Catalyst Countdown

See you in April
102nd Annual Convention

PTK Catalyst

Grapevine, Texas

Three days.
Globally acclaimed speakers. Innovative workshops. Leadership lessons.
PTK Catalyst is unlike any other conference you’ve ever attended.

Meet thousands of members, advisors, alumni, partners, and friends from all over the world. Talk with hundreds of university and career recruiters about your future. Have your success celebrated on a national stage.

The energy and excitement of PTK Catalyst are unmatched. Experience it for yourself April 2-4, 2020, in the greater Dallas area in Texas.

REGISTRATION

PTK 2019 Catalyst Highlights

Learn

Be inspired by renowned speakers, hone your leadership skills, and explore a variety of topics in educational forums.

Connect

Network with students from around the world, mingle with university transfer reps, and introduce yourself to top employers.

Grow

Deliver your message to 4,000 of the top college students in the country and help our members realize a future brighter than they'd ever imagined.

Catalyst 2020

Keynote Speakers

Erica Dhawan

Connectional Intelligence Expert and Author

Erik Wahl

Internationally Recognized Artist

Dr. Boris Konrad

Neuroscientist and Memory Expert

Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner

President and CEO, Phi Theta Kappa

James Elliott

Phi Theta Kappa International President
Welcome To Catalyst

Schedule

  • Day 0 Wednesday - April 1, 2020
  • Day 1 Thursday - April 2, 2020
  • Day 2 Friday - April 3, 2020
  • Day 3 Saturday - April 4, 2020

2:00 pm
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4:00 pm

International Officer Candidate Orientation

4:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Marketplace Exhibitor Move-In

International Officer Candidates

3:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Convention Registration

3:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Information Desk

3:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Voter Registration Desk

3:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Marketplace Exhibitor Move-In

Sponsors and Chapter Sales Booths

6:30 pm
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8:00 pm

International Officer Candidate Dinner

8:00 am
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10:00 pm

Convention Registration

8:00 am
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10:00 pm

Information Desk

8:00 am
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10:00 pm

Voter Registration Desk

8:00 am
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6:00 pm

Marketplace

1:00 pm
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1:30 pm

Calling All Voting Delegates – Make Your Vote Count

1:00 pm
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2:30 pm

Flag Bearer and Regional Recognition Rehearsal

1:30 pm
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3:00 pm

NEW – International Officer Candidate Speeches

3:00 pm
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5:00 pm

International Officer Candidate Caucus

6:30 pm
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7:30 pm

Regional Meetings

8:00 pm
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9:30 pm

General Session 1

9:30 pm
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11:00 pm

Marketplace and International Officer Candidates Political Rally

7:15 am
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8:00 am

Scholar Bowl Check-in and Orientation

8:00 am
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10:00 am

Scholar Bowl Quarterfinal Matches

8:00 am
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6:00 pm

Convention Registration

8:00 am
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6:00 pm

Information Desk

8:00 am
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6:00 pm

Voter Registration Desk

8:00 am
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10:15 am

Marketplace

8:00 am
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9:30 am

Transfer Recruiters Breakfast

*Invitation Only

8:00 am
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10:30 am

Speech Competitions – Preliminary Rounds

8:30 am
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9:10 am

Educational Forums – Round 1

9:30 am
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10:10 am

Educational Forums – Round 2

10:45 am
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12:15 pm

General Session 2

12:30 pm
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2:00 pm

Catalyst Luncheon

Divisions I, II, III, and IV

12:15 pm
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3:30 pm

Marketplace

12:45 pm
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2:00 pm

Alumni Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon

12:45 pm
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2:00 pm

College Presidents and Chancellors Luncheon

*Invitation Only

12:45 pm
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2:45 pm

Senior College Transfer Fair

1:15 pm
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2:15 pm

Conversations with Candidate Finalists

1:30 pm
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2:10 pm

Educational Forums – Round 3

2:00 pm
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3:30 pm

Speech Competitions – Final Round

2:30 pm
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3:00 pm

Scholar Bowl Quarterfinal Matches

2:30 pm
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3:10 pm

Educational Forums – Round 4

4:00 pm
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6:00 pm

General Session 3

6:00 pm
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7:30 pm

Marketplace

8:00 am
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3:00 pm

Information Desk

8:00 am
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3:00 pm

Voter Registration Desk

8:00 am
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10:15 am

Marketplace

8:00 am
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9:30 am

Advisor and Regional Coordinator Appreciation Breakfast

8:30 am
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9:10 am

Educational Forums – Round 5

9:30 am
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10:30 am

Senior College Transfer Fair for Advisors

9:30 am
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10:10 am

Educational Forums – Round 6

10:45 am
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12:15 pm

General Session 4

10:45 am
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Scholar Bowl Championship Match – General Session 4

12:15 pm
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3:00 pm

Marketplace

2:30 pm
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3:10 pm

Educational Forums – Round 7

3:00 pm
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5:00 pm

Marketplace Exhibitor Move-Out

5:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Hallmark Awards Gala

7:00 pm
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8:00 pm

Catalyst Dinner

Longhorn Hall ABC

7:00 pm
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8:30 pm

Homecoming Dinner for Alumni

Yellow Rose Ballroom

8:00 pm
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11:00 pm

PTK Catalyst Farewell Celebration

Grapevine Ballroom
Educational Forums

Education to give you the Edge

  • Track 1: Advisor Edge

    Get everything you need to  soar to success as an advisor with topics like PTK A-Z, member recruitment, and member motivation.

  • Track 2: Leadership Edge

    Stand out as a leader in PTK, your career, and even life with forums on team building, effective meetings, project management, and more.

  • Track 3: Research Edge

    Learn how to conduct high-level research through PTK's Honors in Action program.

  • Track 4: Transfer Edge

    Be transfer ready with topics like application essay tips, scholarship opportunities, and navigating the transfer process.

  • Track 5: Employment Edge

     Get ready for success in the working world by learning how to improve your soft skills, decode job offers, interview effectively, and much more.

Get ready to build your skills, share ideas, and learn essentials to success. Join our experts for  engaging sessions on over 100 topics, all under one roof!

Experts Wanted

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - DUE JANUARY 1

We’re looking for advisors and college employees to share their expertise with PTK Catalyst attendees. Send us your proposal, and you could be among those chosen as Educational Forum Presenters. Proposals due January 1, 2020. Learn More
  • 100+ Educational Forums
  • 5 Themed Tracks
  • A+ Ideas & Best Practices
Group and Individual Registration

Register Today

Advisor Registration
$370EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ends February 6
  • $420Regular Registration February 7 – March 12
  • $470Late/On-Site Registration begins March 13
GROUPS
Advisors, register yourself and your chapter members
Individual Registration
$370EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ends February 6
  • $420Regular Registration February 7 – March 12
  • $470Late/On-Site Registration begins March 13
INDIVIDUALS
Administrators, alumni, guests, former international officers, etc.
Hotel Reservations
$229Plus tax
  • Reservation Deadline: March 10
BOOK
Guests can book up to 20 rooms at a time.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

When you support PTK Catalyst 2020, you’re not only delivering your message to 4,000 of the top college students in the country; you’re also helping them realize a brighter future than they’d ever imagined.

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