Delta Chi Convention 2018

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The Delta Chi Fraternity’s

61st International Convention

“Reaching New Heights”

August 1-5, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Convention Highlights

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Opening Ceremony

Kick off the 2018 Convention with brothers from around the globe!
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Leadership Development

Network and expand your knowledge through various educational sessions.
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VK
Run/Walk

A biennial 5k fun run to benefit for The V Foundation for Cancer Research
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Denver Excursions

Get the most out of our host city through special Delta Chi outings.
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Closing
Banquet

Wrap up your Convention weekend with an experience you’ll never forget!

2018 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Come Early!

Those who would like to come to Convention early may still take advantage of the Delta Chi Convention block. 

Take a look at Denver’s Come Early, Stay Late program to plan activities to enhance your time in Denver.

All scheduled events are tentative and subject to change.

Location

Urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure in Denver, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine for the world’s most spectacular playground.

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The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

The official hotel of the 2018 Delta Chi Convention.

The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel is easily reached from the Denver International Airport and is a short distance from multiple local parks, shopping, restaurants, and the bustling “LODO” district. Its amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming, an on-site restaurant and a full-service business center. Free shuttles between the hotel and Denver International Airport are available.

3801 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207
(303) 399-7500

Don’t Forget to book your room!

Delta Chi has secured an exclusive $129 per night room rate. Please use the Renaissance’s online reservation system to receive this offer. This deal is only available until July 5th! 

Registration Packages

Delta Chi Conventions are widely attended by members of all ages. Everyone – regardless of involvement, proximity, or attendance in the past – is welcome and encouraged to join us! Your registration fee and schedule of events will vary depending on your registration type.

Policy & Disclaimers

  • Each registration package provides a Convention attendee with:

    • Convention Materials (name tag, recognition ribbons, program manual)
    • A 2018 Ladder Bar, Convention t-shirt, and other limited edition favors
    • Rights to utilize Delta Chi’s discounted room block at host hotel – Renaissance Denver Stapleton
    • Opportunity to participate in other Convention special events (such as golf or a local excursion) at an additional fee
  • Only registered attendees with a nametag (and admission ticket if applicable) will be permitted to enter a Delta Chi event. Any special event that falls outside of a registration package (such as golf or a local excursion) can only be attended by an individual with a verified Convention registration.

    Chapter/Colony delegates are required to attend all educational programming during Convention.

  • A reservation form must be submitted through MYDCHI for anyone that is attending Convention – yourself, a guest, and/or children. Please log into MyDChi to complete the registration process.

    REFUNDS: Convention registration is fully refundable up through July 8, 2018. Starting on July 9th, all registrations are NON REFUNDABLE.

    TRANSFERS: In the case that someone is not able to attend, Convention registrations may be transferred from one attendee to another, with the consent of the Convention Coordinator.

    PRICING GUIDELINES:
    Early Bird registration rates are only available until March 31st.
    Regular registration rates are in effect as of April 1st through July 8th.
    A late registration surcharge of $50 is applied to ALL registrations beginning July 9th.

    If you have questions about the system or experience technical issues, please contact Delta Chi Headquarters at 319-337-4811.

How Do I Register?

Alumni Attendee Packages

Available to members of Delta Chi who will attend Convention this summer as either graduates of a college/university or as someone no longer enrolled in undergraduate courses.

FULL

A full package is the best way to experience Convention! This package includes participation in all standard Convention events from Wednesday through Saturday night – including meal functions.

$575

Banquet Only

Join us for the closing banquet on Saturday evening to help celebrate the achievements of our brothers and bring the 61st Convention to a close.

$75

WEEKENDER

Can’t join us for the entire time? No problem – the Weekend Only package gets you into all standard events on Friday and Saturday – including the closing banquet.

$315

Undergraduate Attendee Packages

Available to members of Delta Chi who will attend Convention this summer as a student still enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.

DELEGATE Attendee

Delegates are selected to represent their chapter or colony at Convention. Delegates cast votes on Fraternity business and attend all educational sessions. Their registration is paid for by the annual chapter assessment billed to chapters each January.

 

Visit the delegate information page to learn about declaring delegates.


Delegates must be declared before May 31st.

General ATTENDEE

An undergraduate member who is attending Convention and not serving as a delegate. Undergraduate members are expected to attend Thursday’s general business sessions and all educational sessions.

$415

GUEST Attendee Packages

Available to friends of the Fraternity who are not Delta Chi members – spouses, children, potential new members, donors, campus partners. Delta Chis may register guests, or guests may register themselves if they have a myDChi account.

FULL PACKAGE

 Join us for the week (Wednesday – Saturday). Guest packages include special guest & family programming and meals.

$125

WEEKEND PACKAGE

 Bring a guest with you for just the weekend. Guest packages include special guest & family programming and meals.

$80

CHILDREN

Children may attend with an adult attendee and participate in the guest & family programming.

$35 each | Ages 5 and younger
$25 each | Ages 6-15
$0 | Ages 16-18

HOW TO REGISTER

Register through myDChi!

Log in to your MYDCHI account and navigate to the EVENTS page.

Never used mydchi before? Click on the [GET ACCESS] button to set up your profile.

Additional instructions for getting started on MYDCHI can be found here and you can watch the video below to see how to sign up.


Hotel Room Reservation

Hotel room reservations are NOT included in your Convention registration – you must make arrangements directly with the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel.

We have secured a special discounted room rate for the duration of our time in Denver!

To reserve your hotel room at the Delta Chi rate:

Click here

2018 Attendees

See who else has registered to attend!

Information for Chapters

  • Chapter, Colony & Alumni Chapter Delegate Information

    DELTA CHI LAW REQUIRES THAT EACH CHAPTER, COLONY, AND ALUMNI CHAPTER HAVE REPRESENTATION AT THE CONVENTION.

    Full information and background on delegates can be found here.

    Declaring Delegates

    Ideally, delegations from each undergraduate chapter will be comprised of three people: two active student members likely to return to the chapter the following year, and one alumnus, who is either that chapter’s “BB” or an alumnus of that chapter. At least one delegate from each undergraduate chapter must be an initiated member. As well, no one individual can serve as a delegate for more than one chapter. (See Delta Chi By-Laws – Article II, Section 1.)

    Delegates must be officially declared by May 31, 2018.  DECLARE DELEGATES HERE.

    Schedule of events

    Delegates should plan to arrive in town early Wednesday, and depart on Sunday.

    Hotel reservation

    Once your delegation is registered for Convention, please make sure to book your hotel rooms at the discounted convention rate. Delta Chi has a minimum number of rooms it must fill, so delegates are expected to stay at the hotel.

  • Travel Assistance

    Following Delta Chi Regulations, Article II, Section 1, and the decision of the Executive Committee, each chapter and colony located more than 500 miles from Denver can receive some level of travel assistance.  The level of assistance is dependent on the chapter or colony’s distance from Denver. Failure to attend the required portions of the keynote sessions, breakout sessions, and/or missing the required roll calls during the business meetings will result in the loss of travel assistance to your Chapter.

    The travel assistance is not designed to and will not cover all of the costs of traveling to or hotel costs at the Convention.  It is between the delegates and the chapter to decide how the travel assistance reimbursement, which is sent to the chapter in September or October, is distributed.  Delta Chi HQ will issue a credit to the Chapter account after the assistance has been approved.  It is up to the Chapter to pass on the assistance to the attendee if the attendee is entitled to it (e.g. attendee used his own funds to cover his travel to Convention).

    The application for travel assistance will be made available after the end of Convention, and the final amount of assistance a chapter / colony receives depends on the decision of the Executive Committee.

  • Sample Packing List:

    CLOTHING

    • Casual shirts (t-shirts)
    • Casual pants (jeans, shorts)
    • Dress shirts (button downs, polos)
    • Dress pants (khakis, slacks)
    • Active wear (gym clothes and clothes for VK race and/or run)
    • Sleep wear
    • Swimming trunks
    • Undergarments
    • Socks
    • Dress shoes (not Sperrys)
    • Casual shoes
    • Belt(s)
    • Sports Coat
    • Suit (or Tux)
    • Ties/suspenders

    TOILETRIES

    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Dental floss
    • Deodorant
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Soap/Body Wash
    • Brush/Comb
    • Gel/Hairspray/Hair Products
    • Razor/Shaving Gel and Aftershave
    • Cologne
    • Medications

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • ID/Passport
    • Delta Chi Badge/ Convention Ladder
    • Camera
    • Wrist Watch
    • Fit-Bit (You’re sure to meet all those step goals!)
    • Laptop (not required for convention purposes)
    • Chargers (cell phone, laptop, tablet, etc.)
    • Cash
    • Cornerstone (not required)
    • Water Bottle
    • Gum, Chap Stick, etc.
    • Umbrella

  • Convention Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank:

    Booking Flights

    • Check rates directly on websites and book at least four weeks out for the best prices.
    • Checking a bag carries a fee unless you are elite status, but the $25 average fee is likely worth it.
    • Round trip flights are currently averaging anywhere from $200-$400.

    Driving

    If you’re coming from the West Coast, Midwest or Southwest then driving might be a better option.

    • Use a site like roadtrippers.com to not only plan your route but to help you calculate estimated gas, tourist spots along the way, hotels, etc.
      • For example: from Iowa City, IA it’s an 11-hour drive but only costs $83 in gas (one way).
      • You can pick up guys from other chapters along the way to carpool and cut costs.
      • Renting a minivan costs about $450 and probably seats eight. This includes unlimited miles.
      • If you do this you’re looking at around $100 / man round trip for travel.

    Hotel

    Stay at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton – you don’t want to stay offsite; the schedule is too packed.

    • All in for the week the cost is $600 for the room and taxes.
    • Split this between four men and the result is $150 per man

    Meals

    In general, budget to spend around $50 dollars a day.

    Thursday

    Breakfast and dinner on your own, lunch will be provided.

    Friday

    Breakfast and dinner on your own, lunch will be provided.

    Saturday

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner will all be provided.

    Other

    The Fraternity and other vendors will be selling some good merchandise. You’ll want some spending money for that and other random stuff while you’re there. You decide how much your budget can handle.

    ** The Bottom Line **

    This is a rough estimate of how much it’ll all cost on top of the registration fee:

    • Assuming four men are coming from your chapter, not getting a tux and $100 for randomness: Flying option around $875.
    • Driving – whether four of you pile in your buddy’s Accord, eight of you pile in a minivan, or you pull off the 15-passenger safe bus, you’re looking at about $640.