33rd International Regional Conference Registration Booklet

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04 Message from our Regional Director 05 Message from our Supreme Basileus 06 Message from the Host Chapter Basileus 07 Message from the Conference Chairman 08 Message from the Conference Co-Chairman 09 33rd Regional Conference Host Chapter 11 Conference Attire Summary 12 Pre-Conference at-a-Glance 13 Conference at-a-Glance 14 Conference Deadline Checklist 15 Conference Event Fees 16 Souvenir Journal Ads 17 General Conference Information and Instructions 18 Workshop Sessions 19 Regional Conference Contacts 26 Airport Information - DFW 27 Host Hotel 28 The 8 Best Things to do in Dallas 30 Scooter and Wheelchair Rentals 21 Registration Fees and Instructions 22 Registrations, Cancellations and Refunds 23 Individual and Group Registrations 24 Digital Forms and Links 45 T-Shirt Orders 46 Vendor Market 47 Health and Safety 48 Protocol Reminders 49 Conference Attire Inspiration 50 Conference Packing List 51 Notice of Possible Use 52 Follow Us on Social Media 32 High Tea - for Undergraduates only 33 Service Project 34 Welcome Reception 35 Aerobics 36 Leadership Awards 38 Global Spotlight 39 Paint and Sip Experience 40 Jewels Celebration Luncheon 41 Legacy Parade 42 Closing Gala 43 4th of July Picnic

Greetings Sorors of the Ingenious International Region

It is time to get ready for our 33rd International Regional Conference “deep in the heart of Texas.” Meet me in Dallas July 1-3, 2024 as we execute our exciting theme: “Curating a Global Canvas of Sisterhood”

If you’ve never been to Dallas, you are in for a treat! Dallas is a vibrant and diverse city with plenty of shopping, dining and activities. At the same time, you’ll experience the southern, friendly charm that will make you feel right at home

I’m sure you know that we are approaching this conference as if it is a masterpiece That’s because it is! A lot of work has gone into preparing for your arrival. Our Conference Chairman Soror Janine Clarke and CoChairman Soror Kimberley Tull, along with our amazing host chapter Alpha Alpha Delta Omega, under the leadership of Chapter Basileus Soror Renée Rawlins, are hard at work to deliver hospitality that is second-to-none Each soror is making every effort to ensure your International Regional Conference experience is elevated.

Meanwhile, everything you need to know is in this conference registration book Sorors, take some time to read through the pages that detail the conference schedule, special events, registration deadlines and much more. Our time together will be filled with celebrations, premier workshops and plenaries to ensure we are handling the business of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the International Region

Registration for the 33rd International Regional Conference is NOW OPEN! Do not delay registering, and securing your travel arrangements if you have not done so already. We will also share information for you to make your hotel reservations very soon

Sorors, grab your palettes with your favorite shades of pink and green I look forward to seeing you in Dallas and “Curating a Global Canvas of Sisterhood.“

Carrie J. Clark

Greetings to my incredible sorors from the Ingenious International Region,

We invite you to the 33rd International Regional Conference, taking place amidst a thriving arts scene, an iconic cowboy culture, and an exquisite array of unique cuisine – the city of Dallas, Texas.

On behalf of the Alpha Alpha Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated , I bring you greetings from the 6ix, Canada’s largest city, and one of the most multicultural cities in the world - Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This year’s conference is themed, “Curating a Canvas of Global Sisterhood” The conference is a fusion of various arts, cultural diversity, inclusion, and sisterhood that beautifully represents the uniqueness of our region and the sorors who create the global tapestry of our sorority

We are infusing the arts with the business of Alpha Kappa Alpha We are highlighting the array of cultures within our sisterhood. We are celebrating diversity with a focus on global issues and global triumphs We are bringing the multicultural canvas of Toronto to Dallas, and we look forward to sharing our views from the 6ix We asked you at the 32nd International Regional Conference in 2023, and we are asking again … Are you ready?

The 33rd International Regional Conference is staged for you to gain a renewed sense of sisterhood, a reinvigorated excitement to serve our communities, and a rededication to the perpetuity of our organization.

We look forward to curating a canvas of global sisterhood with you in Dallas!


Dear Sorors,

It is with immense pleasure that I extend to you a heartfelt invitation to the 33rd International Regional Conference, set to be held in the vibrant city of Dallas, Texas, July 1-3. Our theme, “Curating a Global Canvas of Sisterhood,” encapsulates our collective vision to create a masterpiece of global unity, support, and empowerment

This conference is more than just an event; it's a celebration of the spirit of service and sisterhood that binds us together globally. Throughout the event, we will be painting strokes of sisterhood to create lasting memories and moments that will be etched onto the canvas of our region forever

Under the leadership of our visionary International Regional Director, Soror Carrie J Clark, the Planning Committee has put great thought and care into curating an enriching experience for you, sorors

From having an opportunity to get updated on the business of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. , to interactive workshops, thought-provoking discussions on topics of global interest, and a service project that will leave a legacy that extends far beyond our time together in Dallas, every aspect of the conference is being meticulously designed to elevate your event experience.

This conference is not just an opportunity to gather; it’s a chance to bring our region together uniting hearts, minds, and efforts Together, we will create a symphony of shared purpose, celebrating the diversity and strength of our sisterhood.

Join us as we curate this global canvas of sisterhood, creating a masterpiece that will highlight the diversity, unity, and love in the Ingenious International Region We look forward to seeing you in July!



Greetings Sorors of the International Region!

I am excited for our 33rd International Regional Conference in beautiful Dallas, Texas, and hope you are too!

Our conference theme this year is “Curating a Canvas of Global Sisterhood” We are building on the unmistakable artistic energy that flows through Dallas, as the largest, contiguous urban arts district in the United States, and the unique and creative spirit that thrives in cosmopolitan Toronto, where arts, culture and entertainment are embedded into the fabric of our city This year, we turn our focus to the collective cultural and artistic diversity and beauty of our International Region.

With intention and care, we have curated an exciting and comprehensive experience for you, under the guidance of our International Regional Director, Soror Carrie J Clark We have worked hard to provide opportunities for engagement, growth, social connection, and to share ideas and promising practices All towards a collective purpose to enhance our sorority, region and the global communities we live in

Together, we will create a mosaic with the colours, vibe, culture, music, fashion and love of our region. The 33rd International Regional Conference will weave the sights and sounds of our region into a beautiful tapestry--the common thread being sisterhood and service

Whether you are attending the International Regional Conference for the first or thirty-third time, we treasure your trust in what we have to offer and we promise it will be an experience to remember!

Sorors, the countdown to July 2024 is in full swing. We hope you’re ready!


Our Value Statement

With great unity, respect, integrity and love – we embrace the principles of Afrocentricity to co-create a sisterhood that provides a voice to our communities and empowers our sorors to be listeners, learners and leaders. All the while, celebrating the collective successes of Black people.

Charter Date: June 9, 2018

CONTINENT: North America


CITY: Toronto

Official Languages:

English, French

Population: 39,000,000

MainIndustry: FinancialServices, RealEstate WholesaleandRetail Trade

MONDAY, JULY 01, 2024

Registration Check-In

Regional Service Project

General Members Meeting

Welcome Reception

AKA Paraphernalia

AKA IR Service Project T-Shirt, AKA Paraphernalia, Tennis shoes, comfortable clothing

Business Casual

TUESDAY, JULY 02, 2024


Plenary 1

Cultural Attire or Chapter Outfits. Represent your country wearing your cultural pride Chapters are encouraged to creatively dress alike

Active Gym Wear Pink and Green athletic attire

Ritual White

Conservative, solid seasonal white dresses, or skirted suits with sleeves (without adornment, embellishment, color trim or edge); flesh tone or white hosiery; and seasonal white shoes Jewelry worn should be conservative; white pearls are recommended. A single strand of pearls is not mandatory. Colored pearls (ex: pink and/or green) are not to be worn during any of the “all-white ceremonies” (No Pants and No Hats for ceremonies)

Leadership Awards Luncheon Business attire

Plenary 2

Gorgeous in Green Sorors are welcomed to wear the White attire from Plenary 1

Global Spotlight Business attire

Kreative Kanvas: Paint & Sip Casual Chic



Workshop Series A & B

Jewels Luncheon

Legacy Parade

Plenary 3

Closing Gala

Active Gym Wear Pink and Green athletic attire

Business Attire

Honorees – represent your Silver, Gold, Diamond or Pearl milestone

Matching Legacy Attire

Pink & Green


(Avant-garde style is a term used to describe a type of fashion that is characterized by its bold, experimental, and often unconventional designs You are the canvas tonight, and are encouraged to dress in a way that uniquely celebrates your personal style and represents the boldest version of you) No Jeans or Denim


Patriotic Pearls and Ivy: A July 4th Spectacular in Dallas

Casual, Paraphernalia with Pearls Pink and Green

All meetings and events will be hosted in the host hotel unless otherwise indicated. Times are subject to change.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2024

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Host Chapter and Regional Team Check-in

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Conference Registration Check-In Open

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

33rd IRC Steering Committee Meeting

MONDAY, JULY 01, 2024

7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Conference Registration Check-In Open

7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Soror Services Open

7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Delegate & Alternate Registration & Certification

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Service Project -

Uplifting Our Local Community Through Literacy and The Arts

Partnering with The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Conference Registration Check-In & Soror Services Open

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Delegate & Alternate Registration Check-in/ Certification

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Regional Director’s Meeting with Conference Committee Chairmen

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Vendor Marketplace

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Regional Philacter’s Committee Meeting

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

General Members Meeting (Election of delegates)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Flag Ceremony Practice

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Welcome ReceptionThe Exhibition: A Mosaic of Global Sisterhood

All meetings and events will be hosted in the host hotel unless otherwise indicated. Times are subject to change.

TUESDAY, JULY 02, 2024

6:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Early Morning Aerobics

Harmony in Motion

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Conference Registration Check-In & Soror Services


8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Plenary 1


Ivy Beyond the Wall Flag Ceremony


6:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Early Morning Aerobics

Harmony in Motion

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Conference Registration Check-In & Soror Services


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Conference Workshops - Series A

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Conference Workshops - Series B

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Jewels Luncheon (Paid Ticket Event)

Glitter Meets Glam Jewels Celebration

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Leadership Awards Luncheon (Paid Ticket Event) A Pearlfect Picture of Global Service

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Plenary 2

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Global Spotlight Panel Discussion: Minding Our Minds - It’s a Serious Matter

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sisterly Relations Event (Paid Ticket Event)

Kreative Kanvas: A Paint and Sip Experience

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Legacy Parade

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Plenary 3

34th IRC Invitation

33rd Regional Conference Adjournment

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Soror Services Open

7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Closing Gala

Kultured - An Artistic Fusion

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Due Date What is Due? Complete Online/Send to Monday, February 26, 2024 33rd International Regional Conference www.aka1908.com/international (Select "Events" on the menu bar) Sunday, March 31, 2024 Hotel Reservation Needs Hotel Reservation Needs Form Monday, April 1, 2024 33rd International Regional Conference Late Registration Opens www.aka1908.com/international (Select "Events" on the menu bar) Friday, April 19, 2024 33rd International Regional Conference Registration Closes Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Chapter Delegates Submission Delegation Form Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Resolution Submission Resolution Form Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Country Flag Participation Country Flag Participation Form Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Substitute Registration/Refund Request Substitute/Refund Request Form Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Ivy Beyond the Wall Submission Ivy Beyond the Wall Form Friday, May 10, 2024 Diamond/Pearl/Golden/Silver Soror Jewels Recognition Jewel Recognition Form Friday, May 10, 2024 Legacy Parade Participation & Photos Legacy Form Friday, May 10, 2024 Regional Awards Submission Entries Regional Awards Submission Form Friday, May 10, 2024 Souvenir Journal Advertisement Information Souvenir Journal Advertisement Contract Friday, May 10, 2024 Souvenir Journal Advertisement Payment Payment to Regional Pecunious Grammateus Friday, May 10, 2024 Sponsorship Request Sponsorship Request Form Friday, May 31, 2024 Authorization to Pick Up Conference Package Authorization to Pick Up Form Monday, July 1, 2024 General Member Delegate Certification Onsite Delegate Registration Booth Monday, July 1, 2024 Ivy Beyond the Wall Last Submission Submit at Soror Services Center
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Event Graduate Undergraduate Guest Children (12 and under) REGISTRATION - until March 31, 2024 (includes Closing Gala) $250 $125 $150 $75 LATE REGISTRATION - April 1-19, 2024 (includes Closing Gala) $300 $175 $150 $75 Jewels Luncheon $65 $65 $85 $55 Paint and Sip $45 $45 $55 Awards Luncheon $75 $75 4th of July Picnic $25 $25 $25 $25 Souvenir Journal Ads Cost Size & Orientation Premium Page – Outside Back Cover $325 875” x 1125” portrait Premium Page – Inside Front Cover $275 875” x 1125” portrait Premium Page – Inside Back Cover $275 875” x 1125” portrait Full Page $150 85” x 11” portrait Half Page $125 85” x 55” landscape Quarter Page $ 75 425” x 55” portrait Service Project Kits Cost Donations to benefit service activities and book drive can be made by purchasing a service kit. $1908 This is optional Additional kits to support book drive $1908 (each) multiple kit donations welcome REMINDER: Only registered and financial sorors may participate in conference activities Neither financial nor non-financial sorors may be guests of registered sorors at the conference. Late fees do not apply to guests and children

Don’t miss an opportunity to engage with sorors by purchasing an ad in the 33rd International Regional Conference souvenir journal. Our International Regional Conference attracts several hundred of our members who will travel from at least 11 countries and territories around the world: The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Japan, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, and the US Virgin Islands

Our souvenir journal captures details of the event and also offers the opportunity to promote chapters, celebrate members, and advertise businesses

We invite you to submit an ad to be placed in this publication

The deadline for ad submissions is May 10, 2024. All payments are due by May 10, 2024, for inclusion in the Souvenir Journal.


All ads should be submitted in jpg or pdf format Include a copy of the completed souvenir journal ad with your payment

A full page ad is 85” x 11” in portrait format

A half page ad is 85” x 55” in landscape format

A quarter-page ad is 4.25 x 5.5” in portrait format

Ads should be print-ready and will be printed as submitted

The submission deadline is May 10, 2024

Make checks payable to Alpha Kappa Alpha –International Region

Mail a copy of the completed electronic ad form and payment by May 10, 2024, to:

AKA International Regional Conference

Maria Ford Conliffe

PO Box 70625

Rochester Hills, MI 48307-9998, USA

Souvenir journal ads are a great opportunity to highlight, support or congratulate conference achievements and participants, such as:

Our International Regional Director

Our newest jewel sorors

Chapter’s new initiates

Host conference chapters

Legacies and sorors

Entrepreneurial ventures

Local community work

Chapter milestones and recognitions

For questions, please contact AKA IR Technology at akaintltechhelp@gmailcom

COVER/FULL PAGE 8.5X11 PORTRAIT $325, $275, $150 QTR PAGE 4.25 X 5.5 PORTRAIT $75


The 33rd International Regional Conference will convene on July 1, 2024, in Dallas, Texas


Before we open the hotel reservation process, you must complete the Hotel Needs Form which will provide us with details on your hotel room preferences Please be sure to complete the form as soon as possible after your online conference registration Keep in mind, that completing the form does not guarantee a hotel reservation

Forms must be completed for Diamond, Pearl, Golden, and Silver sorors initiated in 1949, 1959, 1974, or 1999 respectively, and submitted online by Wednesday, May 10, 2024 For more information, contact Soror Anise Hodge at akaintl.irc.jewels@gmail.com


Seating for meal functions will be open on a first-come, first-serve basis

Exception: Diamond, Pearl, and Golden Sorors as well as select VSG guests will have reserved seats at all functions Delegates will have reserved seating at all plenary sessions


Please adhere to the requested deadlines for the submission of various forms Deadline dates are located on the form


Please indicate on the Registration Form if accommodations are needed for food requirements or allergies Please contact the hotel directly for special room accommodations Preliminary information on scooter rentals can be found on the scooter informational in the Key Reminders section of this registration guide


Forms will be accepted for all sorors who have become an”Ivy Beyond the Wall” since the 32nd International Regional Conference until May 1, 2024

If a soror becomes an Ivy Beyond the Wall after this date her name may be submitted to Soror Services until Monday, July 1, 2024, at noon

Sorors are reminded that the attire for this solemn ceremony is unadorned, seasonal white, including shoes and flesh tone hosiery, with one (1) single strand of pearls Pants, pantsuits, and hats are not allowed

Conference Workshops will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

All workshops are open to undergraduate and graduate sorors unless otherwise indicated

SERIES A | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

WK02 | Soaring to Greater Heights of Chapter Operations

Learn the fundamentals of effectively operating a chapter and increase your knowledge of best practices and tools that result in successful chapter operations

The International Standards Committee will assist you in understanding how to implement chapter and committee improvement processes The workshop will offer information on conducting efficient chapter and committee meetings, understanding officers’ roles and responsibilities, improving your chapter’s knowledge, and creating an environment to ensure your chapter is “Viewing Standards Through a Different Lens: SOARing to Operational Proficiency and Perpetuity.” Chapter basilei and chapter standards committee chairmen and members are encouraged to attend

Presented by: International Standards Committee

WK04 | How to SOAR: Planning and Executing HighImpact Programs

Learn strategies and best practices for planning highimpact programs under the Soaring to Greater Heights Administration Topics will include the three (3) key steps to create impact in your community, budgeting, funding strategies, and more Chapter basilei, anti-basilei, program committee chairman, and graduate advisors/council are encouraged to attend

Presented by: International Program Committee

WK06 | Finance Essentials and the 2025 - 2026 Sorority Budget

This workshop will focus on key essentials of the Financial Operations Guide and provide an overview of the proposed 2025-2026 sorority budget

Presented by: International Finance Committee

WK07 | Preparing Your Chapter for a Membership Experience

This workshop aims to equip chapters with the tools to effectively plan for an upcoming Membership Experience The International Membership Committee will cover key aspects such as chapter health, financial readiness, chapter culture/integration, sponsor requirements, retention, and reclamation.

Presented by: International Membership Committee

SERIES B | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

WK09 | Soaring to Greater Heights of Academic Achievement by Amplifying the EAF brand in Your Chapter & Beyond

Where are you or your chapter in your EAF journey?

Chapter basilei, captains and members are you ready to “Soar to Greater Heights of Academic Achievement with EAF?” Enhance your fundraising success by leveraging your chapter’s capability in a fun and energizing workshop

Presented by: Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) Committee

WK11 | Soaring to New Heights: Enhancing the Application of Alpha Kappa Alpha Protocol

This basic protocol workshop will continue to emphasize the key protocol practices that all members should know and practice for Alpha Kappa Alpha meetings, activities, and events Discussion topics will include: appropriate terminology, attire, general protocol committee responsibilities, order of rank, and proper use of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Brand

Presented by: International Protocol Committee

WK14 | Soaring, Sailing and Swirling in Sisterhood: Understanding and Unleashing YOUR Power as a Sister A hands-on workshop, this experience will bring real-time discussion, opportunities and activities for understanding how to engage and model true sisterliness at every level

During this FUN and interactive workshop, participants will be led through a series of growth exercises and affirmations focused on developing, taking ownership, and purposefully reflecting on how they express, participate, and show true support to other sorority members

Presented by: International Sisterly Relations Committee

WK15 | AKA Brand: Who are We?

With the ever-changing advancements in technology and how information can travel the world with the click of a button, we must foster positive media relations when we communicate Alpha Kappa Alpha’s rich history and stellar brand The main goal of this workshop is to learn how to communicate your chapter’s newsworthy message, story, or information via the appropriate media outlets By serving as a credible, third-party endorsement, media relations is a powerful tool that can enhance your chapter’s brand reputation and ultimately, influence the perceptions and behavior of your target audience Chapter basilei, antibasilei, graduate advisors/council, membership chairmen, and Ivy Leaf® reporters and their respective committee members are encouraged to attend

Presented by: International Media Relations & Production Committee

Soror Name


Email Address

Carrie J Clark Regional Director cclark@aka1908com

Renée Rawlins Host Chapter Basileus renee@torontoakaca

Janine Clarke IRC Chairman akaintlircchair@gmailcom

Lasean Hardy Chief of Staff for International Region internationalregionoffice@gmailcom

Kimberley Tull IRC Co-Chairman akaintlirccochair@gmailcom

Monique Taylor-Yee Shui Decorations Committee Chairman akaintl.irc.decor@gmail.com

Keiva Bland Emergency/Medical Response Committee Chairman akaintlircemr@gmailcom

Valerie Hardee-Belfon Closing Gala Committee Chairman akaintlircbanquet@gmailcom

Michelle Rawlins Closing Gala Committee Co-Chairman akaintlircgala@gmailcom

Dominique Julius-Williams Jewels Luncheon Committee Chairman akaintlircjewels@gmailcom

Dria Mayers Jewels Luncheon Committee Co-Chairman akaintlircjewels@gmailcom

Anise Hodge Legacy Parade Committee Chairman akaintlirclegacy@gmailcom

Alicia Barnes Global Spotlight Event Chairman akaintlircglobal@gmailcom

Cherrisse Woods Regional Service Project Committee Chairman akaintlircserviceproject@gmailcom

Julice Holder Registration & Soror Services Committee Chairman akaintlircsororservices@gmailcom

Lucinda Parsons Registration & Soror Services Committee Chairman akaintlircservices@gmailcom

Richeena Campbell Welcome Reception Committee Chairman akaintlircwelcome@gmailcom

Rashema Ingraham Workshop & Vendors Committee Chairman akaintlircworkshops@gmailcom

Maria Conliffe Regional Pecunious Grammateus mariaconliffe@gmailcom

Janine Clarke Sponsors akaintlircsponsor@gmailcom

Terri Barnett Coleman Regional Tamiochous and Flag Ceremony Chairman terribcol@aolcom

Aramide Boatswain Regional Technology Chairman akaintltechhelp@gmailcom

REMINDER: Only registered and financial sorors may participate in conference activities

Neither financial nor non-financial sorors may be guests of registered sorors at the conference.


Early registration must be completed on or before March 31, 2024.

Late registration will be from April 1, 2024, to April 19, 2024

A late fee of $50 will be applied However, the late fee does not apply to children and guests

All registration times are reflected in Eastern Time Zone (ET)

Regular Registration:

Ends - Sunday, March 31, 2024, 11:59 PM

Late Registration: Monday, April 1, 2024, 12:00 AM - Friday, April 19, 2024, 11:59 PM


The registration fee includes the Closing Gala and a conference gift However, you MUST register for the Closing Gala and the conference gift.

Additions to activities or events to your 33rd IRC registration must be made before Friday, April 19, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET

Event Graduate Undergraduate Guest Children REGISTRATION (includes Closing Gala Ticket) $250 $125 $150 $75 LATE REGISTRATION (includes Closing Gala Ticket) $300 $175 $150 $75 Jewels Luncheon $65 $65 $85 $55 Paint and Sip $45 $45 $55 Awards Luncheon $75 $75 4th of July Picnic $25 $25 $25 $25



Registration will only be available online by accessing the International Region website, in the EVENTS SECTION Upon registering online, all registrations are PENDING Once your 2024 financial status has been confirmed, final email notifications of your CONFIRMED status will be sent If your 2024 financial status is not confirmed before the conference, registration will be canceled with no refund

Sorors from other regions who wish to attend the conference should go to the corporate website at aka1908.com and use the Member Assistance Form to request that their profile is synced with the International Region Note that you will be unable to log in and register for events using your email address and financial card number until this process is completed This will take roughly 3-5 business days to process at which time you can attempt to log into the regional website again

All registrations must be completed ONLINE on or before March 31, 2024, to avoid a late fee

Registration after March 31, 2024, will incur a $50 late fee

Late registration will be accepted until April 19, 2024 Registrations after April 19, 2024, will not be processed.

Only registered financial sorors may participate in conference activities (except where designated).

A $5000 handling fee will be assessed for any chapter check returned from the bank, and chapter registration will be delayed until the matter is cleared

If you plan to bring a guest, please complete and add "Guest information" to your conference registration Soror and Guest Registration should be completed online as part of your registration


To log into the registration system, click the Login link on the left menu Your login is your email address (which must be the same one on file at the corporate office) and your password is your financial card number

To register online, go to: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx? Site=AKAINTERNATIONAL

If you have trouble logging in, please email akaintl.techhelp@gmail.com for instructions or assistance A reply will be sent to you within 48 hours of receipt

Cancellation requests must be submitted via Cancellation & Refund Form to Soror Terri Barnett Coleman, International Region Tamiouchos at terribcol@aol.com

All cancellation requests should include your contact information and documentation supporting your request

Cancellation requests must be received by April 19, 2024 The International Regional Director must approve all requests for refunds A minimum processing fee of $50 for graduate sorors, $25 for undergraduate sorors, and any other associated ticketed event expenses will be assessed and deducted from the refund amount Refunds will be returned via the payment and delivery method by which they were received There will be no on-site refunds

All refunds will be processed at least 90-120 days following the conclusion of the Regional Conference Cancellation requests made after the close of registration will not be considered

No refunds will be afforded to those who violate Alpha Kappa Alpha Policies or Documents (withdrawal of privilege, suspension) in the period between conference registration and the actual conference date.

Upon registering online, all registrations are PENDING Once 2024 financial status has been confirmed, final email confirmation of CONFIRMED status will be sent If 2024 financial status is not confirmed before the conference, registration will be canceled with no refund

For refund requests, complete the Substitution /Refund Request Form before April 19, 2024 Requests after April 19, 2024, will be at the discretion of the Regional Director on an individual basis Please email this form to Soror Terri Barnett Coleman, International Region Tamiouchos at terribcol@aol.com

Refunds will be processed after the conference bills have been paid A processing fee of $5000 and/or any additional expenses incurred will be assessed There will be no on-site refunds or registration


A single online registration should be submitted for the registering soror, and non-member guest(s) attending the conference

All registrants must register for the appropriate graduate, undergraduate, non-member guest, late registration, and event fees All improper registrations will be canceled

Special activities and events are uniquely priced Only registered financial sorors and registered guest(s) may participate in conference activities.

Sorors may not register another soror using their own login information Non-financial sorors may NOT be guests of registered financial sorors at the conference

Registration may be paid with Visa, MasterCard, American Express credit cards, or debit cards with the MasterCard or Visa logo

Registration confirmations will be sent via email to the email address on file with the Corporate Office

Additions to activities or events to your 33rd IRC registration must be made before Friday, April 19, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET.


Group/Chapter Registration will be available online Payments can be made via major credit card, debit card (with MasterCard or Visa logo), Chapter Check, Cashier's Check, Wire Transfer or Money Order. Group registrations are PENDING until payment is made and applied to the group registration record

Only the authorized chapter officer who remitted the Group Registration will receive the registration confirmation for the group

If paying by wire transfer, contact the Regional Pecunious Grammateus Soror Maria Ford Conliffe for instructions (maria.conliffe@gmail.com), prior to sending the transfer

If paying by chapter check or money order, please select PURCHASE ORDER at checkout Cashier's checks and money orders should be made payable to: "Alpha Kappa Alpha International Region" and mailed to:

AKA - International Regional Conference

Maria Ford Conliffe

P.O. Box 70625

Rochester Hills, MI 48307-9998, USA


All substitutions must be approved by the International Regional Tamiouchos and completed by April 19, 2024 The substitution can only be with a soror that is financial at the time the request is made. There will be no on-site substitutions

A soror may request to substitute her registration for another soror To initiate a substitution request, the originally registered soror must submit the Substitute/Refund Request Form online for review and processing:

Requests must be received by Friday, April 19, 2024

The substitute registration selections (events, workshops, and meal functions) cannot be changed Additional events may be added to the original registration via the registration portal.

All transfers of funds must be handled between the sorors involved.


Conference attendance certificates will be emailed to sorors who attend the conference

A registered soror unable to attend the conference may complete an Authorization to Pick Up Form in order for the Chapter Basileus, a delegated soror, or a Graduate Advisor (Undergraduate Chapters Only) to pick up her registration materials and conference gift during open Soror Services hours only

Giving permission to release registration materials and conference gift must be submitted by May 31, 2024

The soror picking up the registration materials and conference gift will be required to present her financial card, a valid form of identification, and must sign the Authorization to Pick Up Form

Certificates of attendance will not be distributed to sorors who do not attend the conference

Registration materials and conference gifts will not be mailed.



The Dallas Fort Worth Regional (later International) Airport was dedicated in September 1973 and became operational for its first time on January 13, 1974

At the time of the opening, the airport had only nine operating airlines In addition, extensive facilities were in business, including a 600-room hotel, a post office, and a few shops and restaurants. At the time, it was the biggest airport in the world

Today, Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomes more than 73 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world

DFW Airport customers can choose among 193 domestic and 67 international nonstop destinations worldwide Additionally, 22 cargo airlines provide worldwide freighter service positioning DFW as the ideal cargo gateway to the world DFW is also elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities

Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel

https://www dfwairport com/


Youll get directions about DFW pickup points directly in the app Pickup locations may vary by terminal Rideshare pickup signs might also be available at Dallas Fort-Worth Airport

Confirm your location

Go to your assigned DFW pickup location as specified by the app Please note: this location may not always be at your nearest exit Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app Verify your ride before you get in If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app



Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

This 66-acre b al garden is one of the top botanical gardens in t d, offering spectacular nature exhibits throughout the year, such as the largest floral festival in the southwest, Artscape (an arts and crafts show), and jaw-dropping pumpkin and Christmas displays in the fall and winterWander along the Texas Skywalk for spectacular views, relax on rooftop of the Moody Oasis, and walk under a waterfall at the Cas

Reunion Tower

Seattle has the Space Needle, New York has the Empire State building, and Dallas has the Reunion Tower This skyline icon is more than just a pretty observatory partake in permanent and seasonal activities on the deck like yoga, painting, and a revolving restaurant and bar On the lookout for over-the-top romance?

Lovers can also book a “Love Is in the Air” proposal package to pop the question with bubbles in a private section.

Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Museum chronicles the life and assassination of JFK from a historical, social, and cultural perspectives Poke through more than 90,000 artifacts and stand in front of the window from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired his rifle Afterward, head to the Grassy Knoll to see the “X” in the street where JFK was fatally shot before making your way to the John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza a few blocks away

he George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

This pla est might not sound like a barrel of laughs, but this is a fascinating treasure trove of early 21st-century history In addition to a significant exhibit on the 9/11 attacks, the museum includes an exact replica of the Oval Office, plus incredible insights into the Bush dynasty The standout attraction, however, is the strangely addictive Decision Points Theater, where visitors make decisions based on genuine evidence the President had at his disposal

Spoiler: Being president isn't as easy as it looks

McKinney Avenue Trolley

Dallas has just pickup trucks jump on the city’ y, hich trundles up and down the lively McKinney Avenue in Uptown and the downtown Arts District Founded in 1983, it usually operates 365 days a year and is free of charge. Hop on and off as you sample the best pubs in town (one particular highlight is The Standard Pour, known for its barrel-aged cocktails), or hop off at Klyde Warren Park or even the Dallas Museum of Art to see what downtown has to

Arts District

Dallas boasts the largest contiguous urban arts district in America: a 118-acre expanse packed with museums, restaurants, and theaters Get your bearings on a scavenger hunt or walking tour before deciding where to invest your time Highlights include the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Museum of Asian Art, and the AT&T Performing Arts Center, a multi-venue music and theater complex centered on the striking drum-shaped Winspear Opera House


Pop your rodeo cherry in Fort Worth at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo Held in the historic 1908 Cowtown Coliseum, this was the site of the world’s first indoor rodeo Fast forward to the modern day, and it still hosts events starring the finest cowboys and cowgirls in town Befriend gregarious Texans while you’re there and hit up Refinery 714 on Main Street for the after-party

The Dallas World Aquarium

The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons Blackfooted and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit Sharks, rays and sawfish are only a few of the fish living in the Mundo Maya cenote Safe from Neotropical eagles, are euphonias, tanagers and hummingbirds Reptiles and amphibians, both of significance to the Maya culture can be seen throughout the exhibit

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Awards Guide

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If planning to travel, visit https://covid.gov/ for current state orders and updated information

Sorors and guests who are under isolation or quarantine orders should not attend the conference

If at any point during the conference, a Soror or Guest tests positive for COVID-19, they and their traveling party may be required to isolate

Guests agree to abide by any and all applicable health-and-safety requirements

Please note the following recommendations for your awareness: The current COVID-19 variants spread easily through airborne transmission In addition, the current variants are more infectious than the original virus and can result in reinfections for those who might have been previously infected

As part of our commitment to creating the safest possible environment for our in-person events, we strongly recommend that all attendees do the following for all in-person meetings regardless of the CDC COVID-19 Community Level:

Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group and

Wear a mask in indoor settings if you are at high risk for severe illness


Sorors must display their badges to gain access to conference meetings, events and vendor areas

Only members with badges will be admitted to plenary sessions Be on time for all sessions

Do not hold seats Be courteous Be sisterly

Observe designated "reserved seating" for delegates, Very Special Guests (VSGs), Diamond/Golden sorors, the Emergency Medical Team (EMTs) or physically challenged sorors.


Adhere to appropriate conference attire

Refer to Conference Attire Summary and "The Official Guide to Alpha Kappa Alpha Protocol" for details

Meetings and Luncheons: Business Attire

Ivy Beyond the Wall Ritual: Uninterrupted White

Rededication: No Pants

No flip-flops or tennis shoes Adhere to conference attire recommendations per event


Stand when the dais processional enters the room

Stand when the Regional Director, Supreme Basileus, and Former Supreme Basilei enter the room

Enter through assigned doors only

Do not walk during program introductions, meditations, and when the Regional Director or Supreme Basileus is addressing the audience.

Turn off all electronic communication devices. Please step out of the meeting if you must use a phone.

Table hostesses are beneficial during meal functions to remind us to remain silent during the presentations and/or performances at the dais.

Do not audio, video record, or take photos of presentation slides during business meetings and workshops

Please be considerate of other conference attendees and take only one gift when they are distributed at functions

Refrain from overloading your plate at receptions One or two pieces of each food item is appropriate

Do not come onto the dais at any time

Please remove badge when taking photos (individual or group photos)

Please arrange for child care and guests when attending business meetings as these meetings are for sorors only.

Please wear delegate identification and arrive early for proper seating.

Please speak to the body only after being recognized by the presiding officer.

Address the presiding officer as “Madam Regional Director.”

Address the delegation by clearly stating your name, chapter, chapter location, and whether you are a delegate or nondelegate



☐ Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss, Mouthwash

☐ Soap, Shower Gel, Shower Cap

☐ Facial Cleanser, Toner, Cotton balls

☐ Deodorant

☐ Lotion

☐ Razor, Shaving Cream

☐ Contact Lens, Cleaning Solution

☐ Eyeglasses/Case

☐ Personal Hygiene Items

☐ Sunscreen

☐ Other


☐ Perfume, Body Spray

☐ Makeup Remover

☐ Hair Products, Combs, Brush

☐ Flat Iron, Curling Iron

☐ Hair Scarf, Bonnet

☐ Fingernail Polish

☐ Other:


☐ Personal Prescription

☐ Aspirin

☐ Ibuprofen

☐ Diarrhea Medicine, Laxative

☐ First Aid Kit

☐ Other:


☐ Comfy Shoes

☐ Workout Gear, Tennis Shoes

☐ Socks

☐ Panty Hose - flesh-tone, white

☐ Swimsuit

☐ Coat, AKA Jacket, AKA Sweater, Wrap

☐ AKA Umbrella

☐ Robe, Pajamas

☐ Foundations, Bra

☐ Undergarments

☐ Other:


☐ Constitution and Bylaws

☐ Manual of Standard Procedure

☐ Protocol Manual

☐ Workshop Materials

☐ Registration Confirmation

☐ Financial Card, Driver’s License, Other ID

☐ Chapter or Professional Business Cards

☐ Pen, Pencil, Notepad

☐ Cash, Checks, Credit Cards

☐ Passport


☐ Laptop, IPad, Tablet, Stylus

☐ Travel Speakers

☐ Camera, Spare SD Card, Batteries

☐ Flash Drive

☐ Cell Phone

☐ Chargers and Charging cables

☐ Ear Buds, Earphones

☐ Watch

☐ Other:


☐ Registration: AKA Paraphernalia

☐ Welcome Reception: Native Attire, Chapter/Cultural Pride

☐ Awards Luncheon: Green Business

☐ Global Spotlight: Pink & Green Business

☐ Jewels Luncheon: Sparkle (Diamond), Pearl, Gold, Silver

☐ Plenary I: Ritual White – No Pants

☐ Plenary II: Green Business

☐ Plenary III: Pink & Green Business

☐ Legacy Parade: Matching Attire

☐ Closing Gala: Avant-Garde


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Please be advised that attending and participating in any event, associated with the International Regional Conference may result in the use of your name, image, and/likeness in printed and electronic material, including but not limited to publication on the World Wide Web, social network sites, press materials, and advertising and marketing materials.

You hereby specifically release Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, and its agents from any and all claims arising from the use of your name, image, and/or likeness based on any of the uses stated above.


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