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While it may seem like the convention is far off, your chapter can save money by planning now.

Have members who plan to attend, pay a deposit early in the year.

Early Registration
Register before February 25, 2009, and take advantage of the early registration fee.

Early Hotel Reservations
Register at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis by March 3, 2009, to get the group discount. There is only a limited number of rooms  available at the group rate and this block of rooms may fill before the March 3rd deadline.  Please make your hotel reservations early. Call 1-800-233-1234 and ask for the STD group discount.

Room together— the more the merrier—and cheaper! Room rates are $115 per night for single/double occupancy; $125 for triples/quads (excluding taxes). If you need a roommate, the Central Office can help.

Raising Travel Funds

Fundraising is a necessary activity for every Sigma Tau Delta chapter. According to Dr. Robert Halli at The University of Alabama, “You increase your chances for success in soliciting funds from campus sources if you can convince these sources it is to their benefit to give you funds—that they will get more out of it in publicity and prestige than they invest in capital.”

Solicit Funds

Solicit funds from your English Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Student Government, Student Affairs, Dean, Provost, President, and chapter alumni.

Have a Fundraiser

Reimbursements and Discounts

Voting Delegate Reimbursement.  Each attending chapter will receive a reimbursement check of $200 ($400 for chapters outside of the continental US) if the chapter sends a student delegate to the General Business Session and to the Regional Caucus held on Friday, March 27. Checks are mailed shortly after the Convention.

Registration fees are $50 for student presenters and $60 for student nonpresenters and faculty if registered before February 25, 2009. After this date, the registration fee is $80 for everyone.