2013 Convention

March 20 - 23 • Hilton Portland & Executive Tower • Portland, OR

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Everyone, including presenters, must register to attend the convention.

Online Registration Instructions

Early Registration
deadline February 5

deadline March 5

Red and Black Gala Dinner and Convention Awards

Convention T-shirts

What to Wear to the Convention

ADA Accommodations

2011 Registration Check In
Registrants check in at the 2011 Convention.

Hotel Meeting Room
Hotel Meeting Room

Short Sleeve 2013 Convention Shirt
Order 2013 T-Shirt when registering. Short sleeve (above) and Long sleeve (below) are available.

Short Sleeve 2013 Convention Shirt

Convention Registration

Online Registration

Sigma Tau Delta, NEHS, and Non-Members

Online Registration Link

Sigma Kappa Delta

SKD Online Registration Link
(SKD members must register online.)

Please Note: Online registration for the 2013 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention is processed by Northern Illinois University, Outreach Registration. Credit card payments will appear as 'NIU Outreach, DeKalb, IL.'

Registration Fees

Early Registration

January 7 through February 5
$50 for student presenters
$60 for non-presenters, faculty, alumni, non-members
$20 additional for the Red & Black Gala Dinner and Convention Awards (Gala)


February 6 through March 5
$70 for all participants
$20 additional for the Gala

On-Site Registration

March 20 - March 23
After March 5, register on-site at the registration desk.

$90 for all participants
$20 additional for the Gala

Processing Fee

A $2.00 processing fee will be added to each registration.

Cancellation Fee

There is a $20 cancellation fee per registrant for registration and Gala cancellations received prior to February 5, 2013. After February 5, these fees are non-refundable.

Red and Black Gala Dinner and Convention Awards

Saturday, March 23 6:30 p.m.

The culmination of the 2013 Sigma Tau Delta Convention is the Red and Black Gala.  This festive, tasty, and exciting event occurs on the last night of the convention to celebrate the finale of several days of academic discourse, stimulating speakers, informative workshops, and entertaining activities. The Red and Black Gala is a catered sit-down dinner with two delicious entrees from which to choose. After dessert, we hold an Awards Ceremony at which we announce the recipients of several awards and announce winners of the numerous cash awards for convention papers and creative works. Gala attendees are encouraged to wear the Society's colors, red and black, and/or to wear honor cords.

Gala Dinner Tickets Must Be Paid For When You Register

The fee for the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening ($20) is separate from the convention registration fee and must be paid when you register. The Gala will feature a sit-down dinner with two main course options: chicken or vegetarian. Please indicate your preference at time of registration. The total cost to register for the convention and attend the Gala Dinner is the same as last year; however, the fees for convention registration and the Gala Dinner are separate to accommodate those who cannot stay through Saturday evening. Should you have a specific question, contact englishconvention@niu.edu.

Convention T-shirts

Purchase your T-shirt when you register! Only a limited number of T-shirts will be for sale at the convention.

Pre-convention T-shirt Prices

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL - $10.00
Style: Short Sleeve, Long Sleeve

Select size and style when completing your registration form. Payment must be made with your registration fee.

What to Wear at the Convention

Presenters should wear business attire for their presentations. For the Red & Black Gala Dinner and Convention Awards, members are encouraged to wear Society colors and cords and/or medallions for these semi-formal attired events.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Sigma Tau Delta makes every effort to accommodate those who have special needs relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Should you or anyone with you require special assistance, please submit a list of your requirements with your registration.