Conclave 2017


DESTINATION DETROIT! | July 18 – 23, 2017

Detroit is America’s great comeback story, a city on the return and ready for anything. A complete package destination, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity members will experience a great location for Conclave 2017 – A Family Reunion.

Metro Detroit covers nearly 2,000 square miles and is the second largest U.S. metropolitan area connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

The Detroit area is surging with 21st century industries and an influx of entrepreneurs, techies and creative. Inc. Magazine dubbed Detroit “Startup City USA.” High-tech startups and business incubators are creating a buzz, and today’s young innovators and game-changers are relocating to the city to learn, work, live and play. A hub for medical research and innovations, metro Detroit is home to 67 of Michigan’s 175 hospitals, including the nationally ranked University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and the award-winning Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Hospitals.

Nearly 500 companies do defense and homeland security business in metro Detroit, a center for the defense industry for 70 years. With some 86,000 skilled metro Detroiters employed in related fields and some $5 billion a year in defense contracts going to the state of Michigan, the area is poised to play a bigger role in the industry. Detroit is a musical mecca; the undisputed owner of the Motown sound and the place where techno beats first erupted. A host of world-recognized musical festivals and events take place every year, too, attracting celebrated artists from a variety of genres.

THINGS TO DO IN DETROIT

During your free time at Conclave 2017, you can visit historic Detroit attractions. Visit the elegant homes of the auto barons including Dodge and Ford, or explore the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, the birthplace of the Model T. Tour the Automotive Hall of Fame with in-depth visual and interactive exhibits.

Just three miles from downtown, head to Detroit’s Cultural Center, which is chock-full of art, science and history museums. Also check out the The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum and The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the only one of its kind in the country.

Gaming is open 24/7 in The D! Try your luck at thousands of slot machines and table games with three major downtown casinos – Greektown Casino-Hotel, MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino Hotel. Detroit is Motown. Visit the Motown Museum – Hittsville USA – to see where the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and other stars revolutionized the world of music. In short, Detroit has a plethora of exciting people, places and things to do while in the Motor City.

EXPERIENCE AN ICON REDEFINED

Conclave 2017 attendees will discover an unmatched hotel in downtown Detroit. The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center soars 70 floors above the Detroit River and is situated on the RiverWalk, next door to Hart Plaza. The property is one of the leading hotels in Detroit that recently completed a $30M renovation and is located in the heart of the city providing access to restaurants, sports and an exciting nightlife. The Detroit People Mover public transportation system enables guests of this hotel to have easy access to city attractions. Floor-to-ceiling windows highlight the rooms, while a reinvented hotel lobby is home to functional seating and business-friendly amenities. Delight in the stylish urban ambiance Volt for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
Registration Set-up
Hotel Pre-Con Meeting
Sigma Office

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
Registration
Sigma Office
Collegiate Advisors University
Golf Outing
Committee Meetings I
Lunch On Your Own
Committee Meetings II
Volunteer Orientation
General Board Meeting
Fatherhood: “I Am My Brother’s Keeper” Forum
General Board Dinner
PBS 100 Voices Rehearsal

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
Registration
Sigma Office
First Time Attendees Orientation
Press Room
Committee Meetings III
Awards & Standards Committee Meeting
PBS 100 Voices Rehearsal
Sigma Marketplace (Ribbon Cutting)
Lunch On Your Own
Opening Ceremony & Concert
“Turn-Around” The President’s Reception
The Barbershop

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
Registration
Delegate Certification/Vote Tool Distribution
Sigma Office
Press Room
Production Room
Chapter Displays
Breakfast with the Candidates (Candidates’ Forum)
Sigma Marketplace
Committee Meetings IV
Awards & Standards Committee Meeting
Regional Caucuses
DSC Meeting
Lunch on Your Own
Life Members Luncheon
Plenary Session I
Dinner on Your Own
Miss International Phi Beta Sigma Pageant
Host Chapter Event
The Barbershop

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
Registration Set-up (registration by Region)
Registration
Omega and Rededication Ceremonies
Sigma Office
Press Room
Production Room
PBSFCU Annual Breakfast Meeting
Plenary Session II
Committee Meetings V
Sigma Marketplace
International Awards Luncheon
Back-to-School Rally at Hart Plaza
DSC Dinner (DSC only)
Dinner on Your Own
International Step Show Competition and Concert
Post Step Show Event

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017
Registration
Committee Meetings VI
Sigma Office
Press Room
Production Room
Sigma Marketplace
Plenary Session III
Lunch On Your Own
Blue & White Cookout at Belle Isle
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Alain Leroy Locke Honors Chapter Induction Ceremony
DSC Induction Ceremony
Grand Orchid Ball

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017
Post General Board Meeting
Ecumenical Service

TIME
9:00am – 5:00pm
3:00pm – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm

TIME
9:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:30pm – 2:00pm
10:00am -12:00pm
12:00pm -1:30pm
2:00pm – 5:00pm
4:00pm – 5:30pm
3:00pm – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm
6:00pm – 9:00pm
6:00pm – 9:00pm

TIME
7:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 10:00am
9:00am – 5:00pm
10:00am – 12:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm
6:00am – 9:00pm
10:00am – 6:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
6:30pm – 9:00pm
9:00pm – 11:00pm
11:00pm – 1:00am

TIME
7:00am – 5:00pm
6:00am – 7:45am
8:00am – 5:00pm
9:00am – 5:00pm
9:00am – 1:00pm
9:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 10:00am
10:00am – 7:00pm
10:00am – 11:30am
9:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 11:30am
10:00am – 11:30am
11:30am – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 5:30pm
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7:00 pm – 1:30 am
9:00pm -1:00am
10:00pm -1:00am

TIME
7:00am – 5:00pm
7:00am – 5:00pm
7:00am – 8:00am
8:00am – 5:00pm
9:00am – 5:00pm
9:00am – 1:00am
8:00am – 9:00am
9:00am – 11:30am
9:30am – 12:00pm
10:00am – 9:00pm
12:00pm – 2:30pm
3:00pm – 6:00pm
6:30pm – 8:00pm
6:30pm – 7:30pm
8:00pm – 1:30am
10:00pm – 1:30am

TIME
7:00am – 1:00pm
7:00am – 9:00am
8:00am – 1:00pm
9:00am – 5:00pm
9:00am – 1:00am
9:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am -10:30am
12:00pm – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 4:00pm
12:00pm – 4:00pm
5:30pm – 6:30pm

6:30pm – 7:30pm
7:30pm – 1:30am

TIME
8:00am – 9:00pm
10:00am – 12:00pm

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

DETROIT MARRIOTT AT THE RENAISSANCE CENTER
Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 48243
313-568-8000

HOTEL ROOM RATE:
Standard King or Double: $149 per night
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION HERE!

*Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity members must first register for Conclave 2017, in order to reserve a hotel room for the convention. Once your conference registration payment has been processed and completed, your name will be added to the registered list.

REGULAR REGISTRATION EXTENDED:
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for late registration is March 31, 2017.

$550 Alumni Member
$350 Collegiate Member
$275 DSC
$500 Guest

PAYMENT OPTIONS
The preferred method of payment of registration fees is the BluPrint. All credit card payments require an additional 4% fee and may be completed online. PayPal is an added option for registering. Additionally, funds can be transferred from your Phi Beta Sigma Federal Credit Union account for registration payments.

Mail-in registrations download and complete the registration form and mail it to

  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
    145 Kennedy Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20011

Email Registration Forms must be sent to: registrations@phibetasigma1914.org. Credit card authorization must be completed on the registration form. The cut-off postmark date for all mail-in registrations is May 31, 2017. Brothers who submit registrations postmarked after May 31, 2017 are NOT guaranteed full registration kits, subject to pre-ordered stock.

REGISTRATION MATERIALS
All Conclave materials will be available for pick-up at the registration site. Pre-registered Brothers and guests MUST provide the Conclave 2017 Confirmation Letter and a government-issued photo ID to receive their Conclave materials. VIP Registrations will be available to elected and appointed General Board officers, DSC members, Sapphire and Platinum Life Members, Past International Presidents, Golden Heritage Members and Brothers with special needs accommodation.

CONFIRMATION LETTER
Registered participants will receive their Conclave 2017 Confirmation Letters within 30 days of receipt of your payment. The letters will be sent via United States Postal Service from the International Headquarters. Those who register online through BluPrint will receive an electronic registration receipt and confirmation. Please contact the Finance Department at the International Headquarters if your confirmation letter is not received within the 30 day time period.

SPECIAL NEEDS ATTENDEES
All Business Sessions and meal functions will provide special seating for Brothers and guests with special needs. Registered members requiring assistance must indicate on their registration forms the nature of their special accommodation. This information is needed in order for the Conclave Planning Team to work with the hotel to insure proper assistance is provided.

REGISTRATION TRANSFER POLICY
Registration funds are transferable from one financial member to another financial member. The policy also covers one registered guest to another registered guest. Written and signed permission from the transferor to the transferee is required for those transactions. A Brother may transfer his personal registration ONLY. The deadline for the transferring of Conclave registration is June 15, 2017. Any unforeseen circumstances after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

REGISTRATION REFUND POLICY
Registration fees are eligible for a refund, provided written notification is submitted to and received at Phi Beta Sigma’s International Headquarters. The associated rates and postmark date deadlines are as follows:
• Full refund = 100%, postmarked no later than February 28, 2017
• 50% refund, postmarked no later than May 31, 2017.

NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION

NO SHOWS
Registered members who do not attend Conclave 2017 will receive their Registration Material and Conference Gifts at the home address listed on their registration form by AUGUST 26, 2017.

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