Conclave in Kansas City!

It’s an exciting time to be affiliated with FarmHouse Fraternity! One way to be a part of this excitement and experience it first-hand is by attending the Fraternity’s 50th Biennial Conclave, July 25-28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to be a part of FarmHouse history, network and (re)connect with brothers, take part in informative educational programming to better yourself or improve your chapter, learn what’s happening within higher education, agriculture, business and the fraternal movement, add your voice to the discussion and dialogue during the business meeting, explore Kansas City with brothers and friends, and experience all that fraternal affiliation as a member of FarmHouse Fraternity offers.

RATES & REGISTRATION

Chapter Member Full Week (includes rooming)  – $500

Association Delegate  – $500

Alumni attendee – $415

 

Alumni Attendees are responsible for booking your own accommodations at the Conclave host hotel, Downtown Marriot Kansas City. Designated chapter voting delegates will be housed with other delegates and reservations will be made on their behalf as well. No registrations will be accepted after July 13, 2018. Cancellations may be accepted until July 13, however, any cancellations received after July 13, will be refunded at a 50% rate.

OUR HOST HOTEL

Our host hotel while in Kansas City is the Downtown Marriott. A special room rate of $145/night is offered to Conclave guests. Book your room by July 5 to receive this rate. For safety and security all Conclave attendees are expected to stay at the host hotel. All programs, meal functions, meetings and educational sessions will be held on-site.

WHAT IS CONCLAVE AND WHO ATTENDS?

Conclave is the biennial gathering of our brotherhood to discuss the important and relevant issues facing our Fraternity, executive collective governance of FarmHouse through the delegate process and our Fraternity’s brotherhood. Conclave was first held in 1917 and this year marks the 50th time we’ve gathered as a Fraternity. Anyone is welcome! Each chapter and association is required to send a voting delegate; however, all chapter members and alumni brothers are encouraged to join us and learn from one another.

SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION

One way to show your support, regardless of whether you can attend, is through the donation of an item for the FarmHouse Foundation’s silent and live auctions. Throughout the week attendees will bid on fantastic items – perfect for college students, alumni members, friends or family members – through the silent auction. Then Conclave culminates on Saturday night with the long-running tradition of the Live Auction. To donate an item, contact Allison Rickels, FarmHouse Foundation, allison@farmhouse.org, (800) 722-1905. All proceeds from the silent and live auctions benefit the FarmHouse Foundation and the educational programming offered at Conclave.

VOTING DELEGATES AND BUSINESS MEETING

The official business of the Fraternity is also conducted during the  Opening and Closing Business meetings. Voting delegates, in good-standing with the International Fraternity, will be seated for all recognized FarmHouse Chapters and Associations. To be in good standing, a Chapter or Association must be current in all financial obligations to the International Fraternity. Official voting delegates are to be identified no later than June 1. Amendments to the current by-laws may be submitted up to July 25. Known legislation proposed for consideration will be provided in advance to all delegates for their review prior to Conclave.

CELEBRATE FARMHOUSE

Conclave is a celebration of all things FarmHouse! At this Conclave we will celebrate the achievements of the last biennium, discuss the plans over the next biennium, recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our chapters and loyal alumni, honor our most esteemed alumni and congratulate the newly elected leadership of our brotherhood to the International Executive Board. We want you to be a part of this Conclave celebration!

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration/ Help Desk

KC Marriott Downtown Second-Floor Coat Check. Come check-in, pickup name tags and become Conclave official!

8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Student Arrival

KC Marriott Downtown Second-Floor Coat Check. Come check-in, pickup name tags and become Conclave official!

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Student Leadership Experience

Truman Library - White House Decision Center. Retrace President Harry S. Truman's steps as he responded to North Korea crossing into South Korea. Lunch Provided

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Opening Event at Chicken N Pickle

Join other alumni, students, staff and volunteers as we kick off our Conclave with a barbecue buffet and Pickle Ball. Food and games included with event cost.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Free Night

Following our opening event, you're free to explore Kansas City and maybe even catch the tail end of Hot Country Nights in the Power & Light District.

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

VIP Reception

KC Marriott Downtown. 12th Street Room. Christian Wiggins, FarmHouse Fraternity CEO, and Allison Rickels, FarmHouse Foundation CEO, will help start a conversation about where FarmHouse is going and how we plan to get there. Cash bar and desserts.

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration/ Help Desk

KC Marriott Downtown Second-Floor Coat Check. Come check-in, pickup name tags and become Conclave official!

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Chapter Consultations

Excelsior Feedback and Blue Print Check-In

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Future of Fraternity Breakfast

Marriott Count Basie B/B1 & C/C1. North-American Interfraternity Conference CEO, Judson Horras, will address all attendees over breakfast about recent incidents profiled in the meida and share the industry's efforts on improving the safety of our students

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Opening Business Session

Marriott Count Basie A/A1. Opening Business.

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Spouse Programming

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art tour. Lunch included.

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Spouse Programming

Shopping on the Country Club Plaza. Lunch is on your own.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Sessions

Breakouts will be provided for: Trustees/ IEB Directors, Chapter Advisors, Association Officers, Student Leadership and Chapter Operations. Full schedule forthcoming July 1.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Fraternity Awards Luncheon

Marriott Count Basie B/B1 & C/C1. A lunch and learn with recognition of those around the table. A time to recognize our 2017 Ruby Cup recipient and present a few new awards.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Business Session

Marriott Count Basie A/A1. Business Continues.

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Education Sessions

Breakouts will be provided for: Trustees/ IEB Directors, Chapter Advisors, Association Officers, Student Leadership and Chapter Operations. Full schedule forthcoming July 1.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Education Sessions

Breakouts will be provided for: Trustees/ IEB Directors, Chapter Advisors, Association Officers, Student Leadership and Chapter Operations. Full schedule forthcoming July 1.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Group Night Out and Memorial/Vesper Service

Join us at the Nation’s only National WWI Memorial and Museum as we explore our Nation’s role in The Great War and hold a memorial service for FarmHouse brothers who have passed way during the last biennium.

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Help Desk

KC Marriott Downtown Second-Floor Coat Check.

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Master Builder Breakfast Panel

Marriott Count Basie B/B1 & C/C1. Start your day by feeding your stomach and soul through the stories of our 2018 Master Builders.

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

The Ruby Society Presents: Lessons in Leadership

Undergraduate donors to the 2018 Ruby Society are invited to this special “Lessons in Leadership” session with Philanthropy Laureate Award recipients, Master Builders and past Foundation Chairmen, Jim Herbert (TN 61) and Jim Tobin (IA 76). They will tell stories and share leadership lessons they have learned in their distinguished careers, where they have built and led successful agribusiness companies. They will share the importance of networking, mentoring, and the role FarmHouse plays in their personal and professional lives.

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Spouse Program

Visit the Kansas City Zoo! Lunch included.

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Spouse Program

Explore Kansas City's historic Union Station, a 100 year old hub of culture, education, and entertainment. Lunch is on your own.

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Sessions

Breakouts will be provided for: Trustees/ IEB Directors, Chapter Advisors, Association Officers, Student Leadership and Chapter Operations. Full schedule forthcoming July 1.

12:10 PM - 1:20 PM

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch and Keynote

Marriott Count Basie B/B1 & C/C1. It takes more than good food to build a man . . . Join us as we recognize the amazing volunteers that support our students daily.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Education Sessions

Breakouts will be provided for: Trustees/ IEB Directors, Chapter Advisors, Association Officers, Student Leadership and Chapter Operations. Full schedule forthcoming July 1.

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Honorary Member Initiation

They may not be spring chickens, but we’re welcoming five distinguished faces to the Fraternity.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Business Meeting, including Memorial Minutes and New Business and remarks from outgoing officers

Marriott Count Basie A/A1. Business Concludes.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Chapter Specific Receptions

Marriott Count Basie Foyer.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Foundation Chairman' s Reception

KC Marriott Downtown. 12th Street Room. Invitation only for Foundation's Chairman Club members.

7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Conclave Closing Banquet

Marriott Count Basie B/B1 & C/C1. Put a fork in it as we wrap up Conclave and celebrate our biennium with a live auction, induction of Master Builders and Philanthropy Laureates.