2021 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
July 22-25, 2021
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. While this year will look a little different than years past, we are excited to welcome you to Miami!
During our BE MINDFUL convention, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in think tanks, legislative sessions, networking with both undergraduate and alumni brothers, educational sessions, and a weekend together celebrating brotherhood.
Educational programming at the 2021 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!
Health and Safety Protocols
The health and safety of our brothers and guests are the top priority of ZBT. To ensure that the ZBT International Convention is a safe event, we will observe CDC as well as local and state COVID-19 guidelines in addition to the following –
- All in-person attendees must have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
- To learn where you can get your vaccine to go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/reporting/vaccinefinder/about.html
- Hotel sleeping room capacity will be limited to 2 per room (except for families).
- The meeting and gathering spaces will be set to be conducive to social distancing.
- Masks will be provided and required in the meeting space and in transition to events.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided to all participants in addition to hand sanitizing stations throughout the event space.
- Air purifiers will be placed in the large group meeting spaces.
- All tables and chairs will be sanitized prior to the event.
- All common areas of the hotel will be sanitized every hour.
The 2021 International Convention will begin on Thursday, July 22nd, and will end on Saturday, July 24th. Make sure to register here by June 30th!
Thursday – July 22nd, 2021
9:00 – 12:00 PM Fraternity Supreme Council Meeting
2:00 – 3:30 PM Opening Session
3:30 – 4:00 PM Networking Break
3:45 – 6:15 PM Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
4:05 – 6:15 PM Mentoring Rotations
6:30 – 7:30 PM Welcome Dinner
7:35 – 8:30 PM Think Tanks
Friday – July 23rd, 2021
8:15 – 8:55 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 AM Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Keynote
10:00 – 12:00 PM Fraternity Supreme Council Meeting
10:00 – 11:45 AM Track Education
10:15 – 12:00 PM Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
11:45 – 12:15 PM Brother Time
12:15 – 1:30 PM Heritage Lunch
1:40 – 2:55 PM Harold & Nadine Davidson Keynote
3:00 – 4:45 PM Track Education
3:10 – 5:00 PM Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 – 5:30 PM Brother Time
Saturday – July 24th, 2021
8:15 – 8:55 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 AM Business Meeting
10:30 – 12:00 PM Initiation Ritual & Values Session
12:00 – 1:15 PM Partner Lunch
1:20 – 2:45 PM Ronald M. Mankoff Alumni Panel
2:50 – 5:55 PM Educational Sessions & Alumni Roundtables
3:00 – 5:00 PM Fraternity Supreme Council Meeting
3:00 – 5:00 PM Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 – 7:45 PM Pictures
8:00 PM Grand Awards Banquet
THE CONVENTION SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Registration for the 2021 International Convention will have two kinds of registration to accommodate all brothers and guests; In-Person and Virtual.
Registration deadline is June 30!
Undergraduate In-Person Attendees:
Undergraduate in-person attendees must register for the full convention. Costs for required delegates (meals and hotel rooms) are included in the chapter or prospective chapter’s annual fees. Travel is not included, but assistance is available to chapters in need. To request assistance, click here.
More information regarding the delegate requirements can be found in the Chapter Delegate Details section below.
Alumnus, Friends, & Family In-Person Attendees:
These in-person attendees will have the option to register for the full convention or register for portions of the convention. Travel and hotel are not included in the registration. To confirm that you will have a room at the guaranteed rate, you must book your room by June 18 through the hotel’s ZBT registration link.
Cancelations received after July 5 will not be refunded. For extenuating COVID-19 circumstances, please contact ZBT Headquarters.
With safety in mind, ZBT is going to allow the space for the convention to also take place in the virtual space. There will be no cost associated with being a virtual attendee at the 2021 International Convention.
If you register for the virtual convention, you will be sent a full listing of the virtual offerings as we get closer to the International Convention.
Each chapter is required to send two delegates and each prospective chapter is required to send one delegate to the 2021 International Convention, either in-person or virtually. Costs for required delegates are included in the chapter or prospective chapter’s annual fees. A discount code for the required delegates will be sent to the Presidents, Finance Directors, Operations Directors, and chapter/prospective chapter Advisors. Chapters may only use this code TWICE and prospective chapters may only use this ONCE.
Chapters and prospective chapters will be responsible for the registration fee for any additional brothers that attend the in-person event. Again, there is NO CHARGE for the virtual convention program. Hotel accommodations for undergraduates will be taken care of through registration, and the fees for additional delegates will be invoiced to the chapter or prospective chapter. Travel costs are not included in the registration fee and will need to be arranged by the local chapter/prospective chapter.
Based on the lack of in-person events and traditional risk management opportunities due to COVID-19, we highly recommend the following officers be the first to be considered for Convention delegates: Chapter President, Risk Management & Wellness Director, Standards Director, and Social Chairman. However, other brothers are welcome to attend.
With an incredible downtown location, the Marriott Biscayne Bay offers a welcoming atmosphere along the waterfront for all to enjoy.
Check out the hotel and book your room (undergraduates are covered through registration) by June 18th!
Getting from where you are to the Miami International Airport to the hotel can be a challenge. Here are some items to help!
Note: You can fly to Fort Lauderdale and drive/ride share to Miami! It is about an hour drive and an estimated $50 ride share cost!