Where: Phoenix, Arizona – Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

When: August 8-11, 2019


This year’s convention will include educational sessions throughout the weekend, annual business meeting on Saturday afternoon, and an awards banquet dinner on Saturday night. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix, Arizona!


2019 Convention Schedule


Arizona Biltmore

The convention room rate of $128.00 includes taxes and fees. Self-parking is complimentary for guest staying at the hotel and guest room internet is complimentary.



Undergraduate Registration  

The cost for two voting delegates from a designated chapter is $1800, ($900 each) Remember, Chapters were billed for their two required delegates earlier in the year. The cost for each additional attendee is $900.  The cost includes official banquet functions, hotel, and conference materials.



Alumni Registration

Registration Check-In: Check-in begins at 10:30 am MT Thursday, August 8 until 1:30 pm MT Please check-in within that window of time. The opening session will begin at 2 pm MT. Convention will adjourn at 12 pm MT on Sunday, August 11, 2019.



Flight Recommendations



Convention Award Nominations

Awards are presented on an annual basis at the Summer Convention. The following awards are nomination based. You are encouraged to nominate your chapter and members for these awards. Please read the directions carefully for each award nomination, as they require different supporting material. Supporting documentation can be uploaded directly to the nomination form. The submission deadline for all awards is May 31, 2019.



Chapter and Individual Awards

Chapter Awards Include: Religious Endeavor Award, Publications Award, Community Service Award, and Scholastic Recognition

Individual Awards Includes: Prior Award, Vice Prior Award, Exchequer Award, Recorder Award, Outstanding Athlete Award, Rabbi Liebman Award, Alumni Recorder Award, Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award

Nomination Form for Chapter and Individual Awards is HERE



Undergraduate Achievement Awards

Includes: Sophomore Achievement Award, Junior Achievement Award, Senior Achievement Award

Nomination Form for Undergraduate Achievement Award is HERE


Questions? Please reach out to Director of Chapter Services Michele Peterson (michele@sam.org).



Blue Book Task Force Report

Note: Division C, Article II, 4 states “Any amendments to divisions A to F hereof can only be voted upon if said amendments have been presented in writing to the Octagon at least 90 days before the Convention, for publication in the Convention Foreword.”


The Blue Book Task Force has proposed the following amendments:


1. Comprehensive Revisions to the Blue Book (Endorsed by the Octagon)



2. Separate Amendments from the Blue Book Task Force (Endorsed by the Octagon)


Nominating Committee

The following alumni have been nominated for two-year terms on the Octagon:

Benji Bearman (Minnesota, ’97)

Jerry Conrey (Cal State-Fullerton, ’84)

Doug Montgomery (Texas A&M, ’05)

Andy Paley (Ohio State, ’87)



Future Convention Sites


2020: Indianapolis, IN