Join us April 4-6, 2024 in Birmingham, Alabama, for Leaders for Tumultuous Times

Featuring . . .

  • Historic Birmingham—a city with a globally important history
  • 150+ student presentations in 25+ academic fields
  • Keynote Speaker T. K. Thorne — acclaimed author of Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham's Civil Rights Days
  • Address from Alpha Chi Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Zac Imel, Westminster College (MO)
  • Student prizes, scholarships, and awards
  • Academic and social networking
  • Elections to regional and national leadership
  • Meaningful and memorable experiences

Built into every Alpha Chi convention is the opportunity to explore the history of the host city, and Birmingham has a unique and rich story to tell. Delegates will have the opportunity to visit sacred and sobering historic places to learn more about the history of civil rights in Birmingham and the country as a whole. Convention events will begin on Thursday afternoon and continue through Saturday evening. Registration is open now!

Follow the breadcrumbs at the top of this page to discover all the opportunities of Alpha Chi's professional, national conference. Our travel and housing grants and room-sharing options will keep your chapter from breaking the bank to enjoy the ultimate Alpha Chi experience!


Convention Fees & Room Rate

  • $99 each for Alpha Chi student and/or advisor delegates (badge access to all sessions and meal events)
  • $150 each for Alumni & Guests (badge access to all sessions and meal events)
  • $179 is the conference room rate at the Sheraton Hotel at BJCC

Alpha Chi Member Presentations

Student and alumni members must submit their presentation information via the link on the Register page by January 31. Qualified presentations will be judged during the convention and approximately thirty $100 prizes will be given by academic category.

Upcoming Convention Deadlines

  • Feb. 22 — Student Presenter Sign-Ups Due
  • Mar. 1 — Conference Registration Due
  • Mar. 1 — Shared Doubles Housing Reservations & Fees Due (nonrefundable after Mar. 5)
  • Mar. 10 — Convention Fee Refund Requests Due
  • Mar. 11 — Sheraton Deadline for Room Rate & Availability

Convention Location

All convention events will take place at The Sheraton Birmingham at BJCC which is located at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL 35203.

Room Rates & Reservations 

The AX room rate is $179 (with tax about $210) for 1-4 people per night for a king or double-double room. To reserve rooms other than Shared Doubles, use this special booking link or call the Sheraton at 888-627-7095 and mention you’re with the Alpha Chi conference. Late cancellations/early departures will be handled according to hotel policy. Guestroom Wi-Fi and access to the fitness center are complimentary. 

While Alpha Chi’s room rate and block are available through March 1, don’t wait to book your rooms. Alpha Chi doesn’t get unlimited access to a hotel’s entire guestroom inventory, so it’s always a best practice to reserve a block of rooms as soon as you have an idea of what you’ll need. You can call the hotel later to release a room and/or provide specific guest details.

Hotel Check-In/Out

Hotel check-in is at 4 pm; check-out is at 11 am

Vehicle Parking

The special self-parking rate is $7 per car, per night.

Ground Transportation to/from Airport

15-minute cab/Lyft ride in light traffic