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Keynote Speakers & Game Changers

Conference Experience Overview

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values is excited to launch our 2020 Call for Keynote & Game Changers!

 

STOP! Before you do anything, please familiarize yourself with why AFLV exists.

 

The purpose of our conference is to provide undergraduate fraternity/sorority leaders with a premier leadership development experience with an emphasis in:

  • Increase students’ confidence in their own ability to take leadership-based action within their chapters, councils, and communities.

  • Increase students’ confidence in their own ability to make positive changes in their chapters, councils, and/or communities.

  • Promote positive attitudes related to interfraternalism and collaborative interfraternal work.

  • Decrease students’ tolerance for unsafe and illegal behaviors within their chapters and communities (i.e. hazing, sexual violence, alcohol abuse, and drug misuse/abuse).

     

  • Increase students’ willingness to hold themselves and their brothers/sisters/siblings accountable for behaviors that run counter to espoused fraternal values.

     

  • Increase students’ willingness to develop themselves and their brothers/sisters/siblings to exhibit behavior consistent with espoused fraternal values.

     

  • Increase students’ openness to diversity and a commitment to social justice within their fraternity/sorority communities.

  • Increase students’ confidence in their own ability to positively impact the world (locally, nationally, globally).

 

Conference Dates:

January 30 – February 2, 2020: AFLV Central, including the National Black Greek Leadership Conference

2019 Attendance: 3700+ from 200+ campuses

 

April 2 – 5, 2020: AFLV West, including the National Cultural Greek Leadership Conference

2019 Attendance: 700+ from 50+ campuses

 

Audience/Topics

The typical conference attendee is a sophomore/junior fraternity/sorority leader who holds one or more leadership positions on campus. These student leaders are also likely to hold positions in student government, volunteer organizations, and other campus-wide programming boards. Almost all delegates hold membership in and serve as an officer of the Interfraternity, Panhellenic, National Pan-Hellenic, Latino, Asian Greek, or Multicultural Greek council. In addition, inter/national officers, headquarters staff, and other members of fraternal organizations are regular attendees along with advising professionals and volunteers who are influential leaders in the fraternity/sorority community.

 

More specifically, this includes:

  • Chapter Officers
  • Council Officers
  • Students who don’t hold leadership positions
  • NPHC (historically African-American) fraternity/sorority students
  • Latino/a fraternity/sorority students
  • Multicultural fraternity/sorority students
  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American fraternity/sorority students
  • Male, female, transgender, genderqueer, gender non-binary, gender non-conforming, or agender students
  • LGBTQA fraternity/sorority students
  • Campus-based, student affairs professionals
  • Fraternity/Sorority Headquarters professionals
  • Volunteers
  • Alumni/ae

 

Suggested topics include:

  • Health/Safety 
  • Life After College
  • Personal Development & Wellness
  • Confrontation/
    Accountability 
  • Motives for Behavior
  • Positively Impacting the World
  • Recruitment/
    Intake
  • Organizational Operations
  • Liability
  • Service to Others
  • Diversity, Inclusion, &
    Accessibility 
 

 

Speaker Opportunities

Opening Session | Thursday Evening

50 – 55 minutes

Simply put, this session is the tone-setter for our conference. The program needs to cover a topic that will apply to all audience attendees and programs that are proven to be engaging and/or interactive are encouraged to apply for this slot.

 

Approximate attendance for this program at AFLV Central is 3,000. Approximate attendance at AFLV West is 650.

 

General Sessions | Friday or Saturday Morning

50 – 55 minutes

Similar to the opening session, these keynote opportunities should cover a topic that will apply to all audience attendees.

 

Approximate attendance for this program at AFLV Central: 3,500. Approximate attendance at AFLV West is 750.

 

Closing Session | Sunday Morning

50 – 55 minutes

This session is intended to serve as the culmination of the entire conference experience. The program needs to cover a topic that will apply to all audience attendees, and programs that are proven to be reflective in nature are encouraged to apply for this slot.

 

Approximate attendance for this program at AFLV Central is 1,250. Approximate attendance for this program at AFLV West is 500.

 

Game Changers | Friday or Saturday

75 minutes

Started in 2018, Game Changers session are intended to be sessions you can’t see anywhere else. Topics can be both broad or specific (hazing, risk management, recruitment, social good, life after college, sexual assault, etc.), and they are offered as mini “keynotes” or “learning experiences” to a smaller audience of conference attendees.

 

Approximate attendance for these programs at AFLV Central is 250 - 500 and approximate attendance for these programs at AFLV West is 150 - 200. Our Game Changer sessions will be intentionally balanced between leadership/personal development and fraternity/sorority member and/or organizational development.

 

PLEASE NOTE: In 2020, Game Changer sessions will take place in 75-minute blocks with the expectation that they only provide 50 minutes of content with the remaining time being used for the in-session application of content concepts through facilitated options including: peer-to-peer interaction, experience-based activities, in-session reflection, etc.

 

Cost/Benefit to You

The costs associated with showcasing are very low compared to the return on your investment. The only fee we require is you or your booking agent become Organizational Partners of the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, exhibit at the conference for which you are selected to speak, and that you/your speakers register for the conference at which they are speaking. Personal costs include your travel, hotel, and meals.

 

That said, if you are hoping to book speaking engagements around the country and throughout the year, speaking at one of our conferences will increase your engagement opportunities. Since more than 80% of conference attendees are new, your presence is valuable year after year.

 

Application

Complete the Call for Keynotes & Game Changers by June 26, 2019 to be considered for our 2020 conferences. Selections will begin to be announced in August 2019.

 

Please email Ryan O'Rourke, Executive Director, with any additional questions.

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