Join us in our nation's capital for our annual leadership conference less than two weeks before the 2016 presidential election! Discuss topics most relevant to you and your ALD chapter and meet ALD students and advisors from across the country. Mark your calendars, because this will be a conference you don't want to miss!


The conference will be held at the Washington Court Hotel, a few blocks from the Capitol Building. The National Office of Alpha Lambda Delta will book your room with the hotel. You may request a roommate, or we can assign one for you. The hotel is in walking distance to the National Mall (museum district).

Online Registration

The 2016 conference registration is full. If you have questions, please email Trish (

If you've already registered but need to pay, click hereYou will need to submit the registration fee ($35 per person) upon registering and/or reserving spots; registrations are not complete until payment is received.


The registration cost is $35. National Alpha Lambda Delta will cover the costs of your hotel room, meals, and materials for the conference. You and/or your chapter must cover all travel costs.

If you've already registered, but need to submit payment, click here.

2016 Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday, October 28
Registration                                   4:00pm
Opening Social                             6:00pm
Welcome & Keynote                     7:00pm
Swag Exchange                            9:30pm

Saturday, October 29
Breakfast                                       8:00am
Educational Sessions                   8:30am-12:30pm
Lunch                                            12:30pm
Free time to explore DC              1:30pm-6:30pm
Awards Banquet & Dinner           7:00pm
Evening Entertainment                9:00pm

Sunday, October 30
Breakfast & Wrap Up                        8:00am-10:00am

Keynote: Connie Aramento, "The Power of Balance"

Are you a YES person? The one who is the first to help, to volunteer or take the lead? The person others always turn to because you do things well or know the answer? As leaders in today's world, you aim high towards achieving your own personal passions, interests, successes, and making a difference in your world and communities, and that’s because you said YES. Yes, to academic scholarship, to opportunities, to learning, and to your personal growth and helping others. With this often comes never ending to-do-lists, adding "more" to your plates without even realizing, multitasking, utilizing technology and ideas to keep you innovating, and even the fear of missing out.  We often may feel as if we can't catch a breath, and focus on what matters most making us feel out of balance. Managing your time with a full plate can become difficult and often our overall well-being and mindset can shift. During the Power of Balance; you’ll say YES to balance, define what “balance” means to you, experience exercises such as the Power of One Perspective that will help you feel in your power, and learn strategies and tips to help sync your academic and non-academic experiences.

National Service Project

Alpha Lambda Delta will partner with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and its Homeless Children and Youth Program. DCPS has one of the highest homeless youth populations in the country, with some DCPS schools finding 30% of their students in homeless situations. The Office of Homeless Children and Youth Programs provides hygiene kits for these students, so they can come to school clean and ready to learn.

Our service project will be two-part:

Pre-Conference: Donation Collection. We will collect items for hygiene kits for these students. DCPS is requesting the following items: 

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Wash cloths
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Combs or hair brushes
  • Gift cards: If your chapter would rather donate gift cards instead of items (and have DCPS purchase the items), they accept gift cards from Target and Walmart.

If your campus is not attending the conference but would still like to donate, please be sure all donations arrive at the hotel between Tuesday, October 25 and Friday, October 28. Please mail to:

The Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
Catering/Convention Services Department
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
ATTN: Alpha Lambda Delta, Eileen Merberg, Friday October 28, 2016

At the Conference: Write Encouraging Notes. We will have a few tables available at registration for participants to make inspirational cards for these students, stressing the importance of staying in school and working hard.