Alpha Delta Kappa
National & International Conventions

Locations, Biennium Themes, Presidents and Executive Board Chairmen

1955
First National Convention
Chicago, Illinois
Conrad Hilton Hotel
Banquet Address: "A Look Back, A Look Forward"
1947-1955 National President: Agnes Shipman Robertson
1947-1955 National Executive Board Chairman: Agnes Shipman Robertson

1957
Second National Convention
Kansas City, Missouri
Muehlebach Hotel
Convention theme: "Diversity of Talents, All With the Same Goal"
1955-1957 National President: Vera Neel McCauley
1955-1957 National Executive Board Chairman: Agnes Shipman Robertson

1959
First International Convention
Miami Beach, Florida
Deauville Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Vision with Participation"
1957-1959 International President: Pauline Martin Graham
1957-1959 International Executive Board Chairman: Agnes Shipman Robertson

1961
Second International Convention
Denver, Colorado
Shirley-Savoy Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Spiraling to New Heights"
1959-1961 International President: Betty Rosenberg
1959-1961 International Executive Board Chairman: Agnes Shipman Robertson

1963
Third International Convention
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Building and Strengthening Fraternity Spirit"
1961-1963 International President: Nellie I. Morris
1961-1963 International Executive Board Chairman: Agnes Shipman Robertson

1965
Fourth International Convention
Seattle, Washington
Olympic Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Action with Vision"
1963-1965 International President: Odell Smith
1963-1965 International Executive Board Chairman: Pauline Martin Graham

1967
Fifth International Convention
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Radisson Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Growth from Within"
1965-1967 International President: Ruth I. Golden
1965-1967 International Executive Board Chairman: Pauline Martin Graham

1969
Sixth International Convention
Kansas City, Missouri
Music Hall
Biennium Theme: "A Measure of Maturity"
1967-1969 International President: Jean M. Mersereau
1967-1969 International Executive Board Chairman: Pauline Martin Graham

1971
Seventh International Convention
New York, New York
Americana Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Cherish and Charge"
1969-1971 International President: Stella B. Dennison
1969-1971 International Executive Board Chairman: Pauline Martin Graham

1973
Eighth International Convention
Bal Harbour, Florida
Americana Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Action Developed Through Knowledge"
1971-1973 International President: Margaret Orlich
1971-1972 International Executive Board Chairman: Pauline Martin Graham
1972-1973 International Executive Board Chairman: Stella B. Dennison

1975
Ninth International Convention
Los Angeles, California
Century Plaza Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Continuing Action"
1973-1975 International President: Ruth Calhoun
1973-1975 International Executive Board Chairman: Mary Elizabeth Taliaferro

1977
Tenth International Convention
Chicago, Illinois
Conrad Hilton Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Ever Widening Horizons"
1975-1977 International President: Mildred J. McCormick
1975-1977 International Executive Board Chairman: Mary Elizabeth Taliaferro

1979
Eleventh International Convention
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Convention Center
Biennium Theme: "Tomorrow's Dimensions"
1977-1979 International President: Mildred C. Wright
1977-1979 International Executive Board Chairman: Mary Elizabeth Taliaferro

1981
Twelfth International Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana
Fairmont and Hilton Hotels
Biennium Theme: "Expand Today—Enrich Tomorrow"
1979-1981 International President: Harriet A. Simmons
1979-1981 International Executive Board Chairman: Mary Elizabeth Taliaferro

1983
Thirteenth International Convention
Washington, D.C.
Washington Hilton Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Vision Through Reflections"
1981-1983 Grand President: Nina Svoboda
1981-1983 International Executive Board Chairman: Mary Elizabeth Taliaferro

1985
Fourteenth International Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada
Ceasar's Palace
Biennium Theme: "The Challenge of Each New Day"
1983-1985 International President: Grace Hager Andrews
1983-1985 International Executive Board Chairman: Mary Elizabeth Taliaferro

1987
Fifteenth International Convention
Atlanta, Georgia
Westin Peachtree Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Opportunities Unlimited"
1985-1987 International President: Mayme Chinn
1985-1987 International Executive Board Chairman: Grace Hager Andrews

1989
Sixteenth International Convention
Seattle, Washington
Westin Hotel
Biennium Theme: "You Are the Future: Vision - Commitment - Achievement"
1987-1989 Grand President: Lucille G. Sebren
1987-1989 International Executive Board Chairman: Mayme Chinn

1991
Seventeenth International Convention
Nashville, Tennessee
Opryland Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Alpha Delta Kappa: Entry to Excellence"
1989-1991 International President: Ruth Holland Walsh
1989-1991 International Executive Board Chairman: Betty J. Houston

1993
Eighteenth International Convention
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Alpha Delta Kappa: Caring . . . Sharing . . . Achieving"
1991-1993 International President: Joan S. Ojala
1991-1993 International Executive Board Chairman: Betty J. Houston

1995
Nineteenth International Convention
San Francisco, California
Marriott Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Dare to Venture"
1993-1995 International President: Patti M. Abbott
1993-1995 International Executive Board Chairman: Sandra Bachman

1997
Twentieth International Convention
Kansas City, Missouri
Hyatt Regency and Westin Crown Center Hotels
Biennium Theme: "Visions in Action"
1995-1997 International President: Melba M. Priestley
1995-1997 International Executive Board Chairman: Jeannine V. Seagren

1999
Twenty-First International Convention
Louisville, Kentucky
The Galt House Hotel
Biennium Theme: "Sculpting Our Future"
1997-1999 International President: CeCe Hall
1997-1999 International Executive Board Chairman: Rosemary Weddington

2001
Twenty-Second International Convention
Boston, Massachusetts
The Westin Copley Place Boston
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Biennium Theme: "21st Century: A Universe of Promise"
1999-2001 International President: Jacqueline Lougheed
1999-2001 International Executive Board Chairman: Ellen M. Roderick

2003
Twenty-Third International Convention
Dallas, Texas
Wyndham Anatole
Biennium Theme: "Light the Way"
2001-2003 International President: Betty Nan Carroll
2001-2003 International Executive Board Chairman: Jane W. Painter

2005
Twenty-Fourth International Convention
Orlando, Florida
Orlando World Marriott
Biennium Theme: "Share the Gift"
2003-2005 International President: Colleen Jacobson
2003-2005 International Executive Board Chairman: Janeen Anderson

2007
Twenty-Fifth International Convention
San Diego, California
Manchester Grand Hyatt
Biennium Theme: "Designing Tomorrow"
2005-2007 International President: Connie W. Cathey
2005-2007 International Executive Board Chairman: Jane Stringfellow

2009
Twenty-Sixth International Convention
Greensboro, North Carolina
Sheraton Four Seasons
Biennium Theme: "Vision•Action•Innovation"
2007-2009 International President: Ann Hudson
2007-2009 International Executive Board Chairman: Kathleen Learn

2011
Twenty-Seventh International Convention
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Biennium Theme: "Excellence in Action"
2009-2011 International President: Jane Miller
2009-2011 International Executive Board Chairman: Linda S. Rissel

2013
Twenty-Eighth International Convention
Washington, D.C.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Biennium Theme: "Connections...Moving Forward Together"
2011-2013 International President: Mitzi Holmes
2011-2013 International Executive Board Chairman: June Carpenter

2015
Twenty-Ninth International Convention
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Grand America Hotel
Biennium Theme:  “Roots of Tradition…Wings to Soar”
2013 – 2015 June Bellamy, International President
2013 – 2015 Ivette Bender, International Executive Board Chairman

2017
Thirtieth International Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana
Hilton Riverside
Biennium Theme:  "Inspire, Embrace, Achieve Through Excellence
2015 – 2017 Ruth Ann Griggs, International President
2015 – 2017 Barbara Stanfield, International Executive Board Chairman