National Convention, typically brings a collective 20,000 individuals to the host site over the course of 8 days. Following an extensive review of health concerns stemming from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, combined with the large gathering these events bring, the National Office along with the National Beta Board of Directors have made the difficult decision regarding National Convention. Our National Conventions, previously scheduled to be held in Fort Worth, TX have been cancelled.
However, we hope you’ll join us for the first Virtual National Beta Convention this summer. We’re going above and beyond to ensure that your Betas will be honored for their hard work and allow all Betas the opportunity to compete.
Virtual National Convention will offer:
- Speeches from National Officers
- Digital Campaign Rally and Online Voting
- Leadership Training Opportunity (details to be released)
- Online Competition Showcase
- Awards Ceremony
- Twitter Wall
The National Beta staff presented an informative discussion regarding the first-ever Virtual National Beta Convention on May 12th. If you missed it, you can listen to the recording below.
HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
Students must follow state and local mandates regarding social distancing as well as health guidelines for all competitions. Competition rules have been adjusted to allow for decreased participation and will not negatively impact scores during the judging process. Sponsors are encouraged to participate in the National Convention Webinar to receive additional details and suggestions for utilizing technology to allow increased participation.