Biennial Convention 2020

WHEN: January 2-5
WHERE: Hilton Palacio Del Rio

Call For Papers

Faculty and students are invited to present their papers at the conference.  All student paper proposals are to be submitted by the faculty advisor via the online portal via our website.  We do not require the entire paper to be submitted, only a 25-word description to assist us in putting the program panels together.  All student paper presenters must be verified members of Phi Alpha  Theta.  Students who have not yet been inducted, will be required to join at the time their paper proposal is submitted.

Poster Session (*NEW*)

For the first time ever, the 2020 Convention will include poster sessions.  Students are invited to create a poster to display along with the opportunity to discuss their work.

Register Today!

Pre-register for the conference and take advantage of discounted pricing. Register now through December 15, 2019 and pay $140 for students and $160 and faculty. After December 15, 2019, the registration fee is $160 for students and $190 for faculty. All presenters and panel chairs must pay the registration fee in order to be on the program.

WHEN: January 2-5
WHERE: Hilton Palacio Del Rio, located directly on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX

FAQs

Click on the link for answers to frequently asked questions about our 2020 Biennial Convention!  If your question is not answered, please feel free to contact us directly.

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Hotel Reservations

Hilton Palacio Del Rio, located directly on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. Hotel reservations are now being accepted.  Rooms can be reserved by clicking here or by calling 1-800-445-8667  (Group Code PAT).  We have negotiated a very reasonable room rate of $130/night for single and double occupancy.

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Meal Packages

Meals are available for purchase up until December 15, 2019.  To purchase the meal package or individual meals, click here.

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Nearby Attractions

Hilton Palacio del Rio provides one of the best locations to stay and play in San Antonio. Our hotel is situated along the River Walk, across the street from Henry B. González Convention Center, and only two blocks from the Alamo. In addition to these favorite attractions, you'll find riverboat cruises and waterway shuttles from Go Rio Cruises, with boarding right outside the hotel. Tune in to the streaming webcam and enjoy a live look at our beautiful River Walk. Spring welcomes Fiesta Fun's exciting...

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Volunteers

We are always in need of student volunteers to help with the registration desk. If you are interested, please contact us at: for more information.

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