Elevate 2024 FAQ

What is Elevate?

Elevate is a one-day virtual leadership conference that brings together collegiate members from all Sigma Delta Tau chapters for an opportunity to grow as leaders and develop skills to apply to their Sigma Delta Tau experience and beyond. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry and subject-matter experts and engage with other participants through a variety of session formats, including a keynote speaker and interactive educational sessions. Educational sessions will focus on the four key competencies present among all Sigma Delta Tau officer position descriptions: communication, project management, relationship building and self-awareness.

What is the purpose of Elevate?

  • Provide a space for collegian members to develop leadership skills that can be used in personal and professional spaces
  • Enhance our collegians’ leadership strategies to improve team dynamics and performance
  • Allow for campus leaders and aspiring leaders to network and meet like-minded sisters, while building affinity for the National Organization
  • Demonstrate Sigma Delta Tau’s commitment to the member experience and each member’s leadership development

When is Elevate?

Elevate will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 9:45 a.m. ET – 3:00 p.m. ET.

When is registration?

Registration is open from November 15, 2023 to February 15, 2024. There is no registration fee to attend Elevate 2024. Any attendee who registers by January 1 will receive a SWAG bag!

Is Elevate free for collegians to attend?

Yes! There is no registration fee to attend Elevate 2024. There are, however, fees that may be invoiced to the chapter dependent upon registration and attendance. 

How do I register?

To register, collegiate members should log into the SDT Portal and select their chapter in the upper right-hand corner. Then, select “Elevate Registration.”

What is the attendance and registration policy?

Each chapter must send at least 5 members to Elevate 2024. If a chapter does not have at least 5 members register for Elevate, the chapter will be invoiced $20/member per spot not filled. If a member registers for the conference and does not attend, the chapter will be invoiced $40/no-show member. Each member will acknowledge the Elevate 2024 registration policy which includes possible fees to be invoiced to their chapter when submitting their registration form.

Who should attend Elevate?

This program is open to all undergraduate chapter members interested in attending leadership programming! Each chapter is expected to send 5 members, who may be any mixture of chapter leaders, emerging/aspiring leaders, and members involved in Panhellenic and/or campus organizations. The curriculum throughout the day is intended to inspire collegians to help them build transferable leadership skills that they can apply within SDT and beyond.

Why should I attend Elevate

  • To gain transferable leadership skills in the areas of communication, self-awareness, relationship building and project management that can help you be the best leader on your campus and in your chapter
  • To learn from over nine subject-matter experts on leadership topics 
  • To represent your chapter at a National Leadership Program
  • To explore how leadership impacts our world and chapters today
  • To create an action plan for how the skills you learn can impact your campus the next day 

What is the schedule?

This one-day virtual program will include a keynote speaker and interactive educational sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose which educational session breakouts to attend based on their interests.

9:45 a.m. ETOpening Session
10:00 a.m. ETKeynote Speaker
11:10 a.m. ETEducational Session 1
12:10 p.m. ETLunch
12:45 p.m. ETAfternoon Session
1:00 p.m. ETEducational Session 2
2:15 p.m. ETClosing Session

How will attendees access sessions throughout the day?

We will be utilizing two primary pieces of technology to facilitate virtual engagement – a virtual platform Socio, as the central location to find information about the event and Zoom for some video components. As a registered attendee, you will receive an invitation to access Socio Elevate. It is important that you register for the platform as this is how you will be able to view the event schedule, access Zoom links to sessions, and network with other attendees.

Should I expect to be on camera during sessions?

Yes! We want you to get to know and make connections with your fellow sisters across the country.

What should I wear for Elevate?

We encourage all attendees to wear a shirt from their college or university to show off their school pride!

Are sessions going to be live or pre-recorded so I can watch them later?

All sessions will be live and all registered attendees should plan to be in attendance and on time.