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Convention Schedule

Sigma Kappa’s National Convention is jam packed with opportunities to connect with sisters, recognize each other’s achievements, spend some time personally growing, conduct the business of the Sorority, and enjoy the beautiful Arizona scenery. Check out the events happening on each day below! 

Wellness Space 

The National Housing Corporation is pleased to sponsor a wellness space for members. Available Wednesday, June 17 - Saturday, June 20, members can visit the space and enjoy healthy snacks, charge electronic devices, and enjoy dimmed lighting and calming music for a restful break.  

 

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Monday - Wednesday, June 15 - 17
Pre-Convention Leadership Institute 

 

Sigma Kappa’s inaugural Pre-Convention Leadership Institute will be held Monday, June 15, 2020 – Wednesday, June 17, 2020, prior to Sigma Kappa’s national convention in Tucson, AZ.  

Made possible by a grant from the Sigma Kappa Foundation, we are proud to present Pre-Con, a leadership institute for collegiate members who are interested in developing their leadership skills, learning more about their strengths, and identifying how to bring these skills back to their communities. Collegians who are selected to attend Pre-Con will participate as a part of a cohort experience, beginning with programming and dinner on Monday, June 15 and two days of programming on Tuesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 17 in Tucson, AZ. The cohort will then wrap up their Pre-Con experience by attending the welcome banquet at Sigma Kappa’s national convention.  

As part of the Pre-Con experience, each cohort member will be individually paired with an assigned mentor. Mentors will be initiated members of Sigma Kappa that have utilized their skills and interests to give back to the organization as alumnae members in a volunteer capacity. Mentors will support their mentees in bringing their Pre-Con experience back to their campus to continue to enhance their community as a leader.  

Collegians who are selected to participate in the Pre-Con Institute will be able to attend free of charge, thanks to the generous support provided by a grant from the Sigma Kappa Foundation. 

The application for the Pre-Con Institute has now closed. If you have questions about the Pre-Con Institute, please contact Sara Elgart, collegiate services manager. 

Wednesday, June 17
Highlights of the Day
First Timers’ Gathering 

Is this your first-ever Sigma Kappa convention? Welcome – we are so excited you are joining us! Come to this gathering to meet some other first timers, learn some tips for navigating convention, and be entered into a drawing to win some Sigma Kappa swag!  

Welcome Banquet 

Kick off the National Convention by celebrating our collective sisterhood and the schools and states we hail from! Show your state, school and Sigma Kappa pride by connecting with women from your collegiate chapter of initiation. The presidents of the NHC, Foundation and Sorority will welcome you and fill you in on all the activities for the upcoming week while keynote speakers Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur talk about the importance of female friendships.  

Shop Sigma Kappa

Don’t miss the opportunity to shop today and Thursday! Stop by Shop Sigma Kappa 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. 

Schedule

2:00 – 7:00 p.m.                     Registration 

2:00 – 7:00 p.m.                     Shop Sigma Kappa 

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.                     NHC Team Meetings and Annual Meeting 

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.                     Volunteer Team Meetings  

6:00 – 6:45 p.m.                     First Timers’ Gathering 

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.                     Welcome Banquet 

9:30 – 11:30 p.m.                    Shop Sigma Kappa 

Thursday, June 18
Highlights of the Day
Elections and Business Meetings 

Vote for Sigma Kappa’s 2020-2022 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 Sara Seely Chacon, Gamma Alpha. The 2020-2022 national council will be installed in the final business meeting of convention.

Educational Breakout Sessions

Starting today and throughout convention, attendees can choose from a variety of topics that suit their interests for personal growth and development. Each session will connect to at least one of Sigma Kappa’s five core competencies for member development: Career Readiness, Self-Awareness & Development, Meaningful Relationships, National & Global Citizenship, and Holistic Personal Wellness. Sigma Kappas and friends of our organization will lead these sessions. 

District Caucuses

Vote for the 2020-2022 Nominating Committee members. Collegiate chapters and those representing collegiate chapters attend the chapter’s district caucus. All other delegates attend the caucus in which they reside. Collegiate and alumnae visitors may attend but are unable to vote. 

Sigma Kappa Foundation Dinner and Celebration

The Foundation invites all 2020 National Convention attendees for dinner and a celebration of the success of the Shared Hearts. New Heights. A Campaign for Sigma Kappa. Hear from President Sarah Womble, Delta Tau, and Campaign Co-Chairs, Carolyn Tieger, Epsilon Epsilon, and Cheri DeJong, Epsilon Omega, as well as from several who have benefitted from our strengthening scholarship, leadership and philanthropic assets investments. Be dazzled with Sigma Karnivale entertainment during dinner and join us afterward on the veranda across from the ballroom for an amazing spectacle.   

Schedule

6:15 – 7:30 a.m                                 Morning Workout 

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.                                Shop Sigma Kappa 

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.                                Breakfast on your own 

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.                              Business Meeting  

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                     Educational Breakout Sessions 

12:00 – 2:30 p.m.                              Shop Sigma Kappa 

12:15 – 2:00 p.m.                               Lunch on your own  

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.                                Business Meeting  

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.                                District Caucus Meetings 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.                                Educational Breakout Sessions 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.                                Model Meeting Practice (invitation only)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.                                Shop Sigma Kappa  

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.                                Free Time 

7:30 – 10:00 p.m.                              Sigma Kappa Foundation Dinner and Celebration

 
Friday, June 19
Highlights of the Day
Breakfast and Books

The early bird gets the worm! Join fellow book clubbers for discussion on the book club, favorite reads, and get recommendations for your summer reading list. Coffee and light refreshments will be compliments of the Greater Atlanta alumnae chapter 

Achievement Banquet Seating Sign Up

While we are offering attendees an opportunity to reserve seats for our closing achievement banquet before convention via Eventbrite, please stop by the Arizona Ballroom Registration Desk at this time if you have questions regarding seating or need to choose seats. 

Foundation Breakfast

Held offsite at the Sonoran Desert Musuem, invited guests to this event will board shuttle buses at the Star Circle/Primo Doors at 7:00 a.m. 

Leadership Consultant Interest Meeting

Are you a rising senior or emerging leader that is interested in serving as a leadership consultant for Sigma Kappa in the future? Learn what it is like to represent the national organization as you visit collegiate chapters and help them grow and improve. Light refreshments will be served. 

Advisory Board/Corporation Board Joint Training

Increase teamwork and knowledge on opportunities and challenges that face both boards. This session is designed for advisory boards of chapters that have corporation boards. 

For a Lifetime Luncheon

Celebrate the impact our members can have when they connect, enjoy, learn and give with Sigma Kappa and their communities. Sigma Kappa will honor the 2020 Colby Award honorees and gain insight from Dr. Maria Carrillo, Theta, chief scientific officer of the Alzheimer’s Associationas she shares a keynote on her professional journey. Join us in celebrating the alumnae experience and honor alumnae that are committed to Sigma Kappa’s values.

Initiation Choir Rehearsal

Love our Ritual and love to sing? We invite you to participate in the Initiation choir. No prior experience is necessary. 

Confirmed Conventionite

Celebrate with your sisters at the Confirmed Conventionite Celebration! This is a tradition that honors the life-long engagement of our sisterhood by celebrating Sigma Kappa members who have attended multiple conventions, as well as those being “confirmed” (attending their third convention). The Grand Dean, the Sigma Kappa who has been to the most conventions, will lead the group in the evening’s festivities. Dive into the celebration with music, food and fun. This year’s theme is Roaring Twenties – Sigma Kappa Style! Details to come on what to wear and more as the celebration nears. 

Schedule

6:15 – 7:30 a.m.                                Morning workout  

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.                                Breakfast on your own 

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.                                Breakfast and Books

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.                                Achievement Banquet Seating Sign Up  

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.                                Foundation Breakfast (by invitation only)    

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                              Educational Breakout Sessions  

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.                              Educational Breakout Sessions 

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.                              Advisory Board/Corporation Board Joint Training

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.                              For a Lifetime Luncheon 

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.                                  Educational Breakout Sessions  

3:30 – 7:00 pm.                                 Free Time 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                                Initiation Choir Rehearsal 

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.                              Confirmed Conventionite  

Saturday, June 20
Highlights of the Day
Initiation and Model Meeting 

Join sisters from different generations and corners of the world in Sigma Kappa’s Initiation ceremony. Recommit to Sigma Kappa through our Initiation ceremony. Nothing is more special than celebrating the core and meaning of our sisterhood. Welcome the 2020 Honor Initiates during Initiation followed by Model Meeting. Please review the dress requirements for this event by clicking here.

Ritual Education Session  

Learn more about both the mechanics and the meaning of our Initiation ceremony. Time for questions will be included following the program to discuss specific parts of our Ritual. 

Connect Event: Alumnae Appreciation

Sigma Kappa Connect is just that, an opportunity for alumnae to connect with Sigma Kappas from all over the globe. Celebrate friendships and discover new while sipping a cocktail in the Tucson sunshine. Be sure to stop by the iconic traveling banner to leave your mark showing your connection to Sigma Kappa. 

Collegiate and Alumnae Achievement Banquet

This event will celebrate the hard work and dedication our collegiate and alumnae chapters demonstrated over the past year, from reuniting with sisters from across the country to sharing stories about what all Sigma Kappa has done for them.

Schedule

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.                                     Breakfast on your own 

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.                                   Initiation and Model Meeting 

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.                                   Ritual Education Session 

12:00 – 1:45 p.m.                                    Lunch on your own 

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.                                     Business Meeting & Memorial Service

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.                                     Free Time 

6:00 – 7:15 p.m.                                     Connect Event: Alumnae Appreciation 

7:30 – 10:00 p.m.                                   Collegiate and Alumnae Achievement Banquet