PTK CATALYST, KANSAS CITY, APRIL 19-21, 2018
The Marketplace at PTK Catalyst is the nucleus of Convention activity. Shop the PTK Store and Chapter Sales Booths. Meet International Officer Candidates, and visit with our sponsors. Check out the PTK Booth for answers to questions about programs and scholarships. Cheer for your favorite team in the Scholar Bowl Elimination Rounds. With so much going on, plan to visit more than once!
Don’t miss the largest transfer fairs in higher education Friday, April 20, 2018 and Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm in Bartle Exhibit Hall D of the Kansas City Convention Center. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and mingle with representatives from a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities who are eager to share valuable information with you about transfer admission requirements, scholarship opportunities and more! Visit this page often and watch as our list of college fair exhibitors grow!
Why Should Attend?
1. It’s our Centennial Celebration!
This convention is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of Phi Theta Kappa history as we celebrate 100 years of recognizing and encouraging student success. An occasion this big deserves two parties — we’ve got celebrations planned for both Friday and Saturday nights, and you won’t want to miss either one.
2. Hear World-Class Speakers
Past convention attendees have seen John Legend perform, caught tennis balls hit into the crowd by the legendary Billie Jean King, and heard insights from author Malcolm Gladwell. Our convention speakers regularly inform and inspire, and this year’s speakers are no exception. Stay tuned to see who they are!
3. Expand Your View of the World
Here’s your chance to get out of your comfort zone and explore a new city. You’ll gain a different perspective for how others view the world, and you’ll be inspired to get creative and try new things.
4. Meet Reps from Four-Year Colleges
Our Senior College Fair is possibly the largest gathering of representatives from four-year colleges and universities — and this year, we’re having two of them! These college reps are there to meet and recruit YOU! Most (if not all) offer transfer scholarships exclusively for PTK members — come find the one that’s right for you. A full list of those attending will be available soon.
5. Gain Key Job and Life Skills
Making difficult financial decisions simpler. The value of small talk in leadership development. Enhancing career skills through short-term travel. Our Educational Forums teach skills to help you both in school and in your career. Topics will be announced soon.
6. Make Some New Friends
We’re expecting approximately 6,000 students, advisors, administrators, and partners to join us in Kansas City. You can expect to connect with hundreds of students just like you from all over the country and around the world.
7. Join Us on Stage
Be recognized for the scholarships you’ll receive and the hard work you’ll accomplish throughout the year ahead. It’s our favorite part of PTK Catalyst.
8. Discover the New Honors Study Topic
We’ll be kicking off the next 100 years by unveiling the 2018/2019 Honors Study Topic in early 2018, which will guide your Honors in Action Projects for the next two years. If you’re at PTK Catalyst 2018, you’ll get to dive deep into the new topic through Educational Forums.
9. Recharge Your Chapter
If your chapter could use a pick-me-up after a busy year, PTK Catalyst 2018 is it! Many chapters see annual convention as a time to celebrate the previous year and recharge their batteries for the year ahead, so they can move forward with renewed energy and excitement.
10. Jumpstart Administrative Support for the Upcoming Year
Your chapter’s attendance, recognition and achievements at PTK Catalyst are a great way to enhance your college’s reputation on a national level. Share what you learn at annual convention with your college administrator to gain his or her support for the year ahead.
11. We’re Treating You to Dinner
Your registration includes more than ever before — two lunches AND two dinners! Lunch and dinner on both Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, are on us, as we connect you with Senior College representatives (see #4) and celebrate our centennial. We did mention we’re turning 100, right?