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180th Anniversary Convention

DKE Convention is the biennial gathering of undergraduate and alumni members of the Fraternity. Attendees come together to discuss the business of the Fraternity and enjoy educational and social activities as a brotherhood. Convention also provides an opportunity for members to build relationships, share ideas, and celebrate the fraternity’s history and traditions. The 180th Convention will be a grand affair, blending small group learning, keynotes, and opportunities to explore DKE’s connections to the U.S. capital city. Join us as we celebrate 180 years of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. For more information, read on or contact education@dke.org.

Event Venue & Travel Details

Where: Westin DC City Center, 1400 M St NW, 20005
When: August 8-11, 2024
Who: Undergraduates (DKE Standards) and Alumni

Educational Activities

Hover over this card to learn more about the educational activities of the 180th Convention.

Keynotes, Breakouts, and More

DKE History • Ritual • Meet the Board • DekeConnect • Chapter Excellence • Mental Health • DKE Property Group • DKE Finances • Recruitment • Health & Safety...and much more!

Social Activities

Hover over this card to learn more about the social activities of the 180th Convention.

Welcome Reception and Other Things

Stay tuned for more information as we work to design social activities that you won't want to miss!

Attendee Types and Registration

Click below to read more about the attendee types available for the 180th Convention. Please note that registration prices may be adjusted based on final program details. Additional information about the opening reception on Thursday, August 8th, is forthcoming. 

Fee: Registration is paid for by the chapter’s Spring 2024 event fee (no additional fees)

Attendance: Chapters must send two official delegates to represent their chapter at Convention. 

Included: Hotel from Aug 8-11 (3 nights), Friday and Saturday lunches, Thursday evening opening reception

Not included: Transportation, breakfasts and dinners, other incidentals

Delegate Registration Info Delegate Registration Info

Fee: $300 registration fee

Attendance: Any active or associate member of DKE is invited to attend the 180th Convention

Included in Fee: Friday and Saturday lunches, Thursday evening opening reception, access to all sessions and activities

Not included: Transportation, breakfasts and dinners, hotel room, other incidentals

Hotel note: DKE will have a limited amount of rooms reserved for Convention attendees; additional UG attendees can reserve one of those rooms, bunk with their chapter (up to 4 people), or secure their own lodging in the city

Non-delegate UG Info Non-delegate UG Info

Fee: $300 registration fee

Attendance: Any alumnus DKE is invited to attend the 180th Convention

Included in Fee: Friday and Saturday lunches, Thursday evening opening reception, access to all sessions and activities

Not included: Transportation, breakfasts and dinners, hotel room, other incidentals

Hotel note: DKE will have a limited amount of rooms reserved for Convention attendees or you may secure your own lodging in the city

Alumnus Info - Full Program Alumnus Info - Full Program

Fee: $60

Attendance: Any alumnus of DKE is invited to attend the opening reception of the 180th Convention (Thursday, August 8th at 6pm)

Included: First hour open bar, second hour cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, networking with all Convention attendees 

Alum. Info - Reception Only Alum. Info - Reception Only

FAQ and Other Information

Undergraduate chapters and associate chapters are expected to send their Brother Beta and a secondary delegate to the 180th Convention, or at least two representatives from their chapter.

Additional undergraduates and alumni members are also invited to attend!

Registration: All cost information is outlined above as it relates to registration fees and what is or is not included.

Travel: Chapters are responsible for providing funding for their delegates’ travel to the 180th Convention. Some scholarships may be available on a needs-basis. (more information soon) and we will connect with chapters who have CEF funds available. We encourage alumni engagement for fundraising and are happy to assist if needed.

Hotel: DKE staff are working to create a reservation link with the event venue for a limited number of rooms. The event rate is $169/night before taxes and fees. Non-delegate and alumni attendees may also secure their own room at the event venue or secure rooms at other hotels in the city.

Parking: The Westin has a valet-only system that is $60/night. There are 24-hr garages nearby that are $30/day.

Ground Transportation: We recommend utilizing the Metro (train) while in the city to minimize costs. 

Meals: Due to the variability of meal attendance at DKE events, the program will only include lunches for Friday and Saturday. There is a restaurant on site for breakfast and dinner and a Starbucks station in the lobby for coffee. There are also many excellent local dining options we encourage you to explore at a variety of price points.

Attendees to the 180th Convention must complete the registration form and respond to any follow-up inquiries as may be deemed necessary by event staff. Please see the toggle menu of attendee types above for more information.

Interested in hosting a local event?

Please contact Director of Alumni Services, Craig Dick, at craig@dke.org.

Interested in making a gift?

To the Deke Foundation in honor of our 175th Anniversary? Click here to give!