Come to the Philadelphia DKG International Convention
Pennsylvania will be joining with New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to host the 2020 DKG International Convention in Philadelphia July 7-10 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel.
Why should you put this event on your calendar? We can think of at least 7 reasons!
It’s Good For Your Health! No, we aren’t making this up. Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on an event or learning, your stress levels start to decrease, your immune system is strengthened and your overall sense of life satisfaction increases. This is because learning interrupts tension-producing patterns and replaces it with a sense of purpose, positive emotions, and high confidence levels.
Give Back to DKG! You have an opportunity to present a session where your passions lie. Let your love of DKG create a positive experience for those attending the 2020 Convention.
Make Real Connections! Attending the 2020 Convention will let you meet people from all the regions and state organizations of DKG. You could meet your new best friend, future business partner, or have a conversation that sparks a real change in your life.
Gain a Whole New Perspective! Experiencing DKG at the International level will change how you see the Society. This shift in perspective will open your mind to the scope of the DKG.
The Food! The convention hotel is attached by walkway to the Reading Terminal Market. Beloved by locals and tourists alike, this historic indoor market features more than 80 vendors offering an astonishing variety of food, with some vendors operating in much the same way that they did when the market opened in 1892.The globally inspired food — available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert as well as for snacking — is the main draw, while butchers, bakers, chocolatiers, cheese mongers and produce vendors offer food, ingredients and goods for sale. From scrapple and samosas to soul food and smoothies, Reading Terminal Market is such a fantastic place to eat that it can be tough to choose what to get.
Get Inspired in Philadelphia! Philadelphia has something for everyone and our hotel is close to it all. Historic sites such as Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (run the Rocky steps!) are just steps from the hotel. The central location also brings easy access to the Barnes Foundation, Kimmel Center, and Franklin Institute. Also worth visits are:
• National Constitution Center
• National Museum of American Jewish History
• African American Museum
• Museum of the American Revolution
• Fairmount Park
• Rittenhouse Square
• Italian Market
• One Liberty Observation Deck
• Citizens Bank Park (Home of the Phillies)
• Franklin D Roosevelt Golf Club
• Longwood Gardens
• Valley Forge
Additionally there are 11 major theater companies that host world-renowned musicians, Broadway shows, and arts events in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
The DKG Educational Foundation is researching a pre-convention seminar to be held at the National Constitution Center. The Downtown Marriott will honor the block price before and after the convention so you can fit it all in.
Save the date: July 7-11, 2020!