Convention Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. A full schedule will be available in the mobile app and a mini-itinerary will be included in your registration materials.

Skip to a Day: June 27 | June 28 | June 29 | June 30 

*Denotes all delegates must be in attendance.

Wednesday, June 26 – Optional Early Arrival Day

Noon-7 p.m. Convention Help Desk
This is the place to have all your Convention questions answered.

Noon-7 p.m. Convention Registration
Be sure and check in here on arrival day to pick up your Convention bag and lanyard.

Noon-6 p.m. Traveling Exhibit, Foundation Room and Crescent Corner

Noon-7 p.m. Hat Decorating with Sisters (optional)
This is a great opportunity for sisterhood! Bring your Confirmed Conventioneers hat and spend your time decorating for Confirmed Conventioneers. Decorations can be purchased in advance at the Hat Decor Booth.  

6 p.m. Supporters of the Heart Foundation Dinner (by invitation only)
To be announced in 2024.

7 p.m. Optional Sisterhood Activity (at an additional ticket price)
Jealous of Ferris Bueller? Try Gamma Phi’s Day Off: An Evening of Sisterhood at Navy Pier from 7-10 p.m.!

Join your sisters for dinner at Harry Caray’s Tavern’s on Navy Pier (gluten free and vegan options available). Harry Caray was an American sportscaster revered for his telecasts of Chicago Cubs baseball games. Enjoy his extensive collection of memorabilia celebrating Chicago sports legends, cinematic classics and pop culture icons past and present. Cash bar available. Your Options include:

  • Dinner at Harry Caray’s Tavern and fireworks display on Navy Pier: $70 SOLD OUT
  • Dinner and The Tall Ship Windy Package: Enjoy a memorable evening aboard the 148-foot Schooner, the only four-mast vessel still in operation and the official flagship of the City of Chicago. Experience the best seat in the house for a spectacular fireworks performance as you sail along the stunning and iconic Chicago shoreline: $170 (includes dinner) SOLD OUT
  • The Centennial Ferris Wheel Package: Explore Pier Park with a pass to ride on the 200-foot-high Centennial Ferris Wheel offering incredible views of the city and Lake Michigan. Explore Navy Pier shops and music venues.  Finish the evening by viewing the fireworks from your choice of locations on the pier. Price: $90 (includes dinner) SOLD OUT

Note that transportation to and from the hotel is your responsibility. Navy Pier is only 3.3 miles from the Chicago Marriott Marquis and is easily accessible via ride-shares and buses. Tickets are required and capacity is limited to 80 attendees. 

Thursday, June 27 – Main Convention Arrival Day

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Convention Help Desk
This is the place to have all your Convention questions answered!

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Convention Registration
Be sure and check in here on arrival day to pick up your Convention bag and lanyard.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Crescent Corner, Foundation Room, Traveling Exhibit and Vendor Area

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hat Decorating with Sisters (optional)
This is a great opportunity for sisterhood! Bring your Confirmed Conventioneers hat and spend your time decorating for Confirmed Conventioneers. Decorations can be purchased in advance at the Hat Decor Booth.

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Credentials Table
All collegiate and alumnae delegates must check-in here to confirm their attendance and sign their delegate credentials form before the start of the business meeting.  

1-1:45 p.m. First Time Attendee Session
Is this your first time at Convention? Join other first-timers to learn how to get the most from your first Convention experience with some awesome tips and tricks.

2-2:45 p.m. Regional Meetups
Join your region to gather with other sisters from your region and meet your regional team volunteers.

  • Regional Meetup East – East 1, East 2, East 3
  • Regional Meetup Midwest – Midwest 1, Midwest 2, Midwest 3, Midwest 4
  • Regional Meetup South – South 1, South 2
  • Regional Meetup West – West 1, West 2, West 3 

3-3:30 p.m. Sisterhood Meetups
Which one speaks to you? This is your opportunity to meet new sisters with similar identities. Capacity is limited and pre-registration is not available.

  • LGBTQIA+ Sisters
  • Past/Present Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients
  • Sisters with Disabilities
  • Sisters over 60

3-3:45 p.m. Flag Processional Practice* (mandatory for all collegiate chapter delegates)

3:45-4:15 p.m. Sisterhood Meetups
Which one speaks to you? This is your opportunity to meet new sisters with similar identities and/or interests. Capacity is limited and pre-registration is not available.

  • First Generation Sisters
  • Women of Color
  • Sisters in STEM
  • Speed Meeting (like speed-dating for sisters) 

4:30-5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies/Business Session*
You won’t want to miss the opening ceremonies during our business session. Celebrate your chapter during our chapter roll call, which is full of tradition and fanfare.

  • Opening Business Meeting Ritual
  • Roll Call of Chapters (flag processional)
  • Call to Order 

6-8 p.m. Welcome Dinner
Join us as our Convention arrangements chair sets the tone for the week. Enjoy local Chicago flair represented in the food, decor and entertainment at this fun dinner that kicks-off our Convention week and celebrates our Convention history from the past 150 years. Tickets are required.

8:30-10 p.m. Business Session*

  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Report of the Credentials Committee
  • Approval of Convention Rules and Program
  • Appointment of Convention Committees
  • Message from your International President on the State of the Sorority 

10-11:30 p.m. Collegian Sisterhood Event (optional)
This event is only for our collegians. Join your collegiate sisters from all over North America as we celebrate YOU! What can you expect?

  • Snack Reception
  • DJ
  • Friendship Bracelet making/exchange
  • T-shirt Swap
  • Convention hat decorating (bring your hat and decor supplies). Decor supplies can be purchased in advance at the Hat Decor Booth.

10-11:30 p.m. Workforce Appreciation Reception

Volunteers and chapter advisors are invited to join us for a casual appreciation reception with light hors d’oeuvres. 

Friday, June 28 – Gamma Fri-yay

Time to flaunt Gamma Phi Beta. We hope to see you dressed in one of our brand colors today! 

6-7 a.m. Optional Exercise Class
Join Girls on the Run as they lead us through a workout. 

6-8 a.m. Breakfast on Own
Please allow plenty of time to grab breakfast as our business session will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Options include:

  • Woven and Bound Restaurant – Sit-down option
  • 2121 Pantry – Grab and Go option
  • Revolution Coffee (in the Showroom Food Hall) – Grab and Go option
8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Crescent Corner, Foundation Room, Traveling Exhibit and Vendor Area

8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Hat Decorating with Sisters (optional)
This is a great opportunity for sisterhood! Bring your Confirmed Conventioneers hat and spend your time decorating for Confirmed Conventioneers. Decorations can be purchased in advance at the Hat Decor Booth.

8 a.m.-7 p.m. Convention Registration
Be sure and check-in here to pick up your Convention bag and lanyard if you have not done so already.

8 a.m.-10 p.m. Convention Help Desk
This is the place to have all your Convention questions answered!

8:30 a.m.-Noon Business Session*

  • Report of the Credentials Committee
  • Report of the Nominating Committee
  • International Council Forum and 2024-26 International Council Elections
  • Nominating Committee Forum and 2024-26 Nominating Committee Elections
  • Bylaws Forum
  • Report of the Teller Committee

Noon-1:30 p.m. Awards Celebration Luncheon
Come and learn about the phenomenal accomplishments of our collegiate chapters, alumnae chapters, affiliated house corporations and volunteers over the past biennium. Join us in celebrating our award winners! Tickets are required.

2-5:30 p.m. Business Session*

  • Report of the Credentials Committee
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws Amendments
  • Confident Women of Character Panel
  • Courtesy Resolutions
  • Mentor’s Report
  • Flag Recessional
  • Closing Ritual

6:30 p.m. Transportation to Confirmed Conventioneers
Buses will be staged and ready to load. Once a bus is filled, it will depart for the Confirmed Conventioneers event and transfers will run back and forth all evening. Don’t forget your name badge, hat and entry ticket.

7-10 p.m. Confirmed Conventioneers
Let’s celebrate our sisterhood! Decorate your official Convention hat and join in the Gamma Phi Beta fun as we celebrate our time together and 150 years of True and Constant sisterhood. Get ready for a fun evening at our private event venue, City Hall. We will be featuring food stations and live entertainment. Don’t forget to wear your hat. Tickets are required.

This year’s event will be held at the event venue, City Hall. Located in Chicago’s popular West Loop neighborhood, the interior harkens back to its pre-1920 roots. Boasting three different event spaces, you are sure to find the space that suites your personality. Whether you are dancing in City Hall, hanging out in the Recess space or lounging outdoors on their giant patio, you are sure to enjoy this eclectic venue with your sisters.  

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Saturday, June 29

6-7 a.m. Optional Exercise Class
Join Girls on the Run as they lead us through a workout. Class is TBD.

6-9 a.m. Breakfast on Own
Please allow plenty of time to grab breakfast as our Memorial and Initiation service will start promptly at 9 a.m. Options include:

  • Woven and Bound Restaurant – Sit-down option
  • 2121 Pantry – Grab and Go option
  • Revolution Coffee (in the Showroom Food Hall) – Grab and Go option

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Foundation Room

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Crescent Corner, Traveling Exhibit and Vendor Area

8 a.m.-7 p.m. Convention Registration
Be sure and check in here to pick up your Convention bag and lanyard if you have not done so already.

8 a.m.-10 p.m. Convention Help Desk
This is the place to have all your Convention questions answered!

9-11 a.m. Memorial and Initiation Services*
Reaffirm your commitment to Gamma Phi Beta as we celebrate our ritual and remember sisters who have passed over the biennium. Please make sure to wear white attire and your badge.

Noon-2 p.m. 150th Celebration Luncheon
Join us to reflect on our rich history and look forward to our future as we celebrate all that Gamma Phi Beta brings to her members. Tickets are required.

2:15-3:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Kathrine Switzer
An iconic athlete, author, Emmy-award winning broadcaster and advocate for sports and social causes, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon in 1967.  Tickets are required.

3:30 –4:15 p.m. 150th Sisterhood Experiences
Join us as we offer a selection of breakouts to include:

  • Meet Outgoing International Council  (IC) – Join the outgoing IC to learn about the strategic direction and priorities for Gamma Phi Beta and the journey of board leadership. Members of IC will share lessons learned and offer insight for future generations of leaders.
  • Giving Opportunities for Collegiate Chapters  – Learn more about how your chapter can make a gift that stands the test of time. Whether you're interested in providing scholarships for your members or ensuring your chapter can participate in Gamma Phi Betas leadership programs, the Foundation can help your chapter chart a path that turns your chapter’s goals into a reality.
  • History and Contextualization Project – Over the past biennium, the Sorority undertook the work of contextualizing our history. Learn more from historian Kayla Blackman about the background of this project and her findings after 18 months of work.
  • Singleton Foundation Partnership – Gamma Phi Beta is thrilled to announce a partnership with Cary Singleton’s (Southern California) foundation, The Singleton Foundation. This partnership aims at providing dynamic tools and education to all members regarding financial literacy, financial wellness and entrepreneurship. Come hear more about this partnership and experience the Singleton Foundation’s interactive platforms. 

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. 150th Sisterhood Experiences
Join us as we offer a selection of breakouts to include:

  • Collegiate Chapter Museums With History IT  – Make sure your chapter’s legacy lives on for all members to view and experience! HistoryIT will share how to preserve your chapter history through digitization and online chapter museums.
  • Facilities Management Company (FMC) Chapter Reception – All chapters that are members of the FMC are invited to join the FMC Board of Managers and staff for a casual reception aimed to get to know FMC leadership and how they can support your chapter in the upcoming biennium.
  • History and Contextualization Project – Over the past biennium, the Sorority undertook the work of contextualizing our history. Learn more from historian Kayla Blackman about the background of this project and her findings after 18 months of work.
  • Live Podcast Recording – Watch history in the making. Join the hosts from our True And Constant Podcast as they interview notable Gamma Phis and learn more about their stories. Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put this remarkable show together. 

6:45-7:30 p.m. International Council Receiving Line
This is your chance to say thank you to our outgoing council members and welcome our newly elected International Council.

7:30-10 p.m. Pink Carnation Banquet
This event is your opportunity to spend a special night with your sisters as we honor our beloved Sorority, outgoing International Council (IC) and install our newly elected IC for the next two-year term. Enjoy an acoustic performance by musical artist Natasha Bedingfield. Seating is open. Tickets are required.

Sunday, June 30

7-10 a.m. Breakfast on Own

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Convention Help Desk
This is the place to have all your Convention questions answered.

8 a.m.-noon Traveling Exhibit

10 a.m-noon Optional Activity
This will be announced in 2024.