Our National Convention Virtual Experience will take place June 25-26.
A link to the online platform where Convention will be hosted will be sent
via email to attendees at least 48 hours in advance of the event.
Attendees are welcome to dress for comfort in a way that will support their learning.
Please be mindful that you and your surroundings may be on camera for some sessions.
KEYNOTE: WE WERE MADE FOR THIS!
Presented by Tina VanSteenbergen
Sororities were designed to get us through hard times. When our Founders needed a place to share, learn and grow, they found it in a collective of women. And people agreed with them! Our organizations grew and grew because of the value that they give to the lives of women. Now, after months and months of uncertainly, NOW more than ever is a time to lean in to our Sisterhood. NOW is when we grow together instead of apart. NOW is when we show the world the power of sorority membership.
About Tina VanSteenbergen
Tina has been serving college students as a professional speaker for the past six years. When on stage her audiences are captivated by her quick wit, addictive charisma, and prowess at hitting salient take home points through an authentic storytelling delivery. Tina speaks to students around North America about how to bring the heart back to their leadership styles, and the voices back to women in their organizations and relationships. On a personal note, Tina went to Hamline University for her undergrad and then attended Illinois State University for her Master's. She is also a proud Minnesotan who will happily pour on her accent when asked. Tina currently lives in Minneapolis with her extremely long last name and her obnoxiously adorable puppy, Sherri.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT
Welcome and Opening Session
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EDT
Keynote Address: We Were Made for This! Presented by Tina VanSteenbergen
Note: Voting delegates will be casting their votes electronically. More information about this will be sent via email to delegates as we approach Convention.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Coffee and Conversation
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
State of the Fraternity
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. EDT
4:45 - 6:00 p.m. EDT
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EDT
Celebration of Sisterhood
Educational Sessions Information
Did you know that Alpha Xi Delta’s have talent beyond measure? Of course you did! This year’s Convention programming will highlight the talent we have within our membership. Here’s how it will work:
There are two education blocks with three options in each block. The options are the same in each block so you will get to be a live participant in two of the three! They will all be recorded so you can come back later and listen to the program you weren’t able to attend.
The format of each program is as follows:
First, a facilitated panel discussion highlighting the experience and wisdom of Sisters in a given area.
Second, fascinating information about the topic delivered to you by a charismatic speaker.
Finally, a chance for you to connect and commune with Sisters in your session for sharing and brainstorming about what you just learned!
There is limited space in each program, so make sure you’re on time and come ready to be inspired!
Walking into Wellbeing: Sustainable Ways to Make Each Day Awesome
Join panelists as they share their journey to find, implement and enjoy making their personal wellbeing a priority. Then learn more about what wellbeing truly is (and what it’s not). We aren’t talking #selfcare; we are talking true, sustainable, life-changing ways to enhance your personal wellbeing through attention to the things that really matter. You’ll end your time brainstorming with Sisters on how to implement what you’ve learned and maybe share ways you’ve already been walking into wellbeing!
So, You Were in a Sorority?
Correction, we ARE in a sorority; no past tense here! Sisterhood is for a lifetime and besides sharing in both joy and sorrow, our Sisterhood is jam-packed with incredible women who are taking on the world! Panelists will share how they have translated their sorority experience into their profession, volunteer commitments and their personal lives. You’ll also hear about how you can lean into your membership in almost every aspect of your life—interviewing for a dream job, running for PTA president, volunteering at the animal shelter or meeting a significant other’s family for the first time. Alpha Xi Delta has taught us so much! Let’s put her to good use! You’ll end this session talking with and learning from other Sisters. Capitalize on the time together to learn how others have put their membership to work for them!
Stop Apologizing: Let Your Confidence Shine!
It slips out of our mouths as easily as a casual “hello”. As women, we apologize unnecessarily for everything under the sun. It’s time we start to recognize that this isn’t serving us and make a change! Hear from Sisters who have taken their area by storm and have let their confidence lead the way to success! No one here will apologize for taking up the space they deserve and instead will empower you to rise to the top! You’ll end your time with Sisters discussing how you can let your confidence shine and be a powerful force in the world!
Officer Academy Summer Series
Chapter Presidents: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Chapter Life Vice Presidents: 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
Finance and Operations Vice Presidents: 4:00-5:30 p.m. EDT
Member Development Vice Presidents: 6:00-7:30 p.m. EDT
Officer Academy requires a separate registration, and participants who will be attending this event do not have to register for Convention. More information about Officer Academy Summer Series will be sent to chapter officers via email. Further educational opportunities for other chapter officers will be available soon.