Pi Beta Phi's 69th Biennial Convention Takes us to Beautiful San Diego
Each biennium Pi Phis from Ocean to Ocean to gather for a very important meeting: Pi Beta Phi convention. Convention serves as a time to conduct the formal business of the Fraternity as well as a time to celebrate milestones and educate our membership. In 2013, it is estimated more than 1,000 women will attend the 69th Biennial Convention. Some attendees will have been members for less than a year, and some attendees will have worn the golden arrow for more than 75 years! No matter how long you’ve been a Pi Phi, no matter your role in the Fraternity, you’re invited – in fact encouraged – to attend what is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience.

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This year we have included when specific awards will be presented as part of the agenda below. We have heard from past convention attendees that some of the sessions and meals have too many awards and these awards lose their meaning when too many are presented at once. In response to that, we have spread out the awards presentations and re-organized which awards are presented when. Please note: International officers arriving for meetings prior to the start of convention will receive an agenda for pre-convention programming with their confirmation email two weeks prior to convention.

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Meet Grand Council reception Opening Dinner – 6:00 p.m. General Session Legislation discussions as needed

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May Lansfield Keller Breakfast – 7:00 a.m. Collegiate and Alumnae Regional meetings General Session Recognition Lunch – 12:30 p.m. o Excellence in Panhellenic (large and small), Excellence in Alumnae Advisory Committee Service, Outstanding AAC Financial Advisor, Excellence in Chapter Support (large and small) Elections Legislation o Spirit Awards Dinner by Chapter – 7:00 p.m. o Excellence in Formal Recruitment, Excellence in Recruitment COB, Excellence in Appreciation of Fraternity Values, Excellence in Literacy Activities, Excellence in Community Service/Philanthropy Projects, Excellence in Communications (Collegiate), Excellence in Risk Management/Legal Programming, Chapters of Excellence/PHI Level

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Memorial Service Educational Sessions Heritage (Legacy) Lunch – 11:45 a.m. o Excellence in Legacy Consideration, Excellence in Fraternity Heritage Programming Initiation Foundation Dinner – 7:00 p.m. o Excellence in Academic Mentoring Programming, Scholarship Award Listing - #1 on Campus, Excellence in Literacy Initiatives (large and small), Excellence in Community Service (large and small), Excellence in Programming (large and small)

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General Session o Clubs of Excellence, Excellence in Communication (Alumnae) Friends & Leaders for Life series Group photo General Session Wine Carnation Banquet – 7:00 p.m. o Silver Slipper Award - Excellence of a Chapter Vice President Finance, Dorothy Weaver Morgan, Emma Harper Turner Leadership Award, Evelyn Peters Kyle Angel Award for Club Service, Young Alumna Award, 2nd Runner Up for Premier Club of Excellence, 1st Runner Up for Premier Club of Excellence, Premier Club of Excellence, Jean Wirths Scott Leadership Award for Outstanding Change Leadership, Chapter Service Award for Outstanding Servant Leadership, Amy Burnham Onken (ABO) Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Campus and Community Leadership, 2nd Runner Up for Balfour Cup, 1st Runner Up for Balfour Cup, Balfour Cup

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Attendees depart Get excited for 2015!

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Pi Beta Phi convention is jam-packed with premiere educational opportunities. In additional to the outstanding presentation during general sessions and meals presented by our guest speakers, more than 42 individual small-group programs are offered at the 2013 Convention. All totaled, 135 hours of educational programming is presented on the convention agenda with programs designed specifically for collegians, alumnae, Alumnae Advisory Committee members, Chapter House Corporation members and alumnae organization members. To download a copy of the Pi Beta Phi Convention Program which includes a complete agenda as well as information on our pre-convention programming, Deep Dive Sessions and Friends and Leaders for Life Resource Series, visit this link or copy and paste the link into your browser.

Dresses, skirts, slack or Capri pants (no short shorts or denim) are appropriate for convention general sessions, workshops and meals (see special events). Also, please keep in mind that although outside temperatures will be warm, the convention hotel rooms will likely be cool. You may want to bring a light jacket, sweater or scarf.

Special Events
• • • • • • Dinner by Chapter – Business attire such as dresses, skirts, suits and pant suits Memorial Service – Collegiate Voting Delegates are required to wear all white attire and shoes. All other members should dress to the pin. Initiation Ceremony – All white attire and shoes are mandatory Foundation Dinner – Business attire such as dresses, skirts, suits and pant suits Monday – "Wear your letters" day Wine Carnation Banquet – Dressy or cocktail attire

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Guest Speakers
Pi Beta Phi’s 69th Biennial Convention guest speaker line-up promises to engage you in some of today’s most valuable lessons for Fraternity leaders.

Dr. Lori Hart
Director of Alcohol Education for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Dr. Lori Hart has an undergraduate degree in education from Auburn University, a master’s degree in education from the University of Montevallo and a doctorate degree in Higher Education from Georgia State University. An avid participant in the fraternity and sorority community, Lori has served as an active volunteer for Alpha Omicron Pi for almost two decades, and she currently serves as the Director of Alcohol Education for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Lori has served as a speaker for CAMPUSPEAK since 1999. In 2007, Lori was recognized by Campus Activities Magazine as both Speaker of the Year and Female Performer of the Year. She visits close to 100 campuses a year, bringing messages about relationships, alcohol education, and fraternity and sorority life. Lori currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her son and two Golden Retriever dogs. Lori will deliver her keynote message, Making Greek Great, during the Opening General Session on Friday evening. Making Greek Great Since the days of our founders, fraternity and sorority life has always been about one thing: building friendships. Making Greek Great is as simple as being true to that core purpose. It’s about our members committing themselves to leadership guided by the principles of good friendship — giving young men and women a safe, nurturing place to become their very best.

Carol LeBeau
Motivational Speaker and Freelance Journalist As a #1 TV news anchor in southern California for nearly 30 years, Carol LeBeau covered some of the nation's most important stories. She’s won numerous awards for her work and is a popular speaker and emcee at women’s events and health symposia/conferences. For most of her television career, Carol covered health news for San Diego's ABC 10. She reported nightly on the latest medical breakthroughs, new technologies, exercise and nutrition tips. But Staying Healthy was more than a TV news assignment for Caro … it's a way of life. She runs, bikes and is a ranked Master’s rough water swimmer.

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During her tenure at KGTV, she accumulated an impressive collection of awards … among them a Golden Mike, San Diego Press Club awards and C. Everett Koop award for health reporting. But one that speaks to her heart was from the Society of Professional Journalists for a series called “Mission to Heal.” Carol accompanied a local relief team of medical professionals who set up clinics in two tsunamidevastated fishing villages in southeastern India. Carol has toured with the Pope, jogged with the President and interviewed Oprah. She also has the distinction (with TV colleague Kimberly Hunt) to be part of the longest-running female news anchor team in the country. Carol is now a motivational speaker and freelance journalist. She is also working as a health advocate for Palomar-Pomerado Health (PPH) in San Diego. Carol and her husband, Tom (a retired Navy pilot), live in Coronado, California. Carol will offer Sunday morning’s Memorial Service keynote.

Michelle Wieser, Missouri Alpha
Director, Graduate Business Career Center and the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota When Michelle joined Pi Phi at the University of Missouri, she had no idea the investment she was making in herself! Now as a career services advisor for two nationally-ranked MBA programs, Michelle understands Pi Phi help her invent herself. Michelle currently serves as the Director of the Graduate Business Career Center University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. She leads a 10-person team to build corporate relationships and deliver best-in-class career coaching to students across four of University of Minnesota’s academic programs. She and her team achieved 97 percent placement for MBA graduates in 2011, which earned the team the #1 placement ranking for Businessweek’s “Top MBA Placement of 2011.” Michelle offers programs and keynotes on a variety of topics all focus on making you more successful. Michelle graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising. She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Minnesota. She sits on number of boards including the MBA Career Services Council and Forte Foundation board. Michelle will offer her keynote, Setting the Stage for Success, at the Heritage Lunch on Sunday. Setting the Stage for Success For Michelle, a Missouri Alpha, Pi Phi gave her the foundation to develop her personal brand and helped grow her career, first in the corporate sector and then as a career coach and director for two nationally ranked MBA programs. Michelle will share how you can leverage your unique strengths to be your best self, whether you’re in school, working professionally or volunteering.

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Leslie Goldman, MPH
Women’s Health Writer and Body Image Expert Women's health writer and body image expert Leslie Goldman, MPH, is a frequent contributor of feature stories and essays to O: The Oprah Magazine, SELF, Women’s Day, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health and more. A TODAY Show regular and a body image consultant for Dove, she has spoken to dozens of colleges, universities and Panhellenic systems about confidence, self-esteem, women in the media, and embracing inner beauty. Among her books are Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image and Re-imagining the “Perfect" Body” as well as a book on empowering young girls, slated to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2014. Leslie earned her Masters in Public Health at the University of Illinois-Chicago and her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a Delta Gamma. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Dan, and their 16-month-old daughter, Evie. Leslie will offer her keynote, Discovering Your Philanthropic Potential, at the Foundation’s dinner on Sunday evening. Discovering Your Philanthropic Potential with Leslie Goldman A "Today" show regular and frequent contributor to O: The Oprah Magazine, SELF and Women's Day magazines, Leslie will speak about the importance of finding our own philanthropic potential and harnessing its power for the greater good. She will also discuss the link between helping others and helping ourselves.

Lisa Masters, Georgia Alpha and Pi Beta Phi Leadership Development Officer
Leadership Development Executive for Staff Support and Global Marketing & Corporate Affair; Bank of America Lisa Masters is a busy Pi Phi! Since serving Pi Phi as a Traveling Leadership Consultant, Lisa’s professional career has taken off. Lisa is the Leadership Development Executive for Staff Support and Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs at Bank of America. In this role she is responsible for talent management, leadership development, organization design and organization effectiveness programs and initiatives across the Audit Division; Chief Financial Officer Group; Global Risk Management; Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Relations; and Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs. Lisa has been with Bank of America since 1987. Prior to her current role, she had Leadership Development responsibility for the Global Wealth & Investment Management division. Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia and an MBA degree in finance from Emory University. She currently serves as executive sponsor of the Asian Leadership Network (Atlanta chapter) at Bank of America and on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta-based Southern Crescent Chorale. With all of this, Lisa remains a loyal Pi Phi serving the Fraternity as our Leadership Development Officer.

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Lisa will deliver her keynote message, Making the Most of Your Convention Experience, during Monday morning’s General Session. Making the Most of Your Convention Experience Drawing on her professional expertise, Lisa will share ways for Pi Phis of all ages to challenge themselves as leaders and make the most of their convention experience.

Special Guest Facilitators
Erin Fischer
Director of Training Services at The Leadership Institute – Women with Purpose As Director of Training Services for The Leadership Institute – Women with Purpose, Erin serves as the primary leader in the area of training and development for the organization, providing management to ensure appropriate planning, execution and administration of all training programs. Erin started her career as a camp director and worked for the YMCA for four years before transitioning to Kiwanis International. At Kiwanis, Erin served as a program director for the Kiwanis Key Leader program and was director of Circle K International, a global service organization serving college and university students around the world. She has had the opportunity to train youth and adults of all ages, from Hawaii to Brazil and everywhere in between. Erin graduated from Indiana University with a degree in public relations. Erin is a member of Toastmasters International, the American Society of Training and Development, a volunteer for Make-A-Wish and a member of Phi Mu. Erin will be leading: Emerging Leaders: Pi Phi’s Up and Coming Friday, 1–4 p.m.; Pre-Convention program Help! I'm new to Alumnae Organization Leadership (morning portion) Sunday 9:30–11:30 a.m. and 2:30–4:30 p.m.; Deep-Dive program

CAMPUSPEAK is the nation’s premier provider of educational speakers and workshops. Pi Phi is excited to invite a CAMPUSPEAK facilitator with expertise in bystander prevention to join us to lead a very special pre-convention program. A CAMPUSPEAK facilitator will be leading: RESPONSE ABILITY: Understanding your PersonalPower Friday, 1–4 p.m.; Pre-Convention program

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Pete Smithhisler
President and CEO for the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Peter Smithhisler is a sought after speaker and facilitator. Pete has joined Pi Phi for the 2010 Leadership Academy and was Pi Beta Phi Foundation’s guest speaker at the 2011 Convention delivering is inspiring message on Ritual. Pete has challenge thousands of fraternity men and sorority women to live lives worthy of their fraternal values. Professionally, he is responsible for representing the interests of fraternal organizations, managing the Coalition Assessment Project and coordinating daily interactions with any of the NIC’s 73 member organizations, 5 million alumni or 800 campuses. He has served the NIC for 11 years as Vice President for Leadership Education, Vice President for Media and Community Relations and was appointed to the role of Chief Executive in 2007. His experience in government, with higher education partners and within the industry, makes him one of the nation’s foremost advocates for the fraternal movement. Pete will be leading: Making your Ritual your ritual Sunday 9:30–11:30 a.m. and 2:30–4:30 p.m.; Deep-Dive program

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