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International Convention

The International Convention is the single largest gathering of brothers each year. It serves as a time for both education and governance of the Fraternity for the upcoming year. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in legislative sessions, networking with both undergraduate and alumni brothers, educational sessions and a celebration of brotherhood.

Educational programming at 2022 International Convention is made possible in part by the generous support of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. Learn how you can support the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation at zbtfoundation.org!

2022 Event Details

2022 International Convention will be from July 14 to 16 at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip. This is the Fraternity’s 110th convention and the second time it’s been hosted in Las Vegas (2015).

  • Where: Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Map).
  • When: Thursday, July 14, beginning approximately 3 p.m. PDT, and concluding at the end of the Grand Awards Banquet late Saturday, July 16. Las Vegas is in the Pacific time zone.
  • Who: All brothers of Zeta Beta Tau and their guests!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Undergraduate brothers

When should I arrive and depart?

Undergraduate ZBT brothers planning to go to Las Vegas are required to attend the full International Convention event.

  • Arrive:  Thursday, July 14 before 1 p.m. PDT. The airport is Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS).
  • Depart:  Anytime on Sunday, July 17. The International Convention will conclude late evening July 16 at the close of the Grand Awards Banquet. Registered delegates will have hotel rooms provided on Saturday night.

Transportation in Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood is approximately 3 miles from LAS.  We suggest you use Google Maps to plan your route.

Ridesharing options are plentiful, estimate $15. Taxis are also plentiful for $20 to $25.

What do I need to pay?

Event fees

  • Every chapter is required to send two delegates. Event fees for these two delegates are paid through the Chapter’s international dues.  Prospective chapters are required to send one delegate.
  • Additional brothers attending the event beyond the required delegates will need to pay the event fee.

Travel expenses
The chapter or the individual brother is responsible for travel costs as well as making their own arrangements to get to Las Vegas. We encourage speaking with your Finance Director ASAP  because the chapter budget should include funds for travel to the event.

Travel assistance

  • Utilize your campus resources, such as Fraternity/Sorority Life Office or Student Activities. Oftentimes the institution can provide financial assistance for travel to Fraternity leadership programs.
  • ZBT International Headquarters offers a limited assistance for chapters on a sliding scale based on need.

Hotel rooms

Rooms are included with undergraduate registration fees for three nights (July 14, 15 and 16).

Am I required to be vaccinated?

The health and safety of our brothers and guests are the top priority of ZBT.  To ensure that 2022 International Convention is a safe event, all attendees must have received a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot two weeks before International Convention begins.

  • We will observe CDC as well as local and state COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided to all participants in addition to hand sanitizing stations throughout the event space. Additional cleaning protocols will be observed in common areas.
  • If you have not yet received a vaccine, go ahead and register for International Convention and immediately make arrangements to get vaccinated. You must complete your vaccination and booster and provide a copy of your vaccination record to ZBT International Headquarters before June 30. For Moderna and Pfizer, two shots are needed; for Johnson & Johnson, the single shot is needed. All three types of vaccine require a single booster shot.
  • To locate a vaccination center, go to CDC.gov.
PROOF

If you are looking to upload your vaccine record, you can do so by:

  1. Ensure the filename format is your name: Cohen, David (Last Name, First Name). Screenshots, .png or .jpg, and PDFs accepted.
  2. Upload a copy here or email to zbt@zbtnational.org.

Is there a virtual option?

No, in-person representation is required for chapters at 2022 International Convention. The Fraternity believes strongly in the importance of International Convention as an avenue for brothers to interact, network and learn from one another.

Who should attend from my chapter?

Anyone and everyone! 2022 International Convention is open to all and we recommend anyone who wants to meet brothers from around the world and be a part of the Fraternity at the international level attend.  We welcome all brothers, undergraduates and alumni!

What is the attendance policy?

As the Fraternity believes strongly in the importance of International Convention as an avenue for brothers to interact, network and learn from one another, attendance is required for every active Chapter.

  • Every chapter is required to send two delegates. Full event participation, including attendance at every session, is required. Event fees for these two brothers are included in international dues.
  • Prospective chapters are required to send one delegate. Full participation similarly is required.
    Additional brothers attending beyond the required delegation must register and pay the full event fee.
  • Travel to and from Las Vegas is not included in the cost.

Those chapters that do not attend 2022 International Convention in full are subject to a $1,000 fine at the discretion of the Supreme Council.

Alumni brothers

What is included in my registration fee?

A variety of registration choices are available to alumni, but all packages include meals, event materials, ZBT swag and the priceless opportunity to meet and celebrate with brothers.

What are my lodging options?

Alumni brothers and guests are welcome to take advantage of ZBT’s room block at Planet Hollywood. A booking link is provided in the registration confirmation page or can be requested by emailing zbt@zbtnational.org.

Those who prefer to stay elsewhere may make their own accommodations.

Am I required to be vaccinated?

The health and safety of our brothers and guests are the top priority of ZBT.  To ensure that 2022 International Convention is a safe event, all attendees must have received a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot two weeks before International Convention begins. You should provide proof of vaccination as you register.

  • We will observe CDC as well as local and state COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided to all participants in addition to hand sanitizing stations throughout the event space. Additional cleaning protocols will be observed in common areas.
  • If you have not yet received a vaccine, go ahead and register for International Convention and immediately make arrangements to get vaccinated. You must complete your vaccination and provide a copy of your vaccination record to ZBT International Headquarters before June 30.
  • For Moderna and Pfizer, two shots are needed; for Johnson & Johnson, the single shot is needed. All three types of vaccine require a single booster shot.
  • To locate a vaccination center, go to CDC.gov.
PROOF

If you are looking to upload your vaccine record, you can do so by:

  1. Ensure the filename format is your name: Cohen, David (Last Name, First Name). Screenshots, .png or .jpg, and PDFs accepted.
  2. Upload a copy here or email to zbt@zbtnational.org.

I'm a Chapter Advisor, what are my options?

You are a welcome alumnus or friend to the Fraternity, and we hope you will join us! On the registration page, choose among the Alumnus/Guest options.

Some advisors will receive an invitation to be part of the Volunteer Institute Program (VIP). For questions about VIP, contact Chief Operating Officer Jason Allen at jallen@zbtnational.org.