Frequently Asked Questions 

ABOUT THE EVENT

What is the High Alpha Summit & Neville Advisor’s College? 

The High Alpha Summit & Neville Advisor’s College is a three-day gathering of Chapter and Associate Chapter presidents and advisors within Lambda Chi Alpha. Participants will learn the fundamentals of being the chief executive officer and advisor for their respective chapters or associate chapters, emphasizing leadership, ethics, operations management, external relations, and risk management. 

Who is invited to the conference? 

All chapter and associate chapter presidents and volunteer advisors who are (or will be) in office as of January 1, 2023, are invited to the conference. They must be able to attend the entire conference and be willing to learn and grow as a leader. 

Where is the conference, and when do participants need to arrive/depart? 

The Summit will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Participants should plan to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 5, and plan to leave no earlier than Sunday AM on January 8. 

What will the participants be doing at the conference? 

The conference features various presentations from speakers from the Grand High Zeta, Office of Administration, Lambda Chi Alpha’s premiere partners, and the corporate world. Participants will take the information presented and spend time diving deeper into the learning process by participating in discussions and activities in small group sessions with brothers and volunteers from all over North America. 

This format allows for freedom of discussion and balanced participation from attendees. The bonding that occurs among the small groups is a byproduct of learning. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to experience the first look at two new, groundbreaking programs and member resources. 

What is dress code for the conference? 

General session and small group session attendance is business casual. The final banquet will be business professional. 

 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:

A risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants exists in any place where people gather. Covid-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending this Conference, you assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting Covid-19. If you are immuno-compromised or otherwise concerned about the possibility of infection, you are encouraged to forego attendance. 

The Fraternity is requiring (1) that each attendee certify that he has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and (2) that each attendee follows CDC Guidance for attending large gatherings. The Fraternity is also suggesting, although not mandating, that each attendee receive a Covid-19 test not fewer than three days in advance of the Conference. The venue for the Conference, the State of Indiana, or the City of Indianapolis may have other or stricter protocols in place, and each attendee will be required to abide by any such protocols. 
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REGISTRATION

When are participants able to register for the conference and what is the cost? 

Registration will go live on October 31, 2022, and will close on December 2, 2022. This fee covers the participant’s lodging, select meals, and program materials. Once we confirm your chapter’s attendance, the registration will be billed in full to your chapter’s billing statement. 

Deadlines

  • Nov. 22: Registration changes from FREE to $200
  • Nov. 29: Registration changes from $200 to $400
  • Dec. 2: Registration closes

If High Alphas do not register for free by Nov. 21, they will see registration fees added to their chapter’s spring semester bill. If Advisors do not register for free by Nov. 21, they will need to pay for their registration fee during registration process. If you have any questions, please email conferences@lambdachi.org or call 317-872-8000.

What if officer elections are scheduled after registration closes? 

Unfortunately, since a headcount is needed for final preparations, the deadline is set. But if the chapter or associate chapter will be electing a new High Alpha who will be taking office in December or January, we encourage the chapter or associate chapter to go ahead and elect the new High Alpha before the registration deadline. The High Alpha-elect will not need to take office immediately following his elections, but he will have a chance to sign up for the Summit and take advantage of this educational opportunity. 

What is the cancellation policy? 

If for some reason you need to cancel your attendance, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing conferences@lambdachi.org. If you cancel after Dec. 20, 2022, there will be a $200 cancellation fee. The fraternity will not be responsible for your canceled airfare. No changes can be made after Jan. 1, 2023. 

What do I do, if I need to change my information after I register? 

You can contact the Conference Planning Team at conferences@lambdachi.org or call the Office of Administration Team via 317-872-8000. 

 

TRAVEL/HOTEL

What airport do participants use if they’re planning to travel by air? 

All flights should arrive at the Indianapolis International Airport (Airport Code: IND). Participants will need to utilize Uber, Lyft, and other ride-share services to be shuttled to the hotel. 

What time should I plan to arrive if I am driving to the conference? 

Check-in and registration for participants will begin at 12pm EST on Thursday, January 5, 2023. We will have a limited number of parking spaces reserved at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, and we kindly ask that all participants use the registration form to indicate their travel intentions so we can ensure we have a spot for everyone reserved. Parking at the hotel is $25 per night. We are researching additional parking options and will provide updated information in the coming weeks. 

Is a travel reimbursement being provided? 

Unfortunately, travel reimbursements will not be provided. 

Do participants need to reserve their own hotel room? Book their own travel arrangements? 

Participants will not need to make their own hotel reservations. Rooming accommodations from Thursday night to Sunday morning are included with registration. All participants will share a double-bed room with another participant during the Summit. Single rooms for alumni registrants can be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for a nominal additional cost.

Each participant is responsible for his own travel to and from Indianapolis. If travel arrangements require participants to arrive on Wednesday night, participants are responsible for finding their own lodging accommodation for the night. 

HELP DESK 

Who do participants contact if they have additional questions? 

You can contact the Conference Planning Team at conferences@lambdachi.org or call the Office of Administration Team via 317-872-8000
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