2019 Convention Draft Schedule

Thursday, August 8th

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM           Octagon Meeting (-)

Friday, August 9th

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM         Endowment Fund (-)

9:00 AM – 1:45 PM           Registration (-)

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM           Foundation Meeting (-)

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM           Convention Welcome (-)

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM            The Arts & Science of Human Connection, Josh Orendi, Phired Up    

Josh Orendi has devoted his professional life to growing and improving Fraternity. He’s a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and educator. In 2002, Josh co-founder Phired Up Productions – a fraternity/sorority education company that now serves 50+ International Fraternities/Sororities and 300+ college campuses per year. He’s widely recognized as a nation’s top expert on fraternity growth, technology, and marketing. Josh is a long-time friend and supporter of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity.

Josh grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a 1999 graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia where he majored in fraternity and minored in his major. He’s a proud member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity (disclaimer: there’s no ΣΑΜ at Bethany). He lives in Carmel, IN with his wife and two daughters, and 100+ pound English Mastiff.

Watch Phired Up’s Josh Orendi speak on recruitment

4:15 PM – 6:10 PM           Chapter Goal Setting (-)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM           Schaffer Leadership Dinner (-)

8:15 PM – 10:00 PM         Model Ritual and Ritual Discussion (Chapters) (-)  & Colony and Interest Group Meeting (Colonies) (-)

Saturday, August 10th

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM           Breakfast (-)

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM         A Sunday Talk on Sex, Drugs, Drinking and Dying With the Frat Boys – Louis M. Profeta, MD (-)   

Dr. Profeta will take you through what it’s like to tell a father or a mother that their child has been killed. It is an extremely tense and emotional portrayal from someone who has done this countless times and hopes to impart how it is the absolute worst part about being an Emergency Physician and one of the biggest causes of physician burnout in Emergency Medicine. He will discuss how close many students come to dying only to simply wake up with a hangover, completely oblivious to how near death they were while passed out. He will describe in vivid detail what it will be like to find a roommate dead, how the paramedics and police will respond, what the student can expect to hear from the dead student’s parents how it will change their life forever. He will be an open book and allow attendees the opportunity to ask any and all questions. Dr. Profeta is keenly aware that drug and alcohol abuse is a part of college. His goal is to guide students into making the right decisions and to simply keep them from becoming another death in his ER.

Watch Dr. Profeta’s Tedx Talk

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM       Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament (-)

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM       Risk Reduction Forum Townhall (-)

10:30 AM – 3:00 PM         SAM National Properties (-)

12:00 AM – 1:00 PM         Lunch (-)

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM           Networking – Undergraduates – Common Issues for the Current College Campus (-)

1:45 PM – 6:00 PM           Convention Business Session (-)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM           Reception (-)

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM         Convention Banquet (-)

Sunday, August 11th

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM           Continental Breakfast (-)

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM         Breakout Sessions (-)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM       Closing Speaker (-)

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM       Conference Wrap-Up & Adjournment (-)