Conference Details

2017 Cardinal Key National Conference: 85 Years of Service

Thursday, November 16th through Sunday, November 19th in Tucson, AZ

We will be celebrating all Cardinal Key is doing, as well as discussing how to prepare your chapter for future, and ways to develop a post-collegiate life of service. Cardinal Key chapters from around the country come together biennially to hold our National Conference and business meeting, as well as build relationships among members and chapters. National delegates and attendees will brainstorm new ideas to enhance each local chapter’s identity and goals, cultivate lasting friendships, and much more.

Highlights of the National Conference include:

• JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes El Tour de Tucson

• Election of new National Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Parliamentarian

• A Tucson exploration excursion

• One-on-one time with National Board Members to troubleshoot local chapter concerns



The National Conference will also include opportunities for delegates to discuss their chapter’s strengths and learn from the strengths of others. Brainstorming sessions will be held to explore service and social events, fundraising, recruitment, and our national philanthropy, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Don’t forget the National Office will pay travel and lodging for one delegate from each chapter to attend! Beyond your chapter delegate, we encourage you to send multiple attendees from your chapter, and even your chapter advisor/sponsor! Many of our current (and past) National Officers (and even one of the Co-Directors) were not delegates, but still attended the Conference. There will be something for everyone from your chapter, whether you are a graduating senior, first-semester member, alumnus, or sponsor.

*Special Early Bird incentives ($100 off student registration) will be offered to chapters completing registration and booking travel prior to June 30!!

*Registration is due by September 30th.

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