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174th Ekklesia - Washington, DC

Phi Gamma Delta's biennial convention, the Ekklesia, is held in the summer of even-numbered years. In this governing body, each undergraduate chapter has up to three voting delegates, and each graduate chapter may have one voting delegate. The primary business of the Ekklesia is to elect new Archons (board of directors), approve the budget for the ensuing biennium and amend the Bylaws and Constitution. Outside of the business conducted by the Ekklesia, there are educational programs and social activities to allow brothers to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

Phi Gamma Delta's 174th Ekklesia will be held August 11-14, 2022 in Washington, DC. Attendee details and registration information is below.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

 Undergraduate Members

The early bird Undergraduate Registration fee is $450/member and includes all Ekklesia events. Each undergraduate chapter will be invoiced a total of $1,350 for 3 members to attend. Additional delegates are encouraged to attend and will be invoiced after the Ekklesia.

The deadline to register is July 1. If delegates register after July 1, the registration fee will increase to $500/member, and the chapter will be invoiced for the additional $150 fees.

 
 

 Graduate Brothers/Guests

Graduate brothers and their families are welcomed and encouraged to attend the Ekklesia. Brothers/guests may choose to register as a full attendee or choose to attend only a la carte events. These include:

Full Attendee

The registration fee for a full attendee (graduate brother or guest) is $500, payable when you register. The registration fee allows for participation at any/all Ekklesia meals and events and a commemorative Ekklesia gift.

A La Carte Events*

  • Ekklesia Opening Banquet - Thursday, August 11, at 6:00 pm: $125 for a brother/guest to attend.
  • Washington Nationals Game - Friday, August 12, at 6:00 pm: $75 for a brother/guest to attend (includes transportation).
  • Ekklesia Closing Banquet - Saturday, August 13, at 7:00 pm: $150 for a brother/guest to attend.
  • More optional a la carte events and details coming soon!

*Note that registration for a la carte events only includes participation in that event and does not include other Ekklesia activities or amenities.

 

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See who has registered here.

Schedule

Arrivals & Departures

Delegates and attendees should plan to arrive by Thursday, August 11, at 4:00 pm to allow time to register prior to the Opening Banquet that evening.
Note: Purple Legionnaires, Section Chiefs, and Appointed General Officers should plan to arrive on Wednesday, August 10, to participate in the Graduate Leadership Forum, beginning at 8:00 am on Thursday, August 11.

Departures take place all day Sunday, August 14.

Tentative Daily Schedule

 Thursday, August 11, 2022

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Graduate Leadership Forum
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Opening Ekklesia Banquet 
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: William R. Miller Model Initiation
 

 Friday, August 12, 2022

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Business Session
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on Your Own
  • 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Committee Meetings (lunch provided for members)
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: An Open Discussion About Hazing & Member Education (undergraduates)
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Project Phi Gam
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Washington Nationals Game (transportation included)
 

 Saturday, August 13, 2022

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Business Session
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Business Session
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Ekklesia Closing Banquet
 

 Sunday, August 14, 2022

  • ALL DAY: Departures
 

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Hotel

The Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel is the official hotel for the 174th Ekklesia. All meetings will take place here. 

The Fraternity has negotiated a group rate of $189/night + tax for a king bedroom and $209/night + tax for a double bedroom. To guarantee our negotiated room rate, reservations must be made by July 18, 2022.

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Travel

Attendees are responsible for their own travel to/from the Ekklesia, as well as all parking costs.

 Flying

Brothers flying to the Ekklesia have the choice of flying into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (5 miles from the hotel), Washington Dulles International Airport (29 miles from the hotel) or Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (33 miles from the hotel). 

The Fraternity has arranged group travel discounts for Ekklesia attendees through Delta Airlines. Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for 174th Ekklesia. Please click here to book your flights.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1-800-328-1111* Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 7:30 pm CT and refer to Meeting Event Code: NMVPM.
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

 Hotel Parking

Where practical, attendees are encouraged to fly to Washington, DC. The current hotel parking rate is $35/night for self-parking and $60.18/night for valet parking. Driving directions and additional information are available here

 Undergraduate Chapter Travel Reimbursement

Each undergraduate chapter is reimbursed for one delegate's travel at a rate of $0.18 per mile for the round-trip mileage from your chapter to Washington, DC. Unless requested in advance, the chapter's account with the Fraternity will be credited with the reimbursement amount following Ekklesia. Chapters must attend to be eligible for travel reimbursement.

 

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Additional Information & Details

COVID-19 Precautions

 Vaccines & COVID Tests

Phi Gamma Delta is taking all reasonable steps necessary to host a safe, in-person Ekklesia. With this in mind, we are encouraging all attendees to be vaccinated, and we strongly encourage all attendees to be tested prior to attendance (regardless of vaccination status).

 Masks

Based on current COVID-19 conditions, masks will be optional for Ekklesia. If an attendee or facilitator prefers to wear a mask, we ask all attendees to be respectful of that decision. The requirement to wear a mask may change based on COVID-19 conditions at the time of the event.

 If You Aren't Feeling Well Prior to (or During) Ekklesia

Any attendee who feels sick or tests positive for COVID-19 before their Ekklesia departure should plan to stay home and notify the Assistant Executive Director Todd Rotgers.

Attendees who experience COVID-19 symptoms or test positive onsite must immediately isolate themselves from other attendees. Please report these symptoms to a Fraternity staff member so that precautionary protocols may be enacted.

 Adjustments to Expectations & Procedures Are Subject to Change

Phi Gamma Delta will monitor all local and CDC guidance regarding COVID-19, and we will adjust our recommendations and requirements accordingly. This may mean changes to the policy and request made above as we get closer to Ekklesia.

 

Ekklesia Events

 Family Program

More information coming!

 Fiji Chorus

We are seeking graduate and undergraduate brothers interested in participating in the Ekklesia Fiji Chorus. Participation would involve two short rehearsals and a performance at the Closing Ekklesia Banquet on Saturday, August 13. All brothers interested should contact Taren Robin.

 Things to Do in Washington, DC

Washington, DC offers a lot to see and do! Considering coming early or staying after the Ekklesia? Looking for ideas? See what Destinatin DC suggests.

 

 Things to Bring

  • Your badge
  • A coat and tie to wear at Saturday dinner
  • Business casual wear (collared shirts and khaki slacks/pants) for all other times
  • Spending money
  • Questions about the Fraternity
  • Any forms or fees that are due
  • Willingness to learn and participate 
 

Support the 174th Ekklesia

The Washington DC Ekklesia Host Committee would appreciate your support! Please visit the Ekklesia Support page for more information or to make a donation today.

Make a Gift

Vendor & Sponsor Information

Phi Gamma Delta welcomes vendors and sponsors who wish to showcase their companies to our attendees. Information and sponsor registration is available on our Vendor & Sponsor  Page or by contacting Todd Rotgers

Become a Vendor/Sponsor

Questions?

Contact Todd Rotgers, Assistant Executive Director, by email or (859) 255-1848.