Conclave 2022 Date and Location Announced
INDIANAPOLIS - The Offices of the Grand Chapter is pleased to announce that Conclave will move forward in 2022 with Houston, Texas, remaining the host city. Conclave will take place from July 24-27 at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
"We are excited to continue our partnership with the Marriott Marquis Houston as the host of Conclave 2022. The energy should be electric as we celebrate the first triennium in TKE and reconvene our TKE family. I hope you make plans to join us in 2022 as we showcase our great Fraternity!”
- TKE CEO Donald E. Aldrich
Please note the cadence of days has changed from our typical pattern (Thu-Sat) due to hotel availability and the hotel's grace in shifting of our contract to 2022. Opening ritual will be on Sunday and Grand Inaugural on Tuesday.
In February of this year, the Grand Council announced Conclave 2021 would be postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Venerable Grand Prytanis James Hickey, Ph.D. shared, "As stewards of Tau Kappa Epsilon, the Grand Council is responsible for health and well-being of the Fraternity and its members. COVID-19 continues to impact our chapters, housing corporations, collegiates, alumni volunteers, and professional staff. The decision to reschedule Conclave to August 2022 was the right decision to maximize the safety of Fraters. Conclave is both a gathering to conduct the business of the Fraternity and an opportunity for the Grand Chapter to celebrate our heritage. The many hardships caused by the pandemic will make coming together for Conclave this year extremely challenging.”
Please visit TKE.org/Conclave for more details and consider joining our Conclave 2022 mailing list to learn more about all that Houston has to offer, details about the hotel and the most up to date info as we plan for Conclave 2022!
Start Planning Your Trip Today
Start planning now for Conclave 2022 in Houston! Recently named in Travel + Leisure's roundup of America's Favorite Cities, this will be one Conclave you won't want to miss!
America's fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Plan your visit around the events of Conclave 2022 and you won't be disappointed!
Take a dip in the world's largest Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river, satisfy your palate with myriad dining options and enjoy 150,000 square feet of elegant event space. The Conclave hotel has much to offer!
Ways Your Chapter Can Pay For Conclave
Your Special Projects Fund is money kept by the TKE 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.
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.
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 to look into this possibility.
Go to your Fraternity & Sorority Life or Student Government offices today and ask about financial support for Conclave. Oftentimes, all you have to do is fill out an 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.
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.