Two Meetings, One Trip

NIC Annual Meeting of Members

To provide maximum value for member fraternities, the NIC’s Annual Meeting of Members is now being held in conjunction with the NIC Foundation’s THE Foundations Seminar, Aug. 28-30, 2017.

NIC Annual Meeting of Members: Aug. 28-29, 2017
NICF THE Foundations Seminar: Aug. 28-30, 2017

Fraternity and foundation staff and volunteers, as well as NIC and NICF Alliance Partners, will now be able to attend both conferences in one trip to Indianapolis, saving organizational resources while delivering greater benefit for each attendee. Both conferences will take place at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.

You can register for and attend either meeting or both through the Dual Program Experience.

Why Attend the “Dual Program Experience”?

Successful foundations help sustain successful fraternities. Holding these meetings concurrently will offer fraternity and foundation staff members a full slate of programming optionsmore than 50 breakout sessions and 5 general sessions and keynotesthat not only provide professional development in their specific functional area, but also expands knowledge across the organization. Before registering, be sure to read about the registration options below and discuss the bundled registration option with your foundation staff. 

Special Meetings on Sunday, Aug. 27

As part of the NIC Annual Meeting of Members, we will also host the:

  • First-ever Fraternity Growth Accelerator (FGA) Symposium, targeted to emerging and culturally-based   fraternities. Learn more below. This is a full day of programs and gatherings.
  • NIC Governing Council meeting. This will take place in the afternoon.

Registration Options

  • Dual-program experience: $499, allows you to attend all programs, events and meals Aug. 28-30 for BOTH the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar.
  • NIC Meeting-only rate: $299, allows you to attend the NIC Annual Meeting, which begins August 28 at 9 a.m. and concludes August 29 at 1:30 p.m. Includes the Meeting of Members (business meeting), lunch on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, and 6 hours of educational programming.
  • FGA Rate (Sunday-Monday): $199, allows FGA members to attend the NIC programming on Monday, including the business meeting, lunch, reception and educational sessions, in addition to the FGA Symposium on Sunday.
  • Bundled registration package: Flat fee of $3,000 for up to 10 attendees. If you are sending up to 10 staff members and/or volunteers for the dual-program experience—both the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar—this option will save your organization up to $1,000 on registration costs. This package includes all programs, events and meals, with the exception of just 5 tickets to the NICF Awards Dinner and Reception. Additional tickets for the NICF Awards Dinner and Reception can be purchased separately. Click here for the bundled registration form.

Refund policy: Registrations are transferable at any time prior to the event. Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event will result in a refund of all but a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days but more than 10 business days in advance of the event will result in a refund of 50 percent. Cancellations made less than 10 business days in advance of the event are non-refundable.

Who Should Attend the NIC Meeting of Members?

This year, NIC educational programs will engage attendees around key areas of NIC 2.0 priorities and progress. Tracks include: Communicating in a crisis; government relations; and Campus Support (ground game)—NIC model, peer governance and common issues. Other sessions will highlight initiatives and issues like the NIC data warehouse, alumni development, and campus conduct processes.

Because of impact of our content and expanded staff/volunteer audiences it will engage, we ask that you register an attendee from each of the following groups within your organization:

  • Executive Director/CEO and/or equivalent volunteer(s)
  • Key fraternity volunteer(s)
  • Director-level staff member(s) in chapter services and communications
  • Foundation executives, staff and key volunteers will also benefit from NICF THE Foundations Seminar programming. Click here to learn more.

The new format not only benefits fraternity and foundation executives, but also staff members and high-level volunteers. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in both NIC and NICF meetings and high-quality educational programs
  • Learn about the state of the fraternity and foundation industries from featured NIC- and NICF-sponsored speakers
  • Take part in the first-ever Fraternity Growth Accelerator symposium, targeted to emerging and culturally-based fraternities
  • Network with fraternity and foundation colleagues, as well as NIC and NICF Alliance Partners

Fraternity Growth Accelerator Symposium

The Fraternity Growth Accelerator (FGA) was established among the groundbreaking reforms of NIC 2.0 and provides emerging and culturally-based fraternities with the platform to collaborate on necessary resources and services.

As part of supporting the continued growth and development of FGA organizations within the NIC and the fraternal movement, we’re hosting the inaugural FGA Symposium on Sunday, August 27, in conjunction with the NIC Annual Meeting of Members.

View the tentative detailed schedule for the Symposium below, and click here to learn more about FGA. Contact Veronica Moore, Director of Emerging & Culturally-Based Fraternal Initiatives, with questions about the FGA Symposium.


9 – 10 a.m.
NIC 2.0 Update/FGA Refresher

10:15 – 11 a.m. | Education Block I
– Effective Board of Directors Function, Structure and Practices
– NIC Community Foundation Discussion
– Best Practices in Expansion

11:15 a.m. – Noon | Education Block II
– Best Practices in Alumni Engagement
– Volunteer Management, Development and Training
– Government Relations Grassroots Training

12:15 – 1 p.m.
Lunch on your own

1:15 – 3:15 p.m. | Trends in Higher Education NIC Talks and Roundtables
– Mental Health and Wellness of College Students
– Navigating the Campus Culture of Advocacy
– Diversity and Inclusion in the Landscape of Higher Education

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
FGA Meeting


If you have questions about NIC Annual Meeting programming or registration, contact Kristin Fouts, Director of Data Stewardship and Assessment, who is coordinating the conference.



Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

1 South Capitol Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 632-1234

Hotel Reservations

The NIC and NICF room block at the Hyatt Regency is now closed. If you are in need of a hotel room, please contact Kristin Fouts.

If you do have a reservation at the Hyatt Regency, please note that cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.  

Airport shuttle

The Go Green Express Shuttle provides nonstop service from the airport to downtown. Stop at the Convention Center, next door to the Hyatt.

(800) 589-6004)

Educational Topics

  • Communicating in a crisis
  • Government relations and grassroots initiatives
  • NIC Campus Support: NIC model, peer governance, common issues
  • …and more


On the schedule below, if you register for the NIC Annual Meeting, you can attend all options in black.

If you register for the dual package—both the NIC Annual Meeting AND the NICF THE Foundations Seminar—you can attend any program on the schedule, including the red NICF opportunities.

Click here for more info on THE Foundations Seminar.

Sunday, August 27

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
FGA Symposium

1 – 5 p.m.
NIC Governing Council Meeting

Monday, August 28

NIC Annual Meeting programming all day.

NICF Seminar programming begins at 1 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

9 a.m. – Noon
NIC Welcome & Meeting of Members

12:15 – 1 p.m.
NIC Lunch

1 – 4:45 p.m.
Cohort Track: Communicating in a Crisis

1 – 2:15 p.m.
NICF Opening Keynote, “Inspiring Donor Loyalty”

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
NIC Breakout Sessions
– NIC Data Warehouse
– Teaching Chapters about Interfraternalism, Rights and Responsibilities and NIC Standards
– Government Relations 1

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
NIC Breakout Sessions
– Promoting Campus Support Packages to Chapters & Alumni
– NIC Membership Savings through Bundling (PEO)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
NICF Breakout Sessions

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
NIC Breakout Sessions
– Government Relations 2
– Field Staff’s Role in Advancing NIC 2.0

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
NICF Breakout Sessions

4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
NICF General Session, “Inspiring First Impressions”

5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Dinner on your own

Tuesday, August 29

NIC Annual Meeting programming ends at 1:30 p.m.

NICF Seminar programming all day.

7 – 8 a.m.


8 – 9:30 a.m.

NIC/NICF Breakfast

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

NIC Breakout Sessions

– The NIC Educational Map

– Recruiting Alumni for Alumni IFCs

– Teaching Peer Governance

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

NICF Breakout Sessions

11 a.m. – Noon

NIC Breakout Sessions

– Common System Issues and Responses

– Best Practices for Working with Campus Conduct Processes

11 a.m. – Noon

NICF Breakout Sessions

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

NIC/NICF Lunch and Keynote, “Ask Without Fear!”

2 – 3 p.m.

NICF Breakout Sessions

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

NICF Breakout Sessions

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

NICF Awards Reception and Silent Auction

6:30 – 9 p.m.

NICF Awards of Distinction Dinner

Wednesday, August 30

No NIC Annual Meeting programming.

NICF Seminar programming ends at Noon

8 – 9:30 a.m.
NICF Breakfast

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
NICF Breakout Sessions

11 a.m. – Noon
NICF Closing Keynote, “The Power of Relationships”