Convention 2024

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Convention 2024see you in Boston!

July 10 - 13, 2024

Get ready, because we’re going to be celebrating 150 years of sisterhood in Boston, Massachusetts, a place filled with as much history, legacy, and tradition as Sigma Kappa! Our 91st national convention will include stories of our past, goals for our future, an optional trip to Colby College and a whole lot of celebrating!

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Boston Sheraton Hotel

Location

The Boston Sheraton Hotel is nestled in the historic Back Bay neighborhood directly connected to the Prudential Center and the Hynes Convention Center. To maximize our convention experience for all, we have secured room blocks at two different hotels – the Sheraton Boston Hotel and the Hilton Boston Back Bay. These two hotels are directly across the street from each other, so there is no time lost getting to all our convention activities! Individuals will be placed in either the Sheraton or the Hilton based on registration date, filling the Sheraton rooming list first. We will prioritize placing chapter delegates (i.e. collegiate delegates and advisory board delegates) together in the same hotel property.

All convention activities and events will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. There will not be any convention events at the Hilton Boston Back Bay.

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Colby Bus Tour

One of the many reasons for hosting our national convention in Boston is the proximity to Colby College, where Sigma Kappa was founded. Located three hours away from Boston, Colby College has been a valued partner of the sorority, and currently houses an array of archives and historical memorabilia from our five founders. We’re pleased to announce that an optional bus trip for members has been planned to Waterville, Maine, where Colby College is located.

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  • 8:00 A.M. - Departure from Sheraton Boston
  • 11:30 A.M. - Arrival & Activities Including:
    • Campus Tour, with stops at buildings of Sigma Kappa significance 
    • Archive Tours in Miller Library, including viewing and handling of Mary Low's original badge
    • Shopping at the campus bookstore
  • 12:30 P.M. - Lunch
  • 1:15 P.M. - Activities Including:
    • Campus Tour, with stops at buildings of Sigma Kappa significance 
    • Archive Tours in Miller Library, including viewing and handling of Mary Low's original badge
    • Shopping at the campus bookstore
  • 2:30 P.M. - Bus Trip to downtown Waterville, ME (1.6 miles away)
    • Visit local shops and restaurants and see some of Colby College's influence on the local residents
  • 4:00 p.m. - Bus ride back to Boston

The bus trip(s) will be offered on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday the week of convention. The trip is open to all Sigma Kappas and guests who wish to attend, and you do not need to attend the 2024 national convention to participate in the bus trip to Colby College. Registration will open on April 1 for dues paying members and on April 3 for all members on the Sigma Kappa website. The bus trip will cost $150 to participate and will include entrance to the Colby College archives, lunch, campus tour, snacks on the bus, and transportation to and from Boston. You will also have the opportunity for additional shopping on your own at the campus bookstore and in downtown Waterville. If you have questions about the trip or how to register, contact events@sigmakappa.org.

Registration Info

Please read all of the information below before registering for convention. The link to registration will be posted here on April 15 and will remain up through May 20, 2024. Looking for more information? Check out the FAQs here.

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Registration Dates

Registration Closes: May 20, 2024

Please note that members will need their Sigma Kappa online login information to complete their registration. If you cannot log into your account, please contact info@sigmakappa.org to regain access and/or reset your password.



Registration Packages

We have two primary options available for registration: a full-time registration package option, or an a la carte registration option. All convention delegates need to register for convention using the full-time registration package described in their allowance letter. Convention delegates are required to stay in a convention hotel property.

For individuals who are not convention delegates, they can register using one of our full-time registration package options, or they can build their own registration package using our a la carte day, banquet and hotel room options. This customizable registration option allows convention visitors to make the most of their time in Boston by selecting the convention activities they most want to be a part of.

Full-time registration packages include all registration fees, convention meals and hotel accommodations. The prices below are for full-time packages before any applicable convention delegate discount. Convention delegates should refer to their allowance letter for additional information.

Single $2,100
Double $1,600

*If you are attending as a delegate and are unable to attend all of convention, please contact your volunteer director or staff liaison prior to registering.

Created for visitors and non-delegate attendees, choose the convention events and meals you want to attend most using the a la carte registration options. With options for day events, meals and hotel rooms, build your own customized convention registration package that best fits the needs of the attendee.

Hotel Accommodations

  • Double (per night)  $157.50 per person
  • Single (per night) $315

Per Day Registration

Includes a convention favor and any scheduled educational sessions, business meetings and other convention events within that day's convention schedule. Does not include meals or hotel accommodations.

  • Thursday Day Visitor: $50
    • Includes a convention favor and access to business meeting sessions and the Virtual Club & 150th Challenge Gatherings
  • Friday Day Visitor: $75
    • Includes a convention favor and access to educational sessions and business meeting sessions
  • Saturday Day Visitor: $75
    • Includes a convention favor and access to Initiation and Order of the Triangle and the 150th Celebration Tour Event

Banquets Registration

Register for individual meals that fit your convention plans.

Banquet/Meals (if not registering for an entire day)
Wednesday Welcome Reception $15
Thursday Friendship Banquet $89
Friday Personal Growth Banquet $98
Saturday Loyalty Banquet $119

Cancelation & Change Policy

Guests may cancel their registration and receive a full refund through June 17.  All fees are nonrefundable after June 17 and a $50 delegate change fee applies. Delegate changes must be received via email to gfarrar@sigmakappa.org.



Payment Information

Payment is due in full upon registration through the event registration system for all members and guests other than collegiate chapters. Collegiate chapters are required to pay for all Convention fees using the Send Money feature in Billhighway. Chapters must include the name of the members attending in the notes section. Without this information, we cannot ensure payment will be credited properly.

Convention Delegate Information

Sigma Kappa Sorority extends financial incentives and discounts to all national officers as well as alumnae and collegiate chapters, advisory boards and corporation boards who meet outlined requirements. Information about these discounts will be sent via email in mid-March to the chapter president or national officer in what has typically been referred to as an ‘allowance letter.’ It is strongly recommended that all voting delegates wait to make travel arrangements until this information is received. Additional information on requirements needed to receive applicable discounts can be found here. 

As convention is a working meeting, full participation is required of delegates and those receiving any sort of discounted registration. A member who receives this discount and chooses not to attend all sessions will be asked to reimburse the organization the full registration cost.  

Sigma Kappa Bylaws designate who can attend convention as a voting delegate. Collegiate and alumnae chapter delegates are elected by their chapters, while other delegates are designated by virtue of the national office held. It is an honor and a responsibility to be selected as a convention delegate, and to participate in the decision-making process of the Sorority. Each delegate should be mindful of their responsibilities:

  • Be in good financial standing with the national organization and her chapter (as applicable) to attend convention.
  • Register for convention by the deadline date, with fees paid.
  • Before arrival at convention, review the Sigma Kappa Bylaws. Read and discuss any proposed amendments with your chapter, as well as review the proposed slate for national council.

The first delegate from an alumnae chapter in good standing will attend convention at a discounted registration rate. Any additional delegates’ expenses will be the responsibility of the chapter or the individual. Other chapter members attending convention should register as alumnae visitors, utilizing any registration package.

Each collegiate chapter is entitled to two collegiate delegates. Collegiate chapters are encouraged to designate the chapter president as the first delegate and the other attendee as the second delegate. Both delegates should be voted on by the chapter. Collegiate chapter delegates are required to return to the chapter for one full year of active membership, and to present information from convention to the chapter by Sept. 30, 2024.

The first delegate from a collegiate chapter in good standing will attend convention at a discounted registration rate. The collegiate chapter is responsible for the entire cost of the second delegate. New members may not serve as a collegiate chapter’s first or second delegate. Other members of the chapter that wish to attend convention should register as a collegiate visitor with a full-time registration or Build Your Own registration package. The chapter or member will be responsible for payment of the registration fees.

One member of the collegiate chapter advisory board will attend convention at a discounted registration rate. All other advisory board members should register as alumnae visitors and can utilize any registration package.

One member of the corporation board will attend convention at a discounted registration rate. All other members should register as alumnae visitors and can utilize any registration package.

Please refer to your allowance letter for specific information for your discounted registration rate.

Convention Schedule

Sigma Kappa’s national convention is full of opportunities to connect with sisters, recognize each other’s achievements, conduct the business of the Sorority, and enjoy vibrant downtown Boston. Check out some of the highlights of our schedule happening on each day below!  

 *This schedule is subject to change. 

National Officer Training

Join with your fellow national officers to learn together! This time will help national officers build relationships and learn skills to help them in their volunteer roles.

National Officer Team Meetings

Meet with the other volunteers on your team to discuss current projects and needs together.

Welcome Reception

After registration, stop by and say hi to other convention attendees. This drop-in, casual event allows for an open space for attendees to gather and make plans for the upcoming activities throughout convention.

Daily Schedule

Time Event
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting 
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
NHC Board Meeting & Annual Meeting 
3:00 – 4:00 p.m National Officer Training 
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. National Officer Team Meetings
4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Convention Registration 
4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hospitality Desk
4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa 
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Foundation Table 
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Elections and Business Meetings

Vote for Sigma Kappa’s 2024-2026 national council and amendments to our Bylaws. Delegates are required to attend. All others, including visitors and those who are not official delegates, are invited to attend the business meetings, led by National President Ann O’Connell Adams, Theta. The 2024-2026 national council will be installed in the final business meeting of convention.

Virtual Club Gatherings & 150 Challenges Meet Ups

Meet your online friends in real life! All members will be able to connect with active participants of Sigma Kappa’s many affinity groups and virtual clubs through a drop-in format. Connect with members you have met online and discover new connections based on shared interests and experiences.

First-Timer's Gathering

Are you a first-time attendee at convention? Come and connect with other first-time alumnae and collegiate attendees at a reception just for YOU! Learn the ins and outs and what to expect at your first Sigma Kappa convention.

District Meet & Greets and Caucuses

Mix and mingle with the other members of your district at convention! Collegiate chapters and those representing collegiate chapters attend the chapter’s district caucus. All other delegates attend the caucus in which they reside. During this time delegates will also vote for the 2024-2026 Nominating Committee members. Collegiate and alumnae visitors may attend but are unable to vote.

Friendship Banquet

Join us as we lean into sisterhood and friendship in our kickoff meal to convention! Together, we will have an opportunity to forge new friendships and explore the history of our beloved Sorority while hearing from a keynote speaker about their own Sigma Kappa experience and its impact on her life.

Daily Schedule

Time Event
6:15 – 7:30 a.m. Morning Workout
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Hospitality Desk
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Foundation Table
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. HistoryIT Archive Display
7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Convention Registration
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. HistoryIT Digitization
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Business Meeting
12:15 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch on your Own
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Virtual Club Gatherings & 150 Challenge Meet Ups
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. First Timers Gathering
2:15 – 4:15 p.m. Buisness Meeting
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. District Meet & Greets and Caucuses
5:00 –7:30 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
5:00 – 7:30 p.m. History IT Digitization
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Friendship Banquet

Educational Sessions

Start your day by learning something new! There will be a variety of educational breakout sessions to choose from during two educational blocks.

Personal Growth Banquet

Our value of personal growth is important to all of us, so what better way than to spend our time at convention learning and growing together? Join us as we spend time sharing our passions and hearing from a keynote speaker about the importance of staying true to themselves.

Daily Schedule

Time Event
6:15 – 7:30 a.m. Morning Workout
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Hospitality Desk
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Foundation Table
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. HistoryIT Archive Display
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. HistoryIT Digitization
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Educational Sessions
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. History IT Digitization
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your Own
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Business Meeting & Memorial Service
5:00 –7:00 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. History IT Digitization
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Personal Growth Banquet

Initiation

Join sisters from different generations and corners of the world in Sigma Kappa’s Initiation ceremony. Recommit to Sigma Kappa through our Initiation ceremony. Nothing is more special than celebrating the core and meaning of our sisterhood. Welcome our 2024 Honor Initiate during Initiation.  

150th Celebration Event

Sigma Kappa’s 150th Celebration Event is just that, an opportunity for you to connect with Sigma Kappas from all over the globe. Celebrate friendships and discover new ones. A cash bar will be available.

Loyalty Banquet

Join us as we celebrate our loyalty to Sigma Kappa! During this banquet we will honor our highest award winners and celebrate our 150th anniversary.

Banquet Social Gathering

After celebrating the value of Loyalty at dinner, join your fellow Sigma Kappa sisters for an informal reception. Music, dessert and sisterhood are all part of the festivities!

Daily Schedule

Time Event
6:15 – 7:30 a.m. Morning Workout
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hospitality Desk
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Foundation Table
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. HistoryIT Archive Display
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sigma Kappa Ritual Ceremonies
12:30 - 5:30 p.m. HistoryIT Digitization
12:30 – 6:30 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa
12:00 – 6:30 p.m. Lunch on your Own & Free Time
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Service Activity
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Various Receptions 
5:00 – 6:15 p.m. 150th Celebration Tour Event
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Loyalty Banquet
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Banquet Social Gathering
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Shop Sigma Kappa

Speakers & Special Guests



Prepare to be inspired by our keynote speakers, Colby Award Winners and Honor Initiates! 



Lindsay Czarniak

Lindsay Czarniak, Delta Rho 

Lindsay Czarniak is an Emmy award and Gracie award winning broadcaster known for her work across the sports industry including FOX NFL and NASCAR, CBS’s Superstar Racing Experience (SRX), and NBC’s coverage of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Previously she spent six years at ESPN anchoring SportsCenter and other programs.

Lindsay’s podcast “Lunch with Lindsay” dives deep into the stories that connect us all through conversations with high profile guests and pairings of athletes, musicians and newsmakers including country music star Eric Church, NASCAR standout Chase Elliott and NBA all-star Chris Paul. Her recent work includes hosting partnerships with events like the Indy500 and horse racing’s Triple Crown through America’s Best Racing.

Prior to joining FOX sports, Czarniak worked at ESPN from 2011 to 2017, anchoring “SportsCenter” and contributing to Sunday NFL Countdown as a reporter and host in the field. During this time, she became the first woman to host the network’s coverage of the Indianapolis 500 on ABC.

Czarniak began her career in Atlanta, GA at CNN. She began her career as an on-air news reporter for WAWS/ WTEV-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, before transitioning to cover sports at WTVJ in Miami and FOX Sports’ Speed Channel as an ARCA RACING SERIES pit reporter. From Miami she moved to WRC, the NBC affiliate in Washington, DC where she worked for the legendary George Michael as a sports reporter/anchor and fill in host of “the George Michael Sports Machine”.

Czarniak grew up learning about horse racing from her father, Chet Czarniak, who began covering the sport for USA Today in the early 1980’s.

Czarniak graduated from James Madison University in 2000 with a major in journalism and a minor in studio art. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

This speaker is brought to you by the Marylou and John D. Turner Lecture Series Fund from the Sigma Kappa Foundation.



Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser is passionate about leveling the playing field for women. She does this through her investing, writing, and speaking. Fran has invested in over 30 female-founded companies across consumer tech, CPG, media & publishing, and wellness.

She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate which has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year, 2018” by Audible. Fran’s new book, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career is quickly becoming the go-to for women seeking more joy and fulfillment in their career.

Fran regularly speaks at conferences and organizations to help women build careers they love while staying true to themselves. Much of her current work is informed by 15 years spent in media, where she rose through the ranks at Time Inc. to President of Digital. She lives outside of NYC with her husband and two sons.

This speaker is brought to you by Dr. Jean K. Elder, Alpha Mu, through a generous gift to the Sigma Kappa Foundation.



Colby Award Winners

The Colby Award, named in honor of Colby College where Sigma Kappa was founded in 1874, is presented at each national convention to Sigma Kappa alumnae in recognition of their career achievements. Nominees for this award must be nationally known in their area of expertise. For this reason, the Colby Award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumnae members by the national organization. Fields considered include but are not limited to arts, literature, public service, business, industry, education, science and athletics.



Leslie Claybrook

A native of Luverne, Alabama, Leslie Claybrook is a graduate of the University of Alabama where she was a four-year letter winner for the women's basketball team and a three-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Claybrook received a master's degree from Mercer University while serving as an assistant women's basketball coach.

Leslie Claybrook currently is the General Manager for the Birmingham Squadron, the G League affiliate to the NBA New Orleans Pelicans. In her current role, she manages all aspects of business operations including corporate partnerships, ticket sales, marketing, promotion and public relations. Prior to The Birmingham Squadron, she served as the President of CrossRoads331, a consulting business for the athletics industry. She previously was an Assistant Commissioner at the Southeastern Conference from September 2011 to October 2020. At the SEC, she was responsible for the oversight of women’s basketball, soccer and softball, including ticket sales and corporate sponsor engagement. She collaborated with major television networks on contractual obligations, schedules, talent, and tactical execution of coverage for the regular season and SEC Tournaments and events. Claybrook also collaborated strategically with athletic administrators, coaches, SEC staff and outside constituents in developing a COVID-19 Return to Competition Plan and teamed with the SEC Council on Racial Equity and Social Justice to develop the “TOGETHER. It Just Means More” campaign on racial equity and social justice developing resources and strategies for campuses, national engagement, and change.

Prior to arriving at the SEC office, Claybrook served as Senior Associate Athletics Director/ Senior Woman Administrator at Rice University, the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at Samford University, and in a similar role at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama.

In her spare time, she has been actively involved in refereeing basketball at the high school, collegiate, WNBA, G League and international levels. Her expertise allowed her to represent USA Basketball as a referee at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. She is also a member of the Pat Summitt Foundation Board, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Women Leaders in Sports. Claybrook participated in Rice University Leader’s Program and Birmingham’s Project Corporate Leadership Program.

She is married to Perry Robinson who is the varsity volleyball coach at Pelham High School. They have one daughter, Lillian who is an eight grader at Vestavia Pizitz Middle School.



Jamie Valvano

Jamie Valvano

Jamie Valvano is an ordinary person transformed by extraordinary circumstances. She witnessed a remarkable victory when her beloved father, legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano, realized his lifelong dream of winning the National Championship in 1983. Years later, however, her family was devastated when Jim was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Jamie was in the audience during his famous 1993 ESPY speech when he announced the establishment of the V Foundation. After graduating from North Carolina State University, Jamie proudly worked as an educator for over a decade. She also was a fundraiser at the V Foundation for Cancer Research in its formative years. She helped establish the organization that has now awarded over $330 million to cancer facilities nationwide. Jamie continues to share personal insights with audiences as a public speaker, drawing from her experiences as an 18 year cancer survivor, educator, and mother. She constantly pushes others to embrace their unique vision and discover their own extraordinary lives.



Honor Initiates

Jennifer Kempthorne

Jennifer Kempthorne

Jennifer Kempthorne currently serves as the Housing Improvement Program Director at Maine Seacoast Mission where she leads volunteer groups in home repair projects for underserved people of Washington and Hancock Counties. A proud resident of Downeast Maine, Jennifer has lived in and loved her community-the land, the people, the heart- for over 22 years. Over the years she has served in various roles, including as a construction contractor, schoolteacher and as a healthcare professional. Jennifer attended Berea College and earned her degree from Excelsior University. When not working on home repairs she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, kayaking and reading.

Stevie V. Tran

Stevie V. Tran

Stevie V. Tran, Esq. (she/her) is a practicing attorney dedicated to serving the fraternity/sorority community, focusing on the unique needs of culturally based fraternal organizations. She authored one of the first articles on transgender inclusion within fraternal organizations, and she provides guidance on all matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Stevie is humbled and inspired to be selected as an Honor Initiate of Sigma Kappa. When she stepped onto campus at age 18, she was clueless about how fraternal values would forever change her life. Now at 37, Stevie believes that joining a Sisterhood will only further empower her in life, and she is more serious than ever about committing to the values of Sigma Kappa. She lives in Madrid, Spain, with her cat, GoGoCatty.

Travel

Below are useful resources to assist in your travel planning to Boston.

No matter how you travel to us, upon arrival at the hotel, please go to the front desk. Sleeping rooms may not be available until 4:00 p.m., but secure baggage storage is available at the hotel front desk. Convention registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 in the Grand-Liberty Foyer.

Please check your allowance letter for information on what travel costs, if any, are covered by the national organization. Typically, collegiate and alumnae chapter delegate travel is the responsibility of the chapter that you are representing. 

Members holding EK Letters

The recommended airport is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

There is no shuttle provided, but there are many ways to get to the hotel, located in the Back Bay area of Boston, 6 miles away. The hotel recommends that all travelers take the free Back Bay Logan Express. Pick up of the bus is outside Ground Transportation at Logan Airport and there are no reservations needed and the bus runs every half hour from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Travelers should take the bus to the Back Bay stop, which is at the Hynes Convention Center, adjacent to the Prudential Center, which is adjacent to the hotel. Upon request, the drivers will often drop passengers off directly in front of the hotel. If not, it is a 2-minute walk from the drop off spot and the hotel.

Upon leaving Boston, there is a $3 charge for the bus to take you back to the airport, and tickets are required – available here. The bus runs every half hour, from 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. It is recommended to depart the hotel at least two hours ahead of time to travel to the airport from the hotel.

You can access additional information on shuttles, taxis and shared ride services, such as Uber, in addition to the public train system, by clicking here.

There are no self-parking options at the Sheraton Boston, and driving to the hotel is discouraged.

There is limited, hourly, self-parking available at the Prudential Center Parking Garage, which is adjacent to the hotel. Rates start at $22, and validation may be available by purchasing items, such as food/beverages from retailers in the Prudential Center.

At the hotel, overnight valet parking is available for $70 per night, plus applicable taxes. Hourly valet parking is available for $36 for less than 2 hours, and $52 hours for 2-8 hours.

The Sheraton Boston, located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, is ideally suited for Sigma Kappa’s membership as we celebrate our 150th anniversary, vote on important sorority business, and connect with others.

With ample meeting room space, restaurant outlets, and space to gather, our host hotel is connected to the Prudential Center, a shopping center with quick and full-service restaurants, and tourist attractions.

Boston has an abundance of things to do and places to see. Whether you are a history buff, a foodie, or a sports enthusiast, you are sure to find things to do all over the city. Our convention schedule allows for time to visit places that interest you.

As you plan your schedule during convention, be sure to visit Meet Boston to learn how you can take advantage of all our convention city has to offer.

Additional Information

Take some time to visit Shop Sigma Kappa and all our wonderful vendors joining us in Boston!

Please see our daily schedule on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to find special times to shop Sigma Kappa merchandise.

Sigma Kappa has created a digital museum to share our story — now you can add yours! At Convention, our partners at HistoryIT are setting up a remote studio to image your items and record details. Following the event, your memories will be preserved and shared in Sigma Kappa's digital museum. Convention attendees are encouraged to bring photos, pins, t-shirts or anything that's meaningful to your Sigma Kappa sisterhood experience and they'll be digitally preserved onsite. 

Due to the limited time frame, please do not bring items that include numerous pages or items that may already exist in the museum (i.e. the Sigma Kappa Triangle, your Promise book, a large scrapbook, etc.)

Items will be returned to you at the end of Convention. Please be prepared to take them home with you. If you have any questions about what to bring, please email 150@sigmakappa.org.

We are excited to add your stories to the museum!

Not sure what to wear to convention? Here are some guidelines for you as you plan your trip. Be sure to find ideas on our TikTok. Please note that low-cut tops, leggings, skirts and shorts of inappropriate length are not appropriate.

During Travel & Free Time

All attendees represent Sigma Kappa when they travel – please represent us well. Snappy casual attire is recommended.

Cool attire such as sundresses, shorts of appropriate length, Sigma Kappa T-shirts, appropriate swimsuits and cover-ups, and comfortable shoes are acceptable.

Educational Sessions & Formal Business Meetings

Professional attire, such as dresses, skirts and blouses. Wearing your Sigma Kappa badge is recommended. Please remember that meeting rooms are often very cold. Consider bringing a sweater or light jacket for sessions.

Initiation Ceremony

All members and initiates should wear appropriate clothing, respectful of Sigma Kappa ritual, in shades of white with matching shoes in shades of white. Those without appropriate attire will not be admitted to the event.

Banquets

Friendship Banquet (Thursday)

Formal business meeting attire is appropriate for this banquet.

Personal Growth Banquet (Friday)

Attendees are encouraged to wear shirts, pins, school colors or other meaningful items from their undergraduate alma mater institution.

Loyalty Banquet

Formal or semi-formal dress.



Who to Contact with Questions



General Registration Questions

Contact events@sigmakappa.org

Hotel Accommodations and Logistics; Guests and VIP attendees 

Contact Gina Farrar, meeting and events specialist 

Educational Sessions and Keynote Speakers

Contact Delaney Parker, director of programming & training or Mary Phillips, senior director for programming strategy

National Officers 

Contact your volunteer director or staff liaison. 

Corporation Boards/Property Committees

Contact Claude Warren, National Housing Corporation director of operations, or Karen Parnell, national vice president for finance.   

Sigma Kappa Foundation

Contact Lisa Swiontek, Sigma Kappa Foundation executive director 

150th Logo



Celebrating 150 Years

In 2024, Sigma Kappa will celebrate 150 years of sisterhood! The official celebration kicks off Founders' Day 2023 and continues through Founders' Day 2024, including a historic celebration during our National Convention July 2024 in Boston.

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Historical Convention

Past Conventions 

As we prepare to celebrate In 2024, we want to look back at the full list of past Conventions our members have hosted since 1876. Download the full list below!

VIEW the List

Stay Connected

The 150th celebration is just getting started! Make sure you're connected with Sigma Kappa to receive the all latest updates and announcements. 

Affinity Groups

Our members have created unique spaces where sisters can connect with one another over these shared experiences and interests. Click the link to learn more about these groups.

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Virtual Clubs

Share your love of reading, cooking or traveling with fellow Sigma Kappas through our virtual Book Club, Cooking Club or Travel Club!

Upcoming events

Check out our events page to get the latest news and information on ways to connect with other Sigma Kappas!

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