National Convention

Parent Registration

National Beta Introduces Parent/Guardian Registration Option for 2024 National Convention 

As anticipation builds for the upcoming National Beta Convention in Savannah this summer, we’re excited to announce an update in the registration process. To enhance accessibility and convenience for attendees, parents and guardians will now have the opportunity to register their Beta member for National Convention if the rest of their club is not planning to attend. 

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Strengthening the bond between families and Beta!

“For many years, we’ve noticed a growing trend in parents/guardians bringing their child[ren] to National Convention. They arrive with a limited knowledge of both their role and their child’s role in the event, which is naturally frustrating”, said Bobby Hart, National Beta’s CEO. This new avenue for registration allows parents/guardians to take an active role in facilitating their child’s participation and allows our office to provide direct, valuable communication 

Parents can register for:

While sponsors retain the option to register attendees as before, this new avenue empowers parents/guardians whose child is the only member attending National Convention from their club. This allows them to directly register their Beta members for all but a few competitions. Parents/guardians will be able to register their Beta member for the following competitions: 

  • Candidate 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Individual Academic Tests 
  • Leadership Ambassador 
  • Onsite Art – Drawing & Painting 
  • Poetry  
  • Premier Performer 
  • Speech 
  • Spelling Bee 
  • Visual Arts 
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Registration Fees

  • $50 per member/guest (if registering by the deadline). This fee covers you and your Beta member for the full convention. 
  • Single day passes will be available for purchase onsite only for $25 per guest. Single day passes will only be valid for day of purchase. 
  • Day passes will not be available for members participating in competitions. 

Begin Parent Registration

Registration for the National Beta Convention 2024 is now open. If your child’s entire club is not attending or being registered by a sponsor, you are welcome to register them yourself. 

You’ll need:

  • Member ID of the student attending/competing. Note: Member ID is located on the student’s National Beta Club membership card. The ID can also be obtained from the member’s sponsor.
  • List of all guests who plan to attend, including contact information for the main point of contact.
  • Information needed if you have a candidate running for National Office, including cell phone number and email address.
  • A list of sizes and quantities for official National Convention t-shirts and pins, if you plan on ordering.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please have the following information available before starting National Convention registration: 

  • Member ID of the student attending/competing. Note: Member ID is located on the student’s National Beta Club membership card. The ID can also be obtained from the member’s sponsor. 
  • List of all guests who plan to attend, including contact information for the main point of contact. 
  • Information needed if you have a Candidate running for National Office, including cell phone number and email address. 
  • A list of sizes and quantities for official National Convention t-shirts and pins, if you plan on ordering. 

A list of winners for State Convention can be found on our website. Simply filter by the school year (2023-2024), your child’s Beta Division (4-5 Grade: Elementary / 6-8 Grade: Junior / 9-12 Grade: Senior) and your state.  

Guidelines for competitions can be found in the National Convention Handbook. Handbooks can be found here: 

Due to the nature of the competitions, you are not be able to register their Beta member for the following competitions:  

  • Performing Arts 
    • Solo, Duo, Trio 
    • Small Group 
    • Large Group 
  • Club Competitions 
    • Accessorized Design 
    • Apparel Design 
    • Club Trading Pin 
    • Digital Portfolio 
    • Scrapbook 
    • Service Learning Showcase 
    • Three-Dimensional Design 
    • Two-Dimensional Design 
    • Show Choir / Songfest 
    • Living Literature 
  • Team Competitions
    • Engineering 
    • Robotics Showcase 
    • Book Battle 
    • Quiz Bowl 
    • Musicology 
    • Marketing & Communication 
  • National Exhibitions 
  • Leadership Challenges 

Only the club sponsor can register for team or club competitions. Please note that the minimum number of team members must be registered according to the competition guidelines.  

Yes, you’ll be able to register any members of your party. 

When the sponsor completes club registration, any students registered by a parent/guardian will be noted.  

Ideally, this process should only be used by Beta member’s whose schools are not attending National Convention. 

No, regardless of whether sponsors or parent/guardians register, all attendees will receive a lanyard, badge and pin.  

The registration booth will be located in the River Concourse of the Savannah Convention Center. The registration booth will be open at specific times listed in the National Convention schedule.  

You’ll need to provide your student’s name, state, your name and your child’s school name.

No. Beta members must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian or sponsor.  

You may register your child for any of the following competitions as long as the qualified at the State Convention:

  • Academic Tests 
    • Agriscience (Senior Beta Only) 
    • Biomedical (Senior Beta Only) 
    • French (Senior Beta Only) 
    • Language Arts 
    • Math 
    • Science 
    • Social Studies 
    • Spanish  
  • Candidate  
  • Creative Writing 
  • Leadership Ambassador 
  • Onsite Art – Drawing & Painting 
  • Premier Performer  – Additional registration cost of $40 to participate. 
  • Poetry 
  • Speech 
  • Spelling Bee 
  • Visual Arts 
    • Black & White Photography 
    • Color Photography 
    • Digital Art 
    • Digitally Enhanced Photography 
    • Drawing 
    • Fiber Arts 
    • Hand-drawn Anime 
    • Jewelry 
    • Mixed Media 
    • Painting  
    • Pottery 
    • Quilling 
    • Recyclable Art 
    • Sculpture 
    • Woodworking 

 

National Convention Schedule

Wondering when your child’s competition will take place? Take a look at the National Convention Schedule.

Where to Stay

Attendees are responsible for booking their own stay. Find a full list of our room blocks below.

Deals & Discounts

Visit Savannah provides a wide variety of deals for attendees through their Show Your Badge program. Learn more here.

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