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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 years since ZBT was founded in 1898. The event will be in the heart of Manhattan, in the Fraternity’s birthplace of New York City.

  • What: 2023 International Convention
  • When: Thursday, Aug. 10 through Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023.
  • Where: Marriott Marquis Times Square, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.
  • More details: View the draft schedule. After registering, additional information and opportunities may be provided. See below for FAQ or contact ZBT for questions.


Chapter delegates and alumni/guests have different links to register. Click the buttons below.




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.

Minimal expected attendance from a chapter is two delegates.

Prospective Chapters are required to send one delegate.

How do I register?

Undergraduate brothers should log into myZBT and look for the registration button in the top menu labeled 2023 Convention.

Need help? 

  • Email: myzbt@zbtnational.org
  • Call/text: 317-275-8303

What do I need to pay?

Event fees

  • Event fees for required delegates are paid through the Chapter’s international dues. Chapters are required to send two delegates. Prospective chapters are required to send one delegate.
  • Additional brothers attending the event beyond the required delegates will need to pay the event fee that covers food, accommodations, etc.
  • Hotel rooms are covered by your fees so you do not need to book accommodations.

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.
  • You will need some spending money for a few meals and any time you spend out and about in the city. Inexpensive food options are plentiful around Times Square.

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.

How do I get to New York?

Delegates should arrive at the Marriott Marquis Times Square by 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10 to register and prepare for the opening session. Travel home can be anytime on Sunday, Aug. 13.

This event is in Times Square, one of the busiest tourism locations in the world. It is exciting — but plan accordingly!

The chapter or the individual brother is responsible for travel costs as well as making their own arrangements to get to New York.  We suggest you 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.

What is the attendance policy?

As the Fraternity believes strongly in the importance of the 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, including general and education sessions, is required. Event fees for these two brothers are included in international dues.
  • Prospective chapters are required to send one delegate. Full participation is similarly required.
  • Additional brothers from your chapter are encouraged to attend. Additional attendees beyond the required delegation must register and pay the full event fee of $600 by July 1.
  • Travel to and from New York is not included in the registration cost.

If your chapter does not meet this expectation:

  • Those chapters that do not register and subsequently attend the 2023 International Convention in full are subject to a $1,900 fine at the directive of the Supreme Council.
  • Undergraduate brothers who register but don’t attend and actively participate in the event will be subject to a higher fine of $1,100 per brother, or $2,200 per chapter, due to the event production cost invested in the brother.
  • You may cancel or replace delegates before July 1 at no charge.
  • Those found to be non-compliant will have an opportunity to show cause to the Supreme Council for the challenge before the fine is levied.
  • Registration after July 1 will incur a late fee of $150 per person.

Alumni brothers

How do I register?

Alumni and guests can secure their registration for official International Convention activities as well as the extra ZBT events at an exclusive link.


What is included in my registration fee?

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

Additional activities outside International Convention are offered through the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation and the ZBT New York Area Alumni Association.


Is there a Grand Awards Banquet only registration option?

Yes, look for the option named Saturday/Grand Awards Banquet when choosing your event pass. We encourage brothers and guests to join us for the full day Saturday as we offer something for everyone with alumni programming and networking windows in Times Square.

What is the hotel room rate?

Alumni are able to take advantage of an exclusive discounted ZBT room block starting at $289 per night plus tax.


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!