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Past Conclaves

Past Conclaves

While the main purpose of the Grand Chapter is to conduct the business of the Fraternity, it is much more than that. Conclave is an excellent opportunity to meet Brothers from all over the country and exchange ideas. 



Past Conclaves

The collegiate and professional chapter delegates, as well as the Supreme Council, District Counselors and Professional Representatives, are required to attend the legislative sessions. All Brothers are encouraged to attend to learn about how the Fraternity is governed and how business is conducted. The legislative sessions take place for less than half the time each day, and the rest of the time is filled with activities as varied as model initiation ceremonies, educational forums, tours of local attractions, and ample opportunities to socialize.

The location of the Grand Chapter Conclave is selected approximately one year before the actual event. Chapters that would like to host Conclave submit bids to the Supreme Council, and the Council decides which bid is the most attractive based upon cost, location and other factors. The past locations and hosts of the Grand Chapter Conclaves include:

Number Year Location Host Chapter(s) Attendees
0 1904 Madison, WI    Alpha 8
1st 1908 Madison, WI Alpha 15
2nd 1910 Madison, WI Alpha 18
3rd 1912 Madison, WI Alpha 28
4th 1914 Madison, WI Alpha 37
5th 1916 Evanston, IL Upsilon 39
6th 1919 Columbus, OH Lambda 45
7th 1922 St. Louis, MO Alpha Epsilon, St.Louis Alumni Association 53
8th 1924 Pittsburgh, PA Omega 50
9th 1926 Ann Arbor, MI Alpha Beta 97
10th 1928 Chapel Hill, NC Rho 106
11th 1930 Minneapolis, MN Beta 101
12th 1932 Washington, DC Alpha Pi, Alpha Rho, Washington DC Pro 117
13th 1934 Bloomington, IN Epsilon, Iota, Indianapolis Pro  
14th 1936 Cincinnati, OH Alpha Delta, Cincinnati Pro 101
15th 1938 New Orleans, LA Alpha Tau, Psi, New Orleans and Baton Rouge Pros 113
16th 1940 Berkeley, CA Sigma, Alpha Alpha, Beta Gamma, L.A. and San Francisco Pros 102
17th 1942 Chicago, IL Alpha Psi, Upsilon, Chicago Pro 109
18th 1946 St. Louis, MO Alpha Epsilon, St.Louis Pro  
19th 1948 Cleveland, OH Gamma, Akron and Cleveland Pros 114
20th 1950 Washington, DC Alpha Pi, Alpha Rho, Washington DC Pro 114
21st 1952 Madison, WI Alpha 153
22nd 1954 East Lansing, MI Alpha Upsilon 120
23rd 1956 State College, PA Nu 121
24th 1958 Houston, TX Beta Theta, South Texas Pro 93
25th 1960 West Lafayette, IN Beta Nu, Lafayette Pro 97
26th 1962 Cincinnati, OH Alpha Delta, Cincinnati Pro 95
27th 1964 New York, NY Chi, New York Pro 107
28th 1966 Ann Arbor, MI Alpha Beta, Detroit Pro 97
29th 1968 Iowa City, IA Alpha Theta 99
30th 1970 Austin, TX Beta Theta 116
31st 1972 Urbana, IL Zeta 114
32nd 1974 College Park, MD Alpha Rho, Beta Upsilon, Washington DC Pro 106
33rd 1976 Rapid City, SD Beta Phi 105
34th 1978 Denton, TX Beta Eta 112
35th 1980 Ithaca, NY Tau 122
36th 1982 Columbia, MO Delta 141
37th 1984 Syracuse, NY Pi 108
38th 1986 Chapel Hill, NC Rho 114
39th 1988 Berkeley, CA Sigma, San Francisco Pro 161
40th 1990 Tallahassee, FL Gamma Beta 157
41st 1992 Indianapolis, IN Epsilon, Iota, Beta Nu, Indianapolis Pro 159
42nd 1994 Minneapolis, MN Beta 151
43rd 1996 Fayetteville, AR Alpha Sigma 162
44th 1998 Atlanta, GA Alpha Omega 213
45th 2000 St. Louis, MO Delta, Beta Delta, Gamma Theta, St.Louis Pro 251
46th 2002 Madison, WI Alpha 269
47th 2004 Blacksburg, VA Gamma Iota 241
48th 2006 Los Angeles, CA Beta Gamma, Los Angeles Pro 233
49th 2008 Bloomington, IN    Epsilon, Iota, Zeta and Indianapolis Pro 214
50th 2010 Athens, OH Gamma Nu 217
50th 2012 Iowa City, IA Alpha Theta 219
52nd 2014 Charlottesville, VA Alpha Kappa 250
53rd 2016 Atlanta, GA Alpha Omega 254

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