2021 National Convention
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are we having an in-person Convention at all?
Why is the price for the Remote Participant Ticket the same as for In-Person ticket?
Please keep in mind that those student members who attend on a remote participant ticket will be able to submit for reimbursement of that ticket cost through the Convention Reimbursement Program, so even though you are still technically paying for a meal package that you are not going to eat, it won’t cost your chapter’s delegate and alternate a dime in the end.
Will I be able to apply for reimbursement through the Convention Reimbursement Program if I attend on a remote participant ticket?
Will I be able to apply for reimbursement through the Convention Reimbursement Program if I attend on a virtual ticket?
If I attend Convention on a remote participant ticket, can I seek reimbursement for meals consumed while I attend Convention?
What type of COVID-19 mitigation efforts will be in place?
In-person attendees will also be required to show proof of either full vaccination or a negative COVID test based on a specimen collected no more than 72 hours before departure for Convention. We strongly encourage all of our members who are medically able to be vaccinated to do so as soon as possible, whether they are attending Convention or not.
Are we going to be doing Ritual over Zoom?
Will the livestream of Convention be recorded?
How will Credentialing work for those attending remotely?
Will those attending on a virtual ticket need to be Credentialed?
If I purchase a remote participant ticket, how will I actually be able to take part in debates?
Will I need any special hardware or software to participate in Convention remotely?
Will Convention be one long Zoom call or several smaller ones?
What is the dress code at Convention?
For the most part, convention is business casual, which means a shirt with a collar and nice jeans, khakis, slacks or a skirt. You will likely see National Officers and Central Office Staff in business attire (suits, dresses, etc). The opening session on Thursday and the dinner on Thursday evening are formal. Banquet on Saturday evening is black tie-optional, meaning a tuxedo, formal business suit, or a long or cocktail dress.
A good rule of thumb is to dress to the more formal end of the spectrum as opposed to the more casual end of the spectrum. It’s easy to be underdressed but hard to be overdressed.
Countdown to Convention 2021