2021 National Convention

Join us at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida for the 2021 Theta Tau National Convention!  Each chapter is required to send two representatives (a Delegate and an Alternate.)  Register early for maximum savings!  Pricing details can be found to the right (or below if you’re on a mobile device.)

Click the button below to register and to book a room in the hotel.  Please note that, in order to receive your chapter’s convention savings fund reimbursement, you must stay at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay!

About Convention

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What is Convention?
The biennial (every other year) National Convention is where the Executive Council is elected, where legislation is considered and where brothers from across the country, and across the years, come together to enjoy fellowship.  Convention typically takes place in a hotel or resort over a period of four days.  Each chapter is required to send a Delegate and an Alternate to represent the chapter’s members and exercise the chapter’s vote.
COVID-19 And Convention

Theta Tau takes COVID-19 seriously.  As such, we are closely monitoring developments with case-counts and vaccine distribution.  As we get closer to the event in July, if it does not look safe to host an event, we will cancel and all registrations will be refunded in full.

Assuming we are able to go forward, masks and social distancing will be mandated – assuming they are still recommended by the CDC and relevant local/state authorities.  We are also examining our programming and schedule to ensure that we host a safe event.

Travel and Reimbursement Policy
Each chapter will have set aside on its behalf $1,000 from National Dues to be used as a Convention Savings Fund. This set aside will be prorated for new chapters installed during the biennium reflecting the number of terms that they paid dues at the chapter member rate instead of the colony member rate. The most efficient use of these funds is up to each chapter, but they must be used for Convention-related expenses (Convention Registration, lodging at designated hos hotel during Convention dates, travel/transportation, meals, etc.) for Delegate, Alternate, and other student members attending Convention). Disbursements will only be made to the chapter, not to any individual.

Reimbursement will only be issued after the following have been completed:

  1. The Convention Reimbursement Form must be submitted in the CMT and verified by the chapter’s Regent and Treasurer (this is all done electronically to eliminate wait times.)  The form must include receipts.
  2. The Grand Scribe of their designee will submit to the Central Office a record of attendance at Convention.  Chapters who were not in attendance for the requisite meetings will not be reimbursed.

Reimbursement will be made as a credit on a chapter’s account prior to the beginning of the academic year.  If a chapter prefers the reimbursement to be made by check, that option must be selected on the form.  Please note that a physical check will deduct $1 from your reimbursement.

Exclusions from Reimbursement:

  • Fraternity funds cannot be used to purchase alcohol; purchases of alcohol (such as with a meal) will be deducted from your reimbursement.
  • Late fees are excluded from reimbursement.  We will reimburse only up to the regular registration amount ($275) for Convention registration.  If you register late, you are responsible for the extra cost.
  • Excessive/ostentatious sums for travel (such as upgraded airfare, hotel suites, unreasonable costs for meals) will not be reimbursed.  It shall be at the discretion of the Central Office, with the oversight of the Grand Treasurer, to make such determinations.

Reductions from full Reimbursement:
A chapter must have a Delegate or Alternate in regular attendance at the National Convention to receive full reimbursement.  Deductions will be made linked to the percentage of time that is missed; 20% absence will result in a 10% penalty, 30% absence will result in a 20% penalty, etc, up to 50%.  Above 50%, the percentage missed will get the same percentage penalty.  Chapters who attend less than 25% of Convention will not be reimbursed.

Chapters that violate the Convention Risk Management Policy may be penalized up to 100% of their reimbursement at the discretion of the Grand Regent.

Registration Pricing for Convention 2021

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The Convention Ticket includes the opening dinner on Thursday, lunch on Friday and lunch and the Awards Banquet on Saturday.  Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some meals may be boxed/bagged meals that will be carried away and eaten on one’s own.  All processing fees are included in the prices listed below.  Please note that t-shirt, ID Bar and Conference Bar are extra.

Pricing

Regular Registration
(May 1)
$275
Late Registration (May 2 – June 20) $290
Very Late Registration
(June 21 – July 2)
$310
On-Site Registration $325
T-Shirt $15
Convention ID Pin
(with your name)
$15
Conference Bar (with this year’s convention details) $15

 

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