2018 Illinois Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention

Hosted by Phi Beta, College of DuPage
and Rho Kappa, Elgin Community College
June 1-3, 2018

Physical Host

College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL. For directions and maps, go to:

Convention registration/check-in will be at the convention hotel starting at 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 1. All Friday and Sunday activities will be at the convention hotel.

Convention Hotel

Pheasant Run Inn Resort, St. Charles, IL. Rooms are $109 each, plus 11% tax & fees. Check in is 4:00 p.m.; check out is 11 a.m. Room cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

Available rooms must be reserved by Wednesday, May 2. After that date, the block will be released and rooms at that rate will be based on availability.

Reservations must be made by phone by calling (630) 584-6300. Identify yourself as members of the Phi Theta Kappa Illinois Region Convention 2018 group. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Schedule & Convention Information
  • Phi Theta Kappa President & CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner will be attending the convention
  • Convention registration begins at 4 p.m. at Pheasant Run Inn Resort
  • Friday evening meal and activities begin at approximately 5:45 p.m. at Pheasant Run
  • Saturday breakfast and lunch and activities will be at the College of DuPage
  • Saturday evening Hallmark Awards Banquet will be at Pheasant Run
  • Sunday morning meal and closing session will be at Pheasant Run, concluding at 12:00 noon
Regional Poster Session

Information regarding the Regional Poster Session is included in this mailing. Posters for Honors in Action and College Projects will be on display Sunday morning at the hotel prior to the poster presentations in the closing session.

Sunday Morning Closing Session
  • Yearbook winners announcement
  • Honors in Action and College Project poster presentations
  • Induction of new alumni members and officers
  • Recognition of outgoing regional officer team
  • Induction of new regional officers
  • Installation of new regional coordinator
  • Recognition of host chapters
Education Forum Proposals

Educational forums, along with guest speakers, make a significant contribution to the programming at the annual convention. They provide an opportunity to share information, take a leadership role and learn from one another. We encourage all chapters to submit an educational forum proposal for Saturday's programming. Not only will students be providing an educational service to their fellow members in Illinois, but it will allow your chapter to satisfy one of the requirements at the Four Star level of the Five Star Chapter Plan. Materials are included in this mailing.

Advisors, members, officers, and alumni are all invited to submit an educational forum proposal. Proposals submitted by current chapter members and officers require the knowledge, approval, and support of the chapter advisor.

Miscellaneous Information

No Tolerance Policy: Alcohol and unlawful controlled substances will not be permitted at any Phi Theta Kappa official regional events. Convention participants using alcohol or controlled substances will be asked to leave events immediately.

Smoke-free Campus: College of DuPage is a completely smoke-free campus. The carrying, usage, burning, inhaling, or exhaling of tobacco or related products on college grounds is prohibited.