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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 2018 & 2019 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 65 to 75 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
  3. Alumni association delegate
  4. Members of the National Council
CONVENTION AGENDA
From reunions to Ritual, the 2019 Convention has it all. Check out the full Convention agenda to see what is happening and when. Click the link below to download the full Convention program. 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!

| DOWNLOAD CONVENTION PROGRAM HERE |

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 2019 National Convention, Triangle Fraternity will recognize the inductees of the 2018 and 2019 Wall of Fame Classes.

| WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES COMING SOON |

SPEAKERS & EDUCATIONAL TOPICS
For the 2019 National Convention, Triangle Fraternity has put together a stellar line-up of keynote speakers and educational presenters. Don’t miss out on all of the personal and professional development opportunities being offered throughout the week.

| PROGRAM TOPICS & SPEAKER BIOS COMING SOON |

CONVENTION & LEGISLATION PROPOSALS
Convention Delegation Sessions will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. During this time we will discuss the future of the Fraternity and vote on several Constitutional amendments. Voting parties: please view all submitted Convention legislation before you travel to Indianapolis.

| 2019 CONVENTION LEGISLATION PROPOSAL PACKET |

INDY ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Whether you’re planning an Alumni Reunion, coming to Convention a couple of days early, staying after Convention, or just not sure what to do during Friday’s free day, we’ve gone ahead and put a list of activities and dining options together and have partnered with VisitIndy to provide you with updated events and coupons.

Suggested Attractions & Events:

| VisitIndy |

 

TRANSPORTATION
The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis is conveniently located 15 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport. From rental cars to taxi’s, Uber’s and Lyfts, you should have no problems making your way downtown to the Hyatt.

  • Indianapolis Airport rental car and ground transport options:  https://www.indianapolisairport.com/transportation-car-rental
  • Rental cars average about $50 per day, but you will have to pay for parking also.
  • Estimated Taxi fare from the airport to Hyatt is $35.
  • Estimated Uber/Lyft fares from the airport to Hyatt are: UberX – $22; UberXL – $36; Lyft and LyftXL are approximately the same. (Fares can rise during peak traffic periods.)
  • Indianapolis “Go Green” Express bus from the airport to Convention Center is $12 per person.  The shuttle operates from 5 AM to 11 PM, every half-hour, 7 days a week. Priority is given to online reservations and cash is not accepted. Learn more/Make a reservation here: https://www.goexpresstravel.com/indy_express

Click here for a list of downtown parking options.

CONVENTION SOCIAL MEDIA
Looking for Convention updates? Have something planned during Friday’s free day and want to get a group together? Start the conversation on Triangle’s Nationwide Facebook page or use the Twitter hashtag #TriangleTakesIndy19.

 

2019 Convention Program Book

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
All participants should plan to arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. This will allow you enough 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 Legislation. (Remember that Indianapolis is in the eastern time zone).
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

Opening Session:  Business casual*
Evening Activities:  Casual*

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Morning Programs:  Business casual
College Night Banquet:  Casual college-wear

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Legislation:  Business casual
Friday Fun Day:  Casual (dress for your activity)

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Morning Programs:  Business*
Evening Celebration:  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 to document convention memories
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Swimsuit
  • Spending money for any meals outside of the convention schedule
  • A notebook for notes during legislation or educational programs
  • A business card (if you have one) so that you can network with brothers
  • Your favorite college shirt or outfit for our College Night Banquet
  • Your favorite Triangle gear!
HOW DO I CHECK-IN?
The location for the registration and check-in table for the 2019 National Convention will be held in the Regency Foyer. 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.

ARE MEALS PROVIDED?
The meals that are provided with full registration include:

  • Thursday 7/18 boxed lunch
  • Thursday 7/18 College Night dinner
  • Friday 7/19 BBQ at Victory Field
  • Saturday 7/20 Wall of Fame Luncheon

Food will also be served at the welcome reception on Thursday 7/18 and closing banquet on 7/20. 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 2019 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 $30 late will is assessed for registrations after June 1.

While a hotel room is built into the National Meeting Assessment fee, after June 20th the hotel block has closed.  If you are voting delegate and have registered after June 20, please email Rhonda Halcomb at rhonda@triangle.org or call (317) 837-9640 so she may work to make hotel arrangements.

*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 has been billed for two Undergraduate Voting Delegates and a single Alumnus Voting Delegate. Your organization submitted payment for National Convention as part of the semesterly National Meeting Fee.
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 July 17 to the morning of July 21, it does not cover extended hotel stays.

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 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.

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.)
I AM AN ALUMNUS WHO IS ONLY PLANNING TO ATTEND PART OF CONVENTION. CAN I DO THIS WITHOUT PAYING THE FULL REGISTRATION FEE?
Absolutely! You have the ability the select the “Weekend Package” for only $250.00 which will gain you access to the Triangle Building & Housing Corp. sponsored BBQ at Victory Field on Friday Night, followed by the Indians Baseball Game and then Saturday activities including the Saturday night closing banquet and celebration!
ARE THERE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ATTENDEES?
No, there are not. All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to/from Indianapolis.
I SEE FRIDAY IS A FREE DAY. I'VE NEVER BEEN TO INDIANAPOLIS BEFORE. 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 cities in the country. We have put together a list of attractions and activities together for you to help you get started! But should you have any questions, feel free to contact a member of staff as most of us live in Indy! VisitIndy
I DON'T SEE THE ANSWER I HAVE TO THE QUESTION I HAVE!
Don’t worry. If you have a question call (317) 837-9640. At Triangle Headquarters we are happy to help and make the registration process as smooth as possible.