2013 Convention - Schedule of Events

All events require pre-event registration and are open to all Convention attendees unless otherwise noted. Items marked with an "*" do not have an associated registration fee.

Events and times are subject to change.

All events are held at the Sheraton New Orleans unless otherwise noted. Vist the Sheraton Website to view floor plans to find room locations.

Download a copy of the schedule based on package purchase.




WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

Dress for Today: Casual. Attendees are encouraged to wear AKPsi apparel.

Items marked with an "*" do not have an associated registration fee.

Yoga - Morning Jumpstart and Detox Flow*
Poydras, 3rd Floor

6:30 - 7:15 AM
Vinyasa yoga is the practice of linking breath with movement, flowing from one pose to the next. Jumpstart your day with Lisa and this moderately paced all-levels vinyasa class designed to help energize you for the day ahead and flush out any toxins lingering from the night before. The class will be suitable for newcomers and regular yoga practitioners alike, incorporating poses to strengthen your core, open your hips, and wring out your internal organs (twists) – all in an effort to help energize and detox the body, while increasing strength and flexibility. If you have any questions, reach out to Lisa via email.

Convention Office*
Borgne, 3rd Floor

2:00 – 8:00 PM
Your one-stop-spot for all information about the Convention. Drop off your items for Communities in School New Orleans.

AKPsi Marketplace*
Maurepas, 3rd Floor

2:00 – 8:00 PM
A wide range of Alpha Kappa Psi merchandise is available for purchase. Shop early in the week for best selection.

Foundation Silent Auction*
Maurepas, 3rd Floor

2:00 – 8:00 PM
It's an auction without an auctioneer. Bidders make written bids during the week. At the close of the auction the highest bid wins. All proceeds support the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation and the educational and leadership programs it sponsors. Auction closes at 12:25 PM on Saturday.

Convention Registration Check-In*
Napoleon Ballroom

2:00 – 6:00 PM
Welcome to New Orleans! Pick up your registration materials including nametag and program and additional convention materials. Don't forget to drop off your donation to Communities in School New Orleans. Convention registration materials are also available for pick up in the Convention Office for those attendees unable to make it to the Wednesday registration check-in.

AKPsi Outing – Mardi Gras World
Mardi Gras World

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm*
*Note: Attendees must arrive at Mardi Gras World no later than 3:15 for the tour at 3:30.
Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely attractive city. It’s a world of wonders, created for you by the people who bring Mardi Gras to life every year—the artists of Blaine Kern Studios. The colors, the lights, the music, the joie de vivre. It’s all here in one magical place where you can peek behind the curtain and see Mardi Gras in the making. You haven’t truly experienced Carnival until you’ve explored Mardi Gras World. 

Additional registration fee applies.
Ticket price includes admission to attraction. Transportation is on your own.

Alumni Meet ‘n Greet*
Lagniappe, 2nd Floor

6:00 – 8:00 PM
See old friends and meet new brothers at this reception only for alumni and their guests. A casual and fun atmosphere helps set the stage for the rest of the Convention. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.

This event is reserved for alumni attendees and their guests.

Delegate and Alternate Check-In
Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd Floor

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Delegates and alternate delegates check-in with their regional director to finalize credentials and to receive their ribbons.

Convention Kick-Off Party
Armstrong, 8th Floor

8:00 – 10:00 PM
Kick off the Convention in style and meet brothers from across the world. 

 



THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Dress for today: Professional dress, but you may dress business casual by making a $5 contribution to the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation. Visit the Convention Office for your dress-down ribbon or contact a Foundation Director. Dress for Brothers Night Out is casual.

Items marked with an "*" do not have an associated registration fee.


Yoga - Morning Jumpstart and Detox Flow*
Poydras, 3rd Floor

6:30 - 7:15 AM
Vinyasa yoga is the practice of linking breath with movement, flowing from one pose to the next. Jumpstart your day with Lisa and this moderately paced all-levels vinyasa class designed to help energize you for the day ahead and flush out any toxins lingering from the night before. The class will be suitable for newcomers and regular yoga practitioners alike, incorporating poses to strengthen your core, open your hips, and wring out your internal organs (twists) – all in an effort to help energize and detox the body, while increasing strength and flexibility. If you have any questions, reach out to Lisa via email.

Convention Office*
Borgne, 3rd Floor

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Your one-stop-spot for all information about the Convention. Drop off your items for Communities in School New Orleans.

Alpha Kappa Psi Marketplace*
Maurepas, 3rd Floor

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
A wide range of Alpha Kappa Psi merchandise is available for purchase. Shop early in the week for best selection.

Foundation Silent Auction*
Maurepas, 3rd Floor

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
It's an auction without an auctioneer. Bidders make written bids during the week. At the close of the auction the highest bid wins. All proceeds support the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation and the educational and leadership programs it sponsors. Auction closes at 12:25 PM on Saturday.

Committee Meetings

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Committee Members will meet to discuss and finalize the legislation that will be presented to the Chapter Congress for consideration. Delegates and Alternate Delegates are assigned to specific committees based on the recommendation of the regional directors. A complete list of Committee assignments will be published prior to the start of the Convention.

  • Fraternal Operations Committee - Southdown, 4th Floor
  • Rules and Credentials Committee - Bayside A, 4th Floor
  • Nominations Committee - Bayside B, 4th Floor
  • Resolutions Committee - Estherwood, 4th Floor

This event is reserved for AKPsi members only.

Chapter Congress Meeting
Napoleon Ballroom ABC, 3rd Floor

1:00 – 6:00 PM
The roll of chapters is called, the Fraternity President gives the "State of the Fraternity” report, key issues are voted on and the new fraternity officers are elected. This event is required for all delegates and alternate delegates. All brothers are welcome to attend.

This event is reserved for AKPsi members only.

Brothers Night Out - Rock N Bowl
Rock N Bowl
Buses will leave from hotel lobby entrance on Canal Street

7:00 – 9:30 PM
This event is open to student, alumni and guests and includes transportation, meal, soft drinks, bowling shoes and bowling.

Additional registration fee applies.

 



FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Dress for Today: Business Casual. Dress for Alumni Night Out is casual.

Items marked with an "*" do not have an associated registration fee.

Yoga - Morning Jumpstart and Detox Flow*
Poydras, 3rd Floor

6:30 - 7:15 AM
Vinyasa yoga is the practice of linking breath with movement, flowing from one pose to the next. Jumpstart your day with Lisa and this moderately paced all-levels vinyasa class designed to help energize you for the day ahead and flush out any toxins lingering from the night before. The class will be suitable for newcomers and regular yoga practitioners alike, incorporating poses to strengthen your core, open your hips, and wring out your internal organs (twists) – all in an effort to help energize and detox the body, while increasing strength and flexibility. If you have any questions, reach out to Lisa via email.

Alumni Golf Outing
Bayou Barriere Golf Club

Arrival at course 6:30 AM
Shot Gun Start 7:00 AM
Bayou Barriere is part of New Orleans golf`s charm and entertainment. It is one of the top public courses in the area and is fun for all ages and abilities. With 27 holes nestled against the Intracoastal Canal on Belle Chasse Highway, alumni and guests are invited to a golf experience designed for pros and amateurs alike.

Included in the event price are green fees and cart rental. Clubs are available for rental through the golf course.
This event is reserved for alumni attendees and their guests.

Convention Office*
Borgne, 3rd Floor

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Your one-stop-spot for all information about the Convention. Drop off your items for Communities in School New Orleans.

Alpha Kappa Psi Marketplace*
Maurepas, 3rd Floor

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
A wide range of Alpha Kappa Psi merchandise is available for purchase. Shop early for best selection.

Foundation Silent Auction*
Maurepas, 3rd Floor

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
It's an auction without an auctioneer. Bidders make written bids during the week. At the close of the auction the highest bid wins. All proceeds support the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation and the educational and leadership programs it sponsors. Auction closes at 12:25 PM on Saturday.

Alumni Outing – Crescent City Cooking School
Crescent City Cooks*

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
A true culinary experience awaits guests of the Crescent City Cooking School. Join the chef as she prepares a New Orleans themed two-entrée lunch and dessert while teaching you the art of Cajun and Creole cooking.

Additional registration fee applies. Event fee includes admittance to the cooking class, a two-entrée lunch and dessert. Transportation is on your own.
This event is reserved for alumni members and guests.

* Please note their new location at 201 Chartres Street

College of Leadership
Visit the College of Leadership page for schedule and room locations.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The College of Leadership provides students and alumni with advanced chapter management and personal development skills. These dynamic sessions—focusing on advance team and chapter leadership, effective recruitment strategies, fundraising, and risk management—equip students with the tools needed to lead successful chapters. Additional personal and professional development sessions will encourage personal growth.

These programs are designed to be interactive discussions to give attendees the opportunities to learn and share ideas from business professionals, AKPsi leaders and chapters from across the Fraternity.

Awards Luncheon
Napoleon Ballroom CD, 3rd Floor

12:00 - 1:30 PM
Chapters, regions and brothers are honored for their commitment to the Fraternity and Foundation.

Celebration of Brotherhood
Napoleon Ballroom CD. 3rd Floor

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Join brothers from across the world for this special member-only event that will warm your heart and inspire your soul. 

This event is reserved for AKPsi members only.

Academy Reunion*
Pelican Bar

6:00 – 7:00 PM
A special reunion of Academy Fellows from the Class of 2001 through the Class of 2013.

Alumni Night Out – Palace Cafe
Palace Cafe

7:00 – 10:30 PM
The Palace Café, a classic New Orleans restaurant, located at the foot of the French Quarter is the site of AKPsi’s culinary outing. The restaurant, housed in the historic Werlein’s music building, has won a number of local and national awards since it opened in 1991. Located across the street from the convention hotel, and seeped in ‘Nawlins charm and tradition, the venue serves as the perfect location for a fun-filled night out. Included in the ticket cost is a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down dinner featuring a char grilled rib eye with BBQ shrimp* and the Palace Café’s famous white chocolate bread pudding for dessert. *A chef’s choice vegetarian option will be available and people with allergies to seafood will be accommodated.

Additional registration fee applies.

This event is reserved for alumni attendees and their guests.



SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

Dress for Today: Business casual, except for the Grand-Banquet which is semi-formal.

Items marked with an "*" do not have an associated registration fee.

Convention Office*
Borgne, 3rd Floor

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Your one-stop-spot for all information about the Convention. Drop off your items for Communities in School New Orleans.

Alpha Kappa Psi Marketplace*
Maurepas, 3rd Floor

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Last Chance! A wide range of Alpha Kappa Psi merchandise is available for purchase.

Foundation Silent Auction*
Maurepas, 3rd Floor

8:00 AM – 11:45 PM
Final Day! It's an auction without an auctioneer. Bidders make written bids during the week. At the close of the auction the highest bid wins. All proceeds support the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation and the educational and leadership programs it sponsors. The auction closes at 12:25 pm today and winners will be posted at 2:00 PM. Winning bidders should make arrangements to pay for and pick up items before the Convention Office closes at 5:30 PM.

Foundation Members Meeting*
Gallier, 4th Floor

8:00 – 10:00 AM

Fraternity Board of Directors Meeting*
Poydras, 3rd Floor

9:00 - 11:30 AM

AKPsi Alumni Outing – Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation
Bus leaves from hotel lobby entrance on Canal Street

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Located on the Mississippi River between the historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road". Nowhere else in the south will you find such a spectacular setting! The plantation and the quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, has been seen in the movies, “Interview with a Vampire”, “Primary Colors” and has been featured on the popular show, Ghost Hunters.

Included in the ticket cost is transportation to and from the plantation, a tour and buffet lunch in the plantation restaurant.

Additional registration fee applies.
This event is reserved for alumni attendees and their guests.

College of Leadership
Visit the College of Leadership page for schedule and room locations.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The College of Leadership provides students and alumni volunteers with advanced chapter management and personal development skills. These dynamic sessions—focusing on advance team and chapter leadership, effective recruitment strategies, fundraising, and risk management—equip students with the tools needed to lead successful chapters and encourage personal growth. These programs are designed to be interactive discussions to give attendees the opportunities to learn and share ideas from AKPsi leaders and chapters from across the Fraternity.

Awards Luncheon
Napoleon Ballroom ABC, 3rd Floor

12:00 - 1:30 PM
Chapters, regions and brothers are honored for their commitment to the Fraternity and Foundation and newly installed chapters are recognized. A representative will be in attendance to receive Alpha Kappa Psi's donation to Communities in School New Orleans.

Regional Pictures*
Rhythms 3, 2nd Floor

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Say Cheese! Each region will gather to have a group picture documenting their time spent together in New Orleans. Alumni are encouraged to join either the picture of the region in which they currently live or the region of their student chapter.

Foundation BOD

5:00 PM

Fraternity BOD

5:05 PM

Management Team

5:10 PM

Southern

5:15 PM

Northeast

5:20 PM

Southwest

5:25 PM

Westcentral

5:35 PM

Southeast

5:40 PM

Central

5:50 PM

Midwest

5:55 PM

Mideast

6:05 PM

Northwest

6:10 PM

Eastern

6:15 PM

Northcentral

6:20 PM

Eastcentral

6:25 PM

Southcentral

6:30 PM

Foundation Donor Reception*
Lagniappe, 2nd Floor

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is hosting a complimentary donor reception in recognition of its loyal supporters. Come and meet the foundation's board of directors, mingle with fellow donors and meet the scholarship and grant recipients whom you have supported through your generous donations. This is an invitation-only event.

Reception sponsorships are also available for an additional $150 donation.

Grand Banquet & Dance
Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd Floor

7:00 PM
This is the grand finale to an extraordinary week! Fraternity officers are installed, the fraternity recognizes chapters and individuals for their achievements and attendees gather to celebrate the time spent as a brotherhood in New Orleans.

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