What are the dates of the convention?
January 2-5, 2014
What is the pre-registration deadline?
The deadline to pre-register is November 1, 2013. The pre-registratoin fee is $120 for faculty and $100 for students After November 1, the registration fee is $140 for faculty and $120 for students.
Please note: All convention participants must register by November 1, 2013 in order to be on the program. This includes student and faculty presenters, as well as panel chairs. If we do not receive your registration fee by this date, you will be removed from the convention program and unable to participate on the panel.
What is the deadline for submitting the Delegate Credentials Form?
December 2, 2013
What is the deadline to reserve my hotel room and still receive the discounted rate?
December 2, 2013 and mention our Group Code G-PATH
If I attend the convention, am I guaranteed a room at the hotel?
No, we have a limited number of hotel rooms booked that are available on a first come, first served basis. To receive our discounted Group Rate call (800) 445-8667 by December 2, 2013 and mention our Group Code G-PATH or book online at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10455029.
Is the discounted room rate only for single and double occupancy? How many people can stay in hotel room?
Yes, the discounted room rate is $119/night (plus tax) for single or double occupancy. You can, however, have up to four people in a room at a cost of $20 per additional person.
What is the group code for the hotel?
To receive our discounted group rate, call (800) 445-8667 by December 2, 2013 and mention our Group Code G-PATH.
If I am presenting a paper, do I need to register?
Yes, all convention participants must register by November 1, 2013 to be on the program.
The pre-registration fee through November 1, 2013 is $120 for faculty and $100 for students. After November 1, the registration fee is$140 for faculty and $120 for students.
I have a guest who would like to sit in on my panel. Does s/he need to register?
No, guests of participants do not need to pay the registration fee to attend a session. They do, however, need to purchase a ticket if they wish to attend one of the meals.
If I have graduated, can I still present a paper?
Yes, all members are eligible to present a paper. Please just make sure to have your former Chapter Advisor submit the form.
How do I get from the airport to the hotel?
Taxi service is available to the Hyatt Tamaya. There is no hotel shuttle service. Rental cars are also available at the airport.
Is there a dress code for the convention?
The dress code is business casual for all meals and paper presentations.
Are any meals included in the price of the registration fee?
No, all meals must be purchased separately from the registration fee.
When is the deadline to buy tickets for Phi Alpha Theta-sponsored meals?
We will be sponsoring eight meals at the convention, which will feature guest speakers and ample time to mingle and network with other convention attendees. These meals are ticketed events and you must make your purchase by December 15, 2013. You can choose to buy individual tickets to the meals of your choice or you can also opt for the complete meal package, which includes tickets to all eight Phi Alpha Theta events for $200.
When is the deadline for paper proposals?
July 1, 2013
Where is the convention being held?
The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa located on the Santa Ana pueblo outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
How can I submit my paper proposal?
If you are student, your paper must be submitted by your chapter advisor. Faculty members may submit their paper proposals directly to the national office. All proposals should be submitted via the forms on our website.
When will the program be posted online?
The program will be posted as soon as it is finalized, most likely by mid-November 2011.
How many students can each chapter send to present papers?
There is no limit to the number of students a chapter can send as long as they meet the requirements for a paper presenter.
How do I become my Chapter’s Delegate?
All chapters are allowed one delegate. The delegate is appointed by the faculty advisor. In order to be a delegate, the individual must be a member of Phi Alpha Theta, must have their faculty advisor submit a Delegate Credential Form, register, purchase the complete meal package, sign in at the registration table and attend the both the Thursday roll call and Thursday business meeting. Delegates who meet these requirements are eligible for a $100 partial reimbursement.
How many delegates can a chapter have?
Each chapter may have only one delegate who must be appointed by the Chapter Advisor.
Can I get reimbursed for participating?
Phi Alpha Theta only offers a partial reimbursement of $100 for chapter delegates. However, most colleges and universities will provide some level of funding. You should contact your Department Chair, the Dean or Vice-President of Academic Services and/or the Dean or Vice-President of Student Services to learn what funding may be available for students to represent their school at a national conference.
Where can I get funding to attend the convention?
Most colleges and universities will provide some level of funding for students to represent their school at a national conference. You should contact your Department Chair, the Dean or Vice-President of Academic Services and/or the Dean or Vice-President of Student Services to find out what is available.
Do I send a copy of my paper to the national office?
No, you will need to send your paper to the panel chair. You will receive an email from the national office notifying you of the name and contact information for your panel chair.
When will I know the date and time of my panel? Can I request a specific date and time?
We cannot accommodate individual scheduling requests. Once the program is finalized (most likely mid-November), you will receive an email from the national office with the date and time of your panel, as well as the name and contact information for your panel chair.
Will there be any A-V equipment available?
No, due to the exorbitant cost of providing A-V equipment, it will not be offered at the convention.
How long should my paper presentation be?
Presentations should not exceed fifteen minutes (approximately 10 typed, double-spaced pages).
Does my registering guarantee me a hotel room?
No, you must book your hotel room separately and rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.