National Leadership Conference RFP


The task of hosting an Omicron Delta Kappa (O∆K) conference is a rewarding process for both professionals and institutions selected to host. National conferences are our longest-standing tradition with the first held in 1920 in Baltimore, Md. Beginning in 2020, O∆K will move from a biennial convention to an annual national leadership conference. The national leadership conference is the signature event of O∆K.

The National Leadership Conference has three goals:
1. to support personal leadership development in students and faculty;
2. to support students and circle officers in building stronger circles;
3. to provide networking among members and a unique collaborative experience between members of all ages and of all phases.

For the Host Institution(s) and Host Circle(s), the experience of hosting a national conference is an opportunity to share your facilities, best practices, and campus culture with your O∆K colleagues. It can also be a professional development opportunity for collegiate members and staff.

O∆K encourages proposals from institutions wanting to host the conference on their own campus. Proposals are also welcome from two or more member institutions that wish to host the conference jointly.


The Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc. seeks proposals to host the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in either summer 2020 or summer 2021. A single proposal may be used to propose to host the NLC in either year but specific financial data for each year will be required to account for potential inflationary factors between the years. The Conference Planning Team and the Omicron Delta Kappa National Headquarters staff are responsible for the planning and implementation of the National Leadership Conference. The Host Team and Host Team Leader will serve as part of the Conference Planning Team.


The Request for Proposal will be available beginning November 5, 2018. The estimated schedule is below.  Institutions or organizations interested in competing for the 2020 and 2021 O∆K National Leadership Conference are encouraged to attend the RFP Webinar on December 4, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (EST).

National Leadership Conference 20-21 RFP

Link to Webinar