Join us April 4-6 in Birmingham, Alabama for...

Leaders for Tumultuous Times

The 2024 Alpha Chi National Convention at the Sheraton Birmingham at BJCC

Featuring . . .

  • Keynote Speaker T. K. Thorne — acclaimed author of Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham's Civil Rights Days
  • Historic Birmingham—a city with an important history
  • 150+ student presentations in dozens of academic fields
  • Address from Distinguished Alumnus Zac Imel
  • Student prizes, scholarships, and awards
  • Academic and social networking
  • Great food and incredible experiences

Built into every Alpha Chi convention is the opportunity to explore the history of the host city. Birmingham will be no different, as delegates will have the opportunity to visit historic sites and learn more about the history of civil rights in Birmingham and the country as a whole. Events will begin on Thursday afternoon and will continue through Saturday evening. Registration will open in early January. 

Follow the breadcrumbs at the top of this page to discover the opportunities of this year's in-person, professional, national conference. Alpha Chi's generous Travel and Housing Grants will keep your chapter from breaking the bank to have 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

Upcoming Convention Deadlines

  • Oct. 31 — Deadline to declare participation in Collaborative Research Competition 
  • Jan. 31 — Deadline for student presenter submissions
  • Feb. 15 — Deadline to register a delegation to attend
  • Feb. 15 — Shared Doubles housing reservations (nonrefundable after Feb. 29)
  • Mar. 1 — Sheraton direct room reservations (AX rate deadline)
  • Mar. 10 — Convention fee refund requests

The Sheraton Birmingham at BJCC

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, 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.

The Sheraton Birmingham at BJCC, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL 35203

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
10-15-minute cab/Lyft ride in light traffic