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CONVENTION INFORMATION

CONVENTION OVERVIEW

The Biennial National Convention offers a unique opportunity for Triangle’s of all ages from many parts of the country to meet in the true spirit of brotherhood. Since 1909, the National Convention has held all supreme and legislative powers of the Fraternity. National Convention has six main responsibilities and objectives. They include:

  1. Installing the National Council
  2. Enacting legislation for the regulation of the Fraternity
  3. Providing education for active and alumni members
  4. Offering opportunities for socializing and networking among brothers
  5. Honoring chapters and members
  6. Inducting the new classes of the Wall of Fame

One of the more important decisions a chapter makes is the selection of its delegate(s) to the National Convention, because all formal action taken at the National Convention is the result of democratic voting, and it is typical for chapter delegates to constitute at least 65 percent of the total vote. Those with voting privileges at the National Convention include:

  1. Active chapter delegates (2 per chapter)
  2. Active chapter alumni delegate (1 per chapter)
  3. Alumni association delegate (1 per association)
  4. Members of the National Council
PROPOSED CONVENTION AGENDA

From reunions to Ritual, the 2024 Convention has it all. Check out the full Convention agenda to see what is happening and when. Please view the agenda below to view program information and times. You will also be able to download the full program book that is coming soon which will include program details and presenter information. No need to print it and bring it yourself, we will not only have a copy ready for you at the Convention registration table, but you will be able to access it via your smartphone!

Date & Time Event
Thursday, August 1 | 8:30 a.m. National Council Meeting
Thursday, August 1 | 9:00 a.m. TBHC Board Meeting
Thursday, August 1 | 10:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens
Thursday, August 1 | 12:00 p.m. Lunches: Council, TBHC
Thursday, August 1 | 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Business Session One
Thursday, August 1 | 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner & Welcome Event
Thursday, August 1 | 9:30 – 11:59 p.m. Alumni & Student Hospitality Suites
Friday, August 2 | 7:30 a.m. TBHC Client Breakfast (by invitation)
Friday, August 2 | 8:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens
Friday, August 2 | 9:00 a.m. Kickoff/Keynote Speaker
Friday, August 2 | 10:15 a.m. Business Session Two
Friday, August 2 | 12:15 p.m. Box Lunches Distributed
Friday, August 2 | 12:30 p.m. Business Session Three
Friday, August 2 | 2:00 p.m. Break
Friday, August 2 | 2:15 p.m. Ritual Sessions (2 tracks): Ritual Discussion and Ritual Ceremony
Friday, August 2 | 3:30 p.m. CEO Symposium
Friday, August 2 | 5:00 p.m. CEO Fireside Chats
Friday, August 2 | 6:30 p.m. College Night Tailgate and Awards Program
Friday, August 2 | 9:00 – 11:59 p.m. Alumni & Student Hospitality Suites
Saturday, August 3 | 7:00 a.m. Active Presidents’ Breakfast with Council
Saturday, August 3 | 7:30 a.m. Past National Presidents’ Breakfast
Saturday, August 3 | 8:00 a.m. Council of Emerging Leaders Breakfast and Meeting
Saturday, August 3 | 8:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens
Saturday, August 3 | 8:30 a.m. Business Session Four
Saturday, August 3 | 11:15 a.m. Wall of Fame Luncheon
Saturday, August 3 | 2:30 p.m. Town Hall Meetings (five topics)
Saturday, August 3 | 3:30 p.m. Town Hall Meetings (five topics)
Saturday, August 3 | 4:30 p.m. TBHC Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 3 | 6:00 p.m. TEF Reception
Saturday, August 3 | 7:00 p.m. Closing Night Banquet
Saturday, August 3 | 9:00 – 11:59 p.m. Alumni & Student Hospitality Suites
Sunday, August 4 | 9:00 a.m. National Council Meeting (Optional- if needed)
WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

In 1995, the National Council established the Triangle Wall of Fame, an ongoing project to recognize our members who have received widespread acknowledgment of success within their chosen fields. At the 2022 National Convention, Triangle Fraternity will recognize the inductees of 2023 and 2024 Wall of Fame Classes.

| NEW WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES COMING SOON |

CONVENTION & LEGISLATION PROPOSALS

Convention Business Sessions will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. During this time we will discuss the future of the Fraternity and vote on several legislative amendments involving the Constitution and/or Bylaws. A packet summarizing the proposed legislation, their origins and how they would change our governing documents will be provided via email to all registered attendees and available for download online by April.

We also will host two or more Zoom events to highlight the proposed legislation and answer questions from participants. All delegates should plan to read all legislative proposals and/or attend one or more Zoom events so they will be prepared for the discussions and voting at Convention.

| 2024 CONVENTION LEGISLATION PROPOSAL PACKET COMING SOON |

MILWAUKEE ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS

Milwaukee is a great Summer City!!  The Visit Milwaukee Tourist and Visitors Bureau has created a website just for our event participants, with options for entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing.  Or download their popular Visit Milwaukee Official Visitors Guide.

 

TRANSPORTATION

For our guests flying to Milwaukee, our partner airline this year is Delta. Should you need assistance with your travel plans, please consider our partner agency Altour International. Kim Criscuolo there would be happy to help you plan your trip and can provide our Delta discount if you are flying Delta. Contact her at kim.criscuolo@altour.com or by phone at 972-643-4902. Whether just for the Convention, or an extended stay to take advantage of the city, Kim can help with bookings and referrals.

Should you fly American, Delta, or United, please consider adding our corporate travel ID number to your purchase to benefit Triangle. Delta SkyBonus ID #US0087343. American Business Extra ID #942117. United PerksPlus ID #S5412. Adding these to your reservation costs you nothing, but provides points to Triangle we can use for program airfare later.

The Milwaukee Airport (MKE) has a number of convenient transportation options to get you downtown (only 20 minutes away), including inexpensive public transit. In addition, most major national car rental companies operate at MKE. Milwaukee is in the Central Time Zone and August will be during Daylight Savings Time.

 

Hyatt Regency Hotel Location & Parking

The Hyatt Regency Hotel is located at 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue in downtown Milwaukee, just steps away from the Riverwalk and all its attractions. Stroll through the Historic Third Ward and Walker’s Point, get a culture fix at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, and don’t miss the Milwaukee Public Market, featuring local and global bites and ingredients. Milwaukee is a fantastic summer city… you won’t leave disappointed!

For those traveling by car to Milwaukee (or renting a car when you arrive), Convention guests staying at the Hyatt Regency have a number of parking options downtown. Current daily rates at the hotel are $28 for self-park and $34 for valet. Guests can save money using apps such as SpotHero or Parking.com to find and reserve parking in one of several downtown garages.

CONVENTION SOCIAL MEDIA

Looking for Convention updates? Planning to extend your stay and want to share it with your brothers? Start the conversation on Triangle’s Nationwide Facebook page or use the hashtag #TriangleMKE24.

 

2024 CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK

Should be ready to download by June 1!  View the Proposed Weekend Agenda above.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

All participants should plan to arrive to the hotel no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1. This should allow you time to pick up the needed information at the registration table, check into your hotel room, change (if necessary), and be on time to the Convention Welcome & Opening Session. Plan at least 30 minutes from the MKE Airport to the hotel, depending upon your choice of ground transportation.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

Board Meetings:  Business casual*
Evening Activities:  Casual*

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Board Meetings: Business casual*
Opening Session:
  Business casual*

Evening Activities:  Casual*

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Morning Programs:  Business casual
College Night Banquet:  Casual college-wear (bring chapter tees to trade)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Morning Meetings & Wall of Fame Luncheon  Business*
Closing Banquet:  Themed attire – TBD

 

Business Casual- Collared shirts, dress slacks or khakis, closed-toe shoes
Casual- Shorts, polo, t-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes, sandals
Business- Tie, sports coat/blazer, dress slacks, closed-toe shoes

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
  • A water bottle to keep with you throughout the day
  • Personal toiletries
  • A camera/phone to document convention memories
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Spending money for any meals outside of the convention schedule
  • A notebook for notes during legislation or educational programs
  • Business cards (if you have them) so that you can network with brothers
  • Your favorite college shirt or outfit for our College Night Banquet
  • Your favorite Triangle gear!
  • Your themed outfit for the closing banquet
HOW DO I CHECK-IN?

The location for the registration and check-in table for the National Convention will be held in the Regency Ballroom Prefunction area on the second floor of the hotel. Look for the Triangle Fraternity banners and a member of staff. To expedite the on-site check-in process, please bring the QR code ticket you received upon completion of your convention registration. If you do not have your QR code, don’t worry, we will have a copy on-site.

Upon check-in, you will receive your name tag, the convention program, which includes the week’s schedule and program descriptions, and any other important materials that will assist you throughout the week. We’re also working to have all this available online or with our event app.

ARE MEALS PROVIDED?

The meals that are provided with full registration include:

  • Thursday 8/1 – Lunch for pre-conference registrants
  • Thursday 8/1 – Dinner & Welcome Event
  • Friday 8/2 – Boxed Lunches
  • Friday 8/2 – College Night Tailgater Dinner and Awards Event
  • Saturday 8/3 – Wall of Fame Luncheon
  • Saturday 8/3 – Closing Banquet Celebration

In addition, there are a few invitation events for specific attendees:

  • Friday 8/2 – TBHC Client Breakfast (by invitation)
  • Saturday 8/3 – Active Presidents Breakfast with Council (by invitation)
  • Saturday 8/3 – Past National Presidents Breakfast (by invitation)
  • Saturday 8/3 – Triangle Education Foundation Donor Reception (by invitation)

Please be sure to select all of your meals when registering. All other meals will be on your own.

I HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS ONE OF MY CHAPTER'S VOTING DELEGATES. HOW DO I REGISTER?

On the National Convention homepage – www.triangle.org/convention – click the button under the middle image “REGISTER NOW” and you will be directed to the registration page. On the registration page follow the instructions under the section header titled “VOTING UNDERGRADUATE DELEGATE.”

While costs for Convention registration and hotel accommodations have been pre-billed for active organizations, a $25 late will is assessed for registrations after July 1.

While a hotel room is built into the National Meeting Assessment fee, after July 10th the hotel block has closed.  If you are voting delegate and have registered after June 10, please email Rhonda Halcomb at rhonda@triangle.org or call (317) 837-9640 so she may work to make hotel arrangements.  We cannot guarantee rooms will be available after that date.

*During the registration process you have the option to add a spouse/guest, select a single room, and various other add-on’s. These items are NOT included in the pre-billed cost. In order to complete registration, you must purchase these options upon registration check-out.

HOW MANY REGISTRATION SPOTS HAS MY CHAPTER BEEN PRE-BILLED FOR?

Each active organization is entitled to two Undergraduate Voting Delegates and each alumni organization is entitled to one Alumnus Voting Delegate. These delegates have been pre-paid as part of the National Meeting Fee. Please insure your chapter is current with these fee payments. These fees cover the costs of three shared room nights, as well as the meals and materials provided during the event dates. Chapters not current in these fees should contact Rhonda Halcomb (rhonda@triangle.org) before May 15 to discuss options.

I AM A VOTING DELEGATE BUT WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY STAY AT THE HOTEL OUTSIDE THE PRE-BILLED DATES. CAN I DO SO? HOW?

While the National Meeting Fee covers the cost of voting delegate’s registration and the hotel room from the afternoon of August 1 to the morning of August 4, it does not cover extended hotel stays. Our special event rate of $159 per night (plus tax/fees) is good for three days before and after our Convention dates (August 1-4).

If you choose to extend your stay register for Convention, then book your hotel for ONLY the extended dates. After booking please notify Rhonda Halcomb at (317) 837-9640 or email rhonda@triangle.org with your extended hotel confirmation information, so we may tie your extended booking and the pre-booked Convention hotel room together. Failure to do so may result in individuals having to check out and check in multiple times during a single stay.

If you are not a voting delegate, or are a delegate wanting to extend your stay early or late, you can reserve a room at our Triangle group rate at the link below. Keep in mind, reservations must be made before July 10, to receive our special group rates.

Click Here to Reserve Your Guest Room at Hyatt Regency

I AM A VOTING DELEGATE PLANNING TO BRING MY MY SPOUSE AND/OR FAMILY MEMBER. HOW DO I REGISTER THEM?

For those registering a spouse or guest, you will simply need to first register yourself and then select “Yes” when asked if you are attending with a Spouse or Guest. You will then list the names and email addresses of each of your guest’s names.  Additionally, you will have the options for various add-ons for those guests (i.e. Nightly activities, the Wall of Fame luncheon, single room upcharge, etc.). Contact us at hq@triangle.org if you need any assistance.

I AM AN ALUMNUS WHO IS ONLY PLANNING TO ATTEND PART OF CONVENTION. CAN I DO THIS WITHOUT PAYING THE FULL REGISTRATION FEE?

Absolutely! Any alumnus is welcome to attend Convention and, for your convenience, may choose to attend for a shortened-time via the weekend-package, or by purchasing only specific events, such as the Closing Banquet.

For a registration fee of $250.00 you will receive the welcome gift, the Friday College Night Dinner and Awards, Saturday Wall of Fame luncheon, Closing Banquet, and evening hospitality suite invitation. Otherwise, you may choose to purchase only the Wall of Fame or Closing Banquet individually for $50 or $80, respectively.

For accurate meal counts please select the meals that do intend on attending. Please note that this fee DOES NOT include lodging. You will need to book your hotel room separately using this link: CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOU HOTEL ROOM.

ARE THERE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ATTENDEES?

No, there are not. All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to/from Milwaukee. Because of Milwaukee’s popularity in summer, there are usually very reasonable flights on all major and economy carriers from almost every major metropolitan area. Since the Midwest is a high concentration of Triangle alumni and chapters, we expect many will be able to drive in. Active chapters might consider contacting a chapter near them and sharing rides.

THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO IN MILWAUKEE, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. WHAT DO I DO? WHERE DO I GO?

We want you to be creative and choose whatever you want to do one of the best summer cities in the country. The Visit Milwaukee Tourist and Visitors Bureau has created a website just for Triangle to help our guests connect with local events, actvities, and venues.  They also have a Visitors Guide you can download, with options for entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing.

Our host hotel is located just steps away from the Milwaukee Riverwalk and short rides to the Harley-Davidson museum and many great restaurants, museums, historic homes and galleries. Regardless of your interests, you will have lots of choices in Milwaukee!

I DON'T SEE THE ANSWER TO A QUESTION I HAVE!

Don’t worry. If you have a question email us at hq@triangle.org, or call us at (317) 837-9640. At Triangle Headquarters we are happy to help and make the registration process as smooth as possible.