Convention Schedule

  • July 25
  • July 26
  • July 27
  • The Westin Tampa Waterside
  • Topgolf
03:00 PM - 05:00 PMRegistration

The Westin Tampa Waterside – Lower Lobby Level

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

Hibiscus 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
08:00 AM - 10:00 AMBreakfast

Room: Waterside

Breakfast is only for brothers who bought the alumni or undergraduates package. It will be first come first serve.

09:00 AM - 05:00 PMRegistration

The Westin Tampa Waterside – Prefuntion Room

09:00 AM - 03:00 PMBoard of Trustee Meeting

Room: Sunset

This is an open Board of Trustee meeting. All brothers are welcomed.

Space is limited.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AMProfessional Development One – Friday

Rooms: Oasis 2, Coral Reef and Conch

Topics:

Neo Academy: Welcome to the Brotherhood:

Location: Oasis 2 Room

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) 

Let the Saga Continue How to Stay Involved:

Location: Coral Reef Room

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. 

Power of Journalism:

Location: Conch Room

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”.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AMProfessional Development Two – Friday

Rooms: Oasis 2, Coral Reef and Conch

Topics:

Neo Academy – Secrets and Symbolism:

Location: Oasis 2

Learn more in-depth history about Phi Iota Alpha.

K-Force: Leveling Up Your Career:

Location: Coral Reef Room

There will be a professional recruiter/staffing solutions at the convention to collect resumes and conduct interviews.  K-Force plans to send four people to talk to brothers at various levels of their professional career.

Being a Pillar on Campus (how to lead through involvement/partnership):

Location: Conch Room

Being a pillar is not a solo job. It takes many to build a foundation. Learn about building partnership in and around your campus.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AMKForce: Leveling Up Your Career: Presentation by Michael Goodman

Location: Coral Reef

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn to identify the differences between career
decisions based on pleasure, passion and purpose and apply these concepts to both work and
home.
Attendees will learn:
The 5 Obstacles to Achieving Joy and Purpose and techniques to overcoming them
The 10 Steps to Setting Purposeful Intention
The 9 Steps to Actualizing Your Dream.
Practice techniques for restructuring limiting thought patterns
This seminar is perfect for:
Alumni
Undergrad
Adult Family Members/Spouses
Anyone who has either identified their dream or have a willingness to dream
Take the journey to a Career of Joy and apply these techniques to more than just your job.

There will be a professional recruiter/staffing solutions at the convention to collect resumes and conduct interviews. KForce plans to send four people to talk to brothers at various levels of their professional career. This will take place between 1 pm and 3 pm.

Click here for more information about KForce

01:00 PM - 01:50 PMProfessional Development Three – Friday

Rooms: Oasis 2, Coral Reef and Conch

Topics:

Eureka!:

Location: Conch Room

So you have an idea but don’t know where to start. Learn from like minded entrepreneurs that have gone through their beginnings as they provide some tricks to jump start your idea.

Merengue to the Money, Bachata to the Bank – (Navigating loans and home ownership):

Location: Coral Reef Room

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.

K-Force Leveling Up Your Career:

Location: Oasis 2

There will be a professional recruiter/staffing solutions at the convention to collect resumes and conduct interviews.  K-Force plans to send four people to talk to brothers at various levels of their professional career.

 

01:00 PM - 03:00 PMKForce: Leveling Up Your Career – Recruiters

Location: Oasis 2

There will be a professional recruiter/staffing solutions at the convention to collect resumes and conduct interviews. KForce plans to send four people to talk to brothers at various levels of their professional career.

Click here for more information about KForce

02:00 PM - 02:50 PMProfessional Development Four – Friday

Rooms: Oasis 2, Coral Reef and Conch

Topics:

 

Dress To Impress:

Location: Coral Reef Room

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.

K-Force Leveling Up Your Career:

Location: Oasis 2 Room

There will be a professional recruiter/staffing solutions at the convention to collect resumes and conduct interviews.  K-Force plans to send four people to talk to brothers at various levels of their professional career.

03:00 PM - 05:00 PMTown Hall

Location: Oasis 1 Room

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

06:00 PM - 08:00 PMBrother Networking Night

Location: Channelside Room

  • The Westin Tampa Waterside
  • Starship I
08:00 AM - 03:00 PMBoard of Trustee Meeting

Location: Hibiscus Room

– Open to brothers

09:00 AM - 10:15 AMProfessional Development One – Saturday

Rooms: Coral Reef, Waterside and Marine

Topics

Cafecito with 1984 Bros:

Location: Coral Reef Room

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.

Being an Ally-Sexual Assault Awareness:

Location: Waterside Room

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.

Should I Stay or Should I Go ?:

Location: Marine Room

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 Development Two – Saturday

Rooms: Coral Reef, Waterside and Marine

Topics:

Cooperative Economics (latinx commerce strength):

Location: Coral Reef Room

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:

Location: Waterside Room

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.

We are ALL Familia:

Location: Marine Room

Are you a parent or planning to become one soon? Have a niece, nephew or Godchild? Are you already thinking about their academic future?
With the rising cost of education, it can be a daunting journey. The good news is that it’s never too early to start strategizing and planning.
There is no “one size fits all” formula but there are universal steps one could take to position their child for the future and their academic success. In this workshop, we will share our personal experiences and strategies that could help along the way.
This workshop will be interactive and will cover a wide range of academic levels.

 

01:30 PM - 02:45 PMProfessional Development Three – Saturday

Rooms: Coral Reef, Waterside and Marine

Topics:

NHI (National Hispanic Institute) Presentation

Location: Marine Room

Diabetes Prevention and Impact on Latino Population

Location: Waterside Room

What is Diabetes, what are its effects on our communities, and strategies and tactics to conduct a successful health fair.

09:30 PMAfter Banquet Party

Location: Jackson’s (located close to the hotel)

Besides having access to Ybor City which has dozens of  clubs available providing the best atmosphere for an after party in our side of town. We are planning to host our own party at Jackson’s Bistro & Sushi Bar located next door to our hotel.

Phiota 5K Run
06:30 AM - 07:30 AMPhiota 5K Run

Location: Lobby

06:00 PM - 09:00 PMAwards Banquet