Brothers of the Western Region,

Your Western Region Leadership Team is pleased to issue this call to the 2021 Western Region Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to be held both virtually via ZOOM and in person at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort located 1 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225; April 29th – May 1st, 2021.

This year’s theme will be “We Matter ! : Ever Steadfast, Ever Resilient”. Although the hybrid model for this year will make this convention unlike any we’ve had before, we are confident, the combination of in-person and remote participation  will make for an enhanced, robust, dynamic and enjoyable experience for all.

While all Collegiate and Alumni chapters are expected to register, at a minimum, their full delegate strength, the virtual opportunity makes this convention an opportunity with high value and low barrier to entry. As you will see below, the registration rates make WRC 2021 the most affordable Western Region Convention in some time. With registration, onsite participants will enjoy convention programming,  (2) lunches and (1) dinner while virtual-only registrants will enjoy access to all convention programming.  Chapters should check with their District Director for their target registration numbers.

REGISTRATION :
See below for rates, deadlines and the online registration link for the 2021 Western Region Convention.
https://2021wrc.eventbrite.com.

Please note: onsite registration does NOT automatically include virtual registration or default to a virtual registration should an individual’s travel plans change. Therefore, all are encouraged to select the registration type they intent to utilize.

Registration Type Alumni Collegiate Deadline
Virtual $75.00 + fees $25.00 + fees ends: 03.31.2021
Virtual Late $150.00 + fees $75.00 + fees ends: 04.25.2021
Onsite $300.00 + fees $225.00 + fees ends: 03.31.2021
Onsite Late $425.00 + fees $300.00 + fees ends: 04.25.2021

SPONSOR A COLLEGE BROTHER :
Anyone wishing to sponsor a college brother may do so using the eventbrite link provided here or above. It is suggested that the sponsoring brother have access to all the relevant information for the sponsored college brother at the time of registration (e.g. full name, chapter, Alpha ID, etc.) to ensure a smooth and complete registration process.

GENERAL CANCELLATION / REFUND / TRANSFER POLICY :
All cancellations or refunds require a written and signed request from the purchaser TO THE WESTERN REGION FINANCIAL SECRETARY (finsec@alphawest.org) RECEIVED NO LATER THAN April 15th, 2021. A 25% administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations or refunds. Transfers of registration will be entertained until April 15th, 2021 but the original purchaser will be responsible for logging into Eventbrite and updating all attendee info for the new registrant by no later than April 15th, 2021. Any changes or requests for registrant transfers following April 15th will not be honored. A virtual or in-person “no show” will not receive a refund and WRC materials may or may not be mailed subject to availability.

NEOPHYTE REGISTRATION REFUND
Recognizing the IMDP neophyte convention fees differ from this year’s hybrid fee model, 2019 and 2020 neophytes are eligible for a partial refund of their WRC neophyte registration costs paid at initiation minus their WRC 2021 virtual or onsite registration cost. To pursue this refund, neophtyes are directed to complete the following form. The WR Financial secretary will process the appropriate amount. Should neophytes choose not to complete this form before April 15th, their prior convention registration costs will be deemed a donation to the Western Region.

HOTEL :
A nightly rate of $124.00 at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler has been secured for this year’s participants that elect to attend onsite. However, reservations must be made by April 6th, 2021 to take advantage of this rate. Reservations can be made online by clicking here.

SITE AMENITIES :
Built in 1912, the year that Arizona became a state, the San Marcos has long been dedicated to the comfort of our guests. Named after Friar Marcos DeNiza, the property and surrounding city are steeped in history (e.g. the mythical “Seven Cities of Cibola”). The venue’s historical presence is a popular retreat and desert playground developed over years to become known as the place to meet and the “jewel in the desert” that Dr. AJ Chandler envisioned many years ago. A few of the property’s amenities include:

  • On-site Fitness Center
  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 4 onsite full-service dining options
  • Premium Bedding
  • Complimentary WiFi in guest rooms and meeting spaces
  • Complimentary Self-Parking Daily
  • Conveniently located near 3 different airports (PHX, CHD, AZA)

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS :
This year’s Western Region Convention will advance from last year’s virtual leadership academy to provide all brothers a meaningful experience  you will not soon forget! A few highlights include:

  • Election of our next Western Region Vice President
  • Election of our next Western Region Assistant Vice President
  • 24 Hour Virtual Fraternal Competitions Hall
  • Digital Vendors Lobby
  • Exclusive Uncle Nearest Bourbon Tasting Experience
  • Digital Alpha West Luminary Recognition
  • 2 Live Bands for the weekend
  • Hybrid Onsite + Virtual Public Program
  • College Advisor Training and Certification
  • and much, much, more…

We look forward to seeing you in in Arizona or online via zoom!!!

Bro. Dondrell Swanson
Western Region Vice President

Bro. Asante Day
Western Region Assistant Vice President

Bro. Jonathan D. Madison
Western Region Executive Director