Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to register for Convention?

Registration will close on final day of ticket sales.

Early Bird Tickets will be available through May 15, 11:59pm EST / 10:59pm CT / 9:59pm MT / 8:59pm PT

Regular Ticket sales will end on July 14th, 11:59pm EST / 10:59pm CT / 9:59pm MT / 8:59pm PT

I have registered for Convention and/or purchased banquet ticket(s) but can no longer attend. Can I get a full refund?

Refunds will not be issued. You may transfer a purchased ticket to another Hermana interested in attending. You are responsible for all transactions with re-selling your ticket. You must then notify NEB of transfer of ticket. Transfers must be completed by registration deadline.

Who is required to attend Convention?

Every chapter/colony is required to send a minimum of 2 active representatives.

All New Hermanas are highly encouraged to attend.

All Alumni Hermanas are encouraged to attend.

Please bring your Friends and Family to enjoy our Annual Founders Banquet.

Where are meetings and banquet taking place?

All Convention events will be held at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island.

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 S. Harbour Island
Tampa, Florida 33603


What days is the hotel rate available and what time is check-in/check-out?

The special discounted rate at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island is available from Friday, July 20-July 23 (Depending on availablity, rate is being honored 3 days prior and 3 days after event). In order to receive the discounted rate, guests must book by June 17, 2017. 

Does the hotel charge for daily on site parking?

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island. Self parking is available for $3.00 per hour up to a maximum of $18.00 per day plus available taxes. Valet is also available at $5.00 per hour up to a maximum of $22.00 per day plus applicable taxes. Parking rates are subject to change without notice.

Will transportation be provided to and from the Airport?

Transportation will not be provided by SIA. Travel options will be listed on the Travel page.

Should I rent a car?

Locations, attractions, restaurants and other things are conveniently located in close proximity to the hotel. Public transportation is also available.

What is the required dress code for Convention?

Friday - Business Casual

Saturday's meeting - SIA Pride, Wear your Letters

Saturday's banquet - formal and semi-formal attire

Who do I contact with questions on directions, hotel, and meeting the weekend of Convention?


Who will be the official vendor for Convention?


Can my chapter/colony sell items and/or fundraise at Convention?

Yes. All those interested in selling items at founders must get item(s) approved by Cindy Medina, Vice President of Communications at, no later than June 27, 2017