Convention Prospectus Register
My Brothers of Alpha and Guests:
In accordance with Article II, Section 5 of the Constitution of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, I do hereby issue the “Official Call” for the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to convene in the “Charm City” of Baltimore, home of our national headquarters, for the 111th I 94th Anniversary General Convention to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from Wednesday, July 12, through Sunday, July 16, 2017.
I encourage you to take advantage of the registration rate and book your hotel rooms today. Registration ends on Monday, June 12, 2017. So please register early.
As you think about this historic gathering, I invite you to consider the words of our late Brother Martin Luther King Jr., who said, “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there ‘is’ such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
Now more than ever the words of Brother King continue to ring loud and true. We are confronted with the fierce URGENCY OF NOW. We must come together, speak as brothers, and present solutions and remedies for the ills that plague our communities. We must utilize our collective strength for the political and civic needs of our communities just as Brothers Frederick Douglass and Thurgood Marshall, both from Baltimore, did as they fought for civil rights. Channel their spirits as you prepare to do the heavy lifting of rebuilding our communities in the face of growing divisive language and contentious debate.
It is during times such as these that we need Alpha leadership the most. The issues our country and communities face are threats to us moving forward and we will not take any backward steps. Our Alpha Advocacy and Action plan will be the cornerstone of this convention and you will hear, see, and learn how to use this plan in your communities.
Although we have a lot of work to do in the Baltimore community and during our business sessions, including electing a general treasurer, this convention will not be consumed with work. We will also offer workshops and sessions to enhance your professional and personal development as well as opportunities to build leadership skills that you can take back to your chapters and your communities.
At the same time, you and your family will also have the opportunity to enjoy what the great city of Baltimore has to offer. The brothers of the Baltimore area host chapters are preparing to show everyone a good time. We will end the convention with our Black & Old Gold Leadership Gala.
I invite you to register now. I look forward to seeing you in Baltimore.
Onward and Upward Always,
Everett B. Ward, Ph.D.General President
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Hilton Baltimore hotel holds a prime place in the Inner Harbor, a popular historic, cultural and business district. Our downtown hotel is next door to Camden Yards and across the street from M&T Stadium. We’re also connected to the Baltimore Convention Center and a quick 15 minutes to BWI Airport. Restaurants, indoor/outdoor event spaces, fitness options - we have something for everyone. Designed with comfort and convenience in mind, the accommodations at this AAA Diamond hotel in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, provide a place to unwind or catch up on work. Guest room amenities at this Baltimore, MD hotel include the Hilton Serenity Collection™ bedding with Suite Dreams® plush-top mattress, down duvet and pillows. Each room is equipped with large plasma high-definition televisions with on-demand entertainment, and sizable work stations with ergonomic desk chair. Take advantage of the dual line phone with voicemail and data port, internet access (for a nominal fee), and a Hilton Alarm Clock Radio with MP3 capability.
RATES: Kings/Doubles - $159Call-Ins: 1-800-HILTONS Property Phone: 1-443-573-8700Web Link: 2017 General Convention - Hilton
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor offers a uniquely refreshing hotel experience for business and vacation travelers who need a place to work, meet, connect and feel at home. Our Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel offers comfortable rooms and suites overlooking the scenic harbor and a dynamic atmosphere for meeting clients or presenting bright ideas. Enjoy seasonal and local foods at Bistro 300 or meet for drinks at Bistro 300 Lounge. Here, it’s all about you.
A comfortable urban hotel on the Inner Harbor waterfront, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor features more than 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space connected to the Baltimore Convention Center. After a day of convening and connecting, enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor pool and get energized in our StayFit™ Gym, open 24 hours for when then the mood strikes. Stay in touch in our business center or discover the spirit of Charm City all around us.
RATES: Single - $145 | Double - $145| Triple - $170 | Quad - $195 Group is not contracted specific room types. It would be based on availability at the time of booking. Property Phone: 1-410-528-1234 Web Link: 2017 General Convention - Hyatt Regency
An unforgettable hotel visit awaits you here at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. Our hotel combines style, substance, and service with an impeccable location near Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor; the National Aquarium, M&T Bank Stadium, and Camden Yards are also just moments away. Make yourself comfortable in your spacious room or suite, and enjoy perks including featherbed mattresses and 32-inch LCD TVs. Enjoy a meal and a cup of Illy coffee at The Yard, our on-site restaurant, or fit in a workout at our modern 24-hour gym. Those hosting events here in Inner Harbor will be thrilled with our stylish venue space and expert catering; whether you're planning an intimate gathering for 10 or a large conference for 500, our hotel will exceed your expectations. And thanks to our great location, you're just moments away from both Baltimore's Penn Station and BWI Airport, making travel a breeze. We look forward to making you feel at home at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.
RATES: Standard Double/King; Executive Suites - Run of house rooms are $148. Executive suites are 50% off the rack rate.Property Phone: 800-993-4751Web Link: 2017 General Convention - Marriott
Welcome to Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Retreat to one of our 338 spacious guest rooms, and enjoy the pure-white duvet and crisp white linens of our Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience. Touch base with home or the office with wireless High Speed Internet Access and oversized work desks, and enjoy new flat-panel TVs in our 100% smoke-free rooms. Feel free to surf the web on our computer workstations or bring your laptop for complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access in the lobby. Connected to the Convention Center and a brief walk from the magnificent Inner Harbor, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and M&T Bank Stadium which is home to the Baltimore Ravens, we are convenient to everything that makes our city so wonderful. Get in on the fun with your friends and family and explore The National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, 1st Mariner Arena, or the Hippodrome Theater. After a long day of conferences or sightseeing, satisfy your appetite for local favorites at The Orioles Grille or enjoy a sumptuous meal at the classic Morton's, The Steakhouse. We look forward to welcoming you Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore’s premiere Sheraton at the Inner Harbor.
RATES: Standard King/Double - Room types are contracted at run of house, $148 plus tax per night.Hotel Reservations: 1-866-627-7061 (843-6664)Property Phone: 1-410-962-8300Web Link: 2017 General Convention - Sheraton