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71st Grand Council

71st Grand Council August 1 - 5, 2017 Arlington, VA

 Export to Your Calendar 8/1/2017 to 8/5/2017
When: 8/1/2017
Where: Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, Virginia  22202
United States
Contact: Becky Griffith

Online registration is available until: 8/2/2017
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Read our Frequently Asked Questions before registering!

This year there are several options to select while registering (breakfast time, rooms for lunch, which session to attend, etc.) 
Read the FAQs first in order to quickly and easily complete your registration.  Please email us if you have any questions.



Applications are now being accepted for Grand and Regional Officers. Please review the Election Procedures Policy for information to help you prepare for the procedure that will occur at Grand Council.

Registration Rates:


Registration will be limited to the first 600 registrants.  Register today!
 Early Registration: by June 1
 $285  $340  $225
 Late Registration: June 2 - July 31
 $310  $365  $250
 Alumni Leadership Programming: 4 hours of additional CE - held Thursday & Friday   $100
 Alumni Weekend: Includes Friday alumni reception, Sat breakfast, Sat lunch, 2 hours CE, Sat banquet
 Advisor Workshop: Contact for details
 Banquet Only
 $75  $75  $75
 Professional Development Roundtable - Limited to 100 students

Attend the professional development workshop to help with resumes, interviewing skills,
and how to dress for success. This one-hour program will be offered during Friday lunch
and Saturday lunch.  Please do not sign up for more than one session.




All hotel reservations must be made directly through the hotel using the reservation link or phone number below.  Rooms for 1-2 people will be $139 + tax/night.  Each additional person in the room is subject to a $20 charge per night plus applicable taxes.  The special room rate will be available until June 30th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  Please do not wait until the end of June to make your reservation.  Other conventions are in town and sometimes our hotel completely fills up.

Hilton Crystal City
Click here to make your reservation
Phone number: 800-695-7551, Mention Group: Phi Delta Chi

Tentative Schedule:


Tuesday, August 1
12:00pm - 6:00pm: Grand Council Registration
2:00pm - 5:00pm: Facilitator Orientation
7:00pm - 11:00pm: Opening Reception


Wednesday, August 2
7:30am - 9:00am: Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am: Grand Council Registration
9:00am - 11:00am: Opening Business Session
11:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Open Candidate Review
3:15pm - 4:15pm: First Reference Committee
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Regional Caucuses
7:00pm - 7:30pm: Chapter Display Setup
7:30pm - 9:30pm: Chapter Display


Thursday, August 3
7:30am - 9:00am: Breakfast/Delegate Orientation Breakfast
9:00am - 10:30am: Officer Training Courses I
9:30am - 11:30am: Alumni Leadership Programming
10:45am - 11:45am: Officer Training Courses II
11:45am - 12:45pm: Lunch
Afternoon: Capitol Hill Visits
6:30pm: Group Photo at APhA Building


Friday, August 4
7:30am - 9:00am: Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30am: Interim Business Session
11:00 - 12:00: Reference Committees
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Officer Training Course III
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Alumni Leadership Programming
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Advisor Workshop
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch/Professional Development Roundtable
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Officer Training Courses IV
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Alumni Leadership Programming
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Advisor Workshop
3:00pm - 4:30pm: Regional Caucuses II
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Open Candidate Review IF NEEDED
6:00pm - 10:00pm: Alumni Reception


Saturday, August 5

7:30am - 9:00am: Breakfast/St. Jude Philanthropy Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30am: Memorial Service

9:30am - 12:00pm: Final Business Session

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch/Professional Development Roundtable/Alumni Chapter Roundtable

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Regional Roundtable

2:00pm - 3:00pm:  CE

2:00pm - 5:00pm: Advisor Workshop

3:00pm - 4:00pm:  CE

5:30pm - 7:00pm: Banquet - Dinner

7:30pm - 11:00pm: Banquet - Awards Presentation


Sunday, August 6

9:00am – 11:00am: Post Grand Council Executive Meeting


Thank you!


The success of the 71st Grand Council depends, in large part, on the participation and support of our corporate sponsors and our Alumni. Please view our Donations page to see what sponsorship opportunities are available.  A full detailed list of sponsors will be displayed in our Grand Council programming and on the website.  Thank you in advance for your support!


Hollenback Level ($250-$499)

 Kelly Gehman (Beta Chi)

 Daniel Winkelmann (Beta Delta) - Professional Development Roundtable Sponsor


Doerr Level ($100-$249)

 Grant Armstrong (Lambda) - Banquet Sponsor

 Katy Armstrong (Lambda) - Banquet Sponsor

 Ryan Costantino (Eta) - Professional Development Roundtable Sponsor

 John Grabenstein (Beta Gamma) - Professional Development Roundtable Sponsor

 David Loiacono (Beta Delta) - Professional Development Roundtable Sponsor

 Jacob Northrup (Gamma Pi)

 Peter Ryan (Psi) - Lanyard Sponsor

 Brandon Sucher (Beta Rho) - Group Photo Sponsor

 Lauren Turner (Alpha Kappa) - Professional Development Roundtable Sponsor

 Ronald Ward (Alpha Upsilon)


Franke Level (up to $50)

 Kate Grafel (Phi)

 Bruce Jarvi (Gamma Mu)

 Eric Jarvi (Gamma Mu)

 David Loiacono (Beta Delta)

 Sejal Patel (Alpha Omicron)


Below is a list of related products.  They are the same sponsorship opportunities that are available on our donations page.  These options will be available when completing your Grand Council registration.  Also available during registration: Mascot Registration!  Register your chapter's mascot and they'll receive their own name badge and lanyard.

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