We can't wait to see you in New Orleans this August for the 59th Conclave!

We will be celebrating outside of the French Quarter this year at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans near the Super Dome. Don't worry, the French Quarter is less than a mile away and easily accessible by street car!

August 3 - 6, 2017

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113



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Collegiate

Make Memories & Start Planning The Road Trip of a Lifetime.

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Alumni

Call Your Fraternity Brothers and Make It A Reunion!

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Friends & Family

Bring Your Significant Other, In-Laws, and the Kids!

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A La Carte

Pick and Choose What Works Best for Your Schedule. We Can't Wait!

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Early Schedule Preview

Below is an early preview of the Conclave schedule, subject to change.


Conclave Schedule

From flights abroad to car rides across town, hundreds of Fraters from hundreds of area codes will descend on the city of purple and gold with their own version of cherry and gray. The opening day of Conclave will allow Tekes to arrive and settle in for the once-in-a-lifetime experience. You should plan your travel to arrive between 3-4 p.m. central time. Registration starts at 3 p.m. Explore the city for local fare for dinner. Afterwards, the Opening Session of the Grand Chapter will begin. Get prepared for the largest ritual you’ve ever been in!


Friends & Family Schedule

After you get checked in at the registration booth, whether this is your first Conclave or you are a seasoned veteran, please join us for a opening reception to meet other friends and family members who are attending Conclave. While the First Session of the Grand Chapter is happening, Friends and Family will be enjoying a taste of New Orleans.

Conclave Schedule

For the travelers who need a little extra time, registration continues Friday morning and carries on to noon. Young Fraters and esteemed alumni will have the opportunity to attend an array of sessions addressing personal and chapter development during the Teke Institute. During the Teke Institute, Nominations and Legislative Hearing committee meetings begin. Committee members are selected at random during the Opening Session. To refuel the engines, the Awards Luncheon will take place at high noon with accolades being handed out to deserving groups and individuals. Following the Awards Luncheon, the Teke Institute continues before afternoon programming sets in. We will have the opportunity to say thank you and farewell to Frater Buckwheat for his nearly 45 years of service to TKE and then head out of the hotel to our off-site event at the National World War II Museum, rated #4 museum in the country by TripAdvisor!


Friends & Family Schedule

Friday has multiple tour options in the morning and afternoon. You will be able to attend up to two of six different attractions offered. Attractions include the shopping in the French Quarter, the Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World, the Aquarium or have the opportunity to fully explore our Off-Site Event location - the World War II Museum. After your day in New Orleans, you will join the kick-off festivities and head to our Off-Site Event at the National World War II Museum.

Conclave Schedule

Saturday morning kicks off with a grab and go breakfast on your way to Tau Kappa Epsilon’s New Orleans service project. This is a way for the Fraternity to thank the city of NOLA for being such gracious hosts for another great year of Conclave. Following the service project, attendees will receive lunch and recharge the batteries before the afternoon’s events. On Saturday afternoon, the Second Session of the Grand Chapter begins. Voting delegates will decide on proposed Black Book legislation and the next Grand Council will be voted on for a two-year term. That evening, the Grand Inaugural banquet will take place Saturday night. The highest awards of the Fraternity will be given out, the International Sweetheart will be crowned, the new Grand Council will be inaugurated and the next Conclave location will be announced. This is an event you will not want to miss.


Friends & Family Schedule

Kicking off the third day of Conclave, Saturday morning begins with the Service Project, a swamp tour or a ride on the Creole Queen. After enjoying the local cuisine on your own, afternoon tours include a Plantation Tour, City Bus Tour or the Butterfly Garden & Insectarium. After arriving back at the Hyatt Regency, it’ll be time to put on your formal wear for receptions and the Grand Inaugural banquet.

Conclave Schedule

Come Sunday morning, Conclave 2017 will officially be in the books. Many families will begin the long journey home, but you are more than welcome to extend your stay and explore all that NOLA has to offer. Regardless, we’ll be planning for 2019!

Collegiates - The Road Trip of a Lifetime

Since this will be the eighth time Tau Kappa Epsilon has hosted Conclave in New Orleans, it’s safe to say we have perfected the practice, but don’t take our word for it. Past Grand Prytanis and announcer of the New Orleans Saints Mark Romig knows the city better than us. “We have more attractions than ever: the National WWII Museum, the Aquarium of the Americas, the great city park, and need I say? The French Quarter; Bourbon Street.”

Yes, Conclave is set to be an experience unlike any other. What are you waiting for? Start planning the road trip of a lifetime today!

As collegiate members, you can punch your ticket to Conclave with Quad, Double or Single rates. Please remember, your registration is not confirmed until payment is received in full. If you wish to guarantee roommates, you must register all roommates at once.

CategoryEarly Bird PriceRegular Price
(expires July 12 at 3AM PST)
Last Chance Price
(after July 12)
Quad Room$2,800 / quad
(limited to first 25 quads or
6/12/2017 at 3AM PST)
$3,300 / quad$3,500 / quad
Double Room$854 / person
(limited to first 40 doubles or
6/12/2017 at 3AM PST)
$899 / person$929 / person
Single Room$1,059 / person
(limited to first 25 singles or
6/12/2017 at 3AM PST)
$1,099 / person$1,199 / person


Note: To secure the quad rate, you must register four people.

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Early Schedule Preview

Check out an early preview of the Conclave 2017 schedule!

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Off-Site Event

Check out our off-site brotherhood event at the World War II Museum.

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Grand Inaugural

Witness the Fraternity's biggest awards and the Grand Council inauguration.

Learn More

Service Project

Learn more about making a major impact on the Central City neighborhood.

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Ways to Pay for Conclave

Special Projects

Your Special Projects Fund is money kept by the TKE Educational Foundation to support your chapter’s educational initiatives. Included in those initiatives are registration costs to TKE conferences, such as Conclave. If you have alumni looking to donate and support their home chapter, utilize Special Projects as an outlet for tax-deductible donations to be made.

When you register for Conclave, your Special Projects Fund balance will appear on the payment page, and you can choose to utilize any or all of the money in that account, provided there is a $200 minimum balance available and is approved by your Board of Advisors Chairman.

Now is the time to start your fundraising campaign to bolster your account.

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Chapter Credits

You may have noticed a ‘credits available’ line in your financial summary on the TKE Module. Chapter Credits can be added to your statement for various reasons and once added, they can be applied to outstanding invoices, including Conclave registrations. To utilize chapter credits, select it as a method of payment when you come to the final step in your registration. Our financial team will approve the usage of these credits, and you will have saved yourself and your chapter some money by upholding your financial obligations to the Fraternity.

School Funding

Many colleges and universities set aside money in their student activities budget to support students in campus organizations who attend educational conferences. Don’t wait until December to look into this possibility.

Go to your Fraternity & Sorority Life or Student Government offices today and ask about financial support for Conclave. Often times, all you have to do is fill out and application with the details of the conference, and your school will help offset some or all of the costs for you and your brothers to attend.

Download the School
Funding Document

Family Support

With Conclave taking place just a month or two after graduation, don’t forget to ask your family and friends to help you attend an event that will make you not only a better Frater, but a better man. You’ll find looking to make your chapter/colony, campus and community a better place is usually a cause worthy of financial backing from your parents, grandparents, and others close to you.

Alumni - Make It A Reunion

With historic street cars roaming the city’s cobbled avenues, a parade down Bourbon Street and a steamboat cruise on the Mississippi River, we have no doubt that this Conclave will be the best in history. While the events and activities have been scouted, scheduled and prepped, we are confident they will be second best to the trip down memory lane that you’ll share with Fraters.

Tau Kappa Epsilon’s Director of Alumni Engagement Todd Farmer says the Fraternity’s biggest event is a perfect time to do more than remember those great memories as collegiate members. “I want people to think about the memories of Conclaves past, especially those of New Orleans, but I want to do more than that. I want to make new ones!”

During the three-day event, alumni will have the opportunity to vote on key leadership positions within the Fraternity, vote on proposed Black Book legislation, recognize our best and brightest Fraters and Chapters and participate in structured leadership development courses.

CategoryEarly Bird PriceRegular Price
(expires July 12 at 3AM PST)
Last Chance Price
(after July 12)
Double Room$854 / person
(limited to first 40 doubles or
6/12/2017 at 3AM PST)
$899 / person$929 / person
Single Room$1,059 / person
(limited to first 25 singles or
6/12/2017 at 3AM PST)
$1,099 / person$1,199 / person
No HotelN/A$499N/A


Note: if you'd like to be the voting alumni association delegate, you must be a fully registered alumni member. You cannot only purchase a la carte items.


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Early Schedule Preview

Check out an early preview of the Conclave 2017 schedule!

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Off-Site Event

Check out our off-site brotherhood event at the World War II Museum.

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Grand Inaugural

Witness the Fraternity's biggest awards and the Grand Council inauguration.

Learn More

Service Project

Learn more about making a major impact on the Central City neighborhood.

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Friends & Family

Our Friends and Family program allows your significant other, in-laws, or even kids to enjoy the tourist-friendly town of New Orleans. With some of the country's greatest museums and attractions, New Orleans will be a hit for your family vacation this summer. Here's our Friends & Family schedule for this year!

Are you a Chapter Sweetheart? This is an outstanding program for you to attend as well!

Thursday

Event
Registration
Meet & Greet
Dinner


Friday

Event
Morning Option 1: Beignets at Café Du Monde & Shopping
Morning Option 2: Audubon Zoo
Morning Option 3: NOLA School of Cooking (Lunch Included)

Afternoon Option 1: Destrehan Plantation Tour
Afternoon Option 2: Mardi Gras World
Afternoon Option 3: Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Off-Site Event Launch
Off-Site Event: World War II Museum


Saturday

Event
Morning Option 1: Service Project
Morning Option 2: Cajun Pride Swamp Tour
Morning Option 3: Creole Queen

Afternoon Option 1: WWII Museum
Afternoon Option 2: City Bus Tour
Afternoon Option 3: Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium

Grand Inaugural


CategoryEarly Bird PriceRegular PriceLast Chance Price
Friends & Family - Adult$400$400$400
Friends & Family - Child (2-12)$275$275$275
Friends & Family - Under 2FreeFreeFree


Register Today

Early Schedule Preview

Check out an early preview of the Conclave 2017 schedule!

Learn More

Off-Site Event

Check out our off-site brotherhood event at the World War II Museum.

Learn More

Grand Inaugural

Witness the Fraternity's biggest awards and the Grand Council inauguration.

Learn More

Service Project

Learn more about making a major impact on the Central City neighborhood.

Learn More



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Service Project Options

In each city we hold Conclave, the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon perform a service project. This is a way for the Fraternity to thank the city of NOLA for being such gracious hosts for another great year of Conclave.

This year, we will be focused in Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. You have an option to choose one of three different projects.

Neighborhood Revitalization - 100 volunteers: This project will focus specifically on improving the quality of life of individuals and families in the Central City neighborhood. Volunteers will assist by participating in projects within the community center, as well as, a variety of neighborhood beautification projects around the center. 

School Revitalization - 250 volunteers: This project will help public schools in the Central City neighborhood prepare for the upcoming school year by working on a variety of school projects such as school beautification, classroom preparation, and education material organization.

Park Revitalization - 100 volunteers: This project will concentrate on promoting environmental sustainability within the Central City neighborhood. Volunteers will work on various projects to help plant native species, mitigate flooding, and support urban gardens and public spaces.


Breakfast and lunch is provided for all attendees who participate in the service project.

Attire: Conclave TKE Shirt and shorts

Off-Site Brotherhood Event - World War II Museum

On Friday evening, the Off-Site will take place at the National World War II Museum. The National WWII Museum is rated the #1 attraction in New Orleans and TripAdvisor rates it the #4 museum in the country. Join us for this celebration of brotherhood and dinner in this unforgettable venue. You will have the opportunity to tour part of the museum, have dinner, and celebrate TKE with 800 of your closest friends!

Estimated start time: Friday, August 4 at 6 p.m.
Attire: Casual

CategoryPrice
All Collegiate PackagesIncluded
Full Alumni PackageIncluded
Full Friends & Family PackageIncluded
A La Carte - Adult$75/person
A La Carte - Child (2-12)$50/person
A La Carte - Under 2Free


Register Today

Early Schedule Preview

Check out an early preview of the Conclave 2017 schedule!

Learn More

Off-Site Event

Check out our off-site brotherhood event at the World War II Museum.

Learn More

Grand Inaugural

Witness the Fraternity's biggest awards and the Grand Council inauguration.

Learn More

Service Project

Learn more about making a major impact on the Central City neighborhood.

Learn More



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Grand Inaugural Gala

On Saturday night, the Grand Inaugural will take place in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The Fraternity’s highest awards, such as the Order of the Golden Eagle, will be presented to deserving Fraters. This is the biggest celebration of the weekend and will serve as the stage for the newly elected Grand Council members to take the Oath of Office. In addition, the newly elected Grand Prytanis will have a speech prepared for the event. Formal attire is required for the Grand Inaugural and dinner is included with the price of admission.

Estimated start time: Saturday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
Attire: Formal / Ritual / Black Tie

CategoryPrice
All Collegiate PackagesIncluded
Full Alumni PackageIncluded
Full Friends & Family PackageIncluded
A La Carte - Adult$125/person
A La Carte - Child (2-12)$75/person
A La Carte - Under 2Free


Register Today

Early Schedule Preview

Check out an early preview of the Conclave 2017 schedule!

Learn More

Off-Site Event

Check out our off-site brotherhood event at the World War II Museum.

Learn More

Grand Inaugural

Witness the Fraternity's biggest awards and the Grand Council inauguration.

Learn More

Service Project

Learn more about making a major impact on the Central City neighborhood.

Learn More



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A La Carte

Looking for flexibility? Tailor your Conclave experience to meet your expectations. The a la carte option is a cost-effective approach and grants you the freedom to pick and choose the events you want to attend.

There are a few different options for a la carte.

Off-Site Event

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Grand Inaugural

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Additional Hotel Nights

$175/night


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Say Farewell to Buckwheat

At the 59th Conclave this August, TKE Nation will get the opportunity to celebrate and thank Buckwheat for his nearly 45 years of service as a member of the TKE Professional Staff.

When discussing his decision to retire, Buckwheat shared, "After 45 years dedicated to the growth of the greatest Fraternity in the world, now is the right time. Recruitment is up, expansions are going well, and the Fraternity is in good hands. I can't wait to come to Conclave 2017 in my favorite city, New Orleans, to celebrate and thank each of you in person for the journey of a lifetime. This is not a goodbye, it's a 'be good kid.'"

Read more about Buckwheat's retirement here.

Vendors & Sponsorships

To learn more about becoming a vendor or a sponsor of Conclave 2017, please visit the link below.

Download Vendor & Sponsorship Packet

See You In New Orleans This August 3-6!

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113