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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 Elliot

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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3:30 pm

Scholar Bowl

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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3:10 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

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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8:30 pm

Homecoming Reception for Alumni

7:00 pm
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10:00 pm

PTK Catalyst Farewell Celebration

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
  • 5 Themed Tracks
  • 100+ Educational Forums
  • Opps to Learn & Network
Group and Individual Registration

Register Today

Advisor Registration
$370EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
  • $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
  • $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
BOOK
Guests can book up to 20 rooms at a time.

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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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