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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.

ZBT’s 125th Anniversary Celebration

2023 International Convention is the kickoff to the Fraternity’s celebration of 125 since ZBT was founded in 1898. The event will be in the heart of Manhattan, in the Fraternity’s birthplace of New York City.

EVENT DETAILS

Educational programming at 2023 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Undergraduate brothers

Who should attend from my chapter?

Anyone and everyone! 2023 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 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 New York. We encourage speaking with your Finance Director 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.

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 wasa safe event, all attendees had to have received a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot two weeks before International Convention begins. Requirements for 2023 will be shared closer to the event date pending the most up-to-date CDC and New York City guidelines.

  • 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 plan to attend have not yet received a vaccine,  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 the event.
  • To locate a vaccination center, go to CDC.gov.
PROOF

ZBT International Headquarters in 2021 and 2022 did collect copies of vaccine records for all attendees.

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 2023 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.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 event!

2022 International Convention was in July in Las Vegas. It was the Fraternity’s 110th convention and the second time it’s been hosted in Las Vegas (2015). 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!