist living in Denver, CO who incorporates the lessons of her 2014 global flight into every aspect of her professional and personal life. Amelia is excited to share the remaining funds from the Fly With Amelia Foundation to another aviation charity helping to promote women in aviation and will be sharing exciting details soon. From the Air Force Thunderbirds, to the Reagan Library, to corporations like Capital One, Lockheed Martin and United Healthcare, Amelia’s list of clients who trust her message of agility continues to grow.

Amelia is currently submitting her manuscript, The Ups and the Downs of Turbulence, which she wrote with author Kristin Clark Taylor, during Winter of 2020. Memorabilia from Amelia’s flight around the world can be found at her permanent display at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, CO.

 

Educational Session Speakers

Acronyms to Action: A Blueprint for Success and Discussing More Inclusive Environments

 Marlon Gibson

Dr. Marlon Gibson

Dr. Marlon L. Gibson currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement for Kappa Alpha Order. In his inaugural role at KA, Marlon develops and facilitates the curriculum for educational initiatives related to fraternal values alignment, diversity, and inclusion. For over 20 years, he has worked extensively with headquarters staff, collegians, and alumni across the country in the area of sorority and fraternity life.

Previously, he was the Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life at Emory University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English – creative writing, and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Toledo. He most recently completed his doctorate from the University of Georgia in College Student Affairs Administration. He is married to Dr. Sheree Williams Gibson and they have a son, Adam Patrick. He is a proud life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. 

 

Careerhouse: How to Leverage Your Volunteer Experience into Practical Career Opportunities

 Lindsay Boccardo

Lindsay Boccardo

For more than a decade, Lindsay has been coaching, researching, and developing programs for professional growth and emotional health on college campuses and in the workplace. A frequent keynote speaker and longtime partner of FEA, AFA, NPC and AFLV, Lindsay has worked with sorority and fraternity groups, headquarters staff, and leadership consultants all over the country.

Lindsay is also the co-founder of Careerhouse, which focuses on helping sorority leaders break through the pay and leadership gaps for women by translating their experience in college into a career they love.

Lindsay earned a degree in psychology and public communication from Syracuse University, and a professional coaching certification through the International Coach Federation. By providing education through wildly interactive keynotes, podcasts, and her YouTube channel, Lindsay empowers and inspires individuals to maximize their talent and truly experience joy in their work

Lauren Moffat 

Lauren Moffatt

For more than a decade, Lauren Moffatt has been providing executive coaching, human resources consulting and leadership development programs for individuals and organizations throughout the United States.

 Through her leadership as Vice President of Human Resources, Lauren developed diverse teams, guided strategic planning and helped cultivate an award-winning culture. She also earned extensive HR certifications while in that role, including PHR, SHRM-CP and a PCC in Executive Couching through Huntington University.

Now, Lauren is the President of Spark HR. Her work focuses on retaining talent in organizations, Executives in career transition and Emotional Intelligence for leadership growth. Lauren serves as an Executive Coach for the highest level in sorority organizations and has coached hundreds of sorority women (collegians and alumnae) to navigate their job search successfully. As the Co-founder of Careerhouse, Lauren is on a shared mission to support and equip women with the skills needed to close the leadership and wage gap.

 

The Confidence Spectrum

 Alexa Carlin

Alexa Carlin

Alexa Carlin is a nationally-renowned public speaker, Founder & CEO of the Women Empower X, and author of the book Adaptable. Inspired by her own entrepreneurial pursuits, Alexa founded WEX with the mission to help more women pursue their passions and get to the next level in their career and life

Alexa founded her first business in high school becoming the sole licensee to design jewelry for an L.A. based fashion company. This entrepreneurial spirit led her to starting a blog in college, Hello Perfect, which served the purpose of helping young women gain confidence in themselves and attracted the likes of Mark Cuban, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Madden, Marc Jacobs and other influential celebrities. 

In college, only months before graduation, Alexa found herself in a coma with a 1% chance of living. This near-death experience led to a number of health issues but today, Alexa sees this experience as something to be grateful for as it has been her prime motivation and inspiration to share her story authentically with audiences all over the world. 

Alexa was featured on the cover of Meetings & Conventions Magazine as 1 of 15 “Young Millennial Go-Getters To Watch” and named one of the “Most Powerful Women In Fort Lauderdale” by Gold Coast’s Fort Lauderdale Daily. 

 She has also been featured on Cheddar TV, FOX, ABC, CBS, OWN and in Entrepreneur, Glamour Magazine, Mashable, and TEDx among others. With a following that reaches over a million people on and offline, Alexa’s mission is to make a difference in at least one person’s life every day. 

 

Riding the Waves of Mental Health: Learning How to Mentally Surf with Resilience

 Lauren Cook

Dr. Lauren Cook

Dr. Lauren Cook is a multiculturally minded and social justice oriented therapist, speaker, and author. She travels around the country sharing how we can cultivate a life in accordance with our values. Lauren is passionate about bringing mental health to people of all different identities as she recognizes that wellness is meant for each of us. Lauren integrates positive psychology, gratitude, and neuroscience into her work to inform her evidence-based teachings. She specifically practices third wave tenets (CBT, ACT, and DBT) with a feminist lens to help her clients apply mindfulness and cognitive flexibility for intentional living. 

Dr. Lauren Cook began her training at UCLA, where she majored in Psychology and Communication Studies. She then earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California where she was trained specifically in supporting communities of color in underserved settings. It was during this time that Lauren became trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and learned how to help marginalized families and couples integrate healthy communication strategies while building greater emotional closeness. 

Dr. Cook then completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. During her doctoral training, Lauren developed a specialty assessing for prodromal symptoms (or early-onset development) of various serious mental illnesses. She is passionate about lessening the stigma associated with mental illness and implements a recovery model and strengths-based approach for her clients and their families. Lauren is an affirming therapist and is trained as an undocu-ally as she identifies as a social justice advocate, both onstage and in the therapy room. She believes that any person, no matter what symptoms they are experiencing, and what identities they hold, deserves to live a meaningful and enriching life. Stigma and discrimination should never get in the way. 

 
Colby Award Winners

The Colby Award, named in honor of Colby College where Sigma Kappa was founded in 1874, is presented at each national convention to Sigma Kappa alumnae in recognition of their career achievements. Nominees for this award must be nationally known in their area of expertise. For this reason, the Colby Award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumnae members by the national organization. Fields considered include but are not limited to arts, literature, public service, business, industry, education, science and athletics.

More information will be shared about our 2022 Colby Award Winners as they are identified.

 

Honor Initiate

Anna D. Burke

Anna D. Burke, M.D

Dr. Burke is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist, the Karsten Solheim Chair for Dementia, and the Director of the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. She also currently directs the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Barrow Neurological Institute. 

Barrow Neurological Institute is a world class neurological and neurosurgical institute with a mission to accept challenges, reject norms, and push boundaries. The Barrow Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division is one of the leading clinical and research institutes in the world, championing research in neurodegenerative disorders. 

Dr. Burke has worked extensively with patients and families suffering with neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease. Her area of expertise includes the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and the treatment of challenging behavioral and psychiatric disturbances that result from neurological conditions. 

 In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Burke has led the development of comprehensive multispecialty clinical care models focused on improving the quality of care for individuals with cognitive impairment and improving the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s and related dementias in the community.

She is a well-respected researcher having led over 80 clinical trials of investigational pharmacotherapies, neuromodulation, environmental modifications, prevention methods, and novel neuroimaging techniques. 

COVID-19 Precautions

The national organization is currently planning for a fully in-person convention experience! We are looking forward to welcoming members back together to do the business of the Sorority and celebrate our achievements. As we continue with our planning, several COVID-19 precautions have been put in place to create a safe and enjoyable event for all.  

All attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated and up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations as outlined by the CDC in order to attend the 2022 national convention in Denver, Colorado. The CDC defines fully vaccinated and up to date in the following ways:  

  • Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. 

  • Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines. 

As of early April, adults ages 50+ can choose to receive a second booster at least four months after their first booster. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time. Additionally, if you have completed your primary series, but are not yet eligible for a booster dose, you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting one booster dose when you are eligible.

Medical exemptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. For more information about the medical exemption process please email Mary Phillips, senior director of programming strategy. For more information about the CDC guidelines and definitions, please visit the CDC website here.  

Additionally, all attendees will be encouraged to have a negative COVID-19 test result 48 hours in advance of arriving to Denver, Colorado. Proof of a negative test is not mandatory in order to attend the convention.  

At this time, we are not anticipating any attendance restrictions for the 2022 national convention. If attendance restrictions need to be put into place based on the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision will be made by May 1, 2022. If attendance is restricted to delegates only, all non-delegates registered will receive a full refund. 

A masking requirement will be evaluated based on hotel guidelines at the time of the event.  

 

Questions can be directed to Mary Phillips, senior director of programming strategy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who gets an allowance and what does it cover?

Allowances are offered to the following groups:

  • Collegiate chapters for their first chapter delegate and their advisory board representative
  • Corporation board representatives
  • Alumnae chapters
  • National officers

Allowances cover a portion of the full-time double occupancy room registration package. Registration allowance letters will be sent in mid-March prior to registration opening.

 

Does our volunteer team need to start thinking about programs to present?

Not this year! Due to the amount of business that will be done at convention 2022, we have shortened the amount of educational programming that will be included in the convention schedule. The sessions that are being planned will be broad and applicable for all attendees and will feature outside speakers.

 

If there isn't a 'real' Confirmed Conventionite, will I still get confirmed?

While certain aspects of our convention schedule will look different in 2022, your favorite parts of convention are being repurposed to be more inclusive of all members in attendance! We will highlight years of convention attendance, honor our "Grand Dean" and sing classic Sigma Kappa songs during our banquet on Saturday night (in addition to some new experiences for all attendees!). Members who have attended three conventions will be 'confirmed' at the banquet as well.

 

If I attended the virtual Convention in 2020, does that count toward my 'count' for confirmed?

Yes! If you attended the virtual convention in 2020, you can count that toward your overall convention attendance 'count'.

 

Is convention on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic?

The national organization is currently planning for a fully in-person convention experience! We are looking forward to welcoming members back together to do the business of the Sorority and celebrate our achievements. As we continue with our planning, several COVID-19 precautions have been put in place to create a safe and enjoyable event for all.  

All attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated and up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations as outlined by the CDC in order to attend the 2022 national convention in Denver, Colorado. The CDC defines fully vaccinated and up to date in the following ways:  

  • Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. 

  • Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Medical exemptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. For more information about the medical exemption process please email Mary Phillips, senior director of programming strategy. For more information about the CDC guidelines and definitions, please visit the CDC website here. 

Additionally, all attendees will be encouraged to have a negative COVID-19 test result 48 hours in advance of arriving to Denver, Colorado. Proof of a negative test is not mandatory in order to attend the convention.  

At this time, we are not anticipating any attendance restrictions for the 2022 national convention. If attendance restrictions need to be put into place based on the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision will be made by May 1, 2022. If attendance is restricted to delegates only, all non-delegates registered will receive a full refund. 

A masking requirement will be evaluated based on hotel guidelines at the time of the event.  

For any questions about these COVID-19 precautions, please email Mary Phillips, senior director of programming strategy. 

 

How do we find our Billhighway PO Code (Collegiate Chapters Only)

All you need to type is “Billhighway” in the field when it asks for a PO code!

 

Can I get a rollaway bed in my sleeping room? What if I want to upgrade to a concierge level room, or use my personal Hyatt Rewards points to upgrade to have concierge access? 

Rollaway beds are available for King rooms only, and have a per stay charge of $12 plus tax that will be charged through your customer/member account, separate from your convention billing. There is no concierge lounge or floor at the Hyatt Regency Denver at this time.  

 

Who to Contact with Questions

For questions or problems with registration, please contact the following:

 

General Registration Questions

Contact Annika Dellert, educational support manager

 

Hotel Accommodations and Logistics; Guests and VIP Attendees

Contact Gina Farrar, meeting and events specialist

 

Educational Sessions and Keynote Speakers

Contact Mary Phillips, senior director of programming strategy

 

National Officers

Contact your volunteer director or staff liaison.

 

Corporation Boards/Property Committees

Contact Casey Keller, National Housing Corporation executive director, or Jennifer Rainey, national vice president for finance.

 

Sigma Kappa Foundation

Contact Lisa Swiontek, Sigma Kappa Foundation executive director