Convention FAQs

Questions are answered here to provide more event details and help you confirm travels plans. If you have additional concerns, emails samhq@sam.org

How To Register and Pay

Chapters/Provisional Chapter delegates: Your chapter/provisional chapter was billed directly for Convention.  It is the chapter’s or delegates responsibly to cover the cost of travel to Austin, TX.  To register, login to mySam and you will see a link at the top of the homepage to register.

 

Alumni and Guests: You can register and pay HERE.

Who Should Attend

Sigma Alpha Mu Annual Convention and Leadership Conference is meant for all Sammys—whether you’re just starting your leadership journey, serving as a chapter officer, or leading initiatives in your community. All attendees will leave with the tools to make a change in themselves, their campuses, and their communities.

 

For Chapters/Provisional Chapters, it is encouraged that members of the current Council are attending.

How do I get to Austin

Fly: The preferred and closest airport to our convention hotel is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).

 

Drive: You may drive and park at the hotel. On-site parking is available for free to all hotel guests.

Arrival and Departure Times

Check-in begins on Friday, August 12, at 9:00 AM CDT. All attendees must arrive at the Austin Southpark Hotel in Austin, TX, and be checked in no later than 1:30 PM CDT. The program will begin promptly at 2 PM CDT.

 

On Sunday, August 14, sessions will conclude at 11:45 AM CDT. Please do not book flight travel earlier than 2 PM CDT.

Ground Transportation

Located 11 minutes drive (6.3 miles) from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Approximate Uber and Lyft fees are $20 pending surge costs at the time.

 

The Austin Southpark Hotel in Austin, TX offers  free parking at the hotel for all guests.

Convention Rebate Information

Every year, the Fraternity distributes a Convention Rebate based on undergraduate delegates attendance at sessions throughout the weekend.  The Convention Rebate is 75% of one Convention Registration ($295) and 75% of one Super Saver airfare for a Chapter Delegation of two.  Chapters that are within a 200-mile radius of the Convention site will receive a rebate based on mileage.  Each delegate will have a QR code on the back of their nametag.  You must bring your nametag to each session.  At the beginning and conclusion of each session, a designated staff member will scan your nametag. It is your responsibility to ensure your nametag gets scanned. The rebate is directly tied to the percentage of sessions attended by the entire delegation.

 

Additional details will be provided to undergraduate delegates who register for Convention.

Appropriate Attire

All convention sessions and settings require business attire (coat and tie) and your name tag. The awards banquet on Saturday is the Purple Tie Banquet.  A purple tie will be provided as the Convention favor.

 

Women who attend the closing banquet should plan to wear formal evening attire.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

Measures will be taken to demonstrate further care and concern for in-person attendees. More information will be provided as we get closer to the event date.

Canceling or Changing a Reservation

Undergraduate Delegates:

Should a chapter delegate be unable to attend after registering, their registration will need to be canceled.  Please contact Assistant Director of Operations Mario Tobar (Mario@sam.org).  The Chapter will need to have another delegate register to ensure two delegates are registered and attend.  No changes in undergraduate delegate registration will be considered after July 15, 2022 (unless there is an extenuating circumstance).

Alumni & Guests:

Should an alumnus or guest be unable to attend after registering, their registration will need to be canceled.  Please contact Assistant Director of Operations Mario Tobar (Mario@sam.org). The Fraternity will be able to cancel the hotel room up until 72 hours before the event, so those funds would be refunded to you.  The Fraternity is unable to offer refunds for registration and food selections after  July 25, 2022.

Who can represent your Chapter and/or Alumni Association

For a chapter, the member must be a collegiate member in good standing from the corresponding chapter. For an alumni association, they must be a member in good standing, be a member of the alumni association, and if it is an area alumni association, and live within that area. (Insert Bluebook Language)

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