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Record of Conventions and Ekklesiai

The first 24 Phi Gamma Delta legislative conventions were numbered in sequence as "conventions," but with the change in government in 1898 they were renamed "ekklesiai" (or "ekklesia" in the singular).
 
See our Historic Sites page to read about the locations of conventions and ekklesiai. "City" links below lead to city-specific Historic Sites pages on this web site, while the "Location" links go directly to the location description on those same site pages. "Attendance" links open the convention's group photo.
 

Date

Days

No.

City (# of conventions)

Location

Attendance

1852

Aug. 5

1

Pittsburgh, PA

Public exercises 'Arthur's Hall' 25 delegates

1856

Aug. 16-17

2

Cincinnati, OH

Burnet House

4 chapters

1859

Sept. 1-2

3

Louisville, KY

United States Hotel

5 chapters

1863

Aug. 13-14

4

Pittsburgh, PA (2)

Central Hall, Dispatch Bldg.

4 chapters

1864

Aug. 17-18

5

Pittsburgh, PA (3)

Central Hall, Dispatch Bldg.

6 chapters

1866

Aug. 15-16

6

Meadville, PA

Allegheny College

5 chapters

1867

Aug. 14-16

7

Greencastle, IN

Indiana Asbury U. (DePauw)

9 chapters

1869

July 7-8

8

Pittsburgh, PA (4)

Monongahela House

9 chapters

1870

May 4-5

9

Delaware, OH

American House

20 chapters

1872

May 1-2 (or 3)

10

Indianapolis, IN

Bates House/Senate Chamber

1873

April 29-May 1

11

New York, NY

Upsilon Chapter Hall

18 chapters

1874

Oct. 28-29

12

Charlottesville, VA

Farish Hotel/Town Hall

13 chapters

1877

July 18-19

13

Meadville, PA

Delamater Block

14 chapters

1878

Oct. 17-18

14

Indianapolis, IN (2)

Bates House

12 chapters

1879

Oct. 15-17

15

Cleveland, OH

Forest City House

12 chapters

1880

Sept. 8-10

16

Baltimore, MD

The Carrollton

15 chapters

1881

Aug. 17-19 

17

Point Chautauqua, NY

Grand Hotel

14 chapters

1882

Sept. 7-9

18

Columbus, OH

Neil House

17 chapters

1883

Aug. 28-30

19

Indianapolis, IN (3)

Bates House

16 chapters

1884

Aug. 26-28

20

Pittsburgh, PA (5)

Monongahela House

12 chapters

1885

Oct. 26-28

21

Easton, PA

United States Hotel

14 chapters

1886

Oct. 28-30

22

Springfield, OH

Unknown

18 chapters

1887

Oct. 26-28

23

Bloomington, IL

Hotel Windsor

18 chapters

1888

Sept. 26-28

24

Columbus, OH (2)

Omicron Deuteron's Hall

22 chapters

1889

Oct. 30- Nov. 1

41st

Lewisburg, PA

public exercises at Union County Court House

21 chapters

1890

Oct. 22-24

42nd

Indianapolis, IN (4)

Bates House

77 registered

1891

Oct. 28-30

43rd

Pittsburgh, PA (6)

Monongahela House

81 registered

1892

Oct. 26-28

44th

Philadelphia, PA

Continental Hotel

96 registered

1893

Oct. 19-21

45th

Minneapolis, MN

West Hotel

30 registered

1894

Oct. 24-26

46th

Columbus, OH (3)

Omicron Deuteron's Hall

95 registered

1895

Nov. 26-28

47th

Easton, PA (2)

United States Hotel

77 registered

1896

Oct. 28-30

48th

Chicago, IL

The Auditorium hotel

75 registered

1897

June 30-July 2

49th

Nashville, TN

State Capitol

75 registered

1898

Oct. 14-18

50th

Pittsburgh, PA (7)

Hotel Schenley

159 registered

1899

Oct. 19-21

51st

Dayton, OH

Women's Christian Assn. Hall

138 attended

1900

July 27-30

52nd

Niagara Falls, NY

International Hotel

129 attended

1901

Sept. 4-6

53rd

Niagara Falls, NY (2)

International Hotel

141 attended

1902

Aug. 6-8

54th

Put-in-Bay, OH

Hotel Victory

149 attended

1903 Aug. 5-6 55th Put-in-Bay, OH (2) Hotel Victory 159 attended

1904

Aug. 3-5

56th

Put-in-Bay, OH (3)

Hotel Victory

147 attended

1905

July 26-28

57th

Niagara Falls, NY (3)

International Hotel

178 attended

1906

July 25-27

58th

Fortress Monroe, VA

Hotel Chamberlin

145 attended

1907

July 24-26

59th

Chicago, IL (2)

University of Chicago

312 attended

1908

June 29-July 1

60th

New York, NY (2)

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

432 attended

1909

Aug. 4-6

61st

Detroit, MI

Hotel Cadillac

244 attended

1910

Aug. 3-5

62nd

Niagara Falls, Ontario (4)

Clifton Hotel

193 attended

1911

July 5-8

63rd

Pittsburgh, PA (8)

Hotel Schenley

267 attended

1912

Dec. 16-28

64th

Indianapolis, IN (5)

Claypool Hotel

501 attended

1913

Dec. 19-31

65th

Atlantic City, NJ

Hotel Chelsea

394 registered

1915

Aug. 30-Sept. 3

67th

San Francisco, CA

Inside Inn

250 registered

1916

Dec. 27-30

68th

Cleveland, OH (2)

Hotel Hollenden

457 registered

1917

Dec. 27-29

69th

New York, NY (3)

Hotel Astor

584 registered

1919

July 26-28

70th (71st)

Chicago, IL (3)

Congress Hotel

645 registered

1920

Dec. 28-31

72nd

Kansas City, MO

Muehlebach Hotel

456 registered

1921

Dec. 28-31

73rd

Birmingham, AL

Tutwiler Hotel

258 registered

1923

Sept. 4-7

75th

Pittsburgh, PA (9)

Hotel Schenley

694 registered

1924-5

Dec. 31-Jan. 3

76th

Richmond, VA

Hotel Jefferson

374 registered

1926

June 21-24

78th

Colorado Springs, CO

The Antlers

426 registered

1927

Dec. 28-31

79th

West Baden, IN

West Baden Springs Hotel

355 registered

1929

June 19-22

81st

Swampscott, MA

New Ocean House

406 registered

1930-1

Dec. 30-Jan. 2

82nd

San Antonio, TX

The Gunter Hotel

314 registered

1932

June 22-25

84th

Detroit, MI (2)

Book-Cadillac Hotel

375 registered

1933-4

Dec. 29-Jan. 1

85th

Washington, DC

Wardman Park Hotel

385 registered

1936

June 24-27

88th

Cleveland, OH (2)

Wade Park Manor

615 registered

1938

Sept. 1-4

90th

Portland, OR

Portland Hotel

550 registered

1940

June 26-29

92nd

New York, NY (4)

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

655 registered

1946

Aug. 28-31

98th

Chicago, IL (4)

Congress Hotel

877 registered

1948

June 22-26

100th

Pittsburgh, PA (10)

William Penn Hotel

784 registered

1950

Sept. 6-9

102nd

Atlantic City, NJ

Hotel Claridge

520 registered

1952

Aug. 27-30

104th

Toronto, Ontario

Royal York Hotel

528 registered

1954

Sept. 1-4

106th

Los Angeles, CA

The Ambassador

933 registered

1956

Aug. 29-Sept. 1

108th

Minneapolis, MN (2)

Hotel Micollect

494 registered

1958

Sept. 3-6

110th

Swampscott, MA

New Ocean House

497 registered

1960

Aug. 24-27

112th

Washington, DC (2)

Shoreham Hotel

605 registered

1962

Aug. 21-25

114th

Dallas, TX

Sheraton Dallas Hotel

544 registered

1964

Sept. 1-5

116th

French Lick, IN

Sheraton-French Lick Hotel

461 registered

1966

Aug. 30-Sept. 3

118th

Denver, CO

Brown Palace

582 registered

1968

Aug. 20-25

120th

West End, Grand Bahamas

Grand Bahamas Hotel

600 registered

1970

Aug. 26-29

122nd

Cleveland, OH (3)

Sheraton-Cleveland Hotel

550 registered

1972

Aug. 23-26

124th

San Francisco, CA (2)

Sheraton-Palace Hotel

507 registered

1974

Aug. 21-24

126th

Atlanta, GA

Stouffer's Atlanta Inn

618 registered

1976

Aug. 17-21

128th

Washington, DC (3)

Sheraton Park Hotel

653 registered

1978

Aug. 6-10

130th

Mackinac Island, MI

Grand Hotel

527 registered

1980

Aug. 12-16

132nd

Nashville, TN (2)

Opryland Hotel

610 registered

1982

Aug. 8-12

134th

Toronto, Ontario (2)

Royal York Hotel

657 registered

1984

Aug. 12-16

136th

New Orleans, LA

Fairmont Hotel

670 registered

1986

Aug. 8-12

138th

Lexington, KY

Hyatt Regency Hotel

744 registered

1988

Aug. 10-14

140th

Denver, CO (2)

Marriott City Center

645 registered

1990

Aug. 10-14

142nd

Chicago, IL (5)

Hyatt Regency Chicago

793 registered

1992

Aug. 12-16

144th

Washington, DC (4)

Crystal Gateway Marriott

693 registered

1994

Aug. 10-14

146th

Kansas City, MO (2)

Hyatt Regency Crown Center

734 registered

1996

August 7-11

148th

Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

652 registered

1998

Aug. 12-16

150th

Pittsburgh, PA (11)

William Penn Hotel

698 registered

2000 July 30-Aug. 3 152nd San Antonio, TX (2) Hyatt Riverwalk

642 registered

2002 August 7-11 154th Portland, OR (2) Doubletree Jantzen Beach

594 registered

2004 August 11-15 156th Atlanta, GA (2) Marriott Marquis 

577 registered

2006 August 10-13 158th Minneapolis, MN (3) Hyatt Regency  
2008   160th Miami, FL    

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