2024 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | July 9-13, 2024

 


Proposed Amendments

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Voting at Convention

Learn how to use the remote voting device.


Newly Elected Admin Board / Nominees & Bios

Read and learn more about each nominee!

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2024 Convention Videos

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2024 CONVENTION

 

The 2024 International Convention will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.A.  The Gaylord National Resort overlooks the Potomac River with waterfront terraces at its back door and the bustling town of National Harbor at its front.  From malls to boutiques, live entertainment to casinos, wine bars to restaurants, and ferry terminals to Ferris Wheels, National Harbor has whatever might be your interest. And, if you desire, take the short trip over the river to Washington D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia.  

Of course, the convention will also offer all the excitement you have come to expect and more:  enjoying keynote speakers, engaging in breakout sessions, networking with members, connecting with old friends, and using your member voice when you vote on proposed amendments to the Society’s governing documents. 

Save the date!  July 9 – 13, 2024.   


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Volunteer at the Convention!

Each member is also invited to engage in the convention events by becoming a volunteer. Sign-Up Genius will be utilized to offer members a variety of ways to be involved in the success of the convention;  Consider signing up to work at registration and meet new friends. Be a table decorator or hostess — or both. Share your smile as a hospitality volunteer or room monitor — or be willing to help wherever you are needed. Won’t you consider being a volunteer for the 2024 DKG International Convention? 

Sign up to Volunteer!


dkg appDownload the DKG Convention App!

The convention side of the DKG App will help attendees to stay up to date with the latest information and to interact with other registered attendees. The app itself will use the same protocols —including the login process — as it did in the 2022 Convention and 2023 Conferences. Available features will again allow members to view the agenda, post on the discussion board and the photo feed, view speaker information, and more! As we move toward convention and details are solidified, additional features and content will be made available on the app. Look for gamification opportunities, read the proposed amendments to prepare for voting, and interact with fellow attendees ahead of and while attending the convention!




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Enjoy discounts and promotions from local National Harbor boutiques, top-rated restaurants, and renowned attractions via mobile pass offers sent directly to your phone - no apps to download. Redeem your deals by simply presenting the digital coupon at point of purchase.

Sign up for your free pass today!

Margot Shetterly

AWARD WINNING author | researcher | entrepreneur 

  Keynote Speaker | Wednesday, July 10 Luncheon


Margot Lee Shetterly is the Author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race


 




Andre Bradford

Award-Winning Slam Poet | Author

  Keynote Speaker | Friday, July 12 Luncheon 


Andre Bradford, a.k.a. S.C. Says, is an Austin based slam poet who has been performing slam poetry since 2013. He's toured and featured at venues and universities across the country, and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Write About Now, The Edge radio, The Culture Trip, and Blavity. He is a two time Austin Poetry Slam Champion, the 2022 Texas Grand Slam Champion, and is the author of the poetry collection Golden Brown Skin. He also once popped a bag of popcorn without burning a single kernel, which is arguably one of his greatest achievements.  
His poetry covers a gamut of topics ranging from being mixed race, to social justice, to mental health awareness, to never settling in relationships. Slam poetry is an art form he loves due to its raw vulnerability and its ability to cultivate transparency and dialogues into many different walks of life.







REGISTER

Register by one of two methods below. (Online registration is recommended)

Register Online Submit the PDF

Registration fees include all convention events (general meetings, breakout sessions, meal events, and other events such as Marketplace access) on the days purchased.
Days can be purchased individually or as a full package with a discount reflected in the package price.


Ticket Prices:
Due to the new fee structure in place for this convention, there will be no registrations sold after July 2, 2024

PRICES HAVE NOW INCREASED (PER THE CONSTITUTION), AND ARE REFLECTED IN THE BREAKDOWN BELOW:

Member Registration:
- 1 Day Registration: $262.50 per day
- 2 Day Registration: $525
- 3 Day Registration: $787.50
- Member Full Registration (Tues-Sat): $862.50

Collegiate Registration:
- 1 Day Registration: $187.50 per day
- 2 Day Registration: $375
- 3 Day Registration: $562.50
- Collegiate Full Registration (Tues-Sat): $600

Non-Member Registration:
- 1 Day Registration: $300 per day
- 2 Day Registration: $600
- 3 Day Registration $900
- Non-Member Full Registration (Tues-Sat): $975


NEW GUEST POLICY: All guests should register as non-members for full access to convention events.
Requests for exceptions by members requiring assistance of a medical companion should be made in writing to nitas@dkg.org.

 

HOTEL
 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745, USA
 

(301) 965-4000

 

Reserve your room with the group discounted rate!
The discounted group rate cut-off is June 21, 2024 so reserve today! (Conference group rates cannot be guaranteed after June 21)

PRICES:
$177 per night plus a $22 daily resort fee (taxes not included)

The daily resort fee includes several in room amenities, such as high-speed internet in guest rooms, bottled water, access to the fitness center and indoor pool,
a coupon book with valued savings of over $100, and National Harbor bus transportation to locations through-out National Harbor.

Self-parking fees are 20% off the published rate (currently the published rate is $36 per day). 

The group rates are available 3 days pre/post-convention for those wanting to arrive early or stay late.

NOTE: The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center has transitioned into a cashless system.
Credit cards and mobile payments will be the exclusive form of payment at all resort facilities, including the front desk, dining venues, retail outlets, spa, and parking areas.
Hotel guests can conveniently convert cash into a card from $20-$500 free of charge at the Cash-to-Card kiosks situated in the front lobby adjacent to the Celebrity Services Office.


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Getting to the Hotel/Convention Center:

The nearest airport to the hotel and convention center is
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
- approximately 7 miles away

Other nearby airports:
Washington Dulles International (IAD) - approximately 33 miles away
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) - approximately 42 miles away



ATTEND THE DKGIEF FUNDRAISER!

Looking for a fun night out? Well, toss in your dancing shoes and tune up your vocal cords for an evening spent at
Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar
(sponsored by DKGIEF)

Wednesday, July 10th
6pm - 11 pm

World-class musicians will play all your requests and favorites while weaving in improvisational humor.
Heavy appetizers, desserts, and soda/water will be included with your ticket purchase, and the venue is just steps away from the convention center.

A portion of the $150 ticket price will be tax deductible as a contribution to DKGIEF.
Tickets are limited to 300, so join your DKG sisters as you’ll sing and laugh the night away while making incredible memories!

To attend, select the "DKGIEF Fundraiser" add-on option when registering for the Convention.
DKG Supports Local Projects at International Convention

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society has a long-standing history of supporting projects that support education, women, and children.
We see this throughout the society at the local chapter, state, and international level. It has also become tradition to give back to the host community when we attend an international convention.
Dr. Debbie LeBlanc is encouraging attendees to participate in 2 local projects.

Women Giving Back

Women Giving Back supports women and children in crisis on a first step to stability by
providing quality clothing at no cost, assisted by a caring and committed community.


At the luncheon on Wednesday, July 10,
we encourage members to bring small women’s accessories (jewelry, scarves, belts, etc.)
Items should be of a professional nature and may be new or gently used.
Collected items will be donated to Women Giving Back.

St. Luke's Transitional Housing Project

St. Luke’s ESP. Church has an arrangement with a program that helps transitional housing families.
They collect books to give to the children in this program.


At the luncheon on Friday, July 12,
please consider donating books for children and teens. Books should also be new or gently used.
Books collected will be donated to St. Luke’s Transitional Housing Project.


Together we can make a difference for those less fortunate in the National Harbor area.

Volunteer Sign Ups 

Sign Up

Volunteer Training Video

Spotlight Descriptions & Presenters

Schedule at a Glance