NALC Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday Dinner/Welcome Activities
Wear your letters! Dress "smart" casual. Casual is jeans or khakis; T-shirts or collared shirt/polo are acceptable. Remember, there will be a speaker, so casual doesn't mean sloppy. You should still be presentable. After the speaker, we will do the T-shirt exchange and banner contest as well as some other fun activities.

Friday AgTours
Business casual, but remember that this is Pittsburgh and there may be snow!. Nice jeans or khakis are okay. All tours have the possibility of having mud/snow, depending on the weather, so wear boots, tennis shoes or appropriate shoes. Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. Bring warm jackets and/or umbrellas just in case. All admission charges are included in your registration rate.

Saturday Service Activity
Casual attire (jeans, tennis shoes) is appropriate. Wear your letters or Conference T-shirt. Plan on a jacket, depending on weather. Remember, you are doing a service activity so you may get a little dirty. Make sure you bring clothes specifically for doing the service activity and not something you plan on wearing to another part of the Conference.

Saturday Conclave Delegates
Business professional dress is expected for the Saturday Conclave session.  Business professional attire is a suit or sport coat, button-up dress shirt, tie, slacks and dress shoes for gentlemen. A dress (professional, not cocktail), blouse, slacks, skirt or suit is appropriate for ladies.

Saturday Workshops
Business professional dress is expected for the Saturday workshops.  Business professional attire is a suit or sport coat, button-up dress shirt, tie, slacks and dress shoes for gentlemen. A dress (professional, not cocktail), blouse, slacks, skirt or suit is appropriate for ladies.

Saturday Evening Dinner Banquet
Professional or formal attire is expected. You may wear your AZ member pin. Can be similar or the same as the Saturday afternoon workshop attire. Ladies, cocktail dress should be tasteful, this is still a professional event.

Can we pay with separate checks/credit cards?
Yes, you may pay with separate checks or a single check; single or separate Visa or MasterCards. Checks should be made payable to Alpha Zeta. All attendees must register online unless other arrangements are made with the National Office prior to registration closing. Payment must be received prior to the Conference. Unpaid balances will be due upon your arrival and check-in at NALC.

Is hotel included in the student registration?
Yes, lodging is included in the student registration fee for the quad and double room rates for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Please indicate a roommate preference on your registration form. If possible, you will be placed with that person or with other members from your chapter. All rooms will be single gender. Alumni and advisors will not be placed with student members, unless specified. 

Who should attend?
Every chapter should send at least one voting delegate to Conclave. All student members, advisors, alumni, associate and honorary members are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Guests and students from universities wishing to start AZ chapters are also welcome.

What do I need to bring?
Student members should bring a pen or pencil, notebook and a positive attitude to all meetings and workshops. If you have a laptop or tablet, you are welcome to bring it as well. Don't forget proper attire for all events and your AZ pin for formal and business affairs. There will be a T-shirt exchange Thursday evening so please bring an AZ T-shirt or university T-shirt to share/exchange. Chapters should bring a chapter banner for the banner contest, based on the conference theme and host city/state. The banner contest is a fun tradition but your chapter's participation is not required.

How can my chapter host a Conclave or NALC?
Chapters interested in bidding on a future National Conference may contact the National Office to submit a proposal or express your interest in hosting a future conference. Proposals must be submitted to AZ Executive Director Whitney Wilgus a year in advance of the Conclave or NALC for which the chapter is bidding. Chapters should be prepared to secure local speakers and ag tours.

What if I need to cancel?
Registrants must cancel 30 days before the start of the event for a full refund. Within 30 days, all registrations carry a 50 percent per person penalty for processing, hotel and meal guarantees. No refunds will be given for cancellations within seven days of the event. All refunds will be issued after the conference. No refunds will be issued for banquet tickets. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the national office. Please inform the national office in advance if you cannot attend.

Can we substitute another person if the registered member cannot attend?
Yes, there will be a $25 substitution fee up to 14-days in advance. Within 14 days, the substitution fee is $50.
Do I need my AZ pin?
Yes. Members should wear their pins at all formal events, especially national conferences. Wear your pin as part of your business and formal attire during meetings, workshops and banquets.

How do I get a roommate?
Lodging is included in the registration fee. Student participants will be matched first with (same-sex) members from their own chapter. You may be matched with other attendees from other chapters. Rooms will be in groups of four or two, depending on your registration preferences.

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