2018 CONVENTION CALL LETTER

Brothers of the West,

With great pleasure, we issue this call to the 2018 Western Region Convention! This year’s convention will be held in the magnificent “mile-high city” at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, located at 7800 E. Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237.

Our theme this year will be “Better Men, Better Brothers, Better Brotherhood.” The Western Region Leadership Team is committed to ensuring this year’s Western Region Convention will not only benefit you as a Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha, but also as a man to help us collectively build a better brotherhood. This convention will provide programming with a holistic view toward improving the professional, personal and fraternal well-being of all brothers, thereby improving our overall ability to be the greatest voice on issues affecting the communities we serve.

While all Collegiate and Alumni chapters are expected to register, at a minimum, their full delegate strength (exclusive of any Western Region Executive Officers), all chapters should check with their respective District Directors for their target registration numbers. Relatedly, a hosted reception for all Western Region officers, corporate sponsors and convention special guests will be held on Wednesday evening. All Western Region Officers are asked to indicate their ability to attend at the time of registration.

Additionally, new social opportunities available at this Western Region Convention will include; a full Ladies track of activities with registration; special recognition for our 25-year and 50-year brothers; an inaugural region-wide gaming tournament featuring Bid-whist, Spades & Dominos; a brotherhood smoke; and much, much more. Please see below for all items relative to convention registration, the venue and a few additional programming highlights.

REGISTRATION :
See below for rates, deadlines and the online registration link for the 2018 Western Region Convention.
https://alphawest.ticketleap.com/convention

Registration Types & Deadlines

Neophyte Registration Alumni : $200.00 + fees  | ends : week 2 IMDP
Neophyte Registration Collegiate : $150.00 + fees  | ends : week 2 IMDP

Early Bird Registration Alumni : $275.00 + fees  | ends : 12.31.2017
Early Bird Registration Collegiate : $20­0.00 + fees  | ends : 12.31.2017

Regular Registration Alumni : $350.00 + fees  | ends : 02.18.2018
Regular Registration Collegiate : $225.00 + fees  | ends : 02.18.2018
Regular Registration Ladies : $200.00 + fees  | ends : 02.18.2018

Late Registration Alumni : $400.00 + fees  | ends : 03.14.2018
Late Registration Collegiate : $300.00 + fees  | ends : 03.14.2018
Late Registration Ladies : $250.00 + fees ends  | ends : 03.14.2018

Last Minute Registration Alumni : $550.00 + fees
Last Minute Registration Collegiate : $350.00 + fees
Last Minute Registration Ladies : $300.00 + fees

SPONSOR A COLLEGE BROTHER :
Anyone wishing to sponsor a college brother may do so using the ticketleap link provided above.

CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY :
All refunds require a written and signed request. All requests must be EMAILED TO THE WESTERN REGION FINANCIAL SECRETARY (finsec@alphawest.org) AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN February 28st, 2018. A 25% administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations. No refund requests of any sort will be honored after March 1st, 2018. A “no show” will not receive a refund and regional convention materials may or may not be mailed subject to availability.

HOTEL :
A nightly rate of $109.00 has been secured for this year’s WRC and reservations must be made by no later than February 28, 2018 to take advantage of this rate. However, no guarantee is made on room availability throughout the window of the negotiated rate. Rooms are only available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations can be made online via the following link:
https://aws.passkey.com/go/AlphaPhiAlphaMarch2018

SITE AMENITIES :
Discover a premium one-stop travel experience at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. Ideal for families, vacationers, and business travelers alike. The DTC hotel is conveniently situated minutes from downtown Denver, the Denver International Airport, and only steps from the Belleview light rail station. Take advantage of a very trendy food and beverage scene, and exceptional on-site activities, like a full-service fitness center and indoor lap pool.
Convenient location: 35+ restaurants and exciting entertainment venues within a 5-mile radius and walking distance to the Belleview light rail station.
Premium amenities: Full-service business center, 24-hour fitness center, heated indoor pool, and large outdoor garden oasis with fire pit.

SELECT CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS :
This year’s convention will be intellectually stimulating, professionally engaging, programmatically robust and full of fun for all. A few additional highlights include:

  • Hosted Reception and Kick-off for Western Region Officers, Corporate Sponsors and Convention Special Guests
  • Men’s Role in Healthy & Sustainable Marriages
  • Fiscal Literacy and Paths for Wealth Creation
  • Entrepreneurial Workshop on Group Home Management
  • Career Pivoting – Tips for Pursuing your Next Career Opportunity
  • Welcome Back to the House – Alpha 201 for Reclaimed Brothers, What’s New & What’s Changed?
  • How to Grow your College Chapter Featuring College Brothers
  • Future Alpha Leadership – How to Prepare for and Move Up the Ranks of Service
  • Alpha Shark Tank – Investing in Our Own
  • The Inaugural Western Region Bid Whist, Spades & Domino Tournament
  • Historical Deep Dive into Alpha History
  • The New West Coast – Alumni + Collegiate Stroll Competition
  • Brotherhood Smoke
  • Miss Black and Gold Pageant
  • IMDP Training and Certification
  • College Advisor Training and Certification
    and much, much, more…

Brothers, we look forward to seeing you in Denver, CO.

Fraternally Yours,

Bro. Dondrell Swanson
Western Region Vice President

Bro. Andre Sterling
Western Region Assistant Vice President

Bro. Keith Rogers
Western Region Director of Conventions

ON-LINE REGISTRATION
HYATT REGENCY TECH CENTER (Reserve Your Room)
2018 WESTERN REGION CONVENTION SCHEDULE

 

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