Convention Schedule

  • July 25
  • July 26
  • July 27
  • The Westin Tampa Waterside
  • Topgolf
01:00 PM - 05:00 PMRegistration

The Westin Tampa Waterside – Lower Lobby Level

09:00 AM - 04:00 PMPre-Convention Meeting Room

Sunset Room – come by if you have questions…

07:30 PM - 10:30 PMTopgolf Networking Night

Network & Golf with the brothers of Phi Iota Alpha as we celebrate our 87th National Convention. Come join us for THREE hours of pure networking.

See you all at Topgolf Tampa & don’t forget to bring your business cards.

Sponsored by the National Alumni Association of Phi Iota Alpha.

Address10690 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619

  • The Westin Tampa Waterside
08:30 AM - 10:00 AMBreakfast

Waterside

09:00 AM - 05:00 PMRegistration

The Westin Tampa Waterside – Lower Lobby Level

09:00 AM - 05:00 PMBoard of Trustee Meeting
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMProfessional Workshop One

Rooms: Oasis 2, Coral Reef and Conch

Topics:

The Other Side of Brotherhood
Let the Saga Continue (How do I get involved ?) , The Power of Journalism: Is the pen mightier than the sword?  Journaling is an ancient art form that leads to greatness when mastered.  Throughout history, journaling has been applied in many forms that lead to countless benefits.  Our focus today is how the art of journaling can play a pivotal role in one’s life for today and tomorrow.  Join us for an intimate conversation as we unlock the secrets and advantages to the “Power of Journaling”.
Suns out, Planners out (sharing chapter best practices): Want to diversify your event programming. Come learn from chapters across the nation on how implement their most successful event on to your campus. Come with thoughts and questions.
11:00 AM - 11:50 AMProfessional Workshop Two

Rooms: Oasis 2, Coral Reef and Conch

Topics:

Be Your Own Supreme (how to dress and promote yourself): The time to build your personal brand begins now. Learn some tips and advice on dressing for success but also how to manage your personal image. (Neo Academy Series)
Secrets and Symbolism: Learn more in-depth history about Phi Iota Alpha. (Neo Academy Series)
Being a Pillar on Campus (how to lead through involvement/partnership): Being a pillar is not a solo job. It takes many to build a foundation. Learn about building partnership in and around your campus.
01:00 PM - 01:50 PMProfessional Workshop Three

Rooms: Oasis 2, Coral Reef and Conch

Topics:

Lion’s Den – (Shark Tank like workshop): Our version of shark tank is here. Participate on coming up with solutions to better improve the Phi Iota Alpha Experience. Winners of the challenge will be assisted by the National Management Team to make your idea come to life.
Merengue to the Money, Bachata to the Bank – (Navigating loans and home ownership): Learn how to maneuver your way around debt, loans, and bills as you navigate through short term financial decisions as you aim to spend on necessities for the future.
Being an Ally towards Movement: The #MeToo movement has influenced the current college climate to understand the importance of consent.  Individuals have experienced themselves or someone who has been affected by the importance of respecting personal space.  Learn on how your experiences on allyship can influence action and a protection of community.

 

02:00 PM - 02:50 PMProfessional Workshop Four

Rooms: Oasis 2, Coral Reef and Conch

Topics:

Lion’s Den – Part Two: Our version of shark tank is here. Participate on coming up with solutions to better improve the Phi Iota Alpha Experience. Winners of the challenge will be assisted by the National Management Team to make your idea come to life.
Merengue to the Money, Bachata to the Bank – Part Two: We hope you learned some useful tips on how to merengue to the money. Now Let’s slow the beat down a bit as we think more about long term goals such as investment, home ownership and more.
Being an Ally towards Movement – Part Two:  Continue the conversation on being an ally and learn how to  build on how you can be a change agent toward promoting a safe environment within our Lion’s den and outside of it.
03:00 PM - 05:00 PMTown Hall

Oasis 1

Meet the Board of Trustees as they provide the current state of the Fraternity and plans for the coming year.

08:00 PM - 10:00 PMBrother Networking Night
  • The Westin Tampa Waterside
  • Starship I
08:00 AM - 03:00 PMBoard of Trustee Meeting

Hibiscus – Open to brothers

09:00 AM - 10:15 AMProfessional Workshop One

Rooms: Coral Reef, Waterside and Marine

Topics

Cafecito with 1984 Bros:  Wake up and spend your morning with the refounding line of Phi Iota Alpha. Learn about who, what, where, and most importantly the why. Coffee and pastries will be served.
Neo Workshop: This neophyte workshop will introduce new members of the organizational structure, policy and procedures, and exceptions as members of  Phi Iota Alpha. (Neo Academy Series)
Should I Stay or Should I Go ? At a crossroads on whether to focus on career or go back to school. Perhaps juggle both as you reach your personal/career goals. A panel of brothers will speak about their experiences right after graduating college and what assisted them on their decision.

 

10:30 AM - 11:45 AMProfessional Workshop Two

Rooms: Coral Reef, Waterside and Marine

Topics:

Cooperative Economics (latinx commerce strength): With 4.4 million Latino-owned businesses and a GDP of $2.13 trillion, who and where is the largest ethnic industry, in the United States, voting for economically and what are the potential effects of investing in Latino-owned businesses? This workshop’s objective is to build economic consciousness and create solutions to improve the financial well-being of Latinidad on a local and national level.
Diversity and Inclusiveness: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Abelism, and Sexuality are just few identities that have influenced colleges and universities to be cognisant in language and understanding the importance of inclusivity.  Please join us to understand the melting pot of diversity and inclusion within our Lion’s den and how our brotherhood can lead with corazon toward inclusion and acceptance.
Tu Papa-Phimilia – Not just a Brotherhood, a Familia/Father/Caregiver, balancing involvement: The journey does not stop at graduation. Come learn ways you can still impact your community through the brotherhood. Learn on how to start and develop alumni associations, participate in projects, enroll in the National management team and much more.

 

01:30 PM - 02:45 PMProfessional Workshop Three

Rooms: Coral Reef, Waterside and Marine

Topics:

AUTO CORRECT: Getting the right translation = Leones Career Prep 101 (entering the working world) – Ever wonder how to translate all your involvement properly on to your resume. Perhaps not knowing how to bring it up at the right time during an Interview? Well come learn how use fraternal work to your advantage in the real world.
Managing Mental and Physical Health: Minority populations experience life events that will influence the personal and social development of ethnic/racial communities  Come join us to understand the acceptance and importance of mental and physical health to be a better individual to your family, chosen family and community.
Water Cooler Talk
01:00 PM - 03:00 PMVendor and Career Expo

Prefuntion Room

09:30 PMAfter Banquet Party

Ybor City has dozens of  clubs available providing the best atmosphere for an after party in our side of town.

06:00 PM - 09:00 PMAwards Banquet