Register Today for the 2017 Regional Convention!

2017 ILLINOIS REGIONAL CONVENTION

Register today for the regional highlight of the year!  Hosted by Alpha Epsilon Kappa, Lincoln Land Community College and Theta Epsilon, Southwestern Illinois College, this year’s Illinois Regional Convention will take place from June 23-25, 2017 in Springfield, IL. Registration is only $90 a person when received by June 2, 2017.  Chapters looking to register must use the registration form sent to Chapter Advisors.

Physical Host

Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield, IL. Click here for detailed directions. Conference check-in is in the A. Lincoln Commons, located between Sangamon and Menard Halls, on the Lincoln Land campus.

Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn, 3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL. Rooms are $104, plus tax & fees, and include a breakfast buffet on Saturday morning only for those staying at the Hilton. Sunday morning breakfast will be a buffet for all conference attendees at the hotel. Rooms must be reserved by midnight, June 1 for the group rate and are subject to availability after that.

Reservations must be made by phone or via the group page. Click here to make your reservation!
Group Name: Illinois Region of Phi Theta Kappa; Group Code: ILPTK
Check-in: June 23, 2017; Check-out: June 25, 2017
Phone: 217-529-7171

Schedule Information

  • Convention registration begins at Lincoln Land CC at 3 p.m., Friday, June 23
  • Saturday daytime sessions and lunch at Lincoln Land CC
  • Saturday evening Hallmark Awards Banquet, Sunday morning breakfast and the closing session will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield, concluding at noon

Regional Service Project

The Alpha Epsilon Kappa chapter at Lincoln Land CC has chosen Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois for this year’s regional service project. Requested items include:

Most Urgent Needs
Masking tape
New food storage containers (various sizes)
Paper towels
Slow cooker plastic liners
Snacks/crackers/cookies
Laundry detergent pods
Pledge
Foaming hand soap

Other Needs
Fragrance-free/dye-free dryer sheets
Clorox wipes
Dishwasher detergent
Mr. Clean multi-surfaces cleaner
Napkins
4 gallon trash bags
Styrofoam coffee cups with lids
Plastic cups with lids
Kitchen size trash bags

A current wish list of needed items can be found on their website.  Please bring your donations to check-in at Lincoln Land on Friday afternoon.

Sunday Morning Closing Session

  • Yearbook winners announcement
  • Honors in Action and College Project poster presentations
  • Induction of new alumni members and officers
  • Induction of new regional officers
  • Recognition of host chapters

Education Forum Proposals

Educational forums, along with guest speakers, make a significant contribution to the programming at the annual convention. They provide an opportunity to share information, take a leadership role and learn from one another. Learn more about the types of educational forum sessions and guidelines around submissions by reviewing these educational forum guidelines.

We encourage all chapters to submit an educational forum proposal for Saturday’s programming. Not only will students be providing an educational service to their fellow members in Illinois, but it will allow your chapter to satisfy one of the requirements at the Four Star level of the Five Star Chapter Plan.

Advisors, members, officers, and alumni are all invited to submit an educational forum proposal. Proposals submitted by current chapter members and officers require the knowledge, approval, and support of the chapter advisor.

Before committing to provide an educational forum, please review the educational forum guidelines.  

Miscellaneous Information

No Tolerance Policy: Alcohol and unlawful controlled substances will not be permitted at any Phi Theta Kappa official regional events. Conference and Institute participants using alcohol or controlled substances will be asked to leave events immediately.

Smoke-free Campus: Lincoln Land Community College is a completely smoke-free campus. The carrying, usage, burning, inhaling, or exhaling of tobacco or related products on college grounds is prohibited.

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